Vivergo Fuels was formed in 2007 as a biorefinery for the future.
Our plant is based at Saltend, near Hull
Shareholders are AB Sugar, BP & DuPont.
Opening: Initial Production Commenced Q4 2012
Capital Investment: Approx. £350m.
Excellent Safety Record: 5 million man hours without a Day Away from Work Case (DAFWC).
We have been awarded the National Joint Council for the Engineering Construction Industry (NJC) Safety Award for Engineering Construction.
RoSPA Gold Award for Occupational Health & Safety 2011 & 2012, RoSPA Silver 2010.
We are proud of our record of outstanding safety management and performance on major projects.
Vivergo Fuels will create and support 1000+ jobs.
11 local apprentices worked on the construction site.
The business will directly employ 80 people and these are all highly skilled positions.
We have directly contributed approx. £60m to the local economy so far, but overall the bioethanol industry could be worth at least £1 billion P.A. to the UK economy by 2020.
In its construction phase, the Vivergo site was believed to be the UK's biggest construction/civil engineering site outside of the Olympic programme.
Through Jobcentre Plus, 24 unemployed people were offered training opportunities, 6 of whom have secured permanent roles with the company in highly skilled positions.
Our deep port location in Hull helps to optimise supply chain logistics, particularly through access to Continental Europe.
Vivergo is committed to adding value, socially, environmentally and economically in the local area.
To date, Vivergo has raised and donated approaching £200,000 for local charities and community groups.
Vivergo Fuels is ideally positioned for future technology deployment, particularly biobutanol conversion.
Vivergo also plays an active role regionally, working with other bodies and organisations to drive innovation and maximise joint opportunities in the renewables field.
Our process is just like brewing beer - we will be the biggest brewery in the UK, producing more alcohol on site than the rest of the country put together.
Our site covers an area the equivalent of 12 World Cup sized Football Pitches.