Tag: UK

115 civil society groups call for bioenergy to be excluded from the RED post-2020

115 civil society groups call for bioenergy to be excluded from the RED post-2020

February 9, 2016 |

In the UK, 115 civil society organizations and networks from across the globe have published a declaration calling for bioenergy to be excluded from the next EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED). The declaration is being submitted to a consultation into the renewal of the directive for 2020 onwards. The EU intends industrial bioenergy, i.e. biofuels […]

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UK startup harvests biodiesel feedstock from flies that eat food waste

UK startup harvests biodiesel feedstock from flies that eat food waste

February 2, 2016 |

In the UK, tech startup Entomics is using Black Soldier flies to digest food waste, and two weeks later the flies are ready for harvest. Acting as a conversion catalyst, their bodies produce an oil that can be transformed into biodiesel with protein animal feed and fertilizer as byproducts.  Through local entrepreneurial support programs and […]

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UK looking to boost biofuel blending under revised RTFO

UK looking to boost biofuel blending under revised RTFO

January 19, 2016 |

In the UK, the Transport Secretary plans to put forward more use of renewable fuels in transport under the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation as part of his attempts to decarbonize transport. A taskforce within the ministry set up last year determined that E10 and likely higher biodiesel blends were going to be required in order […]

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UK Financial Ombudsman orders investment advisor compensate investor who lost entire pension in Sustainable AgroEnergy scheme

UK Financial Ombudsman orders investment advisor compensate investor who lost entire pension in Sustainable AgroEnergy scheme

January 13, 2016 |

In the UK, Financial Ombudsman Service has ordered DeMontfort Wealth Management to compensate a person who invested his entire pension in the Cambodian jatropha project Sustainable AgroEnergy that was later shut down by the Serious Fraud Office in 2012. The investor who lost his pension was sent to DeMontfort for advise on how to invest […]

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RED FAME 0 demand impacted by premium ceiling over gasoil futures

RED FAME 0 demand impacted by premium ceiling over gasoil futures

January 12, 2016 |

In the UK, with ICE gasoil futures at an all-time low of $296.50 per ton last week, biodiesel buyers are reluctant to pay a higher premium which has in turn pushed down RED FAME 0 prices to a one-year low of $765 per metric ton. The premium is creeping back towards the all-time high of […]

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BA partly blames lack of UK government support for Solena failure

BA partly blames lack of UK government support for Solena failure

January 6, 2016 |

In the UK, British Airways partly blames lack of government support for having to scupper its Green Sky project with Solena to produce 16 million gallons of aviation biofuel annually from London’s MSW beginning in 2017. The government has failed to include aviation biofuels in its Road Transport Fuel Obligation policy that provides incentives for […]

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China New Energy seals first North America deal and gets investment boost

China New Energy seals first North America deal and gets investment boost

December 29, 2015 |

In the UK, China New Energy has signed its first North America deal worth C$3 million and has closed a funding round for GBP200,000 to an unnamed private investor. The shares were sold at a discount of more than 20% to its listed stock price on the UK’s Alternative Investment Market. The additional working capital […]

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UK’s liquid biofuel consumptions falls 21% in Q3

UK’s liquid biofuel consumptions falls 21% in Q3

December 23, 2015 |

In the UK, liquid biofuels consumption during the third quarter fell by 21 per cent to 382 million liters in 2015 Q3 from 485 million liters in 2014 Q3 with a 35 per cent decrease in biodiesel. During the period this year, liquid biofuels represented 3.3 per cent of gasoline and diesel consumed in road […]

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Nearly a third of London’s bus fleet to soon run on B20

Nearly a third of London’s bus fleet to soon run on B20

December 22, 2015 |

In the UK, almost a third of London’s bus fleet will soon be running on a greener blend of diesel, resulting in a huge reduction in CO2 emissions of 21,000 tonnes each year which comes on top of the 48,000 tonne CO2 reduction from 2013 levels as a result of the introduction of lower emitting […]

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BP and Dupont to mothball UK biobutanol R&D facility by mid-2016

BP and Dupont to mothball UK biobutanol R&D facility by mid-2016

December 17, 2015 |

In the UK, by mid-2016 BP and Dupont will finish mothballing their joint Kingston Research Ltd facility in Saltend that hosts its biobutanol pilot plant following what the oil company terms as a successful completion of the research program. It says the mothballing of the facility does not impact its focus on biobutanol, its joint […]

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