Tate & Lyle Increases US Fuel-Ethanol Production

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Tate & Lyle today announces that its has completed modifications to increase annual fuel-grade ethanol production capacity at its Staley maize processing plant in Loudon, Tennessee by 50%. This raises the annual production rate from 40 million gallons to 60 million gallons. Staley Loudon can now convert 24 million bushels of maize to ethanol annually making it one of the largest ethanol production facilities in the United States.

Market changes and government measures have recently created increasing demand for ethanol in the US, with 2001 set to be a record year for production. As a renewable fuel, ethanol helps fight air pollution from motor vehicles, plays a vital role as a fuel additive to replace other additives such as MTBE, and is used to increase gasoline octane and as a gasoline extender. The use of grain-based ethanol in gasoline reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 35-46% compared with conventional gasoline.

AE Staley Manufacturing Company is part of Tate & Lyle North America and is one of the largest maize refiners in the US. It is a prominent supplier of value-added products derived from carbohydrates, including sweeteners, food and industrial starches, and citric acid. Staley ships ethanol by barge, rail car and truck to blenders throughout the eastern half of the US.

About Tate & Lyle: 
Tate & Lyle PLC is a leading global provider of food and beverage ingredients and solutions. Supported by our 160-year history of ingredient innovation, we partner with customers to provide consumers with healthier and tastier choices when they eat and drink. We are proud that millions of people around the world consume products containing our ingredients every day.

Through our expertise in sweetening, mouthfeel and fibre fortification, our Food & Beverage Solutions business develops solutions which reduce sugar, calories and fat, add fibre, and provide texture and stability in categories including beverages, dairy, bakery, soups, sauces and dressings. Our Primary Products business produces nutritive sweeteners, industrial starches used in paper and packaging, acidulants and products used for animal nutrition.

We have around 4,200 employees working in more than 60 locations across 30 countries. Tate & Lyle’s purpose is Improving Lives for Generations and through our purpose we believe we can successfully grow our business and have a positive impact on society. We live our purpose in three ways, by supporting healthy living, building thriving communities and caring for our planet.

Tate & Lyle is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol TATE.L. American Depositary Receipts trade under TATYY. In the year to 31 March 2020, Tate & Lyle sales totalled £2.9 billion. For more information, please visit http://www.tateandlyle.com or follow Tate & Lyle on TwitterLinkedin or Facebook.