Tag: UK

UK offering travel bourses for aviation biofuel mission to the US

UK offering travel bourses for aviation biofuel mission to the US

October 18, 2018 |

In the UK, Innovate UK and the Knowledge Transfer Network invites SMEs in the Sustainable Aviation Fuel supply chain to apply to take part in a mission to the USA to create strategic business connections. The Sustainable Aviation Fuel Special Interest Group (SAF SIG) and Innovate UK is offering SMEs the opportunity to apply to […]

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Report shows biofuels key to zero emissions by 2030 for marine sector

Report shows biofuels key to zero emissions by 2030 for marine sector

October 15, 2018 |

In the UK, a recent report by Lloyd’s Register and UMAS, ‘Zero Emission Vessels 2030’, aimed to assess the viability of these low/zero-emission fuels and technologies through the economic lens (i.e. profitability). The report looks at five ship types and several ship sizes, in three different scenarios. It shows that costs at the ‘ship level’ […]

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Anaerobic digestion “huge economic opportunity for UK”, ADBA tells Treasury

Anaerobic digestion “huge economic opportunity for UK”, ADBA tells Treasury

October 11, 2018 |

In the UK, Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association Chief Executive Charlotte Morton has this week written to Robert Jenrick MP, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, outlining the economic and environmental benefits of AD, a technology that converts organic wastes and purpose-grown crops into renewable heat and power (in the form of biogas), clean transport fuel, […]

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Virgin Atlantic to fly 747 from Orlando to London on LanzaTech fuel in October

Virgin Atlantic to fly 747 from Orlando to London on LanzaTech fuel in October

September 20, 2018 |

In the UK, Virgin Atlantic announced that its partnership with LanzaTech will finally come to fruition in October when a Boeing 747 will fly from Orlando to London Gatwick partially fueled with LanzaTech’s aviation biofuel. Richard Branson’s announcement on his blog didn’t indicate what percentage of the fuel will be biofuel but did say it […]

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US associations submit comments to UK urging adoption of E10

US associations submit comments to UK urging adoption of E10

September 20, 2018 |

In the UK, earlier this week, Growth Energy, the U.S. Grains Council, and the Renewable Fuels Association jointly submitted comments to the United Kingdom’s (UK) Department of Transport as it considers implementing a nationwide E10 ethanol blend. The comments, submitted on Sept. 16, highlight the proven benefits of ethanol for fuel and draw on the […]

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Kew Gardens researchers discover fungi that can break down plastic in weeks

Kew Gardens researchers discover fungi that can break down plastic in weeks

September 20, 2018 |

In the UK, the Telegraph reports that Kew Gardens researchers and an international team from 18 countries have discovered Aspergillus tubingensis can break down plastic in weeks rather than decades using its mycelia. The fungi was found in a Pakistani trash dump by Chinese scientists last year. The discovery was part of a larger publication […]

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UK ferry companies pushes green strategy including shift to biofuels

UK ferry companies pushes green strategy including shift to biofuels

September 17, 2018 |

In the UK, ‘Red Goes Green’ is the name given to Red Funnel’s new long-term Environmental Strategy announced Monday. It seeks to showcase the environmental successes of recent years and highlight a wide range of new green initiatives, including measures to change consumer behavior in line with the company’s commitment to operate in an environmentally […]

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Vivergo to cease production due to delays in E10

Vivergo to cease production due to delays in E10

September 6, 2018 |

In the UK, given the continued difficult trading environment and delays in the implementation of E10 in the UK over time, Vivergo Fuels Ltd proposes to cease production. Mark Chesworth, Managing Director, Vivergo Fuels Ltd, commented: “I am extremely disappointed at having to announce the proposed cessation of production as of the 30 September 2018 […]

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Greenergy acquires 100% of Singaporean UCO exporter Rexon Energy

Greenergy acquires 100% of Singaporean UCO exporter Rexon Energy

September 5, 2018 |

In the UK, Greenergy has acquired 100% of the shares of Rexon Energy, a used cooking oil exporter based in Singapore. This is an upstream investment for Greenergy to provide raw materials for its biodiesel manufacturing operations. “We have increased our purchasing of used cooking oils from around the world over a number of years […]

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EU countries need to hurry up E10 adaptation to reach RED2020 requirements

EU countries need to hurry up E10 adaptation to reach RED2020 requirements

September 4, 2018 |

In the UK, Platts reports that implementation of the proposed E10 policy could be pushed back beyond April 2019 after the country’s expected exit from the European Union while the Netherlands are looking at Q3 or Q4 for implementation. France and Belgium have had relative success with market uptake for the fuels which Germany has […]

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