Biorefining takes cereal grains such as wheat and breaks down the starch stored in each grain to sugars. These sugars are then fermented into alcohol and carbon dioxide. This process is very similar to what goes on in a whisky distillery. The protein and other parts of the grain are converted into a high protein animal feed. The sustainability and value of the Ensus biorefinery process depends on our three co-product streams together: Bioethanol for petrol substitution; Carbon dioxide, captured for use in the food, beverage, and horticultural industries; Animal feed (DDGS), a high-protein ingredient for cattle, pig and poultry diets
Ensus Presentation: Biorefining
Category: Rushlight Briefings, Biofuel Briefings
Ensus operates one of the world’s largest cereal grain biorefineries at Wilton on Teesside in North East England. Ensus refines locally grown animal feed wheat to produce over 400 million litres of bioethanol, 350 thousand tonnes of high protein animal feed, and 300 thousand tonnes of carbon dioxide for use in soft drinks and food production each year. The biorefinery uses electricity and steam supplied by a combined heat and power plant.