Automation of raw materials handling in a bioethanol plant

The various raw materials – such as corn or sugar cane – are initially weighed upon delivery, analyzed, and stored as necessary. With bioethanol plants of the second generation, vegetable waste, wood or straw can also be used.

Siemens products and solutions for weighing and batching (SIWAREX) and instrumentation (SITRANS) are used in this initial process step. The automation and drive technology functions support the entire logistics supply chain.