Tag: UK

UK under minister says Ensus must stand on its own feet financially

UK under minister says Ensus must stand on its own feet financially

May 20, 2015 |

In the UK, the new Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government says the Ensus biorefinery needs to stand on its own feet financially, while recognizing that the project is an important investment for the Humber region. He said it’s too soon to write off the facility that is currently mothballed as […]

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Ensus to remain mothballed for foreseeable future

Ensus to remain mothballed for foreseeable future

May 19, 2015 |

In the UK, the Ensus ethanol plant is going to remain mothballed until there is a “sustained improvement” in market condition that warrant starting up production again. The plant has been offline since February and CropEnergies says that ethanol prices remain below the cost of production. The company says 2014/15 has been the most difficult […]

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UK biofuel blending hit 3.54% in 12 months from April 15, 2014

UK biofuel blending hit 3.54% in 12 months from April 15, 2014

May 11, 2015 |

In the UK, biofuel blending reached 3.54% between April 15, 2014 and April 15, 2015 with 75% of the fuel, about 1.01 billion liters, meeting sustainability requirements. The sustainable biofuels comprised of 50% biodiesel, 49% ethanol, 1% methanol and some negligible amounts of biogas and off road biodiesel.

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ABF takes over BP’s 47% stake in Vivergo Fuels

ABF takes over BP’s 47% stake in Vivergo Fuels

May 7, 2015 |

In the UK, ABF has acquired BP’s 47% stake in Vivergo Fuels, bringing the company’s total shareholding in the facility to 94%. The facility reached full production capacity in 2014 and supplies half of the UK’s ethanol demand as well as animal feed.

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Whitefox to supply Pacific Ethanol’s Madera plant with membrane system

Whitefox to supply Pacific Ethanol’s Madera plant with membrane system

May 6, 2015 |

In the UK, Whitefox announced it has signed an agreement with California based Pacific Ethanol, Inc. for the delivery of an industrial scale membrane system. The objective is to reduce the consumption of water, energy and emissions in the production of ethanol while increasing product output. According to the agreement, Whitefox will deliver a stand-alone, […]

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UK renewable ethanol future endangered after UK Supreme Court decision on NO2 emissions

UK renewable ethanol future endangered after UK Supreme Court decision on NO2 emissions

May 4, 2015 |

In the UK, Robert Wright, Secretary-General of ePURE, the European renewable ethanol industry association, responded to the UK Supreme Court ruling that the UK Government must revise its national air quality plans to tackle nitrogen dioxide (NO2) emissions: “17 Member States of the EU are in breach of their air quality targets and this is […]

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UK farmers union wants transport dept. to push for more biofuels

UK farmers union wants transport dept. to push for more biofuels

April 30, 2015 |

In the UK, in light of recent EU legislation changes affecting biofuel production, the NFU is urging the Department for Transport to raise the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation to restore confidence in markets for farmers and processors and meet the country’s current EU biofuel target. The cap on the volume of crops allowed to be […]

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UK researchers lead work on development of bio-propane

UK researchers lead work on development of bio-propane

April 16, 2015 |

In the UK, researchers at The University of Manchester have made a significant breakthrough in the development of synthetic pathways that will enable renewable biosynthesis of the gas propane. This research is part of a programme of work aimed at developing the next generation of biofuels. This study provides new insight and understanding of the […]

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UK farmers union urges MEPs to support biofuels by voting down ILUC compromise

UK farmers union urges MEPs to support biofuels by voting down ILUC compromise

April 15, 2015 |

In the UK, the National Farmers Union is encouraging European parliamentarians to vote against the biofuels reform compromise approved by the European Parliament’s environment committee this week, saying legislators have been bullied into the deal by environmentalists and social pressure groups. The vote the end of this month provides the last opportunity to support the […]

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UK biodiesel consumption up 25% in 2014 but ethanol falls nearly 1%

UK biodiesel consumption up 25% in 2014 but ethanol falls nearly 1%

April 14, 2015 |

In the UK, the Department of Energy and Climate Change says that biodiesel accounted for 3.4% of diesel consumption in 2014, with ethanol accounting for 4.6% of gasoline, according to its provisional reporting. A total of 466.79 million gallons of biofuels were consumed, up 11.5% on the year. Biodiesel consumption rose 25% but ethanol consumption […]

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