South Poland Cleantech Cluster

SPCleantech is very pleased to inform, that our application, submitted on the 26th February 2020 to the
EU Program, Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliance, has been selected for EU co-funding.
Our proposal received 82/100 points and has been selected out of 216 eligible applications (30 have been selected in total). That’s a really good result!

The duration of the project will be 01/01/2021 – 31/12/2023. We must now keep our fingers crossed that the circumstances will allow us all to meet in person in Leipzig for our Kick-off meeting in January.

Title of the project is

“IMPACT / Building values-based innovation cultures for sustainable business impact”

with the vision of Envisioning the Future of Teaching and Training for Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

More information on: ERASMUS+ Knowledge Alliance

Production of ethanol

 |  Category: SPCleantech News

Member of South Poland Cleantech cluster company ASPEN from Jarocin is planning to build a manufacturing plant for production of a dehydrated and rectified alcohol. Witaszyce near Jarocin was selected as location for the manufacturing plant.

SPCleantech is involved in the process of searching for partners for the project and any additional source of funding for the project planned by the cluster member company Aspen. More about the project at the spcleantech.com/smart-gridrenewable-energy/production-of-bioethanol/

In 1997 the Investor acquired a 49 200 m2 parcel of land adjacent to the Sugar Factory and Refinery “Witaszyce” Joint Stock Company. The choice of location was dictated by several aspects:

The alcohol production plant will have the capacity to produce 125 000 000 litres of 100% alcohol per year. The production will run 340-350 days a year which is equivalent to the production of 3676 hl/24h of 100% alcohol.

Aspen has bought a license from R. Katzen Associates International Inc. for the technology for production of dehydrated and rectified alcohol. It must be emphasised that Katzen Inc., on the basis of Output Guarantee being an enclosure A to the License Agreement concluded between Aspen and Katzen Inc., warrants the production capacity of Aspen Plant as below:

  • 125,000,000 litres per year of dehydrated alcohol
    incl.-   20,000,000 litres per year of rectified alcohol

The plant will produce raw alcohol (92% concentration, equivalent to 3676 hl/24h of 100% alcohol), which will be converted to:

  • dehydrated alcohol at 105 000 000 litres per year,
  • rectified alcohol at -(20 000 000 litres per year.

The Katzen Technology of alcohol production uses maize and rye as raw materials.