KATZEN wins Brazilian ethanol plant design contract

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US-based KATZEN International has agreed to design a corn-based fuel ethanol plant in Brazil for Ethanol S. A. Bioenergia.

The plant, which will be located in the Nova Mutum, Mato Grosso region of the South American country, broke ground earlier this month.

The Ethanol S. A. Bioenergia facility is a joint venture project between Grupo O+ Participações and Grupo Infiniti.

According to the release, the plant will produce at least 800,000 litres per day of ethanol. As well as producing fuel ethanol, co-products of the production process will include distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) and corn oil.

Katzen’s ethanol production process includes low-temperature cooking, high-yield simultaneous saccharification and fermentation (SSF), pressure cascade distillation and energy-integrated waste-heat evaporation.