Celtic Renewables is sponsoring the 4th Year Chemical Engineering Design Project at Edinburgh University.
In this partnership, Celtic Renewables has presented the class at Edinburgh University with a challenge: design a state-of-the-art Acetone Butanol and Ethanol facility capable of processing a substantial 175,000 tonnes of Pot Ale, a byproduct stemming from malt whisky production.
The students, who embarked on this journey in early November, are tasked with developing a design for the core solvent production and separation facility. They will also explore opportunities to extract additional revenue and value from processing the by-products that occur during the process.
This collaborative initiative not only provides students with a real-world, hands-on experience but also aligns perfectly with Celtic Renewables’ commitment to sustainable solutions and innovation. By delving into the complexities of this project, the students are contributing to the advancement of chemical engineering and circular economy practices.
The project timeline spans from the early stages in November, where groups were formed, to the submission in April, when the students will submit their projects and present their findings. This period allows for in-depth research, innovative problem-solving, and the application of theoretical knowledge in a practical setting.