ELECTRICITY CO-GENERATION AND CO2 PRODUCTION

Electricity Co-Generation and CO2 Production

Some of the current bioethanol production facilities are equipped with co-generation systems that by using natural gas generate the vapor and the electricity required to operate the bioethanol plants. At present, the co-generation systems of the plants in Spain, produce a greater amount of electricity than the plant's needs, the excess being fed to the electricity grids, leading to greater profitability and sustainability of the facilities.

On the other hand, the production facilities are equipped with systems that collect the CO2 produced in the fermentation, avoiding its emission to the atmosphere and therefore contributing to the green house gas (GHG) emissions reduction.