Tag: UK

UK Parliamentarians launch new group to promote ethanol

UK Parliamentarians launch new group to promote ethanol

September 20, 2017 |

In the UK, members of parliament and peers in the House of Lords with an interest in promoting ethanol can now participated in the new All-Party Parliamentary Group on ethanol. Introducing E10 into the UK market will be a key policy platform for the group, as well as keeping the government on task regarding its […]

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Argent Energy to convert 250-meter long fatberg into 10,000 liters of biodiesel

Argent Energy to convert 250-meter long fatberg into 10,000 liters of biodiesel

September 19, 2017 |

In the UK, the monster 250-meter long Whitechapel fatberg will be converted into around 10,000 liters of biodiesel, Thames Water has confirmed. The congealed mass of fat, oil, grease, wet wipes and sanitary products discovered blocking an east London sewer will create enough environmentally-friendly energy to power 350 double-decker Routemaster buses for a day.  So far around […]

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UK sets out policy to raise biofuels blends through 2032

UK sets out policy to raise biofuels blends through 2032

September 19, 2017 |

In the UK, following years of policy uncertainty and market stagnation, the U.K.’s Department for Transport has announced its intention to raise the target under the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation, paving the way for future growth of the U.K. biofuels industry. The government response to its consultation on proposed amendments to the RTFO order has […]

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BA chooses Velocys for MSW-to-biojet 2.0

BA chooses Velocys for MSW-to-biojet 2.0

September 18, 2017 |

In the UK, British Airways is jumping back into the MSW-to-aviation biofuel game with a new partnership, this time with Velocys who is already producing fuel with the proposed technology in the US. The project’s aim is to use hundreds of thousands of metric tons of household waste including diapers and plastic food containers to […]

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Vivergo Fuels says UK’s proposed 2% cap on crop-based biofuels will kill industry

Vivergo Fuels says UK’s proposed 2% cap on crop-based biofuels will kill industry

September 11, 2017 |

In the UK, Vivergo Fuels says the government’s proposed 2% cap of crop-based biofuels—far below the EU’s 7% cap—would destroy the country’s ethanol industry in the northeast that would not only lead to a loss of jobs in ethanol production and R&D but also leave farmers to export their low quality feed wheat at much […]

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Scientists not happy with UK government’s Brexit science policy plans

Scientists not happy with UK government’s Brexit science policy plans

September 9, 2017 |

In the United Kingdom, scientists are not impressed with how the UK government plans on handling scientific relationships with the EU after it exits next year. As part of the Brexit plan, the government published a policy document pledging to “seek an ambitious science and innovation agreement” but the document did not offer any specifics […]

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New report says ILUC from waste-based biofuels could be higher than thought

New report says ILUC from waste-based biofuels could be higher than thought

September 6, 2017 |

In the UK, a new report by Cerulogy assesses the indirect emissions implications of producing biofuels from some of the waste materials listed in the European Commission’s REDII proposal, and of some that may be proposed as additions to the proposal as it is discussed in the European Council and Parliament. This study finds that […]

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UK to offer matching funds for aviation biofuel projects

UK to offer matching funds for aviation biofuel projects

August 29, 2017 |

In the UK, as part of plans to promote clean alternative fuels, the government is offering GBP22 million in funding for projects in the UK to develop low carbon waste-based fuels for planes and lorries, with matching funding from industry. The government is already planning to revolutionize the motor industry with ultra-low emission electric cars, […]

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EU Commissions extends Red Tractor through November 5 until renewal is approved

EU Commissions extends Red Tractor through November 5 until renewal is approved

August 28, 2017 |

In the UK, the National Farmers Union has welcomed news that the EU Commission has written to all EU-approved biofuel assurance schemes to advise that the Red Tractor scheme should continue to be considered compliant with EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED) sustainability criteria until November 5, 2017, pending full five-year re-approval.    This comes shortly […]

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Scottish grain farmers could help out English neighbors after sustainability scheme expires

Scottish grain farmers could help out English neighbors after sustainability scheme expires

August 24, 2017 |

In the UK, Scottish wheat growers are jumping in to help their southern neighbors by supplying feedstock to ethanol plants covered by the SQC quality scheme that is approved by the European Union as complying with the Renewable Energy Directive’s sustainability criteria. EU approval for the Red Tractor scheme that many English farmers participate in […]

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