Issue Date: July 15, 2013
BP And DuPont Open U.K. Bioethanol Plant
BP and partners DuPont and AB Sugar have opened the U.K.’s largest bioethanol facility in the Saltend Chemicals Park near Hull, England. The $520 million plant can make 110 million gal per year of ethanol from wheat starch. Once fully operational, it will have the capacity to supply one-third of the fuel ethanol now used in the U.K. Ethanol from the joint venture, called Vivergo, will create 50% fewer CO2 emissions than standard fuels, according to the partners. They plan to explore converting the plant’s output to butanol, also for use in fuel.
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