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 fulfil 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 nearby 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.

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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.