The first construction phase of the EthaNa joint project, Canola Dehulling, was successfully put into operation in April 2019.

Together with the project partner AVA, a plant for breaking up the seeds with subsequent separation of the components hulls and core material in a fluidized bed was designed and built at the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical-Biotechnological Processes (CBP) in Leuna. In continuous operation, a processing rate of up to 250 kg/h can be achieved.

With the commissioning of the rapeseed peeling plant, the first step towards the construction of the entire EthaNa pilot plant has now been taken. The other plant components for the dehulling of Canola seed, direct ethanol extraction and desolventing are currently being designed and commissioned in 2020.

The engineering for the plant sections "Dehulling " and "Ethanolic Extraction" and " Desolventing " will be carried out by B+B Engineering.

Further information can be found via this LINK.

In September 2017, B + B launched the collaborative project "EthaNa" together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical-Biotechnological Processes (CBP) in Leuna and 10 partners to develop an innovative process for the alcoholic extraction of oilseed rape. EthaNa stands for ethanolic native extraction peeled rapeseed, on which the process concept is based. The alternative treatment line should be able to be integrated into conventional oil mills. In the project, which runs until mid-2020, the researchers want to assess the technical, economic and ecological parameters on a pilot scale. Further information can be found via this link.

B+B Engineering has acquired a contract from Montana Specialty Mills / USA for planning and supply of skid-mounted refinery for specialty fats. The order underlines again B+B’s competence and expertise in designing and plant construction for customized solutions of sophisticated refinery projects.

B+B has acquired a contract from Florin AG/Switzerland for upgrading and modernization of a specialty fat refinery. The order underlines again B+B’s competence and expertise in designing and plant construction for customized solutions of sophisticated refinery projects.

B+B is designing a production increasement for a pharmaceutical plant at Octapharma/Springe/Germany.