Ethanol Recycling, Ethyl Alcohol

Ethanol Reuse and Recycling Services

Altiras beneficially reuses many chemicals, including Ethanol. Ethanol recycling is governed by EPA and TTB. Ethanol can often be reused “as-is”, without processing. Generally if the ethanol product has low color and purity over 90%, there is a good chance we can reuse the product as-is. However, when products have lower purity, higher color, or an odor that is inconsistent with typical ethanol, we can offer recycling as an option. The recovered product can be returned to the producer or we can just buy the ethanol, process it, and sell it to our own customer base. The table below summarizes the characteristics of ethanol products suitable to be recycled or reused.

CharacteristicReuseRecycle
Ethanol Concentration, wt%>90%>50%
Color, Pt-Co<30>30
Water, wt%0-10%0-30%
Components lighter than ethanol, wt%<2%<10%
Components heavier than ethanol, wt%<2%<30%
Annual Volume, lbs>500,000>2,000,000
Packagingbulk rail, truck, totebulk rail, truck, tote

Please note that we strongly prefer to handle full, bulk truckload or rail tank car quantities for recycling. Tote quantities are only considered for consistent products.

For more information on ethanol reuse or recycling please email us or call us at 713-568-3651.