Scotch-waste-to-biofuel-maker Celtic Renewables nominated for top UK award

 Prof Martin Tangney
Prof Martin Tangney

The Scottish renewables company that has developed the technology to convert whisky production-residues into a biofuel capable of directly powering motor vehicles has been shortlisted for a British Renewables Energy Awards 2015.

Celtic Renewables is widely regarded as the leading start-up company in the biofuel sector in the UK.  The company was officially launched in early 2012 to commercialise a world leading innovation that combines the low value by-products of malt whisky production and converts them into high value advanced sustainable biofuel.

The Edinburgh-based company was shortlisted for the Innovation award which recognises any innovative, renewable energy conversion device, invention or application which has achieved a major milestone or reached the market since January 2014.

These awards are the most prestigious event for the UK renewables industry. Now in its 10th year, the British Renewable Energy Awards gala dinner takes place tomorrow (18 June) at a central London hotel.

The nomination follows the history making milestone Celtic Renewables achieved in February this year by being the first in the world to produce biofuel capable of directly powering cars from residues of the whisky industry.

The Edinburgh Napier University spin out company now plans to build a commercial demonstration scale production facility in central Scotland.

Professor Martin Tangney, Celtic Renewables Founder and President, said; “It has been a year of hard work by everyone at Celtic Renewables and we are honoured to be shortlisted for this prestigious award. It acknowledges the tremendous growth and achievement within the company over the last 12 months.”

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