Tag: UK

McDonald’s could boost UCO biodiesel production 20% in the UK with new upgrades

McDonald’s could boost UCO biodiesel production 20% in the UK with new upgrades

April 15, 2019 |

In the UK, edie reports that McDonald’s is set to boost its biodiesel production thanks to a partnership with German appliance manufacturer Miele who will update its washing machines at more than 1,300 restaurants around that country to increase grease collection. Miele says that upgrading its washers will allow McDonald’s to boost its biodiesel production […]

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UK biofuels in transport rose to 4.1% in 2018 while bio-based power generation rose 12%

UK biofuels in transport rose to 4.1% in 2018 while bio-based power generation rose 12%

April 3, 2019 |

In the UK, liquid biofuels accounted for 4.1 per cent of gasoline and diesel consumed in road transport in 2018, up from 3.1 per cent in 2017. Generation from bioenergy was up by 12 per cent on 2017, to a record 35.6 TWh, partly as a result of power stations converting to plant biomass following […]

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Aerion plans to develop supersonic planes flying on 100% bio-SPK

Aerion plans to develop supersonic planes flying on 100% bio-SPK

March 28, 2019 |

In the UK, Reuters reports that Aerion plans to develop a supersonic plane that is flown completely on bio-based synthetic paraffinic kerosene with a $120 million price tag each. With the first jets set to hit the skies in 2023, they would fly 70% faster than normal subsonic planes now while using biofuels would reduce […]

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University of Surrey researchers develop new catalysts for biochemicals and fuels

University of Surrey researchers develop new catalysts for biochemicals and fuels

March 25, 2019 |

In the UK, as the world is looking to combat the catastrophic effects of climate change, many hope that bio-based chemicals and fuels will help in the necessary move away from fossil fuels. The conversion of Acetone, Ethanol and Butanol (ABE) produced from sugar fermentation, into valuable chemicals through condensation reactions is seen as a […]

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EU deal allowing Argentine biodiesel imports may risk GMO-free glycerin supplies

EU deal allowing Argentine biodiesel imports may risk GMO-free glycerin supplies

March 19, 2019 |

In the UK, ICIS reports that the European glycerin market is unsure what impacts on the supply of non-GMO glycerin may result from the European Union’s agreement with Argentine to allow price and volume-capped biodiesel imports. With imports returning to the market, European production of biodiesel could drop and impact the availability of glycerin produced […]

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UK implementing EU fuel pump rules to help drivers identify biofuel blends

UK implementing EU fuel pump rules to help drivers identify biofuel blends

February 27, 2019 |

In the UK, drivers are set to benefit from new labels to help them to easily identify the right fuel for their vehicle, thanks to new rules being rolled out by the Department for Transport. The labels, which will be accompanied by a wider public information campaign later this year, will also help drivers understand […]

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Princess Anne launches BioYork initiative

Princess Anne launches BioYork initiative

February 25, 2019 |

In the UK, Princess Anne was guest of honor at the official launch of University of York’s new bioeconomy initiative, BioYork. The project, BioYork, has been established as a focus for bioeconomy activity in the North of England as part of an interdisciplinary approach to research into health, food and bio-based fuel and chemicals. The […]

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Liverpool’s giant 90-ton fatberg has a future as biodiesel

Liverpool’s giant 90-ton fatberg has a future as biodiesel

February 21, 2019 |

In the UK, an 84-meter long, 90-metric ton fatberg has been found in the sewers of Liverpool which will be converted into biodiesel after removal and elimination of objects like wet wipes. After failing to remove it with high pressure water guns, it will now have to be removed manually using pickaxes and shovels, an […]

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Circular Economy Mapping Tool for Wales launched

Circular Economy Mapping Tool for Wales launched

February 19, 2019 |

In UK, commissioned by WRAP Cymru, Anthesis has developed this user-friendly Circular Economy Mapping Tool for Wales – a useful resource for those operating within the Welsh bioeconomy; particularly food and drink producers and processors. It provides an interactive, visual representation of the extent of Wales’ thriving bioeconomy, plotting where different types of businesses are […]

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Drax BECCS pilot captures one ton of CO2 a day

Drax BECCS pilot captures one ton of CO2 a day

February 18, 2019 |

In the UK, the demonstration plant at the Drax power station near Selby in North Yorkshire is using innovative technology, developed by Leeds-based C-Capture, to capture a ton of CO2 a day, during the pilot. It is the first-time carbon dioxide has been captured from the combustion of a 100% biomass feedstock anywhere in the […]

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