Bioethanol plant tackles wheat odour problems

Persistent odorous emissions from grain driers at the Ensus biorefinery on Teesside appear to have been solved by new abatement equipment

The UK’s largest bioethanol refinery began commissioning two regenerative thermal oxidiser (RTO) units on 22 April to try to  control odours emitted from wheat driers.

Ensus’s plant in Wilton, Teesside, has suffered from odour problems since it opened more than a year ago. Local residents have compared the smells from the plant to Marmite or Bovril. Some have asked lawyers Hugh James to investigate legal action against the firm, although no action has as yet been taken.

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