Tag: UK

UK researchers lead work on development of bio-propane

UK researchers lead work on development of bio-propane

April 16, 2015 |

In the UK, researchers at The University of Manchester have made a significant breakthrough in the development of synthetic pathways that will enable renewable biosynthesis of the gas propane. This research is part of a programme of work aimed at developing the next generation of biofuels. This study provides new insight and understanding of the […]

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UK farmers union urges MEPs to support biofuels by voting down ILUC compromise

UK farmers union urges MEPs to support biofuels by voting down ILUC compromise

April 15, 2015 |

In the UK, the National Farmers Union is encouraging European parliamentarians to vote against the biofuels reform compromise approved by the European Parliament’s environment committee this week, saying legislators have been bullied into the deal by environmentalists and social pressure groups. The vote the end of this month provides the last opportunity to support the […]

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UK biodiesel consumption up 25% in 2014 but ethanol falls nearly 1%

UK biodiesel consumption up 25% in 2014 but ethanol falls nearly 1%

April 14, 2015 |

In the UK, the Department of Energy and Climate Change says that biodiesel accounted for 3.4% of diesel consumption in 2014, with ethanol accounting for 4.6% of gasoline, according to its provisional reporting. A total of 466.79 million gallons of biofuels were consumed, up 11.5% on the year. Biodiesel consumption rose 25% but ethanol consumption […]

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Abengoa’s CEO blames EU bureaucracy for “zombie industry”

Abengoa’s CEO blames EU bureaucracy for “zombie industry”

April 13, 2015 |

In the UK, Abengoa’s CEO has said that European bureaucracy has created a “zombie industry” of renewable energy companies, neither alive nor dead, as they wait for policy to come into place or for decisions on projects to get made. He referred to the biofuels industry, and the long-awaited decisions on ILUC, as well as […]

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University of East Anglia pinpoints five yeast strains to boost cellulosic yields

University of East Anglia pinpoints five yeast strains to boost cellulosic yields

April 6, 2015 |

In the UK, a new study pinpoints five strains of yeast capable of turning agricultural by-products, such as straw, sawdust and corncobs, into bioethanol – a well-known alcohol-based biofuel. It is estimated that more than 400 billion liters of bioethanol could be produced each year from crop wastage. The research team from the University of East […]

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UK study shows UCO biodiesel has well-to-wheel GHG savings of 84%

UK study shows UCO biodiesel has well-to-wheel GHG savings of 84%

April 1, 2015 |

In the UK, a study commissioned by Convert2Green (C2G), an energy-from-waste group funded by the Government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles and Innovate UK, says that used cooking oil-based biodiesel can account for tank to wheel GHG savings of 86%, well-to-wheel GHG savings of 84% and a substitution rate of 85%, with no efficiency loss.

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China New Energy making progress on Hungarian and Thai ethanol projects

China New Energy making progress on Hungarian and Thai ethanol projects

April 1, 2015 |

In the UK, China New Energy reports that its projects in Hungary and Thailand are proceeding well. Visontai Bioetanol Fejlesztő Korlátolt Felelősségű Társaság has informed CNE that the 30 million Euro project finance has been agreed with local banks and that CNE should expect to commence the construction of the 150 million liter per year […]

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IEA Clean Coal Center to hold webinar on microalgal removal of CO2 from flue gas

IEA Clean Coal Center to hold webinar on microalgal removal of CO2 from flue gas

March 30, 2015 |

In the UK, microalgal removal of CO2 from flue gas is the subject for the next webinar, from the IEA Clean Coal Center, which will be presented by Xing Zhang on Wednesday 22 April at midday (UK time). Various methods have been developed to remove CO2 from the flue gas of coal-fired power plants. Biological […]

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Mothballing Ensus puts pressure on exporters to sell more UK wheat abroad

Mothballing Ensus puts pressure on exporters to sell more UK wheat abroad

March 26, 2015 |

In the UK, the Home Grown Cereals Agency has cut its estimates for domestic wheat demand by 296,000 metric tons in part due to the temporary mothballing of Ensus. As a result, there’s more pressure on the country to export half a million tons of wheat—a level not seen since 2008—in order to not build […]

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Greenergy receives RSB sustainability certification for UK biodiesel

Greenergy receives RSB sustainability certification for UK biodiesel

March 23, 2015 |

In the UK, Greenergy has earned the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials’ sustainability certification for its production of biodiesel from used cooking oil. In addition to operating two biodiesel manufacturing facilities in Immingham and North Cave, Greenergy currently supplies more than a quarter of the UK’s road fuel. The company’s pre-processing enables the use of a […]

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