Lurgi announces successful start-up of ethanol plant in California


Lurgi, Inc., a member of the Air Liquide group of companies based in Memphis, Tennessee, announces the successful completion and start-up of a state-of-the-art ethanol facility for Calgren Renewable Fuels, LLC (Calgren).

Located in Pixley, California, the Calgren plant incorporates industry leading operational efficiencies and process conversion technology, and is the only ethanol plant currently operating in the state.

Calgren and Lurgi collaborated on unique designs that optimise the plant’s energy efficiency and incorporate the production of value added by-products.
The plant is powered by an Ultra Low NOX gas turbine generator capable of producing 5,800 kilowatts (KW) of electricity as well as process steam, which results in a 20-25% reduction of steam consumption compared to the industry norm.

With one of the lowest carbon footprints of any ethanol plant in the US, Calgren’s plant will have annual production of 55 million gallons of fuel alcohol and 400,000 tons of animal feed. Ethanol is used as a transportation fuel or fuel additive and is typically manufactured by processing industrial waste streams or organic matter. The ability to capture and repurpose these feedstocks further enhances the value of ethanol as a cleaner burning alternative fuel that contributes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preserving the environment.

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