Bioethanol reduces greenhouse gas emissions

Bioethanol is a readily available, clean fuel for combustion engines made from plant-based feedstocks. It produces considerably lower emissions on combustion and it only releases the same amount of carbon dioxide as plants bound while growing.

With advanced, energy saving production technology bioethanol can considerably reduce the climate relevant greenhouse gas emissions from transport and traffic.


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Sustainability of biofuels

Producers and importers of biofuels in the European Union must meet comprehensive criteria that ensure a sustainable and ecologically responsible production. The sustainability criteria introduced in the Renewable Energy Directive COM(2009)28 cover

  • Sustainable biofuel certificates:
    check of whole production chain, from the farmer via manufacturing to the filling station
  • Protecting untouched nature:
    no raw materials from (tropical) forests, wetland or nature protection areas
  • Substantial reductions for greenhouse gas emissions:
    at least 35% compared to fossil fuels (rising to 50% in 2017, for new plants 60% in 2018)


Bioethanol is made from starch plants; sugar plants; and - although large-scale still in the preliminary stages - from cellulose plants. Read more

Bioethanol production

Bioethanol is obtained using biological production technology, which is fermentation and subsequent enrichment by distillation/rectification and dehydration.   Read more

Process technology from Vogelbusch

VOGELBUSCH designs and realises plants for the biotech industry and is a world leading provider of bioethanol technology. Read more on Planning a bioethanol plant



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Blechturmgasse 11
A-1051 Vienna | Austria
Phone +43 1 54 661-0
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Benefits from bioethanol


Environment and energy policies triggered a boom for bioethanol all around the world because of its positive impact on

  • Air quality | due to cleaner combustion
  • Climate protection | reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from road transport
  • Energy security | less dependence on crude oil