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Ensus' Teesside plant stops production

The Ensus biofuel plant at Wilton on Teesside has temporarily halted the manufacture of bioethanol because of the high cost of its raw ingredient, wheat. The 100-strong workforce will be kept on and the company hopes to restart its operation soon.

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Ensus biofuel Wilton plant halts production

Ensus - one of the UK's biggest biofuel makers - has temporarily halted production at its Wilton plant on Teesside

It says the high cost of wheat, which it processes to make biofuel, animal feed and carbon dioxide, means it's not competitive to continue production, but no staff are being laid off.

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