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Alco Bio Fuel

Location Ghent, Belgium
Timeline 2007 - 2008

new development of a bio-ethanol factory

Intro

As soon as this biofuel producer in the port of Ghent received the green light, VK was asked to help shape the production plant. The bio-refinery is a top supplier of bio-ethanol in Belgium, and the many co-products, such as liquid CO2. VK was responsible for the structural engineering of the new plant and also provided the infrastructure studies.

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Client(s)
  • AlcoBiofuel

Story

In Ghent, Alco Bio Fuel plays a meaningful role in the economy of the 21st century. Specifically, they support the Belgian economy as well as the environment.

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In Ghent, Alco Bio Fuel plays a meaningful role in the economy of the 21st century. Specifically, in the field of biofuel development, their work takes place in the Ghent harbour and with that, to a great extent, they also support the Belgian economy as well as the environment.

Alco Bio Fuel is going for 75% of the Belgian quota. The management board gave the green light for the construction allowing for a production capacity of 300.000m³ of ethanol in Ghent.

The federal government increased the quota from 190.000m³ to 250.000m³. The total investment amounts to 120 million euros.

The so-called AlcoBioFuel factory produces 150.000 cubic metres of bio-ethanol in the first phase. Grain needed for this is 400.000 tons. Later on, a second line can be built with an equal capacity.

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