Ensus restarts £300 million bioethanol plant

Ensus restarts £300 million bioethanol plant

12:03 PM, 17th August 2012
Ensus restarts £300 million bioethanol plant

YARM, UK: Ensus is restarting its £300 million bioethanol plant on Teesside, Europe’s largest bio-refinery, in late August, following a 15-month enforced shutdown. After several months delay, the European Union’s Customs Code Committee has now acted to close the loophole in the tariff system that allowed imports of subsidised US product to distort the market. This, together with the ending of US taxpayer subsidies for ethanol, has been a major factor in the improvement of market conditions and Ensus is confident in its plans for a restart.

“Everyone is absolutely delighted that things are moving in the right direction once again and we are in a position to restart. It has been a very difficult time for everyone connected with the business. It remains critical that the UK continues to support the use of high quality sustainable biofuels. The country urgently needs greener road fuels as part of its move towards a low carbon economy. Ensus is able to supply genuine environmentally sustainable ethanol to satisfy this need,” said Peter Sopp, Chief Executive Officer, Ensus.

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