Bioagra has launched an improved technological process

“Goświnowice” Ethanol Production Plant has launched a new investment, which results in a 50% reduction in water vapor emissions from the feed material drying installation. This will reduce the intensity of the smell, as well as the consumption of water and energy needed for production.

Bioagra points out that the investment will help the company keep up with the competition from foreign concerns and remain a leader in the region in the implementation of the postulates of a zero-emission economy. Thanks to the energy recovered from steam, the plant will reduce the consumption of natural gas by 10 percent. Reducing the use of this fossil fuel is a step towards making industrial activities independent of gas as an energy source, as well as reducing CO2 emissions.

– From now on, the plant uses a large part of the energy in the production process, which previously escaped into the atmosphere with steam – Mirosław Obarski explained.

The implementation depends, among others, on the “return” of energy from the end of the technological process to one of the initial stages of production. The energy taken away from hot water vapor – which is formed during the drying of the so-called feed material – will be used, among others, for heating the mash. At the same time, the company’s engineers will reduce the temperature of this process using the so-called low temperature cooking technology.

The development of the solution and preparation for implementation took over two years, and its implementation will take almost half a year in total. For it to work, distant production stages must be connected with a network of technological pipelines. This requires numerous pumps, heat exchangers, expansion tanks and heaters.

Bioagra constantly invests in solutions that reduce its impact on the natural environment and the surrounding area. The company has so far spent tens of millions of zlotys to reduce the smell and sound intensity. A number of improvements and modifications contributed to the reduction of the sound intensity generated by the production installation. The company has also launched a system for reducing the odor generated in the fermentation process, which has been in operation for several years.

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