A five member consortium of UK companies with interests in bioethanol and bioethanol co-products supported by the Technology Strategy Board has dedicated a budget of over £1.5m to continue its valuable research and development work into bioethanol co-product development.  

The goal of the project is to produce a high protein supplement that can be used in diets for pigs and poultry, and to reuse the hydrolysed cellulose and hemicelluloses in either anaerobic digestion or within the fermentation process to further increase ethanol yield. The consortium is led by Dr. Peter Williams of AB Agri.