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2013 July 30

New members to join WBA!

NEW Members:

Herz Energietechnik GmbH 
Energie Steiermark AG

NEW Silver Sponsor and WBA member:

Agrana Group

Click Here to see our full list of members.

About Agrana Group.

AGRANA is an internationally oriented Austrian company which adds value to agricultural commodities to produce a wide range of industrial products for the processing sector. With around 8,500 personnel based at 56 production facilities located around the world, AGRANA maintains a global presence and generates consolidated revenues of approximately € 3.1 billion. AGRANA has been listed in the Prime Market segment of the Vienna Stock Exchange since 1991.

In its three business segments, Sugar, Starch and Fruit, AGRANA supplies local producers and large international players, particularly those in the food processing industry. In the Sugar segment, AGRANA supplies both industrial and end customers with sugar products under the Wiener Zucker brand.

AGRANA produces bioethanol in Austria and - through its involvement with HUNGRANA Kft. - also in Hungary.

Bioethanol is a fuel made from the fermentation of carbo-hydrate-rich biomass with an alcohol content of at least 99 percent by volume, making it pracitally water-free. In Europe, the most important raw materials used to produce bioethanol include any crops containing starch (wheat, corn) as well as concentrated sugar beet juice. In line with legal admixture obligations, fice percent bioethanol by volume is currently mixed with petrol in Austria. Plus, it is used as a separate, environmentally frindly fuel known as SuperEthanol E85, which is a mixture of petrol and up to 85 percent of bioethanol.

About the WBA.

The World Bioenergy Association (WBA) is the global organisation dedicated to supporting and representing the wide range of actors in the bioenergy sector. Its members include national and regional bioenergy organisations, institutions, companies and individuals. 

The purpose of WBA is to promote the increasing utilisation of bioenergy globally in an efficient, sustainable, economic and environmentally friendly way. Since its foundation in May 2008 WBA has been working to address a number of pressing issues including certification, sustainability, standardisation, bioenergy promotion, and the debates about bioenergy´s impact on food, land-use and water supply. 

WBA joins with the world’s solar, wind, geothermal and hydro associations on the global level in the International Renewable Energy Alliance. 

For information about Official or Silver Sponsorship opportunities please contact Andrew Potter, WBA Director of Communications +44 (0) 207 713 6028