Innovation

Industrial process

The transformation of agricultural raw materials requires the development of highly varied fractionation and purification technologies. Thanks to the constant improvement of our industrial processes to achieve higher performance and the use of stringent analytical procedures, we can guarantee our customers ingredients of excellent quality and functionality. We are constantly endeavouring to reduce our consumption of energy and water, with a target of zero waste.

Challenges

Respecting the environment and ensuring energy efficiency through our industrial processes while boosting productivity through high performance.

 

Goals

  • Reducing our environmental impact: developing processes that are efficient in water and energy and recovering residues and by-products and trying to achieve zero waste.
  • Developing the full potential of the raw materials processed, with levels of quality as required by the descending order of stringency in quality: first human food and health, then animal nutrition, then non-food use, and then conversion to energy.
  • Finding new techniques to optimise processes for transforming raw materials.
  • Developing energy production by manufacturing ethanol and by anaerobic digestion.
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Examples of applications

A new washer in Connantre

The French sugar factory-distillery is equipping itself with a new washer for the 2021/22 sugar crop. It will increase the plant’s capacity to 27,000 metric tons of sugar beet per day (+22%) and will place Connantre among the world’s leading sugar beet factories. As well as reducing energy consumption by 30%, it will halve the amount of water consumed during the washing process, which is essential to the processing of sugar beet.

Tereos focuses on methanization in Brazil

Two years ago, the Tereos starch manufacture plant in Palmital, Brazil, began using a methanizer to process effluents from starch production, produce the biogas used by the plant and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. With a processing capacity of 110 m3 of effluents per hour, this methanizer is one of the largest examples of this type of equipment in Latin America.