Tag: Celtic Renewables

Celtic Renewables signs MOU to clean up Ganges River with biobutanol technology

Celtic Renewables signs MOU to clean up Ganges River with biobutanol technology

December 5, 2018 |

In India, Celtic Renewables has signed an MOU with Dross Energy to produce biobutanol from brewery and distillery waste in an effort to clean up the Ganges River. Those industrial waste streams are currently discharged into the holy river that is a source of drinking water for 400 million people. The details of the project […]

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Celtic Renewables founder awarded OBE for biofuels work

Celtic Renewables founder awarded OBE for biofuels work

November 4, 2018 |

In the United Kingdom, Celtic Renewables Founder and Edinburgh Napier University scientist, Professor Martin Tangney, was awarded an honorary Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to engineering and energy, and more specificially for developing a process to convert the residues of the whisky industry into advanced sustainable biofuel, […]

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From food waste to biobased

From food waste to biobased

August 11, 2018 |

“Eat everything on your plate.” “You can’t leave the table until that plate is clean.” “You know, there are starving kids that would love to have that food on your plate.” Maybe you grew up hearing that many times. Maybe you snuck some of those yucky veggies to your dog. Maybe you even remember the […]

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Celtic Renewables founder awarded an honorary Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Celtic Renewables founder awarded an honorary Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

January 10, 2018 |

In the UK, Professor Martin Tangney – founder of Celtic Renewables – has been awarded an honorary Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE). The Queen makes honorary awards to non-British citizens on the advice of the UK Foreign Office. The Edinburgh based scientist hails from County Cork in Ireland, and […]

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Celtic Renewables gets planning permission for commercial demo plant

Celtic Renewables gets planning permission for commercial demo plant

December 12, 2017 |

In the UK, Waste Management World reports that the Falkirk Council has granted Celtic Renewables planning permission for its proposed 500,000 liter per year commercial-scale demonstration plant producing advanced biobutanol from whiskey waste streams draff and pot ale. Using a peer-to-peer investment platform called Abundance Investment, the company is seeking nearly $7 million in capital […]

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Celtic Renewables moves forward with first car to run on whisky-based ethanol

Celtic Renewables moves forward with first car to run on whisky-based ethanol

July 10, 2017 |

In the UK, Celtic Renewables Ltd set the wheels in motion of the first car to be fueled by a whisky residue biofuel. Biobutanol is produced from draff – the sugar-rich kernels of barley which are soaked in water to facilitate the fermentation process necessary for whisky production – and pot ale, the copper-containing yeasty liquid […]

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Whisky in the Jar, Whisky in Your Car – First Ever Test Drive on Whisky Biofuel

Whisky in the Jar, Whisky in Your Car – First Ever Test Drive on Whisky Biofuel

July 8, 2017 |

In the UK, the traditional Irish song “Whiskey in the Jar” comes to mind as we celebrate and raise our glasses for the world’s first test drive running on Scotch whisky. Don’t grab your whisky bottle and pour it into your gas tank just yet – we are talking about Celtic Renewables’ biobutanol made from […]

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Whisky Business: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Celtic Renewables

Whisky Business: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Celtic Renewables

March 9, 2017 |

In uniquely combining the whisky by-products, Celtic Renewables Ltd adapt the traditional Weizmann Fermentation process (also known as ABE fermentation) to a brand new and entirely sustainable novel substrate – not only providing a sustainable disposal route for the by-products of one of the UK’s largest and most iconic industries, but also integrating renewable energy […]

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Celtic Renewables seeks planning permission for commercial-scale biobutanol plant

Celtic Renewables seeks planning permission for commercial-scale biobutanol plant

August 22, 2016 |

In the UK, Celtic Renewables has filed for planning permission to build a commercial-scale biobutanol facility from whiskey production waste streams in Grangemouth. Public consultations on the proposal will be held next month as part of the planning permission process. The Scottish town has long been the target for the company’s eventual scale up to […]

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Whiskey-based ethanol maker Celtic Renewables gets new investment

Whiskey-based ethanol maker Celtic Renewables gets new investment

March 12, 2015 |

In the UK, Celtic Renewables, the world’s first company to produce biofuel capable of powering cars from residues of the whisky industry, has received GBP500,000 in a new round of investment, taking its valuation to GBP10million. The company has announced investment worth GBP250,000 from the Scottish Investment Bank. The investment arm of Scottish enterprise, with […]

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