Tag: UK

Demand for UK wheat and rapeseed oil seen falling on EU parliament vote

Demand for UK wheat and rapeseed oil seen falling on EU parliament vote

February 26, 2015 |

In the UK, the vote earlier this week by the European Parliament’s ENVI committee could have a negative impact on British rapeseed and wheat prices if the Council and European Commission agree to the 6% cap on first generation biofuels. About 2.2 million metric tons of wheat are used for ethanol production while up to […]

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UK company commercializes solid ethanol for lighting fires anywhere

UK company commercializes solid ethanol for lighting fires anywhere

February 19, 2015 |

In the UK, FireDragon is a lightweight, environmentally friendly and waterproof solid cooking and fire lighting fuel made from ethanol, used by outdoor enthusiasts and the military alike to light fires, cook food, and boil water in all weather conditions. The solid fuel blocks are quick and easy to ignite even when wet, and also […]

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UK announces R&D funding for biotech including biofuels

UK announces R&D funding for biotech including biofuels

February 17, 2015 |

In the UK, Business Secretary Vince Cable has unveiled the winners of a multi-million-pound competition to bring innovative UK biotechnology projects to market. A total of 23 projects, ranging from making biofuel from household waste to using bacteria to make the building blocks for new medicines, will share almost GBP20 million from the BBSRC-supported Industrial […]

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Tamar Energy secures financing agreement with The Royal Bank of Scotland

Tamar Energy secures financing agreement with The Royal Bank of Scotland

February 12, 2015 |

In the UK, Tamar Energy has secured a landmark GBP32 million non-recourse project finance facility, the first such financing facility in the AD industry. The Royal Bank of Scotland plc is providing the seven-year term facility which will refinance Tamar Energy’s existing five AD plants. The new financing facility will be used to build the […]

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Tullett Prebon gets exclusive distribution rights to SCB Group’s biofuel data

Tullett Prebon gets exclusive distribution rights to SCB Group’s biofuel data

February 11, 2015 |

In the UK, Tullett Prebon Information has signed a data distribution agreement with SCB Group. The deal gives TPI exclusive worldwide distribution rights for SCB Group biofuel, ethanol, and palm oil data. By providing market participants with access to accurate, reliable, and independent data, the partnership will improve transparency within these increasingly important markets.

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Brocklesby to turn UCO from all 934 J D Wetherspoon pubs into biodiesel

Brocklesby to turn UCO from all 934 J D Wetherspoon pubs into biodiesel

February 9, 2015 |

In the UK, Brocklesby has won the national contract to recycle the used cooking oil from all 934 J D Wetherspoon pubs into biodiesel. Deliveries to pubs must include return delivery of used cooking oil that goes to central collection sites, and then Brocklesby will collect it from there for treatment at its 10 acre […]

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ABF takes $148 million write down on Vivergo Fuels investment

ABF takes $148 million write down on Vivergo Fuels investment

February 3, 2015 |

In the UK, falling oil prices and weaker margins have also taken a hit on Vivergo Fuels where one of its parent companies Associated British Foods has written down $148 million on its investment. The Euro’s 3% fall against the pound has weighed even more heavily on UK-based ethanol producers than those on the continent […]

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Greenergy buys Harvest Biofuels’ biodiesel facility in Teesside

Greenergy buys Harvest Biofuels’ biodiesel facility in Teesside

February 2, 2015 |

In the UK, Greenergy has acquired Harvest Biofuels’ biodiesel manufacturing facility at Seal Sands on Teesside, England. The acquisition of Harvest’s manufacturing assets gives Greenergy additional biodiesel production capacity with which to meet its own biofuel blending obligations under the UK’s Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation. Greenergy already owns and operates a waste based biodiesel facility […]

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UK ethanol producers using more wheat than expected

UK ethanol producers using more wheat than expected

January 28, 2015 |

In the UK, DEFRA lowered its estimate for the country’s exportable wheat surplus following increased demand from local ethanol plants. Record domestic consumption is expected to reach 7.99 million metric tons. CropEnergies and Vivergo have a combined processing capacity of 2 million tons though both remain well below those levels. CropEnergies is currently running a […]

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UK university kept from supplying CHP power to grid by national regulator

UK university kept from supplying CHP power to grid by national regulator

January 21, 2015 |

In the UK, the University of Greenwich has run into a problem with the UK Power Network who recently said it could only supply 200kWe onto the national grid rather than the 410kWe CHP it had developed as part of an EU-funded project. The power was supposed to be enough to run the entire science […]

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