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Vireol Bio-Industries plc

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Unit 2, St James Business Park
Grimbald Crag Close
Knaresboro
North Yorkshire
HG5 8QB
UK

Switchboard: 01423 869126
Website: www.vireol.com

Vireol is currently developing a 200,000m3 pa bioethanol production facility on the south bank of the Humber near Grimsby. The plant will utilise approximately 530,000 tpa of wheat primarily from the local area and will be built on a brownfield site close to the port of Immingham. Bioethanol produced at the facility will be mixed with gasoline to be used as a fuel in vehicles. The technology for the facility will be provided by Katzen one of the worlds leading suppliers of bioethanol manufacturing processes particularly for wheat to ethanol plants. Using the latest production techniques will enable the bioethanol to be produced in a sustainable manner that will save significant amounts of carbon when compared to a litre of gasoline. This in turn will contribute towards the UKs carbon saving targets as set out under the Renewable Energy Directive. In addition to the bioethanol the facility will produce around 177,000 tonnes pa of high quality animal feed DDGS). The UK is currently forced to import significant quantities of protein each year for the animal market as it cannot produce enough domestically. The DDGS produced by the plant will mean that less protein will need to be imported from regions as far afield as South America.


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