Regional case studies for biomass and bioenergy production – Case Study Austria AGRANA Stärke GmbH – Bioethanol production in Pischelsdorf

Regional case studies for biomass and bioenergy production – Case Study Austria AGRANA Stärke GmbH – Bioethanol production in Pischelsdorf

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Framework project: Building a Green Energy and Logistics Belt
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AGRANA is an internationally-oriented Austrian industrial company, which adds value to
agricultural commodities to create industrial products for downstream industries
(www.agrana.com). AGRANA represents top product quality, optimal services as well as
innovative ideas and expertise in terms of product development – products and services
appreciated by its customers around the world, whether global or regional players. AGRANA´s
three business segments, Sugar, Starch and Fruit, supply both local producers as well as
international groups, particularly in the food industry.
In the sector “Sugar”, AGRANA is a leading sugar supplier in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern
Europe. In the division “Starch”, AGRANA represents a major manufacturer of customer-specific
starch products and bioethanol in Europe. In the sector “Fruit”, AGRANA is a world market leader
in the production of fruit preparations and top producer of fruit juice concentrates in Europe. The
AGRANA plant in Pischelsdorf belongs to the Starch division and represents a Biorefinery. The
Biorefinery commissioned in 2008 in Pischelsdorf represents AGRANA’s most recent production
site in Austria. An upstream wheat starch processing plant was added to the site in 2013. Topquality foodstuffs and animal feeds, as well as products for technical industrial sectors, are
produced at this bio-refinery, with almost zero waste. The Pischelsdorf facility annually processes
more than 100,000 t of wheat starch, 23,500 t of wheat protein, 240,000 m³ of bioethanol,
120,000 t of biogenic CO2, 190,000 t of the protein-rich animal feed ActiProt® (DDGS – Distillers´
Dried Grains with Solubles) and 55,000 t of bran. The close integration of the wheat starch plant
and the existing bioethanol factory enable the cereals processed to be utilised particularly
efficiently.
The site of the industrial estate in Pischelsdorf was selected in view of its location in the heart of
the raw material production region, its excellent links to the Danube, roads and railway, as well
as the ideal range of energy supply possibilities. The site is logistically characterized as a trimodal
site, utilizing rail, road and water for their inbound and outbound logistics.


Countries/regions described/represented: Austria
Year: 2018