28 September 2004 11:25 [Source: ICIS news]
Most of the units will implement the company’s proprietary Speichim technologies, said Technip.
The first contract, from Diester Industrie, is for a biofuel unit in Sete, ?xml:namespace>
Secondly, Technip will build a drinks-grade, industrial-grade and fuel-grade ethanol distillery for Ryssen Distilleries on a turnkey basis. Construction of the 350 000 litre/day (about 115.5m litre/year) unit at
The third contract, also on a turnkey basis, is for the construction of a 120 000 litre/day (about 39.6m litre/year) fuel-grade, industrial-grade and drinks-grade ethanol unit for Sedalcol in
Fourthly, Technip won a contract from Dutch ethanol producer Nedalco to build a 120 000 litre/day (about 39.6m litre/year) unit at
The fifth contract is from Russian Standard Vodka Ltd for a new distillery at St Petersburg, Russia, which will have a capacity of 40 000 litre/day (about 13.2m litre/year) for very high-grade ethanol. Technip is responsible for design, equipment supply and assistance during construction and start-up for the distillation-rectification section, with delivery scheduled for the end of 2004.
The sixth contract from sugar group United Ethanol Industries Ltd covers basic design, construction assistance and start-up of a grassroots distillery (raw material preparation, fermentation and distillation) in Pakistan. Start-up of this distillery, which will have a capacity of 120 000 litre/day (about 39.6m litre/year) for drinks-grade and industrial-grade ethanol, is scheduled for early 2005.
Produced through fermentation of agricultural raw materials (biomass), ethanol is used for various applications: drinks, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, solvents, chemicals and others, and more often in fuels, either in the form of an additive to gasoline (ethyl tertiary-butyl ether - ETBE) or blended directly with hydrocarbon-based gasoline.
Biodiesel is produced through the transesterification of vegetable oils (sunflower and rapeseed oils) and, blended with gas oil, is used in diesel motors. Ethanol fuel and biodiesel are biofuels representing energy that is both clean and renewable.
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