CropEnergies acquires UK bioethanol producer Ensus
Bioethanol production capacity increases by 50 percent
Headquartered in Yarm, UK, Ensus operates one of the largest bioethanol plants in Europe. The Ensus facility has an annual capacity of 400,000 litres of ethanol which is used to make greener road fuels. The plant also produces 350,000 tonnes a year of dried high protein animal feed (DDGS) for the farming industry and 300,000 tonnes a year of carbon dioxide for the food and drinks industry.
Ensus started up its bioethanol plant at the Wilton International site on Teesside early in 2010, employing around 100 people. The business also supports 2,000 jobs in the wider supply chain including farmers, hauliers, engineering support and storage firms.
The plant produces bioethanol used for greener road fuel together with high protein animal feed and CO2 for the food and drinks industries. These co-products ensure that the bioethanol produced does not compete with land for food production and has a very high greenhouse gas saving compared to fossil fuel.