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BioWanze SA

Belgian, unique & innovative

About Us

The vision of a climate-friendly world

Sustainable, renewable products from biomass - thatÔÇÖs the mission of the Biowanze team. With our biobased products, we ensure that fossil carbons remain in the ground permanently. Because every day, people use countless products made from fossil raw materials such as crude oil, coal or natural gas. Almost all fuels are of fossil origin. With the use of fossil raw materials, carbon that has been stored in the soil for millions of years is released into the atmosphere as CO2. Greenhouse gas emissions are increasing, climate change is progressing. We want to do something against this, for today's and future generations!

"Our vision is a climate friendly world in which renewable resources are key to ensuring the welfare of today's and future generations."

Biomass captures CO2

In order to prevent the CO2 concentration in the atmosphere from rising further or to lower it, fossil carbon must remain in the earth and CO2 must be extracted from the ambient air. During their growth, plants absorb CO2. This is the most efficient and proven way to harness CO2 from the ambient air.

"Our mission is to be the most trusted partner for our customers, delivering sustainable products made out of biomass.ÔÇť

Sustainable products

Sustainably produced ethanol as a gasoline substitute is an answer to the future challenges of climate-friendly energy supply, especially in the transportation sector. Our alcohol is also used in beverage production, cosmetics, pharmaceutical applications, for example as a basis for disinfectants, or as a starting material for innovative biochemicals. Equally important are the resulting protein food and animal feed products as well as biogenic carbon dioxide, which is used in beverage production, among other things. In this way, all raw material components are valued.

BioWanze is unique

Circular economy & no-waste
Renewable raw materials are completely processed into valuable products in order to save resources and avoid waste.

Sustainable production
Our ethanol plant is certified as sustainable. Our renewable ethanol reduces CO2 emissions across the entire value chain by up to 80% compared to fossil fuel (calculated from well to wheel).

Carbon neutral
Almost self-sufficiency in green energy thanks to biomass cogeneration power plants.

Partner of agriculture
As a member of the S├╝dzucker Group, we have our roots in agriculture. We are reliable partners for our raw material suppliers and feed customers.

Ideal localisation
For a local raw material supply with belgian sugar beets and feed wheat, as well as a perfect connection via ship to the ARA zone (Antwerp - Rotterdam - Amsterdam).

Technology leader
We are constantly in the process of optimizing and developing our products and production processes. Thanks to the circular economy, exemplary energy efficiency or raw material flexibility, our model has various ecological and economic advantages.

Member of CropEnergies Group

Since 2008, Biowanze has played a central role as a member of the CropEnergies group. CropEnergies, an integral part of the S├╝dzucker Group, is now a European leader in the sustainable production of renewable ethanol, primarily for the fuel sector.

Operating from four state-of-the-art production sites in Germany, Belgium, the UK and France, CropEnergies generates around 1.3 million cubic metres of renewable ethanol every year. But our impact on climate protection doesn't stop there. CropEnergies stands out for its processing of raw materials, generating more than one million tonnes of high-quality protein feed and animal feed every year. This versatility illustrates our commitment to a circular economy, where nothing is wasted and every local resource is optimised. What makes our facilities unique is our relentless pursuit of energy efficiency with the ultimate aim of achieving carbon neutrality.

At Biowanze, we have two boilers fuelled by certified, local and renewable biomass. These installations supply energy not only to our production site, but also to the neighbouring units of the SOL group and Raffinerie Tirlemontoise. In addition, they supply the grid with green energy, helping to significantly reduce our carbon footprint. Our collaboration within the CropEnergies group is concrete proof of our commitment to sustainability, responsible production and the preservation of our environment. At Biowanze, we embody excellence in renewable ethanol and sustainable agri-food, while being firmly rooted in our mission to build a cleaner, more sustainable energy future for all.

BioWanze at a glance

Production start BioWanze December 2008
Headquarters & production site Wanze, Belgium
Employees Ca. 164
Production capacity per year 300,000 m3 renewable Ethanol
420,000 t ProtiGrain® (CDS)
60,000 t Gluten
65,000 t liquefied CO2
15,000 t Bran GMP+
20,000 t Green Fertiliser
180 000 Mwh Green Power


Sustainability is key

Sustainability is the central element for BioWanze. With our renewable products made from biomass, we reduce CO2 emissions, supply local markets, and ensure that fossil carbons remain in the ground permanently.

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BioWanze SA
Phone: +32 (85) 410 511
Fax: +32 (85) 410 650

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BioWanze SA
Rue L├ęon Charlier, 11
4520 Wanze