Bioethanol is a fuel of the future whose environmental qualities have been demonstrated:
bioethanol makes it possible to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by between 60% and more than 95%, compared to conventional fuels.
Third largest European producer, Cristal Union manufactures bioethanol from agricultural raw
materials (sugar beet, wheat), residue from sugar refining at its own sites, but also
residues such as marc and lees from wine production or starch residues from neighboring industrial sites.
With its ethanol production operations and use of ethanol as a biofuel, Cristal Union is fully engaged in the future of the European energy market.
With its ultra-modern distilleries at Arcis-sur-Aube, Cristanol, Dislauband its stake in Goyard, the Group is positioning itself as a leader in this market.
Xavier Astolfi Assistant General Manager
ED85 or ED95 biofuels have an environmental profile which places them at the top of the list for decarbonizing transport systems. Sustainable and locally produced, these fuels are manufactured from ethanol made from residue left over from the processing of sugar beet and from wine production. These fuels enable the Group's cooperative members to gain better returns from their production facilities.
The formation of a joint-venture, IBN-One, withGlobalBioenergies to construct and operate the first bio-sourced isobutane factory, in France, and the signature of an agreement with Bio-On to develop the first biopolymer (PHA) production facility using the by-products of sugar beets marks a new stage in the Group’s development.