Full day excursion (Tour 2): VERBIO Ethanol plant in Schwedt
9:00 to 15:00
VERBIO's second bioethanol plant was opened in August 2005 on the site of the PCK refinery in Schwedt (Brandenburg).
VERBIO two Ethanol production lines are combined to the first bioethanol plant anywhere in Europe to be located directly on a site of an oil refinery. This has the advantages of quick delivery and integration into the refinery's energy system. The plant almost solely processes rye, which is mainly sourced from farmers in the surrounding area.
In 2010, the bioethanol plant was expanded into a bio-refinery with an output of 30 MW.
Annual production capacity
- 180,000 tonnes of bioethanol
- 240 gigawatt-hours of biomethane
- By-product: organic fertilizers