Ensus' ethanol plant in UK resumes operation - report
Sep 3, 2012 - UK-based ethanol producer Ensus Ltd has restarted an ethanol plant in northeastern England, energy news portal Platts reported today, citing the company's commercial director Grant Pearson.
The company shut down the GBP-300-million (USD 476.6m/EUR 379.1m) biorefinery, which has an output capacity of 400 million litres (105.7 million gallons) of ethanol per year, in May 2011 blaming unfair competition from US ethanol imports and delayed implementation of the European Union's sustainability criteria for biofuels.
The plant has been restarted on schedule, Pearson said today without unveiling details about its current run rate and the expected time of reaching full capacity. When closing the plant, Ensus expected to open it in four months, Platts added.