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UK: Europe's Largest Wheat Refinery in Final Commissioning Stages.

8 December 2009 -- Bio-refiners Ensus Ltd expects to begin to manufacture bioethanol and high protein animal feed at the largest wheat refinery in Europe at the turn of the year.

The A[pounds sterling]250 million Ensus plant in Wilton, northeast England, plans to use about 1.2 million tonnes of wheat to produce about 400 to 450 million litres of bioethanol a year as well as about 350,000 tonnes of animal feed.

During a visit to the refinery, Ensus chief executive Alwyn Hughes said that commissioning of the plant was going well and Ensus was expecting to manufacture bioethanol around the turn of the year.

Mr Hughes also emphasized that the plant will produce almost equal quantities of high protein animal feed which will replace imports of soy which is often grown on recently deforested land.

Carbon Dioxide from the plant will be used by the food and beverage industries and the plant will provide one third of the UKas total bioethanol requirements.

In March 2007 Ensus announced that the global private equity firm The Carlyle Group and Riverstone Holdings, a global energy focused private equity firm, invested in the company.
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