Tag: Scotland

Scottish grain farmers could help out English neighbors after sustainability scheme expires

Scottish grain farmers could help out English neighbors after sustainability scheme expires

August 24, 2017 |

In the UK, Scottish wheat growers are jumping in to help their southern neighbors by supplying feedstock to ethanol plants covered by the SQC quality scheme that is approved by the European Union as complying with the Renewable Energy Directive’s sustainability criteria. EU approval for the Red Tractor scheme that many English farmers participate in […]

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Whisky in the Jar, Whisky in Your Car – First Ever Test Drive on Whisky Biofuel

Whisky in the Jar, Whisky in Your Car – First Ever Test Drive on Whisky Biofuel

July 8, 2017 |

In the UK, the traditional Irish song “Whiskey in the Jar” comes to mind as we celebrate and raise our glasses for the world’s first test drive running on Scotch whisky. Don’t grab your whisky bottle and pour it into your gas tank just yet – we are talking about Celtic Renewables’ biobutanol made from […]

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Genetics roadmap to develop more resilient farmed fish

Genetics roadmap to develop more resilient farmed fish

June 27, 2017 |

In Scotland, researchers at WorldFish will embark on new research to create more resilient fish with characteristics such as disease resistance and more effective feed utilization, using advanced techniques such as genomic selection to introduce these characteristics into its improved tilapia strains. Use of genomic selection tools, which enable the selection of animals based on […]

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Shadow Scottish Environment Secretary calls for more action on circular economy

Shadow Scottish Environment Secretary calls for more action on circular economy

February 19, 2017 |

In Scotland, Shadow Cabinet Secretary for the Environment Maurice Golden called for the Scottish Government to take more action on the circular economy at the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association’s (ADBA’s) inaugural Scottish National Conference in Glasgow. Golden, who led the Circular Economy Program for Zero Waste Scotland prior to being elected to the Scottish […]

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Scotland teaming up to produce ethanol from bracken

Scotland teaming up to produce ethanol from bracken

September 13, 2016 |

In the UK, Oakland Biofuels is working with Scottish Land & Estates to explore the possibility of producing ethanol from bracken. A demonstration of the equipment used to harvest the nuisance plant was held near Blair Atholl last week, showing farmers and landowners how it could be useful thanks to processing rather than spraying it […]

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Celtic Renewables to build whisky-based biobutanol production facility in Scotland

Celtic Renewables to build whisky-based biobutanol production facility in Scotland

March 2, 2015 |

In Scotland, Celtic Renewables has become the first company in the world to produce biofuel from whisky residues. The Edinburgh-based spin-out from the Biofuel Research Center (BfRC) at Edinburgh Napier University now plans to build a production facility in central Scotland after manufacturing the first samples of bio-butanol from the by-products of whisky fermentation. It […]

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Celtic Renewables wins top award for whisky by-product biobutanol

Celtic Renewables wins top award for whisky by-product biobutanol

September 15, 2014 |

In Scotland, Celtic Renewables won the top motor industry sustainability award for their technology, which produces biobutanol from whisky byproducts. The company received the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership’s Low Carbon Champion award last week. Celtic Renewables is a spin-out company from the Biofuel Research Centre at Edinburgh Napier University which converts two key by-products of […]

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Scotland to invest USD $800,000 in biofuels

Scotland to invest USD $800,000 in biofuels

March 9, 2014 |

In the UK, the Scottish Biofuel program at Edinburgh Napier University’s Sighthill campus will receive a boost in funding, according to the Scottish Minister for Energy, Enterprise, and Tourism, Fergus Ewing. The announcement, which will grant additional funding of nearly USD $800,000 over the next two years, echoed the Minister’s hopes that Scottish Biofuel will […]

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Celtic Renewables to use whisky byproducts for biobutanol

Celtic Renewables to use whisky byproducts for biobutanol

November 18, 2013 |

In Scotland, Celtic Renewables will use whisky byproducts to produce biobutanol. Draff and pot ale, which account for roughly 90% of the raw material that goes into whisky-making, is generally disposed of as waste at considerable cost to producers. Tangney, the founder of Celtic Renewables, also works at the Biofuel Research Centre at Edinburgh Napier […]

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Argent Energy sold to investors for $122.8 million with eye on Asia

Argent Energy sold to investors for $122.8 million with eye on Asia

July 24, 2013 |

In Scotland, biodiesel producer Argent Energy has been bought for $122.8 million by John Swire & Sons (Green Investments) who plans to take the company’s Asian experience and translate Argent’s success overseas. Argent, who employs 70 people to produce biodiesel from waste grease, tallow and waste cooking oil, was debt-free and had a $76.7 million […]

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