BIOETANOL: New environmentally sustainable system for the treatment of vinasse by direct osmosis in the sugar-alcohol industry


Projects co-financed by the Government of the Principality of Asturias through IDEPA and the Plan for Science, Technology and Innovation (PCTI) 2013-2017, and the EU through the ERDF Funds



The general purpose of the BIOETHANOL project is the development of technological solutions capable of industrial scale-up for the treatment of the vinasse generated in the sugar-alcohol industry by concentration, as well as the rest of the waste generated in the treatment, based on an innovative process based on the complementarity of direct osmosis with other treatment alternatives, such as reverse osmosis, forced evaporation and discharge of the diluted brine into the sea in coastal areas.