Tag: UK

UK UCO-based power company seeking funding to refinance equipment

UK UCO-based power company seeking funding to refinance equipment

June 28, 2016 |

In the UK, Abundance is running a peer-to-peer regulated investment scheme to source Living Power with £2.47 million in equity to refinance their bioliquid-power generators they use to supply the grid. The company uses UCO to power the generators, collected from around the country and through its sister company Living Fuels. The bonds have a […]

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Brexit: What does it mean for the advanced bioeconomy?

Brexit: What does it mean for the advanced bioeconomy?

June 24, 2016 |

In the UK, the British people voted to exit the European Union in a historic vote which was announced in the early Friday hours. Following the vote, UK Prime Minister David Cameron said he would resign, and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said it was “highly likely” that the SNP would seek a referendum on leaving […]

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Greenergy co-founder looking to cash out in a big way

Greenergy co-founder looking to cash out in a big way

June 21, 2016 |

In the UK, biodiesel company Greenergy has asked ING to look at various options for the company including a sale, something which is attracting the attention of rivals along with private equity funds like Carlyle and CVS who may be willing to part with as much as $733 million. Doing so would land the company’s […]

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ICCT report shows EU UCO collection under-utilized

ICCT report shows EU UCO collection under-utilized

June 16, 2016 |

In the UK, used cooking oil (UCO) is a low carbon feedstock for biodiesel production in the EU, but this resource is not fully utilized. While collection of UCO from restaurants and hotels is relatively widespread, only a few European countries have developed effective collection systems for UCO produced in homes. By far the most […]

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UK and Australian researchers discover how plants produce cellulose

UK and Australian researchers discover how plants produce cellulose

June 9, 2016 |

In the UK, scientists led by the University of Cambridge and the University of Melbourne have identified new steps in the way plants produce cellulose, the component of plant cell walls that provides strength, and forms insoluble fiber in the human diet. The findings could lead to improved production of cellulose and guide plant breeding […]

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UK MPs told E10 the only way to achieve EU 2020 goals

UK MPs told E10 the only way to achieve EU 2020 goals

June 8, 2016 |

In the UK, the Low Carbon Vehicles Partnership has told MPs on the energy select committee that introducing E10 is the only way to meet the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive targets by 2020, despite concerns of higher pump prices and as many as two million older make cars potentially having problems with the fuel. Experts […]

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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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