VERBIO Ethanol Schwedt GmbH & Co. KG
VERBIO's second bioethanol plant was opened in August 2005 on the site of the PCK refinery in Schwedt (Brandenburg). It has two production lines and so twice the capacity of VERBIO's ethanol production in Zörbig.
VERBIO Ethanol Schwedt is the first bioethanol plant anywhere in Europe to be located directly on the 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 including a biomethane production having an output of 30 MW.
In 2014, another biomethane production facility based on 100% straw as a feedstock was put into operation. This plant is going to be extended under the NER300 EU programme to a capacity of 16.5 MW by 2019.
Annual production capacity:
- 170,000 tonnes of bioethanol
- 360 gigawatt-hours of biomethane
- By-product: organic fertilizers