BP and DuPont joint firm buys new ethanol business

A joint venture between BP and chemical firm DuPont has bought a new ethanol business in the US. Butamax Advanced Fuels hopes the acquisition of Nesika Energy and its manufacturing site will advance the commercialisation of bio-isobutanol, which it plans to start producing alongside the ethanol already being made at the facility. Bio-isobutanol is a cost […]

UK’s ‘biggest’ bio-refinery opened in Hull

The largest bio-refinery in the UK was opened in Hull today by Business Secretary Vince Cable. The Vivergo plant will produce 420 million litres of bioethanol a year at full capacity – which is roughly the same as a third of the UK’s current demand. Bioethanol is a renewable transport fuel which is added to […]