First ethanol produced in the new Cargill plant


Recently, the new ethanol plant of Cargill in Barby, Germany –designed by Tebodin- was put into operation. The plant produces premium ethanol, better known as food-grade alcohol. The new plant allows Cargill to expand their ethanol expertise in Europe and serve their customers better throughout the region. The premium ethanol is destined for the German and European cosmetic, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Through state-of-the-art innovative technology the ethanol will be primarily produced by using feedstock from the adjacent wheat facility, which primarily uses locally grown wheat.

Ethanol of this guaranteed quality is provided by a trusted supplier as Cargill with a competitive price. It is therefore important to produce efficiently. Tebodin achieved this by using well-thought techniques and paying attention to minor details that can make the difference. The optimal design is developed in cooperation with the client, since usage of all shared knowledge and experience results in significantly better building, operation and maintainability afterwards.

Tebodin was responsible for engineering, procurement, construction- and project management of this large project. During the construction phase Tebodin’s team faced large challenges. Since the smallest setback can have major consequences, the team paid a lot of attention to ‘smart from the start’ engineering and ‘first time right’ principles. With the cooperation and dedication of the team, ‘something we can feel and see for many years is completed’, according to project manager Mark Courage.