Update on two ethanol projects 06-18-2024

Summary: Shuangyashan Hongzhan's "corn-based fuel ethanol project" and Mengzhou Houyuan's "95.5% ethanol technology upgrading project" were completed and checked.

Shuangyashan Hongzhan Biotechnology Co., Ltd. (Shuangyashan Hongzhan) completed its "300,000 t/a corn-based fuel ethanol project", as per the monitoring report on the inspection and acceptance of the completed environmental protection facilities publicised on 31 May.


Project overview:

  • Construction nature: new construction
  • Location: Biochemical Industry Zone, Jixian Economic Development Zone, Shuangyashan City, Heilongjiang Province
  • Total investment: USD73.15 million (RMB520 million), of which USD8.61 million (RMB61.22 million) for environmental protection, accounting for 11.77%
  • Site area: 8,953 m2
  • Production capacity:
  • main product: 306,000 t/a of fuel ethanol
  • by-product: 270,000 t/a of distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS)
  • Consumption of main raw material: 924,000 t/a of corn
  • Labour quota: 210 employees
  • Working system: 333 working days or 8,000 working hours a year
  • Progress:
  • Completion of construction: Nov. 2023
  • On-site environmental monitoring: 9–14 Nov., 2023, 3–4 March, 2024

    Shuangyashan Hongzhan was established in May 2017 with a registered capital of RMB100 million. It is a subsidiary of Heilongjiang Hongzhan Biotechnology Co., Ltd.

    Mengzhou Houyuan Biotechnology Co., Ltd. (Mengzhou Houyuan) finished its "95.5% ethanol technology upgrading project", according to the inspection report publicised until early March.


    Project overview:

  • Construction nature: technological upgrading
  • Location: Huagong Town, Mengzhou City (county-level), Jiaozuo City, Henan Province
  • Total investment: USD471,260 (RMB3.35 million), of which USD57,677 (RMB410,000) for environmental protection, accounting for 12.24%
  • Production capacity: 30,000 t/a of 99.98% fuel ethanol
  • Production process: the finished product is produced by preheating, evaporation, vaporisation and superheating, adsorption and dehydration, condensation and cooling, and other steps using the 95.5% ethanol produced by the company.
  • Labour quota: 260 employees (no additional labour employed)
  • Working system: three 8hr shifts per workday, totalling 300 working days a year
  • Completion of construction: Oct. 2023

    Mengzhou Houyuan originally consumed about 176,000 t/a of corn to produce 49,738 t/a of 95.5% ethanol, 40,000 t/a of DDGS, and other products. After this project entered production, its 95.5% ethanol capacity has been reduced to 18,328 t/a.


    More information can be found at CCM Corn Products China Monthly Report.

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