Based in the East Riding of Yorkshire, near to Hull. We are a £350m plant which will be producing once again two high value commodities, which historically would have been imported into the UK. We will be one of Europe’s biggest bioethanol producers and the UK’s largest single source supplier of animal feed.
In simple terms, we will be taking feed-grade wheat grown at local farms in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire and processing it – with virtually no waste – into bioethanol (a green transport fuel that is mixed with regular petrol at the pump) and protein rich animal feed for cows (and other animals too).
The majority of the feed wheat which will be used by Vivergo Fuels will have been grown in the local area for generations, and much was historically exported. This same land and wheat will now be used again to produce two high value commodities.
We are currently recruiting around 85 highly skilled people to drive our business and make us one of the leading biofuel and animal feed producers in Europe. Once fully operational, our business supply chain will support over 3,000 jobs directly and indirectly in the UK, many of which are based in the local Humber region and cover roles across agriculture, logistics, professional services, engineering support and many other fields.
Vivergo Fuels was initially formed in 2007 as a joint venture between AB Sugar, BP and Du Pont, to create a Biofuels Business for the future. In 2015, AB Sugar acquired BP’s share to become the majority shareholder of Vivergo.