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.

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