Tag: UK

UK opens public consultation on 2017 RTFO

UK opens public consultation on 2017 RTFO

November 29, 2016 |

In the UK, the government has launched a consultation to seek the views of the public and stakeholders on proposed changes to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation Order (RTFO). In particular it concerns increases to the obligation level, the appropriate level for the contribution of renewable fuels created from agricultural crops, and increases to the […]

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Vivergo calls on UK to implement E10

Vivergo calls on UK to implement E10

November 16, 2016 |

In the UK, Vivergo is calling on the government to implement an E10 blending mandate in an effort to comply with the European Union’s Renewable Energy Directive as well as to support local farmers. Every year the company purchases 1.1 million metric tons of low quality feed wheat to produce ethanol and animal feed. Currently […]

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UK’s Energy Technologies Institute says bioenergy with CCS can provide negative emissions

UK’s Energy Technologies Institute says bioenergy with CCS can provide negative emissions

November 8, 2016 |

In the UK, the Energy Technologies Institute says in its new report that bioenergy technologies when combined with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) can deliver negative emissions (net removal of CO2 from the atmosphere) whilst producing energy in the form of electricity, heat, gaseous and liquid fuels. Negative emissions provide important emissions ‘headroom’ as the UK transitions towards a low-carbon energy system, […]

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Oil majors to announce major renewable energy investment fund on Friday

Oil majors to announce major renewable energy investment fund on Friday

November 3, 2016 |

In the UK, BP, Eni, Repsol, Saudi Aramco, Royal Dutch Shell, Statoil and Total are set to announce details of a joint investment vehicle on Friday that will support renewable energy as the next step in Oil and Gas Climate Initiative set up in 2014 as a way for the sector to combat climate change. […]

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Vivergo tipped as one of UK’s new official Northern Powerhouse partners

Vivergo tipped as one of UK’s new official Northern Powerhouse partners

November 3, 2016 |

In the UK, Vivergo Fuels, the UK’s largest producer of bioethanol and high protein animal feed, has been chosen as one of the Government’s new official Northern Powerhouse partners and is the only Humberside-headquartered private business to be named on the list. Over 30 businesses, institutions and organizations will help implement the Government’s plan to […]

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Air BP first aviation fuel supplier to achieve carbon neutrality

Air BP first aviation fuel supplier to achieve carbon neutrality

November 2, 2016 |

In the UK, Air BP has become the first aviation fuel supplier to achieve carbon neutrality for its into-plane fuelling services across an international network of over 250 Air BP operated facilities. The achievement follows a two-year journey, and was assured by the independent sustainability specialist company, ERM CVS Ltd. Air BP carbon neutrality supports […]

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UK promises to support advanced biofuels and use in aviation and freight

UK promises to support advanced biofuels and use in aviation and freight

October 17, 2016 |

In the UK, in advance of the forthcoming emissions reduction plan, the Government response set out the Government’s commitment to its domestic climate change targets and provides background to our current policy approach in response to the Committee on Climate Change (CCC)’s eighth Progress report on Government’s mitigation activity published in June. The CCC called […]

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Green Biologics teams with Caldic on EMEA biochemical distribution deal

Green Biologics teams with Caldic on EMEA biochemical distribution deal

October 5, 2016 |

In the UK, Green Biologics Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Green Biologics Ltd., a U.K. industrial biotechnology and renewable chemicals company, recently announced a distribution agreement with Caldic B.V., a global distributor headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Caldic will distribute Green Biologics’ biobased, high-purity chemicals, including n-butanol, acetone and other associated product to customers in […]

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Dead whale washed up on UK shores to become biodiesel

Dead whale washed up on UK shores to become biodiesel

October 3, 2016 |

In the UK, a 30-foot dead fin whale that washed up on the shore of a Devon beach will be rendered down in a local plant and used for oil to produce biodiesel. The whale had been tracked for about a month and was last seen of the coast of France before it washed up […]

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Virgin Atlantic and LanzaTech produce first 1,500 gallons of Lanzanol for ATJ

Virgin Atlantic and LanzaTech produce first 1,500 gallons of Lanzanol for ATJ

September 14, 2016 |

In the UK, an innovative low carbon fuel project has taken a significant step forward after successfully producing 1,500 US gallons of jet fuel. The breakthrough towards developing commercially viable low carbon fuel is the result of a partnership between Virgin Atlantic and LanzaTech. Since 2011 they have been committed to producing the world’s first […]

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