Official Opening of UK's Biggest Bioethanol Plant Using Praj Technology
PUNE, India, July 9, 2013
PUNE, India, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
- 420 million litres bioethanol & 500,000 tonnes per annum High Quality Animal
Vivergo Fuels Ltd officially opens the UK's largest bioethanol plant based on
Praj technology and design. Praj is a global process engineering and
solutions provider for bioethanol, alcohol & brewery, water & wastewater and
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This greenfield biorefinery operating on UK feed wheat is highly energy
efficient with distillation, dehydration and evaporation integrated uniquely
reducing energy consumption. The plant adheres to EU sustainability criteria
for Greenhouse Gas (GHG) savings.
Vivergo Fuels is a JV between AB Sugar, BP, & DuPont. This plant is capable of
producing around 1/3 of the UK's current bioethanol demand for petrol and will
be UK's largest single source supplier of animal feed. Vivergo Fuels has
already gained International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC),
certifying that bioethanol plant and their business fully comply with the
requirements of the EU Renewable Energy Directive.
Praj provided the licence for the technology, basic engineering as well as
certain equipment for the core process block which includes liquefaction,
fermentation, distillation, multi effect evaporation and molecular sieve
dehydration. The plant is designed to use 1.1 million tonnes of feed-grade
wheat to produce 420 million litres of bioethanol and 500,000 tonnes of
protein rich animal feed per year.
The CE marked ready-to-install equipment were designed, manufactured,
assembled and tested at Praj's manufacturing facility in SEZ, Kandla. This
enabled quick and easy installation on-site. The large size equipment with
diameter of 4.6 m and height of 37.75 m were shipped in one-piece.
'It's been a great experience and a matter of pride for Praj to be associated
with the 'Largest Bioethanol Project' in the UK for Vivergo Fuels. With Praj's
experience of nearly 3 decades, we have designed an energy efficient plant
with minimum energy consumption leading to 30%-40% saving in water & steam.
This is the 2 ^nd bioethanol plant in U.K. based on Praj technology," said
Pramod Chaudhari, Executive Chairman, Praj Industries Limited.
Dave Richards, Managing Director of Vivergo Fuels, said: "We're very pleased
that our plant has officially opened and look forward to a successful future
as one the Europe's largest bioethanol businesses. We'd like to thank Praj for
their support throughout the delivery of this project."
For more information visit- http://www.praj.net .
Vinati Moghe, VP, CorporateSohini Dam, Asst. Manager, Corporate Communication
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