El Alcaraván

  • LOCATION: Meta, COLOMBIA
  • TIMEFRAME: 2014 - 2016
General Info
  • Client: BIOENERGY S.A (Ecopetrol and Mitsubishi Corporation)
  • Plant Capacity: 480 m3 / day of anhydrous ethanol and a minimum cane milling of 6800 tonnes / day

The project objective was to set up an integrated plant for the anhydrous alcohol (ethanol) and electric power generation from sugarcane, with a minimum design capacity of 480 m3 / day of anhydrous ethanol and a mill Of a minimum of 6800 ton / day that will operate in a continuous regime, as well as the generation of electric energy that will supply the internal demand of the complex and will produce a surplus that will be exported to the national electricity grid.

Impact of the Project

  • Through the implementation of the project, it is estimated to boost the region's economy, because this plant has become the largest distillery in the country producing 480 m3 / day of ethanol, equivalent to 2,000 barrels / day To supply the national market.
  • In addition, agribusiness is promoted through the planting of more than 16,000 hectares of sugar cane.
  • In the construction phase, more than 2,200 people were employed by the Menegua Consortium and the participation of subcontractors.