CROPSFORBIOFUEL to folow up Ethanol producer magazine. Alfa Laval recently announced it has received a second SEK 100 million ($15 million) order from the PetroVietnam Group for equipment and engineering solutions that will be installed in an ethanol plant.
The second order will support the development of a cassava-based ethanol facility in northern Vietnam. The first order, which was announced in mid-October, will support the development of a similar facility in central Vietnam. Both orders are scheduled to be delivered in 2010. Heat exchangers supplied by Alfa Laval will be used in the plants’ starch-based fermentation, distillation and dehydration processes.
The PetroVietnam ethanol facilities are part of Vietnam’s biofuel development program, which was ratified by the nation’s government in 2008. The program aims to partially replace traditional fuels with renewable energy sources, and includes a goal to produce 86 million gallons of renewable fuel, including ethanol, by 2015