Agrana Bioethanol, GmbH

Located in Pischelsdorf, Austria, Agrana Bioethanol began start-up and production in 2008. The plant is designed to produce 200 million liters per year of fuel grade ethanol for use in the production of ETBE.

Like many KATZEN plants, the Agrana ethanol plant is designed for multi-feedstocks and has processed a mixture of wheat, corn, triticale, barley and thick sugar juice. This plant advanced KATZEN's innovative integration of heat usage and recovery to a new level. In addition to utilizing an on-site boiler, the plant integrates the steam generated by a nearby power plant. Although thermally integrated, the ultra-high quality steam and condensate must be kept separated from the plant system, so that 100% steam condensate may be returned at its highest purity back to the power plant. Additional heat and water recovery has been implemented, further increasing the sustainability of the plant. The ethanol plant is certified by the ISCC (International Sustainability & Carbon Certification).

KATZEN provided our process design package, construction liaison, operator training, start-up service, and continued operations monitoring and support.