Biofuels

Biofuels from renewable sources show great potential as sustainable transportation fuel. Based on our experience in demanding processes, we work with customers to develop advanced pumping, mixing, and distillation solutions for the production of biofuels, from pilot to commercial-scale installations.

A machine producing biofules

We offer you a wide range of pumping and mixing solutions for the production of bioethanol, biodiesel and biogas, such as centrifugal pumps for high-solids materials, gas removal pumps, tower and tank agitators, and gas mixers. Our product portfolio also includes energy-efficient products for water and wastewater effluent treatment applications.

Our long-standing experience, partnership programs, and research and development with full scale testing facilities ensure that Sulzer pumps and equipment operate efficiently and reliably; also in bioenergy, distillation and absorption processes.

For advanced biofuels production, Sulzer has delivered complete process plant solutions including cutting-edge distillation technology with a high level of heat-integration and membrane separation units to many countries around the world.

Case studies
  • AHLSTAR and SNS pumps throughout corn ethanol process
    FS Bioenergia, located near Lucas do Rio Verde, Mato Grosso, is the first corn-only ethanol plant in Brazil. The production started in 2017 and the annual capacity is 250 million liters today. The facility utilizes the latest process technologies from ICM, an innovative company headquartered in Colwich, KS, USA that has become a world leader in biorefining technologies and processes. In addition to bioethanol, some high-value coproducts such as corn oil as well as high-protein and high-fiber dried distiller’s grains are produced. The plant also generates electricity from the biomass, partly for internal use and the surplus for sale.

  • Sulzer pumps improve wastewater treatment in a sugar and bioethanol plant
    Tereos is the leading sugar and alcohol producer in the Czech Republic. The factory trusts Sulzer’s equipment for its demanding wastewater applications, like the XFP sewage pumps with Contrablock Plus impellers and Premium Efficiency IE3 motors.