September 19, 2011
UK's bioethanol plant to provide frequent feed supply
UK's livestock farmers may be depending less on feed imports because a constant supply of co-product feed is determined to enter the market from next summer.
The Vivergo Bioethanol Plant situated in Hull, which is 90% complete, is set to produce more than 500,000 tonnes of animal feed.
Of that, 390,000 tonnes of distillers dried grain with solubles will be produced and they can be fed to dairy cows at a rate of 4kg/day or 2kg/day to beef with a dry matter of 92%.
This is comparable to a mid protein feed such as rape meal, said AB Agri marketing manager, Netta de la Cour. AB Agri is a partner of the Vivergo group.
"Sheep will also be an additional market, as before, with some co-products, there were issues with copper from the distilleries, but this is not an issue at Vivergo."
About 130,000 tonnes of moist feed and 30,000 tonnes of distillers syrup will also be produced, although that will not travel as far as the dried grain, she added.
The plant will require 1.1 million tonnes of wheat annually.