East Hull Company Vivergo Fuels Calls for E10 Fuel to Support UK Farming
by Debbie Hall (Hull Daily Mail) Vivergo Fuels is calling on the Government to provide greater certainty to UK farmers by pushing forward with the introduction of E10 fuel, which will cultivate an alternative domestic market for their produce.
On the back of the harvest, the UK’s biggest producer of bioethanol and a major buyer of wheat, Vivergo, is boosting the fortunes of farmers to the value of £1m per month, compared with the smaller export value they would receive.
The company takes up to 100,000 tonnes of animal feed grade wheat each month to create its ethanol, which is then blended into petrol.
However, Vivergo, which operates a £350m plant at Saltend, east Hull, says it can play an even bigger role and is asking the Government to increase the ethanol blending ratio in petrol from current levels (5 per cent) to 10 per cent, through the introduction of greener fuel, E10. READ MORE