PLANTS AND PROCESSES

Every year Silcompa produces more than 100.000 Mtons of ethyl alcohol.

A fractional DISTILLATION unit and two DEHYDRATION units are operational 24/7 in order to ensure the different qualities required by our customers.

The running, management and maintenance of the plants are handled by a specialized and highly trained internal team.

The plants are supported by:

  • A gas turbine cogeneration system ensuring electrical self-sufficiency
  • A closed-circuit cooling system allowing total recirculation of the process waters 
  • An advanced waste water treatment process, including biological treatment with activated sludges, ultrafiltration section and reverse osmosis system.

Our plants

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PLANT

DISTILLATION

To obtain ethylic alcohol up to about 97°.

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PLANT

DEHYDRATION

To obtain ethylic alcohol above 99°.

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PLANT

COGENERATION

To produce thermal and electrical energy.

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DENATURING

In order to avoid paying beverage taxes (excise) on alcohol that is not meant to be consumed, the alcohol must be “denatured”, or treated with added chemicals so it cannot be consumed.

On a daily basis, under the control of Custom authorities, we denature ethanol according to generic national formulation (Completely Denatured) and special formulations for specific uses or authorized to specific users.