Brussels, 31st March 2020 – The members of iEthanol (the European Industrial Ethanol Association) are supporting national health authorities across the EU in responding to the threat posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The main production of iEthanol members, high purity industrial ethyl alcohol, is an important component for the manufacture of sanitation products such as surface disinfectants for hospitals and communities and hand sanitizer gel, due to its inherent biocidal properties. As a consequence, our member companies have been highly active participants in the ongoing effort to maximise the manufacture of such disinfectants. Plant production rates have been maximised and where possible, stocks made available for the current increased demands of this sector. iEthanol Members have been also actively participating to biocidal products donation schemes to their communities.

The European Industrial Ethanol producers have always been, and continue to be, committed long term suppliers of high purity ethyl alcohol for the manufacture of products critical to human health and hygiene.