In Zeitz alone, CropEnergies AG processes around 700,000 t of wheat, corresponding approximately to an area planted of 100,000 hectares (some 247,100 acres) into about 260,000 m³ (57,192,000 gallons) of bioethanol.
In terms of tillage area, wheat is by far the most important agricultural crop in Germany and in Europe. Central Europe is one of the most favourable climatic regions in the world for wheat growing.

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