In-House technology starting
with Raw Material Handling all the way to Distillation, Storage, and
Handling of bulk product. EX-KLAR accumulates over 25 years of experience
in this industry, having worked from conceptual design all the way
to startup and operation of plants in the US and more than 10 countries
in Latin America, the Caribbean, and recently, in Eastern Europe.
Our president participated very actively in design, construction,
and operation of several plants related to the Gasohol program in
the USA. Our know-how is not limited to process only, we understand
the often forgotten area of Utilities, that usually present as many,
if not more, challenges than the core process itself.
- Food Grade Liquid
The enzymatic reaction
carried over by the yeast in Fermentation, produces mainly ethanol,
CO2 and heat. Ethanol and CO2 are produced in about the same quantities
by weight. This CO2 is a natural by-product that with the proper design
of not only the processing unit itself, but the Fermentation area,
can be recovered and purified to todays stringent standards
of multi-national soft drink manufactures such as Coca-Cola or Pepsi-Cola.
We believe the natural character of this source can be
marketed at a premium, when compared with other sources such as combustion,
petrochemical or fertilizer manufacturing.
A fermentation ethanol
distillery is an energy intensive plant. There is a large amount of
thermal energy needed to remove, concentrate, and purify the ethanol
from the fermented mash. This energy is supplied in the form of low
pressure steam. This is a perfect scenario for a Cogeneration application,
a secure and existing user for low pressure steam. One can generate
high pressure steam and use a steam backpressure turbine to produce
substantial amounts of electric power, and still have the low pressure
exhaust steam available to run the distillation columns. The proper
control system for this backpressure turbine is esential to the success
of the system. The overall efficiency of such a setup is far better
than that of a regular condensing application, combined cycle, or
internal combustion engines. The pay-back is usually very attractive.
There is an electric power deficit in most of Latin America and the
Caribbean, where private power generation is gaining a lot of attention
as the only viable alternative to government owned Utilities. We are
prepared to handle these projects as a wholy integrated unit with
the distillery, not only as a traditional equipment supplier, component