Plant-based technical Ethanol

Bioethanol from CREMER OLEO is a natural and sustainable product. It is also known as agricultural ethanol and is produced by fermenting biomass containing sugar, starch or cellulose or sources from plant waste products. The process produces a water-soluble, colorless alcohol that can be used in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, food or technical applications.

We import our sustainable bioethanol in various grades through long-term partners and professional supply chains from Europe and overseas. In Europe, we have highly professional tank storage facilities and deliver at short notice. CREMER OLEO now also offers special fillings in IBC Containers. Please do not hesitate to contact us!

The Bioethanol Portfolio of CREMER OLEO:

  • CremerETHANOL ENA 96
  • CremerETHANOL ENA 99
  • CremerETHANOL REN 96
  • CremerETHANOL REN 99
  • Bioethanol 90-94%

CREMER OLEO Standards:


  • Fully Denatured, Undenatured, Denatured with 1% GERMAN MEK, Custom Denatured, Ph. Eur., GMO, Non GMO, USP, BP, REACH registered


  • Liquid


  • Barge
  • IBC Containers
  • Drums


  • REDCert EU (Nabisy)
  • ISO 9001

Denatured or undenatured?

As alcohol, bioethanol is subject to excise tax, and national authorities control all deliveries. Denaturing makes alcohol or ethanol undrinkable. Denatured alcohol can then be supplied under tax exemption, provided the national authorities accept the added product as a denaturant.

CREMER OLEO supplies denatured and undenatured ethanol. We are happy to undertake customer-specific and special denaturations for you, even at short notice and in larger quantities. Please contact us if you need individual denaturations, e.g. for cosmetics. We will always try to find the best solution for your specific requirement.

Biocide Approval

Industrial bioethanol from CREMER OLEO may be used as a biocide in the EU: We have been added to the Article 95 list by ECHA, the European Chemicals Agency.

Biocides are chemicals used to protect the health of people and to protect products, such as disinfectants, wood preservatives or preservatives. Biocidal products may only be marketed if the manufacturer or distributor has undergone a rigorous registration process and is listed on ECHA's Article 95 list. Follow the listing of CREMER OLEO as substance supplier for ethanol in the ECHA Article 95 List.

Industrial bioethanol from CREMER OLEO may be used as a biocide in the EU

Uses of Bioethanol from CREMER OLEO

Industrial and technical Uses

In the technical environment, ethanol is used, for example, in the production of antifreeze and liquids for windshield wiper systems. As CREMER OLEO is listed on ECHA's Article 95 list, our bioethanol can be used as a biocide in the production of disinfectants.

In addition, ethanol is widely used in the production of paints, inks, varnishes and alkyd resins, as a heat transfer medium, in aerosols and also in the off-shore industry. We also supply bottlers of ethanol for ethanol fireplaces.

Household and Cleaning Products

When it comes to their clothes or household, more and more consumers want cleaning and care products with natural raw materials. In detergents and cleaning products, ethanol enhances the effect of other ingredients. In liquid or gel detergents, it serves as a preservative, inhibiting the spread of bacteria and fungi and thus increasing the shelf life of the product.  

In addition to bioethanol, CREMER OLEO also offers many of its other raw materials for homecare brands on a vegetable or 2nd generation basis. 


Ethanol can be used in many ways in food and beverages: as a flavor enhancer (aroma), raw material for vinegar production and as a base for various beverages and confectionery. Feel free to ask us about our food-grade bioethanol offer!


As ethanol is harmless to health and the environment, colorless, skin-friendly and odorless, it is used as a carrier and natural solvent in cosmetics, personal care and household products.

In creams, ethanol is used as an evoporation substance. As it is odorless, it forms a good base for adding perfume and is used as a substance carrier in personal care and hair care products.


Ethanol is one of the most widely used ingredients in pharmaceuticals. It is a solvent and a chemical reactant in cough syrup, medicinal capsules and disinfectants. If you need pharmaceutical-grade bioethanol, feel free to contact us! 

Physical and Chemical Properties of Bioethanol

Alternativ designations:

  • Ethyl Alcohol

Molecular formula:

  • C2H6O

CAS number:

  • 64-17-5

Molar mass:

  • 46,07 g·mol−1

Bioethanol Structural Formula

Aggregat state:

  • Liquid


  • Colorless


  • Characteristic


  • 0,7893 g·cm−3 (20 °C)

Melting point:

  • -114,5°C

Boiling point / decomposition temperature:

  • > 35°C

Flash point:

  • 15 – 20°C

Spontaneous ignition:

  • 400°C / 752°F

Danger of explosion:

  • The product does not present an explosive hazard; however, explosive vapor-air mixtures can form.

Solubility in / miscibility with water:

  • Fully miscible with water

Production and Origin of Bioethanol

Bioethanol is produced in four stages: 

  • Milling of feedstocks
  • Fermentation of the mass
  • Distillation
  • Adsorbation / Dehydration

If the biomass is coming from grains or cellulosic materials, five stages are used: An enzymatic process between the milling of feedstock and fermentation of the same is necessary.


Your contact persons for Industrial Bioethanol:

Klaus Scheel

Product Manager Industrial Ethanol
Phone: +49 40 32011 - 258

CREMER OLEO Daniela Schmidt

Daniela Schmidt

Sales Manager Industrial Ethanol
Phone: +49 (0) 40 32011 - 280

Excise tax

Ethanol is subject to excise duty, national authorities strictly control all shipments. Within the EU and UK, excise tax rates vary between member states and can be a multiple of the retail price. We place a high priority on complying with the regulations of the EU member states in which we operate. Our ethanol can be delivered undenatured, without any additional products. In this case, you as the consignee must present a permit from your national authorities to receive ethyl alcohol under excise suspension. Denatured ethanol can be delivered under excise exemption, provided that the national authorities accept the added product as denaturant. We would like to point out once again that the individual EU member states each have their own regulations regarding the acceptance of ethanol. It depends on the local national legislation whether a special permit is required and under which conditions a recipient may receive ethyl alcohol. For more information, please read the general European excise regulations and check with your local excise authorities.