BP, ABF, DuPont to build UK ethanol plant

By | August 27, 2007
In late June, BP, Associated British Foods (ABF) and DuPont unveiled plans for the construction of a 110 MMgy ethanol plant in Hull, East Yorkshire in the United Kingdom (UK). The front-end engineering and design for the estimated $400 million facility will be executed by Aker Kvaerner and its joint venture partner Praj Industries, an Indian technology company. The new plant is expected to be operational by late 2009. In addition, BP and DuPont announced plans to build a 5,000-gallon-per-year demonstration plant to accelerate the commercialization of technology that the companies are developing for the production of butanol from a variety of feedstocks.