Celtic Renewables Founder Awarded Honorary OBE
(Celtic Renewables) Leading biofuel and sustainability expert Professor Martin Tangney – founder of Celtic Renewables – has been awarded an honorary Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE). The Queen makes honorary awards to non-British citizens on the advice of the UK Foreign Office. The Edinburgh based scientist hails from County Cork in Ireland, and he joins a select list of previous Irish OBE recipients that includes F1’s Eddie Jordan and the Hollywood actor Pierce Brosnan.
Professor Tangney received his Honorary OBE for services to engineering and energy. The award winning innovator is best known for developing a process to convert the residues of the whisky industry into an advanced sustainable biofuel called biobutanol (a direct replacement for petrol) – not only providing a sustainable disposal route for the by-products of one of the country’s largest industries, but also integrating renewable fuel production with environmental sustainability and carbon reduction. READ MORE