Tag: UK

Increased biofuel demand supporting global micronutrients market

Increased biofuel demand supporting global micronutrients market

May 2, 2016 |

In the UK, according to the latest research study released by Technavio, the global agricultural micronutrients market is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 8% until 2020 in large part thanks to growing demand for biofuels. This research report titled ‘Global Agricultural Micronutrients Market 2016-2020’, provides an in-depth analysis of market growth in […]

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Infineum study shows use of renewable fuels from service station data in eight countries

Infineum study shows use of renewable fuels from service station data in eight countries

April 27, 2016 |

In the UK, Infineum has revealed the initial results from its latest biennial global Winter Diesel Fuel Quality Survey, offering a unique update on the current trends in the industry across the global marketplace. The Infineum survey collected samples from service stations from across eight countries in order to represent the production from each refinery or […]

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University of Greenwich researchers find challenges with macroalgae in the UK

University of Greenwich researchers find challenges with macroalgae in the UK

April 27, 2016 |

In the UK, researchers at the University of Greenwich have published a study that takes a critical view to opportunities for macroalgae production for biofuels in the British Isles, in particular for the MacroBioCrude processing pipeline for the sustainable manufacture of liquid hydrocarbon fuels from seaweed in the UK. The production of biofuel from seaweed […]

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Vivergo’s future looking brighter thanks to improved margins

Vivergo’s future looking brighter thanks to improved margins

April 19, 2016 |

In the UK, Associated British Foods says Vivergo’s financial results have improved after performing well during the September to February period. With operations improving and the European ethanol market providing higher crush margins recently, the company believes prospects for the ethanol producer that has suffered many production, market and ownership setbacks in the past few […]

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UK’s biofuel use fell in 2015 with biodiesel taking bigger hit

UK’s biofuel use fell in 2015 with biodiesel taking bigger hit

April 13, 2016 |

In the UK, the Department of Energy and Climate Change says liquid biofuel use in transport fell more than 17% in 2015 to 1.46 billion liters with biodiesel consumption taking the biggest hit of 30% to 669 million liters. Ethanol consumption, representing 54% of biofuel consumption, fell only 2% last year to 795 million liters. […]

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NGOs demand UNCTAD withdraw report; but who is making the false claims?

NGOs demand UNCTAD withdraw report; but who is making the false claims?

April 11, 2016 |

In the UK, Biofuelwatch and six other groups are calling on the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) to withdraw a report, which they say falsely claims that second generation biofuels have become a ”commercial reality.”  In an Open Letter to UNCTAD, the groups warn that the report’s conclusion is based on such profound […]

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Green Biologics partner with Nexeo for US distribution of n-butanol and acetone

Green Biologics partner with Nexeo for US distribution of n-butanol and acetone

April 10, 2016 |

In the UK, Green Biologics has partnered with Nexeo Solutions for the distribution of n-butanol and acetone to the U.S. market. Nexeo will focus on the CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers) HI&I (household, industrial & institutional clearners), PCI (personal care intermediates), and energy chemicals. Green Biologics is building its first commercial production facility for […]

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UK biofuel consumption falls in 2015 with biodiesel taking a 20% hit

UK biofuel consumption falls in 2015 with biodiesel taking a 20% hit

March 31, 2016 |

In the UK, biofuel consumption hit 1.464 billion liters in 2015, down more than 17% on the year, with biodiesel taking the biggest hit at 669 million liters, down 30% on the year. Ethanol blending reached 4.6% of gasoline and 54% of biofuel market share. In 2014, biodiesel was the main biofuel consumed but that […]

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BP ethanol production rises in 2015 by 47%

BP ethanol production rises in 2015 by 47%

March 9, 2016 |

In the UK, despite having divested from Vivergo and other aspects of the biofuel business over the past few years, BP says it remains committed to the fuel as a necessary part of the road fuel mix. Its Brazilian units produced 795 million liters of ethanol in 2015, up 47% on the year. The company […]

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International research team make enzyme breakthrough

International research team make enzyme breakthrough

March 2, 2016 |

In the UK, Scientists at the University of York are part of an international research team that has made a significant step forward in understanding the processes naturally occurring enzymes use to degrade microbe-resistant biomass, a key aim in the development of biofuels. The research is part of ongoing study of a recently discovered family of […]

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