Sustainable products made from biomass
Sustainable, renewable products from biomass - that's what CropEnergies stands for. With our biobased products, we ensure that fossil carbons remain in the ground permanently. Because every day, people use countless products made from fossil raw materials such as crude oil, coal or natural gas. Almost all fuels are of fossil origin. With the use of fossil raw materials, carbon that has been stored in the soil for millions of years is released into the atmosphere as CO2. Greenhouse gas emissions are increasing, climate change is progressing. We want to do something against this, for today's and future generations!
In order to prevent the CO2 concentration in the atmosphere from rising further or to lower it, fossil carbon must remain in the earth and CO2 must be extracted from the ambient air. During their growth, plants absorb CO2. This is the most efficient and proven way to harness CO2 from the ambient air.
Sustainably produced ethanol as a gasoline substitute is an answer to the future challenges of climate-friendly energy supply, especially in the transportation sector. Our alcohol is also used in beverage production, cosmetics, pharmaceutical applications, for example as a basis for disinfectants, or as a starting material for innovative biochemicals. Equally important are the resulting protein food and animal feed products as well as biogenic carbon dioxide, which is used in beverage production, among other things. In this way, all raw material components are utilized.
|Date of foundation CropEnergies AG||2006|
|Production sites||Zeitz, Germany; Wanze, Belgium; Wilton, United Kingdom; Loon-Plage, France|
|Employees||455 (as of February 2022)|
|Products & Brands||Renewable ethanol |
Fuel applications Neutral alcohol for technical and traditional applications
Food and feed: gluten
Liquefied CO2, ProtiGrain®, Ensus DDGS, ProtiWanze® (CDS)
|Production capacity per year||1.3 million m³ ethanol for fuel applications |
approx. 150,000 m³ ethanol for technical and traditional applications,
650,000 t DDGS,
more than 400,000 t CDS (ProtiWanze®), over 60,000 t gluten,
165,000 t biogenic, liquefied CO2 and 250,000 t biogenic CO2
|Financial year||March 1 - February 28/29|
A leader in the manufacture and marketing of ethanol
1.3 million m³ of ethanol for fuel applications and around 150,000 m³ of ethanol for technical and traditional applications can be produced per year.
Our ethanol plants are all certified as sustainable. Our ethanol reduces CO2 emissions across the entire value chain by an average of over 70% compared to fossil fuel.
Renewable raw materials are completely processed into valuable products in order to save resources and avoid waste.
Partner of agriculture
As a member of the Südzucker Group, we have our roots in agriculture. We are reliable partners for our raw material suppliers and feed customers.
Customer proximity and flexibility
We respond perfectly to the country-specific requirements and special needs of our customers, especially when it comes to the marketing of neutral alcohol. The fulfillment of logistical and qualitative requirements is also a matter of course.
We are constantly in the process of optimizing and developing our products and production processes. Thanks to the circular economy, exemplary energy efficiency or raw material flexibility, each of our systems has various ecological and economic advantages.