Since 1899 Cargill's alcohol teams have been dedicated to producing quality ethanol from natural ingredients for pharmaceutical uses by fermentation of sugars and starches. With over a century of expertise in making ethanol, our product features constant pure quality and is consequently an essential and value-adding raw material for the pharmaceutical sector.
Providing superior quality nature-derived ethanol for all your pharma applications
Cargill supplies superior quality nature-derived ethanol for the production of pills, extracts, tinctures and several other pharmaceutical applications. We offer our customers a grain-based ethanol (96% ethanol and 99,9% ethanol) with analytical and organoleptic stability that can be denatured according to their requirements. We adhere to the most stringent quality standards and fulfill all the requirements of the current version of the European Pharmacopoeia (EP) and the British Pharmacopoeia (BP).
Reliable Supply Chain
We manage and oversee the entire production process. Our ethanol production facilities located close to our customers in north Europe are built with the newest technologies, providing stability and reliability. The ethanol produced in these plants is identical and therefore interchangeable, ensuring security of supply and shortest possible transport and communication lines.
Focusing on more sustainable production at our continuous potable ethanol fermentation facilities, our ethanol team has achieved an increase in alcohol concentration by experimenting with new combinations and concentrations of enzymes and yeasts through fermentation process. This allows the production of more alcohol from the same inputs, significantly reducing the energy consumption and emissions per unit of alcohol and thus significantly reducing our environmental impact per liter.
Kosher ethanol is available upon request. Please do not hesitate to contact us.
Alcohol is subject to excise duty. National authorities consequently stringently control all shipments of alcohol. The excise rates in the EU vary among the different member states and can amount to as much as 40 times the sales price. It is therefore imperative to adhere to the regulations in the EU member states in which we operate. Our alcohol can be delivered pure, without any additional products. In this case, consignees must have a license from their national authorities to receive ethyl alcohol under suspension of duty. Denatured alcohol can be exempt of duty, provided the national authorities accept the added product as a denaturant. We reiterate that the different EU member states each have their own policy regarding accepting these products. It depends on the national legislation if a specific license is necessary and under which conditions a consignee may receive the alcohol.
For more information please review the general European regulations regarding excise and check with your local excise authorities.