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, biobutanol. This not only provides a sustainable disposal route for the by-products of one of the country’s largest industries, but it also integrates renewable fuel production with environmental sustainability and carbon reduction. Celtic Renewables is in advanced stages of building a ground-breaking world first for Scotland – an advanced sustainable biofuel plant in Scotland.

Speaking about the prestigious award The Lord Lieutenant Frank Ross said: “It is my honour and privilege, on the Queen’s behalf, to present Martin with his honorary OBE. His innovative approach to biofuel production – using by-products of whisky to create a viable alternative to petrol – has made industry ripples around the world. This medal recognises the lasting and meaningful impact on engineering and technology he has made. My congratulations on behalf of everyone in Edinburgh.”

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