Celtic Renewables is constructing its first state-of-the-art commercial processing plant at Caledon Green, in Grangemouth Scotland, to transform locally sourced low-value materials into low-carbon, high-value, sustainable bioproducts. The facility will process the residues from local distilleries to produce high value sustainable biochemical products (Acetone, Butanol and Ethanol) to displace existing petrochemicals, as well as a high protein sustainable animal feed product.
Recognised as a milestone in the transition to a low carbon economy, and a significant contributor to Scotland’s post-Covid green recovery, the construction of this plant has received tremendous support from local level to national government. Scottish based suppliers and contractors have been used wherever possible and when completed this will be the first bio-chemical refinery at the heart of chemical manufacturing in Scotland.
The Caledon Green Plant will be the company’s flagship demonstration facility and the springboard for the commercialisation of its process technology across the world, but moreover as the first biorefinery in the country it marks a huge step forward towards growing a sustainable bioeconomy in the transition to a net zero world.
The state of the art biorefinery brings together cutting edge biotechnology and engineering excellence in a modern day reinvention of the traditional ABE process. A combination of history and innovation is bringing the ABE industry back to life in a modern world with a drive towards a circular economy.
Celtic Renewables is very grateful to all of its partners and supply chain who stuck together during the 2019 COVID lockdown while construction was halted, through a very difficult period for the world.