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EPCM construction of a 1,3 Propanediol & Butyric Acid production plant from biomass in Carling Saint-Avold


METEX NØØVISTA – Saint-Beauzire – France

Scope of works

Detailed design, procurement, construction works supervision, overall project EPCM management and commissioning assistance.

General Contractor

De Smet Engineers & Contractors

Technology Provider

METabolic EXplorer

Industrial operation


Plant capacity

5,000 TPY 1,3 Propanediol (PDO)
1,000 TPY Butyric Acid

Processing units
  • Glycerin fermentation
  • Biomass separation
  • PDO and Butyric Acid purification
  • Steam generation
  • Water cooling system
  • Chilled water production
  • Compressed air generation
  • CIP
  • Air treatment
  • Effluent water treatment
  • Infrastructures
  • Administration facilities

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