"Made in Norfolk" livery for bioethanol tankers launched today
Today, Friday 24th April 2009, saw the launch of British Sugar's new “Made in Norfolk” bioethanol tanker livery.
The livery, which underlines the company’s ongoing commitment to the region, was launched by Christopher Fraser, MP for South West Norfolk at British Sugar's Wissington sugar factory.
British Sugar opened Britain’s first bioethanol plant at its Wissington sugar factory 18 months ago. The bioethanol refinery uses local sugar beet to make 75 million litres of bioethanol a year – about 2% of the petrol used by all the UK’s cars.
The green fuel delivers 71% savings in CO2
emissions when compared to petrol and it is destined for forecourts around the country.
British Sugar’s investment in bioethanol has increased demand for sugar beet by 650,000 tonnes above and beyond EU quota limits.
Christopher Fraser, MP for South West Norfolk (pictured right) and Chris Carter, British Sugar's Corporate Affairs Director (pictured left) at Wissington sugar factory today.