One of the fundamental objective of NELIXIA is the respect of the environment. Thus, since its creation, NELIXIA sought to develop an alternative to the use of diesel for its distillation process.
As a distiller, NELIXIA counts with a large quantity of biomass waste (distiller raw materials) and uses lots of energy for distillation.
We decided to find the way to produce energy from our wastes.
We decided to invest in a biodigester, to digest our biomass.
Every day, we add several tons of distilled biomass to our digestor, that we agitate and heat (with our condenser water), to generate the production of biogas which is a mix of methane and CO2. To improve efficiency, and have more positive impact in our region, we also collect cow manure and other wastes from local farms that we add to the mix.
Methane is then used in a dedicated boiler to produce our own renewable energy for distillation.
The Sub-product of this process is an amazing fertilizer, that we distribute back to our producing communities.