The Financial Times comments on the Ensus biofuel factory at Teeside:
This latest shutdown is the fourth to hit the Teesside plant since it opened in 2010. The first halt to production was because of odour emission problems; subsequent shutdowns — one of which lasted 15 months — have been blamed on adverse market conditions. A remarkable feature of all the shutdowns is that the plant’s employees have been retained throughout and not laid off.
The Financial Times noted that falling oil prices were a factor in the shutdown. However, in spite of the bad economic situation, the plant workers were not laid off.