BIOETHANOL

A globe with a petrol pumpBioethanol is produced by the society  IMA srl (Industria Meridionale Alcolici) in its plant located nearby the port of Trapani. Since ’90 IMA has invested and believed that bioethanol would have become a primary biofuel in the world.
Bioethanol is a dehydrated alcohol: without water (max 0,1%) which origins only from agricultural raw materials.
For its characteristics it can be blended without any problems with gasoline and at the same time it contributes to  Co2 emission’ s  reduction being a fuel coming from renewable energy.

Both The Distilleria Bertolino Spa and ICV Spa harmonically contribute to Ima’ production, by producing themselves the raw alcohol coming from wine-by-products (grape marc and wine lees), which is an “advanced” biofuel of second generation also known as “double counting” according to the current biofuel’s legislation on mandatory biofuels blending targets.

ANALYTICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF BIOETHANOL PRODUCED BY IMA :
PARAMETERS VALUE
Degree at 20° 99,7%Vol Min
Water content 0,1% Peso
Alcalinity Assente
Total chlorides 2 Ppm
Iron 0,1 Ppm
Alluminium 0,1 Ppm
Acidity 0,005%Peso
Insoluble material 2 Mg/100ml
Smell Caratteristico
Sulphur 1 Ppm
Appearance Limpido ed incolore
Sodium 1 Ppm
Methanol 0,5%Peso
Ph 6,6-8,8
Conductivity at 20° c 5 MS/CM