Vereinigte BioEnergie AG (VERBIO) plans to build a bioethanol facility in Rostock, Germany in 2007 with 200,000 tonnes of ethanol/year capacity. The total investment is expected to be around €100 million (US$131 million), according to Green Car Congress.
The congress says
The required crop quantities (approx. 680,000 tonnes/year) can be sourced either in the direct vicinity of the plant or received by ship or rail. Rostock is an ideal location with regard to transporting ethanol within Germany, as well as exporting it to northern Europe.
Currently, Verbio is using rye as its feedstock.