Vinasse, a highly contaminant liquid effluent, generates during the process of bioethanol production from sugar cane. The bioethanol industry does not have a technology to treat vinasse. As a result, the severe problem of water pollution in the basin of the Salí Dulce River remains unsolved.
With this in mind, the project owner developed an innovative process that transforms vinasse into water, renewable energy and potassium sulfate using highly-tested technologies in the cellulose industry. In this way, not only will this environmental problem
be solved, but also the project will generate three products at competitive costs, which are very demanded by the market.
The expected income represents an annual turnover of US$ 46 million. If operative costs are deducted, fund flows result in an EBITDA of 60%.
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