UK’s biggest bioethanol plant starts up

A joint venture of BP PLC, DuPont, and AB Sugar has started up an ethanol plant at Hull, UK, that it calls the country’s “biggest bioethanol producer and largest single-source supplier of animal feed.”

At full capacity, the £350-million Vivergo facility, using animal feed-grade wheat as feedstock, will produce 420 million l./year of ethanol for blending into gasoline and 500,000 tonnes/year of animal feed.

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