The largest part of our bio-ethanol is used to mix it with petrol. The ethanol complies with the official ethanol norm EN 15376. At the filling station one can see on the label at the pump and the nozzle how much ethanol can be in the petrol: either up to 5% by volume also known as E5 or up to 10% by volume known as E10.
Our ethanol is also partly sold for other uses like screen-wash or for making sanitizing gels.
ABF produces about 260 million liters of ethanol yearly.
DDGS (Dried Distillers Grains with Solubles)
Our main co-product DDGS is concentrated protein; about three times the protein content of the grain that was processed. The DDGS contains also a significant amount of valuable yeast protein. It is sold to the animal feed industry (dairy and beef cattle, pigs, and poultry) either as meal or as pellets. Part is also sold in wet form (WDGS) to the farming community within reasonable distance of our plant. Selling the WDGS means less energy is needed for drying the by-product.
The trade names of the animal feed ingredients sold are:
Proticorn (DDGS from corn), Protifeed (DDGS coming mostly from wheat), Protistar (WDG wet distillers grains, a bit comparable to spent grains from a brewery), Protisyr (CDS, condensed distillers solubles), Protigold (DGS, distillers grains with solubles, a combination of Protistar and Protisyr)
ABF produces about 170 thousand tons of DDGS yearly.
Thanks to our cogeneration unit, we produce electricity and steam with high energy efficiency; 35% better than producing electricity and steam separately. Steam quantity just matches the needs of our plant, while 50% excess electricity production is injected onto the grid being the equivalent of the consumption of 25,000 households.
Alco Bio Fuel operates together with Messer Benelux and IJsfabriek Strombeek a unit that can capture the CO2 that results from the fermentation process and can be re-used.
The CO2 production is constant and year-round.
Our plant has fully automatized truck loading facilities connected to the Liquid CO2 storage tanks.
ABF produces about 100 thousand tons of biogenic CO2 yearly.
For more information on the Green CO2 product contact firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: +32 (0)9 326 93 60.