Our technologies
  • Distillation with Mellapak™ structured packing
  • Distillation with anti-fouling trays.
  • Vacuum distillation.
  • Dehydration with polymeric membranes.
  • Dehydration with ceramic membranes.
  • Dehydration with mol sieves.
  • Process electrification with MVR and Heat Pump
  • Heat integration with multi-effect distillation
  • Reliable pumps for the whole process
  • Fusel oil upgrading
  • Acetic and lactic acid recovery
Our offering
  • High yield purification
  • Minimum steam consumption
  • Very low OPEX
  • High purity bioethanol for fuel grade
  • Higher purity for chemical/industrial grade
  • Process electrification
  • Side streams valorisation
  • Feasibility study
  • Testing challenging separations
  • Process guarantees
  • Process engineering and detailed engineering.
  • Skids manufacturing and delivery
  • Thousands of references in bioethanol purification

Our long-standing experience in bioethanol purification ensures a reliable and proven design for advanced bioethanol. We offer complete process plants solution for 1G-bioethanol from edible feedstocks, 2G-bioethanol from lignocellulosic biomass, Advanced bioethanol from gas fermentation (3G-4G).

In Sulzer we offer complete process solutions to upgrade bioethanol from azeotropic or fuel grade to pharma, food, industrial, monomer grades. Our unique purification solutions combine distillation and advance separation technologies to meet the tightest specs of our clients.

For bioethanol purification, Sulzer delivers complete process plant solutions including cutting-edge distillation, efficient dehydration, energy-saving MVR, and reliable Sulzer pumps. We can offer complete skid-mounted solutions for grassroot biorefineries or for brownfield projects to increase bioethanol purity, boost the productivity and to enhance the energy efficiency.

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