Tag: UK

Vivergo and Ensus fear UK’s proposed 2% cap on conventional biofuels

Vivergo and Ensus fear UK’s proposed 2% cap on conventional biofuels

February 21, 2017 |

In the UK, Vivergo says there is a real chance its ethanol plant in Hull could be shut if the government caps conventional biofuel blending at 2% from the current 4.5% mandate and eventual 9.75% mandate expected for 2020 in line with the European Union Renewable Energy Directive. If conventional biofuels are capped at 0%, […]

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Caffe Nero to expand Biobean collaboration following successful first phase

Caffe Nero to expand Biobean collaboration following successful first phase

February 14, 2017 |

In the UK, following a successful trial of Biobean’s technology to produce biomass pellets from spent coffee grounds, Caffe Nero is looking to scale up its partnership beyond Greater London. Since the company began collecting its coffee grounds in July, Biobean has produced 98 metric tons of pellets from 218 tons of grounds. Further development […]

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Waitrose rolls out biogas-powered Scania delivery trucks

Waitrose rolls out biogas-powered Scania delivery trucks

February 9, 2017 |

In the UK, with a driving range of 500 miles, Waitrose has started delivering to stores in the north of England and the Midlands using CNG Scania trucks powered by biogas. CNG Fuels, who is supplying the biogas for the trucks, says the fuel runs up to 40% cheaper than diesel and has 70% fewer […]

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Greenergy gets $260 million equity investment from Brookfield Business Partners

Greenergy gets $260 million equity investment from Brookfield Business Partners

February 8, 2017 |

In the UK, Greenergy announced that it has reached agreement for Brookfield Business Partners to invest in the business with the aim of accelerating growth with a total investment of $260 million. As the purchase price was funded by both debt and equity, the total transaction amount is higher, and confidential. Existing Greenergy management shareholders […]

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UK biodiesel use up nearly 10% April-October but ethanol consumption falls

UK biodiesel use up nearly 10% April-October but ethanol consumption falls

February 2, 2017 |

In the UK, biodiesel use rebounded during April to October 2016, Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation data showed Thursday, with consumption up nearly 10% on the year at 398 million liters in line with 3% higher fossil diesel use yet ethanol consumption fell more than 6% to 386 million liters as gasoline demand fell slightly. Of […]

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UK’s ‘Building Our Industrial Strategy’ Green Paper supports central role for Anaerobic Digestion: trade group

UK’s ‘Building Our Industrial Strategy’ Green Paper supports central role for Anaerobic Digestion: trade group

January 29, 2017 |

In the UK, the national government has published a Green Paper on ‘Building Our Industrial Strategy’ and the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association said it will be setting out over the next few months how AD can play a central role in helping UK industry to flourish. The Association said that “In return for long-term […]

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Imperial College London researcher gets grant to fund lignin valorization work

Imperial College London researcher gets grant to fund lignin valorization work

January 24, 2017 |

In the UK, Roberto Rinaldi FRSC, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London has been awarded a highly prestigious EUR2 million European Research Council Consolidator Grant to fund his world-leading work on lignin valorization. These highly competitive grants are awarded to outstanding early career researchers to help them consolidate […]

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Vivergo Fuels highlights challenges for EU farmers without biofuels market

Vivergo Fuels highlights challenges for EU farmers without biofuels market

January 23, 2017 |

In the UK, Vivergo Fuels’ managing director published a passionate plea to European policymakers in Politico to take into consideration the impact on farmers should conventional biofuels be phased out. With expected increased competition from US and Canadian ethanol as a result of TTIP and CETA, he argues that farmers need policy support more than […]

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UK researchers add fungus to cellulosic ethanol production cutting costs and time

UK researchers add fungus to cellulosic ethanol production cutting costs and time

January 23, 2017 |

In the UK, researchers at the University of Manchester have developed a new method for breaking down cellulose into sugars that they claim is significantly cheaper and faster through the use of a certain fungus in conjunction with enzymes to help jumpstart the process. The method eliminates the need for expensive and time-consuming chemical pre-treatment […]

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UK researchers develop technology to produce biofuel from diapers

UK researchers develop technology to produce biofuel from diapers

January 12, 2017 |

In the UK, a new eco-friendly process developed by Aberystwyth University biology graduate Joe Freemantle could provide a solution to managing specific types of waste including disposable diapers presents significant environmental challenges. Joe has devised a process to turn disposable diapers, incontinence pads and sanitary products into valuable products including pure cellulose fiber and bio-fuel. […]

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