ZEVAR

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History

historieZEVAR distillery followed up the alcohol production tradition in these distilleries that date back to 1926 – 1928. Both these distilleries were nationalized in 1948. During 1996 - 1998 the manufacture was recovered again using the outdated technologies with very high energy demands having the output of approximately 1 000 litres of absolute alcohol a day.

 


The maximum yearly production was 300 000 litres of crude spirit a year (alcohol with a high content of impurities used as a raw material for further processing only). The distilleries were focused mainly on potato processing but they were also capable of processing corn using a so called high-pressure method (i.e. complete overboiling of the raw material in high pressure vessels at 160°C). Coal-fired boiler plant were run in both the distilleries at that time. The by-product, alcohol stillage, used as a very popular agricultural forage was a big advantage. However, with the quick changes in agriculture, namely the emergence of efficient feeding technologies (precise and controlled intensive dosing of forage, feeding vehicles, feeding tables) this had changed and the stillage had gradually become the raw material that completely fell out of interest.


It was in 1999 that gradual modernization was initiated to be continued on unceasing basis. The example of several changes the distillery has undergone in the last years is, for example, complete building reconstruction, erection of refining tower, construction of a new gas boiler plant, fermentation cellar, alcohol stores.


The present distillery has a daily capacity of up to 15 000 litres of alcohol, a peak capacity that will not be further expanded. The development plans are focused on higher efficiency and higher quality of the present manufacture. We will deal with these two tasks by reducing the energy demand of the manufacturing process and by processing the generated waste materials (12 litres of stillage are produced per 1 litre of alcohol).