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Vivergo Bioethanol Plant

The Vivergo plant has been developed as a joint venture between BP, AB Sugar and DuPont, and at full capacity should produce 420 million litres of bioethanol each year as well as 500,000 tonnes of animal feed, sufficient to feed a fifth of the UK's dairy herd.
The plant will consume around 1.1 million tonnes of high-grade wheat a year -making it the UK's largest wheat purchaser - most of which the companies intend to source from nearby farms in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.
Vivergo says the bioethanol produced will offer greenhouse gas savings in excess of 50% compared to standard petrol - roughly equivalent to taking more than 180,000 cars a year off UK roads.

Consumption & Manufacturing
Year 2013
Owner BP/AB SUGAR/DUPONT
Engineer JACOBS
Construction contractor DOOSAN BABCOCK/TEI
Insulation Contractor Deborah Services Ltd
Country United Kingdom
City / Region Saltend, Hull, Humberside
Sector Consumption & Manufacturing
Segment Manufacturing
Product type ProRox PS 971UK ; ProRox WM 960 UK and ProRox SL 960 UK

Contact

Name Bill Cowx and Tony Richards
Email bill.cowx@rockwool.com; tony.richards@rockwool.com