It is projected that by 2050, the world’s population could reach nine billion (it’s currently just over seven billion). This means that energy demand is soaring whilst traditional sources, like coal, gas and oil, that we use to fuel our homes, cars, hospitals and factories are running out.
Likewise, there is a growing need globally to ensure our energy is greener, reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. Power generation and transport emissions are some of the world’s primary sources of pollution.
Our growing global population needs energy – power, fuel, food – for continued social and economic development – energy that is affordable and accessible to the majority and which is sustainable. That’s why renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, tidal, biomass and biofuel are being developed. Development in many sectors is still in the initial stages, but this vital work will pave the way for more efficient and sustainable energy for our future.
Renewable energy simply means that the energy is created from a natural source that is sustainable, something that can be regrown or recreated e.g. the sun, wind, water, plants etc. For Vivergo, that means feed wheat, which is then converted into fuel (bioethanol) and feed (protein animal feed). Our process also has no waste and the energy we produce is environmentally sustainable too.
The UK and the rest of the world are in a new era for energy and fuel production. Vivergo has seized that opportunity, and we are playing our part in providing vital, home grown sustainable energy for the UK.