The Bioethanol Beast Is Amongst Us

Vivergo Fuels - the illegitimate love-child of an incestuous relationship between BP, British Sugar and DuPont - say that it's new plant at Saltend is expected to be in production in the summer of 2010, taking in 1.1mmt of UK wheat and spitting out 420 million litres of bioethanol and up to 500,000mt of by-products (including some wet).

Vivergo have signed exclusive contracts with grain marketing business Frontier to procure all of the wheat for its feedstock. Under a similar agreement, animal feeds supplier KW Trident will market all the resulting co-products.

That's what we call a nice level playing field there then. Anyone for a game of Monopoly?

For more info dial Saltend 666.