30 Apr '18, 12pm

#Vivergo Fuels reopens #ethanol plant in UK, calls for E10 by end of year

Vivergo Fuels has reopened its ethanol plant in the UK following a four-month shut-down period due to what it called unfavorable trading conditions driven in part by Government inaction on the future of renewable fuels and current market conditions. The Vivergo Fuels plant in East Yorkshire is the UK’s largest, and Europe’s second-largest producer of bioethanol. The £350-million (US$482-million) plant can produce up to 420 million liters (111 million gallons US) of bioethanol. The bioethanol is made from 1.1 million tonnes of feed wheat, sourced from nearly 900 farms across the East Yorkshire region. In March, Parliament passed the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO). This will come into effect later this month, increasing the use of renewable fuels in transport from 4.75% to a target of 9.75% by 2020. The bioethanol industry is now calling for the UK Government to ...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/04/20180430-vivergo....

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