In chemical terms, bioethanol is an alcohol which is produced by fermenting raw materials containing sugar and starch. The idea of driving on alcohol isn’t actually that new. In fact, Nikolaus August Otto ran prototypes of his combustion engine on ethanol back in 1860!
verbioethanol is produced from 95% of the grain, which is unsuitable for food production and animal feed. The grain is purchased from regional partners near the production facilities in Zörbig and Schwedt. Ethanol is produced from the corn of the whole plant, distillery slop is made from the residual of ethanol. Bio methane and bio fertilizer are produced from the straw. As a result of this process, the energy yield per hectare of agricultural land is increased by 50% and therefore the domestic agriculture will be strengthened. In contrast to petrol, there are up to 80% carbon dioxide savings.
Ethanol fuels are now used all over the world as biofuel in internal combustion engines. In particular, its use as a fuel substitute or additive in motor vehicles has increased in recent years. In Brazil, many cars already run on petrol containing 85% ethanol, while some even use 100% ethanol. In Germany, E10 fuel containing up to 10% ethanol has been sold at petrol stations since early 2011, replacing premium fuels containing 5% ethanol (E5).