Tag: Celtic Renewables

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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Celtic Renewables to build whisky-based biobutanol production facility in Scotland

Celtic Renewables to build whisky-based biobutanol production facility in Scotland

March 2, 2015 |

In Scotland, Celtic Renewables has become the first company in the world to produce biofuel from whisky residues. The Edinburgh-based spin-out from the Biofuel Research Center (BfRC) at Edinburgh Napier University now plans to build a production facility in central Scotland after manufacturing the first samples of bio-butanol from the by-products of whisky fermentation. It […]

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Celtic Renewables raises $2M, partners with Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant

Celtic Renewables raises $2M, partners with Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant

June 25, 2014 |

Celtic Renewables, the Edinburgh-based biofuel company, has signed an agreement with Europe’s foremost biotechnology pilot facility to undergo next stage testing of its process to turn whisky by-products into biofuel that can power current vehicles. The partnership, which will allow the company to develop its technology at Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant (BBEPP) in Ghent, […]

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Celtic Renewables’ biobutanol wins “Best Innovation” at the Scottish Green Energy Awards

Celtic Renewables’ biobutanol wins “Best Innovation” at the Scottish Green Energy Awards

December 17, 2012 |

In Scotland, Celtic Renewables received the “Best Innovation” award at the Scottish Green Energy Awards for their technology which converts two key by-products of whisky production, ‘pot ale’ and ‘draff’, into biobutanol. In CE’s process, draff and pot ale are mixed and then fermented to produce a  “broth”. The broth is then distilled to produce […]

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Celtic Renewables debuts; biobutanol from Scottish whiskey byproducts

Celtic Renewables debuts; biobutanol from Scottish whiskey byproducts

January 27, 2012 |

In Scotland, Napier University’s Biofuel Research Centre has spun-out a new start-up, Celtic Renewables to develop biobutanol sourced from the £4 billion malt whisky industry in Scotland. Celtic Renewables, Scotland’s first biobutanol company, is now working with Scottish Enterprise to produce the fuel from sustainable resources on an industrial scale. Its fermentation process uses the […]

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