April 3, 2009

UK's largest bioethanol plant to use feed wheat

The UK and Europe's largest bioethanol plant, which is scheduled to start production in summer 2009, will be using one million tonnes of mainly domestic feed wheat when fully operational.


Once fully operational, the plant will produce 410 million litres of bioethanol per year, about 350,000 tonnes of distillers dry grains animal feed and 340,000 tonnes of CO2 for food and beverage use.


The animal feed produced will be useful for UK livestock farmers who relied heavily on imported protein feeds such as soy, whose price was exposed to volatile world markets, said the Ensus plant's technical director John Pinkney.


The EU is the world's largest soymeal importer, buying about 35 million tonnes each year, and the plant could help displace some of that amount while creating a new source of animal feed to increase the sustainability of EU meat production, Pinkney said.


Ensus has an agreement in place with Glencore, who will supply the grain and take all animal feed.

Video >

Follow Us