Tag: Ensus

Ensus been producing ethanol at low rates since March

Ensus been producing ethanol at low rates since March

June 11, 2019 |

In the UK, local press reports that the Ensus ethanol plant has only been running at a low rate since March and has had several shutdowns due to the lack of demand for ethanol because the government has yet to enforce E10. Currently the policy is only for E5. The company says that the country […]

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Vivergo and Ensus fear UK’s proposed 2% cap on conventional biofuels

Vivergo and Ensus fear UK’s proposed 2% cap on conventional biofuels

February 21, 2017 |

In the UK, Vivergo says there is a real chance its ethanol plant in Hull could be shut if the government caps conventional biofuel blending at 2% from the current 4.5% mandate and eventual 9.75% mandate expected for 2020 in line with the European Union Renewable Energy Directive. If conventional biofuels are capped at 0%, […]

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CropEnergies looks to trial the Ensus restart in July

CropEnergies looks to trial the Ensus restart in July

May 18, 2016 |

In the UK, CropEnergies is looking to do a trial test run at the Ensus ethanol plant no later than July in an effort to see if it can bring the plant back online after being mothballed in February 2015. In the meantime, the company has invested in upgrades to boost production and energy efficiency […]

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Ensus ethanol plant likely to remain shuttered until 2017

Ensus ethanol plant likely to remain shuttered until 2017

July 6, 2015 |

In the UK, the Ensus ethanol plant that has been mothballed since February is likely to remain shut until 2017. Owner CropEnergies plans to invest EUR40 million in upgrades so the facility is operation when it opens up again, but has to shed 22 of 98 jobs in order to make the books balance.

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UK under minister says Ensus must stand on its own feet financially

UK under minister says Ensus must stand on its own feet financially

May 20, 2015 |

In the UK, the new Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government says the Ensus biorefinery needs to stand on its own feet financially, while recognizing that the project is an important investment for the Humber region. He said it’s too soon to write off the facility that is currently mothballed as […]

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Ensus to remain mothballed for foreseeable future

Ensus to remain mothballed for foreseeable future

May 19, 2015 |

In the UK, the Ensus ethanol plant is going to remain mothballed until there is a “sustained improvement” in market condition that warrant starting up production again. The plant has been offline since February and CropEnergies says that ethanol prices remain below the cost of production. The company says 2014/15 has been the most difficult […]

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UK exported 7,000 tons of ethanol last week

UK exported 7,000 tons of ethanol last week

June 11, 2014 |

In the UK, Ensus shipped 2,000 metric tons of ethanol from Teesside last week with the fuel destined for Grangemouth, Scotland. Vivergo also last week shipped 5,000 metric tons from Saltend to Malmo, via Stockholm.  

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Defra cites competition for lower expectations of UK wheat ethanol production

Defra cites competition for lower expectations of UK wheat ethanol production

January 29, 2014 |

In the UK, despite both Ensus and Vivergo coming online, Defra has lowered its estimate for wheat use for industrial and food use by 307,000 metric tons for 2013/14. Lower demand for wheat is part of the wind down but much of it is a result of the uncertainty behind ethanol demand in Europe as […]

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Ensus and Vivergo books ethanol shipments for January

Ensus and Vivergo books ethanol shipments for January

January 20, 2014 |

In the UK, Platts is reporting that Ensus and Vivergo have scheduled ethanol shipments for 9,600 metric tons to Rotterdam for January. Of the total, 4,100 tons from Vivergo will go to Rotterdam in addition to 4,000 tons to Sweden and 4,000 tons to an unknown destination. Ensus shipped the other 5,500 tons to Rotterdam […]

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UK MP Ian Swales backs Ensus plant against Labour party

UK MP Ian Swales backs Ensus plant against Labour party

October 21, 2013 |

In the UK, Member of Parliament Ian Swales broke ranks with the Labour party to protect Ensus’s £250 wheat-based biofuel plant which opened in February of 2010. Recently, nearby residents have resumed complaining because of the plant’s foul emissions, which led to shut-downs after poor harvests, rising energy costs, and cheap foreign competition. The European […]

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