UK's first beet to bioethanol due

September 2005
Crops;9/17/2005, p34
Trade Publication
This article reports that bioethanol produced from beet could soon be available for blending with mineral-based fuel to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from petrol-driven vehicles. If planning permission is granted later this year British Sugar PLC's new 55,000t facility could be on-stream early in 2007 converting sugar into the biorenewable fuel from beet grown next season. Bioethanol is a renewable energy source that is more carbon efficient than fossil-derived fuels. It uses carbon recovered from the atmosphere by recently growing plants and not fossils formed in dinosaur times, so it could help the government reach its carbon dioxide reduction targets.


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