Sugar beet as a raw material
Bioethanol production uses the sugary juices – raw juice, thick juice and molasses – produced in the sugar factory from sugar beet. These juices can be fermented and thus used for bioethanol production without requiring any additional processing.
During the sugar beet campaign from September to January, the bioethanol plant uses raw juice as the raw material. During the rest of the year, the bioethanol is made from thick juice and molasses. The non-sugar substances present in the juices, such as pectin, cellulose, etc., are used to make the protein-rich animal feed vinasse.