Renewables

DSEC to prepare engineering contract for INA 2G-ethanol plant in Croatia

ethanol

Photo: Main feedstock for the ethanol plant will be miscanthus

Published

January 30, 2020

Country

Comments

0

Share

Published:

January 30, 2020

Country:

Comments:

0

Share

Belgium’s De Smet Engineers & Contractors, DSEC, has started working on a basic engineering contract for the Croatian oil and gas company INA covering the outside battery limits or OSBL portion of a second-generation ethanol project to be built in Sisak, near Zagreb.

The plant should be built within the local refinery, which INA previously announced would be shut down. According to the local media, the construction of the said system is part of the measures announced by the fossil fuel producer to compensate for the closure of the oil processing facility.

The feedstock for biofuel production will be miscanthus and wheat straw

The feedstock will be locally grown miscanthus and wheat straw, DSEC said on its website.

The partner said it would also integrate the selected process package in the overall project study and assess related capital and operational costs, also known as capex and opex, respectively.

The endeavor will “allow INA to validate” the installation of one very few 2G ethanol industrial production facilities on a global scale and it will contribute to Croatia’s efforts to meet European Renewable Energy Directive 2, DSEC claimed.

The value of the contract was not disclosed.

According to local media, the planned capacity of the bioethanol refinery is 55,000 tonnes. In addition to the miscanthus, lignocellulosic biomass, cereals and oilseeds are apparently planned to be fed into the plant.

The 2017 environmental impact assessment also envisages electricity generation from renewables

The environmental impact assessment from 2017 includes electricity generation from renewable energy sources, namely biomass residues from the production of bioethanol and woodchips, Vecernji.hr reported.

INA said earlier that miscanthus tests for biofuel production showed optimistic results

It added INA intends to secure 370,000 tonnes of feedstock per year by collecting agricultural residues and cultivating miscanthus in the vicinity of Sisak.

A few months ago, the Croatian company reported tests of the energy plant miscanthus for biofuel production have yielded optimistic results.

Tags:
Comments (0)

Be the first one to comment on this article.

Enter Your Comment
Please wait... Please fill in the required fields. There seems to be an error, please refresh the page and try again. Your comment has been sent.

Related Articles

Etem Gestamp ppa solar private equity fund growth

Automotive components producer Etem Gestamp signs PPA deal in Bulgaria

07 August 2022 - Private Equity Fund - Growth and Etem Gestamp have signed a ten year power purchase agreement for 4 GWh of solar energy

Turkey one third world geothermal greenhouses

Turkey accounts for one third of world’s geothermal greenhouses

05 August 2022 - The surface of greenhouses heated with geothermal energy in Turkey grew 400% since 2002, says Mücahit Kıvrak from the Balıkesir University

Ravno municipality BiH solar wind power 200 MW

BiH’s Ravno municipality inks 200 MW in solar, wind power capacities

04 August 2022 - Investors signed contracts for wind and solar power plant of over 100 MW and a photovoltaic unit of up to 100 MW in Ravno in BiH

Two-wind-farms-Croatia-corporate-PPA-deal-leave-FiT-subsidy-scheme

Two wind farms in Croatia enter merchant PPA deal, leave FiT subsidy scheme

02 August 2022 - Wind parks ZD 6 and ZD 2 & 3 are among the first renewable energy plants to voluntarily leave Croatia's feed-in tariff subsidy scheme