Clariant AG cellulose–ethanol demonstration plant in Straubing

Project description

In July 2012, the Swiss speciality chemicals group Clariant inaugurated Germany’s largest cellulose–ethanol plant in Straubing/Bavaria. The company will produce up to 1,000 tonnes of cellulose ethanol per year from wheat straw at the approximately €28 million demonstration plant, which was initiated by Süd-Chemie AG, now part of the Clariant group. The plant is a major step towards the production of second-generation bioethanol on an industrial scale. A team from Kreutzpointner’s Industrial Engineering division completed the entire electrical installation work for the 2,500 m2 demonstration plant, in just ten weeks.

A study by Clariant shows the future potential of biofuels: with around 22 millions tonnes of straw that could be used for energy production without compromising soil regeneration, biofuels could cover 25 percent of Germany’s petrol requirements.

Scope of our services

  • General electrical engineering
  • General lighting
  • Emergency lighting
  • Fire alarm system, fire stopping
  • External lightning protection
  • Power supply for building technical equipment
  • Switchgear
  • Cable support systems
  • Gate systems
  • LED exterior lighting
  • Construction power and lighting
  • Planning and documentation


Elektro Kreutzpointner GmbH
Burgkirchener Str. 3
D-84489 Burghausen
Tel.: +49 8677 8703-287

Complete electrical engineering from Elektro Kreutzpointner for the cellulose-ethanol demonstration plant of Clariant AG in Straubing.
For the demonstration plant with its floor space of about 2500 square meters, a team of Kreutzpointner-Industrietechnik completed the entire electrical installation in just ten weeks.