Tag: UK

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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UK announces funding for low and zero emission vehicles including biogas and methane

UK announces funding for low and zero emission vehicles including biogas and methane

January 11, 2017 |

In the UK, vans will go electric and lorries will run on hydrogen dual-fuel under a GBP20 million government programmed to cut emissions and improve air quality, Transport Minister John Hayes announced Wednesday. The funding, announced at the Sustainable Road Transport Conference, in central London, is being given to 20 firms who set out plans […]

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Canadian inventor develops ethanol cooking stove

Canadian inventor develops ethanol cooking stove

January 3, 2017 |

In Canada, an inventor for an ethanol-based cooking stove is looking for investment partners to scale up his prototype and get it to market. He has been cooking on the stove for three years and says its apt for household use or could be scaled up for industrial food processing and in restaurants, with an […]

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UK’s farmers union urges transport department to keep EU biofuels market as open as possible

UK’s farmers union urges transport department to keep EU biofuels market as open as possible

December 22, 2016 |

In the UK, the NFU has met with ministers to urge the Department for Transport to keep biofuel markets as open as possible for UK farmers to remain competitive with their European neighbors.  NFU North East combinable crops board chair Brett Askew met with Department for Transport minister John Hayes MP in Westminster to discuss […]

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Costa Coffee takes bio-bean national

Costa Coffee takes bio-bean national

December 21, 2016 |

In the UK, Costa Coffee has teamed with bio-bean to collect more than 3,000 metric tons of coffee grinds from around 850 stores around the country in order to produce pellets and logs for producing heat. The company’s logs are available for purchase on Amazon. The partnership helps the start up company work at scale […]

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UK researchers find key to breaking down cellulose

UK researchers find key to breaking down cellulose

December 21, 2016 |

In the UK, molecules 10,000 times narrower than the width of a human hair could hold the key to making possible wooden skyscrapers and more energy-efficient paper production, according to research published in the journal Nature Communications. The study, led by a father and son team at the Universities of Warwick and Cambridge, solves a […]

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REA says UK proposal for biofuels will condemn the domestic industry

REA says UK proposal for biofuels will condemn the domestic industry

December 6, 2016 |

In the UK, the Renewable Energy Agency says the 2030 clean transport proposals outlined by the Department for Transport and currently open for public consultation proposes capping fuel crops to below EU levels, risking existing UK plants and supply chain. The consultation introduces new sub-target for development fuels such as biomethane, hydrogen and aviation fuels. […]

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University of Manchester students win Cargill challenge to solve ethanol production problem

University of Manchester students win Cargill challenge to solve ethanol production problem

December 5, 2016 |

In the UK, students Rachana Halasabele and Alessia Xu from The University of Manchester in the UK recently triumphed with their innovative and practical winning solution to a real-life industry problem set by Cargill’s ethanol experts at their starches and sweeteners plant in Trafford Park, Manchester. The UK-wide competition, open to all Universities, is the […]

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UK opens public consultation on 2017 RTFO

UK opens public consultation on 2017 RTFO

November 29, 2016 |

In the UK, the government has launched a consultation to seek the views of the public and stakeholders on proposed changes to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation Order (RTFO). In particular it concerns increases to the obligation level, the appropriate level for the contribution of renewable fuels created from agricultural crops, and increases to the […]

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Vivergo calls on UK to implement E10

Vivergo calls on UK to implement E10

November 16, 2016 |

In the UK, Vivergo is calling on the government to implement an E10 blending mandate in an effort to comply with the European Union’s Renewable Energy Directive as well as to support local farmers. Every year the company purchases 1.1 million metric tons of low quality feed wheat to produce ethanol and animal feed. Currently […]

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