Tag: UK

UK student develops water filtration system to collect grease and fats at the point of origin

UK student develops water filtration system to collect grease and fats at the point of origin

September 1, 2015 |

In the UK, a Brunel University student has designed an award-winning filtration system for household sinks that traps grease and fats for collection and further use as biodiesel feedstock, helping to clean up water before reaching the sewage system where grease buildups can lead to “fatbergs” that cause millions in damage annually to wastewater treatment […]

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UK innovation center helping Fiberight to get its MSW-to-sugar technology to market

UK innovation center helping Fiberight to get its MSW-to-sugar technology to market

August 27, 2015 |

In the UK, the Wilton-based Centre for Process Innovation along with over partners is helping Fiberight to fine tune its MSW to sugars production process through a $1.5 million project that will span the next 12 months. The CPI says Fiberight’s process is the closest of its kind to market in the UK. The company […]

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UK largest UCO converter has purchased Covert2Green

UK largest UCO converter has purchased Covert2Green

August 26, 2015 |

In the UK, Olleco, the UK’s largest converter of used cooking oil and food waste into renewable energy, announced the successful acquisition of Convert2Green Ltd. This acquisition is evidence of Olleco’s continued commitment to achieve its vision of 100% resource recovery for the food industry. Bringing together Convert2Green and Olleco increases our number of depots to […]

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Scottish Biofuel Programme gets more funding to continue support work through end of 2015

Scottish Biofuel Programme gets more funding to continue support work through end of 2015

August 18, 2015 |

In the UK, following its successful run, the Scottish Biofuel Programme has been awarded a combined GBP219,000 from funders Zero Waste Scotland, Scottish Enterprise and Transport Scotland as part of a quarter of a million pound programme to continue its support to Scottish business until the end of 2015. The Programme, which is hosted by […]

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UK researchers make longer oligosaccharide sequences than thought possible

UK researchers make longer oligosaccharide sequences than thought possible

August 11, 2015 |

In the UK, using bigger building blocks, scientists have shown they can make much longer oligosaccharide sequences than previously possible. The traditional synthetic route to long chain oligosaccharides is drawn out and complicated; they require numerous steps to produce the precursor tetrasaccharides, then further steps to connect these precursors into long chains. Normally they’re made by […]

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Progress made at ISO on solid biofuels standards

Progress made at ISO on solid biofuels standards

August 5, 2015 |

In the UK, substantial progress was made at the seventh formal international meeting of ISO Technical Committee 238 (TC238), Solid Biofuels, held recently in York, England, where attendees gave special attention to a series of solid biofuel test standards and related topics. Significant time was also devoted to discussions on a classification standard for thermally […]

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UK releases new diesel standard to help avoid breakdowns during winter

UK releases new diesel standard to help avoid breakdowns during winter

August 5, 2015 |

In the UK, the government has released new specifications for diesel that are meant to avoid the car engine breakdowns experienced in northern England and Scotland during the last two winters. Expectations are that the problems were caused due to a mixture of used cooking oil-based biodiesel and diesel coming from certain origins such as […]

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UK´s first commercial algae farm to be set up off Scottish coast

UK´s first commercial algae farm to be set up off Scottish coast

August 3, 2015 |

In the UK, the country´s first commercial seaweed farm will be set up off the Scottish coast neary Argyll in hopes of supplying a future biofuel industry. The one hectare farm will produce up to 24 metric tons of seaweed annually and will first be used as a demonstration site. Brown and red varieties of […]

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Aston University’s portable baby-wipes-to-biofuels system embarks on summer tour

Aston University’s portable baby-wipes-to-biofuels system embarks on summer tour

July 28, 2015 |

In the UK, Aston University researchers are taking their prototype, portable Pyrofab technology on a summer tour to evaluate sustainable sources of bioenergy from waste across north-west Europe. The Pyrofab is based on Pyroformer technology, developed in the UK by the European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI) at Aston University. The Pyrofab converts carbon from organic […]

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New IMO rules from Jan. 1 could keep unprepared vessels from shipping biofuels

New IMO rules from Jan. 1 could keep unprepared vessels from shipping biofuels

July 20, 2015 |

In the UK, Rivertrace Engineering says new changes to the International Maritime Organization’s updated rules require that as of Jan. 1, 2016 vessels that haven’t upgraded to IMO standards for oil discharge monitoring equipment won’t be allowed to transport biofuels or biofuel blends. About 2,600 vessels worldwide are required to calibrate to biofuels, which for […]

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