Tag: UK

NNFCC publishes fifth annual ‘Anaerobic Digestion Deployment in the UK’ report

NNFCC publishes fifth annual ‘Anaerobic Digestion Deployment in the UK’ report

April 18, 2018 |

In the UK, NNFCC published the fifth edition of its annual ‘Anaerobic Digestion Deployment in the UK’ report. The publication provides a detailed breakdown of the UK AD sector on both a national and regional basis, using primary data to offer an accurate reflection of industry output capacities and feedstock consumption. Constant delays in the […]

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UK and US scientists engineer enzymes to digest common plastics

UK and US scientists engineer enzymes to digest common plastics

April 17, 2018 |

In the UK, scientists have engineered an enzyme which can digest some of our most commonly polluting plastics, providing a potential solution to one of the world’s biggest environmental problems. The discovery could result in a recycling solution for millions of tons of plastic bottles, made of polyethylene terephthalate, or PET, which currently persists for […]

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Veolia launches UK online market place for bioeconomy feedstocks

Veolia launches UK online market place for bioeconomy feedstocks

April 16, 2018 |

In the UK, as part of the drive to increase the circular economy global resource management company, Veolia, is launching an online trading platform that makes it easier to sell and buy organic resources. Designed to save users time and money, BioTrading will provide businesses the opportunity to better leverage the 100 million tonnes of raw […]

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Vivergo brings ethanol plant back online

Vivergo brings ethanol plant back online

April 11, 2018 |

In the UK, after more than four months offline due to unfavorable economics, Vivergo has brought its ethanol plant in Hull back online thanks to the government exploring the blending of ethanol at 9.75% by 2020. The company said the only way it will ever recuperate its investment is if there is an E10 policy […]

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University of Manchester analysis shows no real alternative fuels currently exist for shipping sector

University of Manchester analysis shows no real alternative fuels currently exist for shipping sector

April 9, 2018 |

In the UK, shipping industry needs to move to renewable and alternative fuels to reduce the sector’s impact on the environment. But there is no widely available fuel to manage climate change and local pollutants according to a recent study by researchers at The University of Manchester. How the shipping industry’s need to radically reduce […]

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UK February biodiesel consumption grew faster than fossil diesel

UK February biodiesel consumption grew faster than fossil diesel

March 29, 2018 |

In the UK, Platts reports that biodiesel consumption growth outpaced fossil diesel consumption in February with a 27.5% increase of biodiesel demand over January compared to just a 15% increase for its fossil counterpart, which in and of itself was nearly 4% lower on the year. The demand shift pushed the blending by volume to […]

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UK facilities company buys waste company to vertically integrate UCO supply chain

UK facilities company buys waste company to vertically integrate UCO supply chain

March 21, 2018 |

In the UK, facilities management company Vertas Group has purchased waste management company MMB Environmental with an eye on using the used cooking oil biodiesel produced by MMB almost entirely within the group to power grounds maintenance equipment such as lawnmowers and hedge trimmers. MMB has been collecting UCO from Vertas’ school catering services unit […]

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UK biomass power company gets wrists slapped for advertising 0g/kWh of CO2 emissions

UK biomass power company gets wrists slapped for advertising 0g/kWh of CO2 emissions

February 28, 2018 |

In the UK, the Press Agency reports that biomass power producer and supplier Good Energy had its wrist slapped by the Advertising Standards Authority for its claim that its energy produces 0g/kWh of CO2 emissions. The government agency told the company that it must include CO2 emissions along the entire lifecycle of the energy it […]

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UK launches investigation into alleged dumping of Argentine biodiesel

UK launches investigation into alleged dumping of Argentine biodiesel

February 20, 2018 |

In the UK, an investigation was announced in the Official Journal reference C34 on January 31, 2018, relating to imports of biodiesel originating in Argentina. The investigation must be concluded within 13 months, although it can be terminated earlier. A decision to impose provisional duties can be taken after a minimum of 60 days from […]

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Researchers discover enzyme found in fungi that break down wood

Researchers discover enzyme found in fungi that break down wood

February 19, 2018 |

In the UK, an international team of researchers, including scientists from the University of York, has discovered a set of enzymes found in fungi that are capable of breaking down one of the main components of wood. The enzymes could now potentially be used to sustainably convert wood biomass into valuable chemical commodities such as […]

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