Tag: UK

CropEnergies looks to trial the Ensus restart in July

CropEnergies looks to trial the Ensus restart in July

May 18, 2016 |

In the UK, CropEnergies is looking to do a trial test run at the Ensus ethanol plant no later than July in an effort to see if it can bring the plant back online after being mothballed in February 2015. In the meantime, the company has invested in upgrades to boost production and energy efficiency […]

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Welsh researchers trialing new algae farm method

Welsh researchers trialing new algae farm method

May 17, 2016 |

In the UK, the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council has funded a new seaweed farm in Pembroke Dock so marine biologists from Swansea University follow in the footsteps of other projects in Ireland and Scotland with an original farm design that is unique in the UK. A Durham University-led consortium has developed the design […]

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Argent Energy installs technology to capture more FOG for biodiesel feedstock

Argent Energy installs technology to capture more FOG for biodiesel feedstock

May 5, 2016 |

In the UK, Argent Energy’s new energy plant in Cheshire, which processes waste fats, oils and greases (FOG) for use as biodiesel, will use a WPL Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) wastewater treatment system to reclaim more of the resource. Argent Energy, which already supplies thousands of eco-buses across the UK with the biofuel, has ordered […]

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Increased biofuel demand supporting global micronutrients market

Increased biofuel demand supporting global micronutrients market

May 2, 2016 |

In the UK, according to the latest research study released by Technavio, the global agricultural micronutrients market is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 8% until 2020 in large part thanks to growing demand for biofuels. This research report titled ‘Global Agricultural Micronutrients Market 2016-2020’, provides an in-depth analysis of market growth in […]

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Infineum study shows use of renewable fuels from service station data in eight countries

Infineum study shows use of renewable fuels from service station data in eight countries

April 27, 2016 |

In the UK, Infineum has revealed the initial results from its latest biennial global Winter Diesel Fuel Quality Survey, offering a unique update on the current trends in the industry across the global marketplace. The Infineum survey collected samples from service stations from across eight countries in order to represent the production from each refinery or […]

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University of Greenwich researchers find challenges with macroalgae in the UK

University of Greenwich researchers find challenges with macroalgae in the UK

April 27, 2016 |

In the UK, researchers at the University of Greenwich have published a study that takes a critical view to opportunities for macroalgae production for biofuels in the British Isles, in particular for the MacroBioCrude processing pipeline for the sustainable manufacture of liquid hydrocarbon fuels from seaweed in the UK. The production of biofuel from seaweed […]

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Vivergo’s future looking brighter thanks to improved margins

Vivergo’s future looking brighter thanks to improved margins

April 19, 2016 |

In the UK, Associated British Foods says Vivergo’s financial results have improved after performing well during the September to February period. With operations improving and the European ethanol market providing higher crush margins recently, the company believes prospects for the ethanol producer that has suffered many production, market and ownership setbacks in the past few […]

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UK’s biofuel use fell in 2015 with biodiesel taking bigger hit

UK’s biofuel use fell in 2015 with biodiesel taking bigger hit

April 13, 2016 |

In the UK, the Department of Energy and Climate Change says liquid biofuel use in transport fell more than 17% in 2015 to 1.46 billion liters with biodiesel consumption taking the biggest hit of 30% to 669 million liters. Ethanol consumption, representing 54% of biofuel consumption, fell only 2% last year to 795 million liters. […]

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NGOs demand UNCTAD withdraw report; but who is making the false claims?

NGOs demand UNCTAD withdraw report; but who is making the false claims?

April 11, 2016 |

In the UK, Biofuelwatch and six other groups are calling on the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) to withdraw a report, which they say falsely claims that second generation biofuels have become a ”commercial reality.”  In an Open Letter to UNCTAD, the groups warn that the report’s conclusion is based on such profound […]

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Green Biologics partner with Nexeo for US distribution of n-butanol and acetone

Green Biologics partner with Nexeo for US distribution of n-butanol and acetone

April 10, 2016 |

In the UK, Green Biologics has partnered with Nexeo Solutions for the distribution of n-butanol and acetone to the U.S. market. Nexeo will focus on the CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers) HI&I (household, industrial & institutional clearners), PCI (personal care intermediates), and energy chemicals. Green Biologics is building its first commercial production facility for […]

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