Tag: UK

UK’s Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association calls for greater government support

UK’s Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association calls for greater government support

May 22, 2017 |

In the UK, the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association has called for greater government support for low-carbon transport fuels such as biomethane following the launch today of Nottingham City Transport’s (NCT’s) new GBP17 million double-deck ‘Bio-Gas’ bus fleet. NCT’s new fleet will run on biomethane, a low-carbon transport fuel produced by anaerobic digestion (AD), a […]

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Universities of Pittsburg and Oklahoma find short-rotation oak good 2G aviation biofuel feedstock

Universities of Pittsburg and Oklahoma find short-rotation oak good 2G aviation biofuel feedstock

May 22, 2017 |

In the UK, the Royal Society of Chemistry journal Energy & Environmental Science recently published research by a team from the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Oklahoma investigating the full life cycle impact of one promising “second-generation biofuel” produced from short-rotation oak. The study found that second-generation biofuels made from managed trees and […]

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Calysta ships first Feedkind protein commercial samples 

Calysta ships first Feedkind protein commercial samples 

May 11, 2017 |

In the UK, Calysta has shipped more than four metric tons of commercially representative FeedKind protein for distribution to customers and partners globally. These samples will support market development in the European Union, the United States, Japan, Southeast Asia, China, and Australia. FeedKind protein is a family of natural, sustainable, and traceable feed ingredients for […]

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Lancaster University make breakthroughs in biofuel production from spent coffee grounds

Lancaster University make breakthroughs in biofuel production from spent coffee grounds

May 10, 2017 |

In the UK, although a small number of businesses are using spent coffee grounds to make biofuels, researchers at Lancaster University have found a way to significantly improve the efficiency of the process- vastly increasing biofuel from coffee’s commercial competitiveness. The chemical engineers have consolidated the existing multi-stage process into one step (known as in-situ […]

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UK pension scheme in hot water over investments in failed Jersey biofuel company

UK pension scheme in hot water over investments in failed Jersey biofuel company

May 9, 2017 |

In the UK, pension scheme provider James Hay is in hot water over a Jersey-based biofuels company known as Elysian Fuels after clients invested $70 million in retirement savings between 2011 and 2015, even though they say they didn’t advise clients to make the investment. HM Revenue & Customs is investigating the failed business whose […]

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UK biofuel supplies fall nearly 3% on year April-January 2017

UK biofuel supplies fall nearly 3% on year April-January 2017

May 4, 2017 |

In the UK, biofuel supplies fell during the nine-month period of April to January 2017 by nearly 3% on the year to 1.15 billion liters. Ethanol supplies saw a sharp 6% drop to 571 million liters while biodiesel supplies fell 2.4% on the year to 545 million liters. At the same time, fossil diesel supplies […]

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Scottish researchers moving forward with commercial seaweed production

Scottish researchers moving forward with commercial seaweed production

April 25, 2017 |

In the UK, following the Scottish government’s approval of regulations for growing seaweed commercially last month, researchers from Scottish Association for Marine Science at Oban are moving forward with a one acre trial site to produce cold water seaweed species for biofuel, animal feed and beauty products. Most of the projects surrounding the trials are […]

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Technavio study says global advanced biofuel market will reach $44.6 billion by 2021

Technavio study says global advanced biofuel market will reach $44.6 billion by 2021

April 17, 2017 |

In the UK, Technavio analysts forecast the global advanced biofuel market to grow to $44.6 billion by 2021, at a CAGR of close 44% over the forecast period, according to their latest report. The research study by Technavio on the global advanced biofuel market for 2017-2021 provides detailed industry analysis based on the fuel type […]

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Researchers using FeliX model say global carbon emissions must reach zero by 2040

Researchers using FeliX model say global carbon emissions must reach zero by 2040

April 17, 2017 |

In the UK, a team have researchers are the first to use the new FeliX computer model, which includes social and economic factors along with environmental ones, to determine that the world must achieve zero carbon emissions well before 2040 to ensure that global temperatures don’t rise by more than 1.5C before the end of […]

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Proposed Welsh gasification plant under fire

Proposed Welsh gasification plant under fire

March 30, 2017 |

In the UK, public hearings for Egnedol’s proposed wood chip-based pyrolysis and gasification unit at the former RNAD and Gulf oil refinery sites near Blackbridge have identified concerns from the community as well as environmental activists. Some claim the facility’s proposed technologies have not been proven and pose a health and safety risk due to […]

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