Ethanol for use in transport
We produce ethanol that is blended in unleaded car fuel known as E5 and E10.
At British Sugar, the ethanol is derived from sugar beet and their ethanol plant produces up to 75 million litres annually.
At our Vivergo Fuels plant, which is one of Europe’s biggest ethanol producers, the ethanol is derived from feed-grade wheat. The plant produces up to 420 million litres annually, as well as producing around 400,000 tonnes of protein rich animal feed for livestock.
Ethanol for use in beverages
In our South Africa and Tanzania operations within Illovo Sugar Africa, we produce high-grade ethanol, or more commonly known as ‘potable alcohol’, derived from molasses. This is used within the drinks industry in their branded alcoholic drinks, for example vodka’s, gins, rums, and more.
On average, we supply around 65,000 litres to the local and regional beverage industry annually.
The full range of ethanol products produced by Illovo Sugar Africa, can be viewed here.