Tag: Scotland

“Biofuels & Food Security: Micro-Evidence from Ethiopia”

“Biofuels & Food Security: Micro-Evidence from Ethiopia”

June 17, 2013 |

Today on Twitter: BettyBeekeeper: study: ‘#Biofuels & #FoodSecurity: Micro-Evidence from #Ethiopia’ PinnacleWindPwr NBB Opens Membership to Renewable Diesel Producers | BioFuels …: Washington GreenBeeGirl Whisky a Go Go: Can Scotland’s Distillery Waste Boost #Biofuels

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Marine Biopolymers looking to build pilot plant for sodium alginate production

Marine Biopolymers looking to build pilot plant for sodium alginate production

November 22, 2012 |

In Scotland, Marine Biopolymers reports that test results for their wet seaweed to dried sodium alginate were positive, with their technology showing cost advantages and faster processing time. The sodium alginate could used in foods, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and textiles. Marine is currently working to get funding for a pilot plant to be built in Ayrshire, […]

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Scottish set up $2.5 million fund for SMEs to commercialize biofuels R&D

Scottish set up $2.5 million fund for SMEs to commercialize biofuels R&D

November 20, 2012 |

In the UK, five Scottish universities will coordinate a $2.5 million fund coming from the European Regional Development Fund, the Scottish Government and Scottish Enterprise that will promote innovation targeted at SMEs to exploit existing and future biofuels research commercially, as well as to conduct feasibility studies. More on the story.

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Scottish distillery to convert waste into advanced biofuel

Scottish distillery to convert waste into advanced biofuel

November 5, 2012 |

In Scotland, a whisky distillery called Tullibardine will be the first in the world to convert its waste into advanced biofuel. The company will be using the facilities at the Centre for Process Innovation and will scale up the process to 10,000 liters. Tullibardine has also signed an MOU with Celtic Renewables Ltd to develop […]

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Stagecoach boosts buses to B30

Stagecoach boosts buses to B30

October 29, 2012 |

In Scotland, Stagecoach buses have boosted their bioblend to 30% from 5% in 530 buses and coaches in East Scotland area and almost 400 vehicles operating as part of the Stagecoach’s West Scotland business area. The higher blend cuts GHG emissions by 22% over B5, which prompted the switch.

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Scottish whiskey distiller to be first to use byproducts for biobutanol

Scottish whiskey distiller to be first to use byproducts for biobutanol

September 25, 2012 |

In Scotland, independent whisky maker Tullibardine plans to become the first whiskey distillery to produce fuel for transport, a move that could revolutionize the country’s 100+ distilleries. In conjunction with Edinburgh Napier University, Tullibardine plans to build a processing plant in central Scotland to produce biobutanol. The distillery will supply the plant with fermentation and […]

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Scots award $5.42M for green, biofuels R&D

Scots award $5.42M for green, biofuels R&D

March 1, 2012 |

In the UK, the Scottish government has granted $5.42 million to six projects supporting the green economy including to Napier University whose National Biofuel Resource Center will support Scottish businesses to identify access and apply biofuel as a real solution to minimizing their waste disposal costs while introducing new revenue streams through biofuel production.

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Electric leaf? Researchers develop solar power to biofuels pathway

Electric leaf? Researchers develop solar power to biofuels pathway

February 20, 2012 |

In Scotland, scientists have developed an “electric leaf”, which is capable of producing a liquid hydrocarbon similar to petrol using electricity generated from renewable resources. This discovery could mean significant yield improvement for algae development by eliminating or reducing the inefficiencies of photosynthesis. The research, entering its second phase, will be applied to cyanobacteria to […]

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Celtic Renewables debuts; biobutanol from Scottish whiskey byproducts

Celtic Renewables debuts; biobutanol from Scottish whiskey byproducts

January 27, 2012 |

In Scotland, Napier University’s Biofuel Research Centre has spun-out a new start-up, Celtic Renewables to develop biobutanol sourced from the £4 billion malt whisky industry in Scotland. Celtic Renewables, Scotland’s first biobutanol company, is now working with Scottish Enterprise to produce the fuel from sustainable resources on an industrial scale. Its fermentation process uses the […]

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Scotland's EAE will run 7 Citroen Relay vans on Argent Energy's B30

Scotland's EAE will run 7 Citroen Relay vans on Argent Energy's B30

October 21, 2011 |

In Scotland, EAE, who distributes display stands, tourist information leaflets and other promotional material to some 5,000 locations in Scotland has just taken delivery of 7 Citroen Relay vans which will run on Argent Energy’s B30.  The firm plans to switch the rest of their 21-strong fleet of vehicles by the end of 2012.  EAE […]

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