2012-08 Last month on Friday 1 June 2012, the Bio-Ethanol Facility at Cargill Bergen op Zoom was inaugurated by the presence of the Mayor of Bergen op Zoom and the general management of Cargill Netherlands.
The excellent performance of the new facility is based on Distillation and Rectification Technology of GEA Wiegand GmbH. Cargill has converted its former maize-processing factory in Bergen op Zoom, where it has produced starch and glucose for many years (uses) since 1978. The new factory will produce ethanol for use in industrial applications such as biofuels.
The established and proven technology of
GEA Wiegand is consisting of a multistage distillation system being coupled with an advanced molecular-sieve-unit (MSU) for final production of dehydrated ethanol.
High plant availability, excellent product quality and very low steam consumption are the main features of this plant, becoming evident already during the commissioning phase, which was shortened jointly in a very professional way by the Cargill and GEA start-up teams.