Vision

To be the World Leader in ABE Fermentation as a Global Sustainable Industry

Mission Statement

Our mission is to re-establish, at a global scale, the Acetone-Butanol-Ethanol (ABE) fermentation process, utilising local low value materials to produce low-carbon, high-value, sustainable products.  We will continue to innovate, enhance and optimise our patented technology in terms of science, engineering and manufacturing excellence, to develop world leading biorefineries in key locations, that will grow local economies and shareholder value.  Our commitment is to work with strategic partners to create an environmentally and socio-economically viable industry that displaces fossil fuel derivatives.

Celtic Renewables Timeline

2005

Interest in Acetone Butanol Ethanol Fermentation

is revived globally as Butanol fuelled car is driven 10,000 miles across the USA by biobutanol pioneer David Ramey

Ramsey and son in front of the whitehouse
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2005

2007

Martin

sets up the first centre for sustainable biofuel development in the UK – The Biofuel Research Centre – at Edinburgh Napier University.

2007 Martin Tangney

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2007

2008

Proof of Concept

research commences on Scottish Government funded programme to investigate ABE fermentation of whisky production residues

2008

2010

Patents filed as concept proven

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2010 Patents

2010

2012

Celtic Renewables Ltd formally launched

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2012

2012

Agreement with local distillery to have its residues converted into advanced biofuel

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2012

2014

Technology scaled up

Signed a partnership agreement with Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant (BBEPP)  in Ghent to scale up the technology following a £1.2 million deal with private investors and grant funding from the UK government’s Department of Energy and Climate Change

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2014

2015

First large scale butanol samples revealed

First large scale butanol samples revealed – successfully scaled up process technology over 1,000-fold, taking it from the original lab-scale to viable commercial pilot-scale

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2015

2015

Celtic Renewables named the most Innovative Biotech SME in Europe at the EU parliament

Over £4 million in funding since company launch

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2015

2017

Celtic Renewables makes history by powering the world´s first ever car fuelled with biobutanol derived from local whisky production residues

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2017

2020

£20m+ new funding secured for first production facility in Scotland

2020