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U.K. Spin-out Firm to Generate BioButanol from Whiskey Byproduct

3:17 AM MST | January 26, 2012 | Alex Scott

Celtic Renewables (Edinburgh, U.K.), a biotech company developing a process for converting whiskey byproducts into biobutanol and other biochemicals, has been launched yesterday. The start-up company is a spin out from Napier University (Edinburgh). The fledgling company is now working with government agency Scottish Enterprise to generate the fuel from sustainable resources at an industrial scale.   Celtic Renewables fermentation process uses the two main by-products of whisky production; pot ale, the liquid from the copper stills; and draff, the spent...

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