First Corn-Based Ethanol Plant To Be Established In Bahia
- 11-Aug-2022 12:32 PM
- Journalist: Gabreilla Figueroa
Brazil- With the advancement in technology and the need for a sustainable environment, ethanol demand has followed the northward movement in Brazil. Ethanol is locally produced and used as an alternative fuel produced using corn. Brazilian ethanol plants have ample feedstock, corn and sugarcane available to cater to the domestic demand from downstream sectors, biofuel production. Impacto Bioenergia is a Brazilian ethanol producer that will collaborate with a US-based company, ICM, to build a corn-based Ethanol plant in the State of Bahia, situated in Brazil, with an expected Q1 2025 beginning date. The new plant will require 1700 metric tonnes of raw material, corn and is anticipated to produce 260 million litres of anhydrous ethanol per year after reaching its total production capacity. Furthermore, Impacto added that the new biorefinery would produce 9000 metric tonnes of corn oil accompanied by 185000 metric tonnes of distilled-dried-grain (DDG).
Ethanol production requires corn and sugarcane as the raw material. Bahia is one of the grain-exporting states, which incorporates the territories of Maranhão, Tocantins, Piauí and Bahia. Beginning around 2019, Impacto has been committed to producing biofuels and biochemicals from natural resources. The organization has a sugarcane plant in Alagoas and a biogas plant associated with a clean landfill in the Rio Grande do Sul.
According to the head of Impacto, this agreement will lead to the production of the highest quality level for corn-based ethanol process configuration. Further, he added that the venture would carry out much agricultural work and open valuable opportunities for the state economy. Corn ethanol creation has developed quickly over the past few years, particularly in the provinces of Mato Grosso and Goiás. Nonetheless, a large portion of the ethanol delivered nationwide is still from sugarcane. According to the official data, Impacto Bioenergia now possesses and works an ethanol plant in the upper east of Brazil. However, this most recent ethanol plant will quickly handle solely corn rather than sugarcane for ethanol production in the domestic market.
As per ChemAnalyst, the agreement signed between the two organizations will positively impact the market prices of ethanol in Brazil. For the past few weeks, a continuous decline in corn and sugarcane prices was witnessed, which is the raw material for Ethanol production. These facets equally contributed to governing the market prices of Ethanol in Brazil.