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Kazakhstan plant starts exporting bioethanol to Europe




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According to Kazakh Agriculture Network, the Biooperations plant in Tayinsha, North Kazakhstan, has reached an agreement with a Belgian buyer after a year of negotiations with European processors and biofuel producers. In May, two ships carrying more than 5,000 tons of fuel Ships via Baltic ports, International Business News, Trading, World.

According to Evgeny Kelin, head of BioOperations, according to the first feedback and testing, the quality of Biooperations products has been highly evaluated, and has passed the iSCC environmental sustainability and greenhouse gas emission certification, and is in line with European regulations on production methods and raw material control to Requirements of the Directive on the Protection of the Environment.

Bioethanol is a renewable and environmentally friendly fuel source, and its consumption is growing worldwide every year. The production of bioethanol fits the concept of Kazakhstan’s transition to a “green economy”. In Europe, 15-20% bioethanol is added to fuels as required by regulations, thereby reducing reliance on refined products, increasing octane and improving fuel quality parameters. Its application can reduce air pollutant emissions by 30-40%.

Evgeny Kelin said that the plant’s processing technology can handle carbon dioxide in an environmentally friendly manner and will not pollute the atmosphere. In addition, it can be used in carbonated beverages, greenhouse work, firefighting and construction work. The plant obtains CO2 organically, while most producers simply burn natural gas.

Bio-operations’ plant resumes production after an eight-year shutdown. Modernized by a new investor, the plant has become the largest company in North Kazakhstan and a leader in local grain processing. Currently, Biooperations exports gluten and starch to India, USA, Colombia, Norway, CIS and EU countries. The plant has 700 employees and plans to produce 36,000 tons of bioethanol annually.

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