Founded in 2012 as a spin-off from Edinburgh Napier University, Celtic Renewables is seeking to become the world leader in biobased solvent production via commercialisation of the Acetone-Butanol-Ethanol (ABE) fermentation process. Widely recognised as one of the most innovative new sustainable cleantech companies in the UK, Celtic Renewables is the world’s first company to utilise the waste products produced by the Scotch Whisky industry to manufacture Acetone, Butanol and Ethanol for use in industrial manufacturing and research activities in addition to biobutanol as a sustainable fuel source.
A leading player in the development of Scotland’s low carbon green bioeconomy, Celtic Renewables has secured over £20m in funding as the first stage in bringing its vision to reality. Establishing Celtic Renewables Grangemouth plc in 2018, the company plans to complete construction of its first plant at Caledon Green, Grangemouth which, when operational in mid-2021, is expected to process up to 50,000 tonnes of residues annually from the Whisky industry.
The Caledon Green plant will act as the business’s flagship demonstration facility and the launching point for the commercialisation of its process technology across the world. Celtic Renewables has ambitious growth plans with the intention to construct a further three or four plants in the UK and Ireland in the next five years to make continued use of Whisky industry by-products.
With the Caledon Green plant close to construction completion and moving into operations and with fund raising for working capital to develop new opportunities nearly complete, Celtic Renewables are looking for a suitable qualified Financial Controller to establish and manage financial processes and controls for the expanding requirements of the group.