Full water outsourcing for Alco Bio Fuel (Ghent)

New Bio Ethanol Plant Benefits From Full Outsourcing To Induss

 1. The Challenge: explore and document alternatives 

 Alco Bio Fuel in Ghent, Belgium, had plans for a new plant dedicated to the production of bio ethanol, a new area of activity for them. As they wanted to focus their investment and attention on this challenging new project, they asked Induss to explore and document alternatives to their current water management. Bio ethanol production requires various water types, including process and cooling water.

2. The Answer: the cost-efficiency of full outsourcing

With maximum customer involvement (but minimal required time effort on their part), Induss conducted and presented an in-depth study of water management alternatives, exploring the potential use of ground water, rainwater, surface water or even tap water. The result was a recommendation to fully outsource the new plant’s water supply to a water plant entirely operated by Induss. The proposal consisted of a water purification solution based on available surface water, backed up by the local main water supplier. Induss would develop and manage the project from start to finish. A clear financial outline offered Alco Bio Fuel full transparency, and they accepted this outsourcing proposal as the most cost-efficient and secure alternative to in-house water management. The plant came online in the summer of 2008, less than a year after the start of the project.

3. The Benefits

Below are the main ways in which Alco Bio Fuel in Ghent benefits from this Induss solution: The non-core activity of water management is no longer an in-house concern for them. Alco Bio Fuel can focus its expertise on its challenging new bio ethanol plant. Outsourcing realises a significant cost reduction for this customer, leaving them free to invest more in their core business and in promising business opportunities. In the Induss proposal, water supply security is absolutely guaranteed. Alco Bio Fuel has been able to eliminate all wastewater from its production process. Legal compliance and licensing conformity was efficiently realised thanks to Induss’ good working relations with relevant government departments. 

 

 

 

 

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"Thanks to Induss’ full examination and mapping of my various water needs, I now receive guaranteed quality and secured delivery of industrial water for my production line and that at a fixed price for a full contract length."
The collaboration with Induss enables us to reduce our carbon footprint. Transparency in our partnership is also the key for better cost control of water and steam.
Johan Rousseau
plant manager, Eastmann
We sustainably reduced our demin water cost
Ivago
management
Thanks to Induss’ full examination and mapping of my various water needs, I now receive guaranteed quality and secured delivery of industrial water for my production line and that at a fixed price for a full contract length.
Bart Vervenne
Plant Manager, Alco Bio Fuel