Tag: UK

Shanks Group leads preferred bidders for Surrey Biofuels Processing Facility

Shanks Group leads preferred bidders for Surrey Biofuels Processing Facility

December 19, 2014 |

In the UK, waste-to-product company Shanks Group plc announced that Iris Solutions, a consortium led by Orgaworld Canada, part of Shanks’ Organics Division, has been selected as the preferred proponent for the Surrey Biofuels Processing Facility project in Canada. Shanks will build the biofuel processing facility, which will process 115,000 tonnes of residual kitchen and […]

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Brazil’s CTBE signs MOU with York’s Biorenewables Development Centre

Brazil’s CTBE signs MOU with York’s Biorenewables Development Centre

December 19, 2014 |

In the UK, Brazil’s National Laboratory of Science and Technology of Bioethanol (CTBE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Biorenewables Development Centre (BDC), based in York. For the past five years, plant biologists, geneticists and green chemists from across Europe have been working with CTBE experts on sugarcane breeding and bioethanol production, […]

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UK DOT launches £25 million competition for three advanced biofuels plants

UK DOT launches £25 million competition for three advanced biofuels plants

December 15, 2014 |

In the UK, the Department of Transportation has launched a £25 million competition to build advanced biofuel plants. The funds, supported by significant private investment, will enable the construction of up to three demonstration plants. The fuel produced by the chosen technology must show a minimum of 60% greenhouse gas emissions reductions compared with fossil […]

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UK government launches funding competition for advanced biofuel plants

UK government launches funding competition for advanced biofuel plants

December 10, 2014 |

In the UK, the UK green fuels industry will take a significant step forward with the launch of a GBP25 million competition to build advanced biofuel plants. The Department for Transport funding is supported by significant private sector investment and will enable the construction of up to three demonstration biofuel plants, the first of their […]

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Maple Energy suspends AIM trading after senior lenders call in loans

Maple Energy suspends AIM trading after senior lenders call in loans

December 8, 2014 |

In the UK, trading of Maple Energy Plc’s shares on the AIM were suspended on the company’s request after senior lenders sent out letters calling in outstanding loans. The company is continuing to negotiate with lenders after missing a five-day extension on a payment due Dec. 3. The future of the company’s ethanol assets are […]

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Three former directors of Sustainable Growth Group sentenced to jail for fraud

Three former directors of Sustainable Growth Group sentenced to jail for fraud

December 8, 2014 |

In the UK, three former directors of Sustainable Growth Group were convicted of conspiracy to commit fraud, conspiracy to furnish false information, fraudulent trading and Bribery Act 2010 offences last Friday at Southwark Crown Court following the Serious Fraud Office’s investigation into the company’s alleged jatropha plantations in Cambodia.  

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UK researchers seek to clean up tin mine using algae

UK researchers seek to clean up tin mine using algae

December 8, 2014 |

In the UK, a ground breaking research project by the GW4 Alliance aims to clean up water from a Cornish tin mine, using algae to harvest the precious heavy metals and produce biofuel at the same time. GW4 brings together the South West and Wales’ four leading, research-intensive universities: Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter. Researchers […]

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Port of Hull officially opens new biofuel port terminal

Port of Hull officially opens new biofuel port terminal

December 4, 2014 |

In the UK, the new biofuel port terminal at Hull has been officially opened by the Lord Mayor of Hull Mary Glew. The millions of metric tons of wood pellets imported from North America on an annual basis will power the nearby Drax Power Station. Plans are in place to develop biofuel port terminals at Immingham […]

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DEFRA shows 85% of UK biofuel consumption is imported

DEFRA shows 85% of UK biofuel consumption is imported

December 3, 2014 |

In the UK, a new report from DEFRA shows that about 85% of the biofuels consumed in the country are imported. Ukraine was the largest supplier during 2013/14 at about 185 million liters of corn-based ethanol. The US also exported 60 million liters of corn-based ethanol while France exported 71 million liters of sugarbeet-based ethanol, […]

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UK’s Sustainable Aviation roadmap shows 4,400 new jobs by 2050

UK’s Sustainable Aviation roadmap shows 4,400 new jobs by 2050

December 2, 2014 |

In the UK, Sustainable Aviation (SA), a coalition of the UK’s airlines, airports, manufacturers and air navigation service provider NATS, has launched its latest Road-Map, which considers the opportunities for sustainable aviation fuels. The Road-Map identifies the potential for a 24 per cent reduction in aviation carbon dioxide emissions by 2050 and the generation of […]

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