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CNN shines international spotlight on Celtic Renewables

  • CNN shines international spotlight on Celtic Renewables

    April 2016

    An edit of the feature is available to view online at CNN via the following link

    Celtic Renewables were pleased to host Nick Glass and his team from CNN as part of their Make, Create, Innovate special series. Make, Create, Innovate is the CNN flagship science and technology series that tells the stories behind the inventions and technological breakthroughs that are reshaping our world.


    The CNN team produced a programme for their March broadcast of Make Create Innovate, which was entitled “The New Renewables”. The episode was broadcast repeatedly around the world throughout the month, shining a fantastic spotlight on the innovation behind Celtic Renewables, and on the man behind the innovation - company founder and President Prof Martin Tangney.


    CNN film crew spent two days filming in various locations in Edinburgh and surrounding including: The Scottish Whisky Experience, Kingsbarns Distillery and the Celtic Renewables head quarters.


    While at the Celtic Renewables Headquarters, Nick Glass met with Prof Tangney and our scientists who are striving to revive a century old technology to create a new biofuel using the byproducts from the whisky industry.


    Celtic Renewables celebrated an exceptional year in 2015 which saw them produce the world’s first samples of an advanced biofuel – biobutanol – from the production residues of the Scottish malt whisky industry.


    Prof Tangney commented, “This international exposure shows the tremendous interest in what we are trying to accomplish at Celtic Renewables, but the interest from CNN also reflects the global attraction that Scotland holds and we are proud to be playing our small part in shaping the country’s future”

    We are honoured to have the global potential of Celtic Renewables recognised by a world renowned company with far global reach such as CNN.