Drying and evaporation specialist firm Anhydro has gained an order from Inbicon, the DONG Energy subsidiary that is building a bioethanol demonstration plant in Kalundborg, reports Erhvervsbladet. Inbicon's plant is due to be complete in time for the all-important UN Climate Change Conference COP15 to be hosted by Denmark this December.
Christian Morgen, senior manager at Inbicon, told Erhvervsbladet: "It will be the first plant in the world with this type of technology. At Inbicon and Anhydro we both hope that other countries will open their eyes to our technology, so we can export plants of this type in their hundreds all over the world."
The choice of Anhydro as supplier of a drying system was made after tendering. Anhydro has experience in the drying and evaporation technologies involved in treating raw materials for starch and ethanol production.
Inbicon's bioethanol plant will use straw as the raw material. The new facility will have a nameplate capacity of 5.4 million litres of bioethanol annually, produced from 30,000 tons of straw. The multi-product plant will also produce 8,250 tons of combustible biomass and 11,100 tons of animal fodder annually.
According to Anhydro's website, its customers come from the international dairy, food and beverage, ethanol, starch, pharmaceutical, chemical, alcohol and brewery industries. Anhydro's international organization is based on four global regions - Asia Pacific, EMEA, North America and South America.