Tag: UK

Platts says not charged with wrongdoing by the European Commission

Platts says not charged with wrongdoing by the European Commission

October 20, 2014 |

In the UK, Platts says it has not been charged with any wrongdoing by the European Commission in relation to the EC’s ongoing investigation into possible price collusion for biofuels. Reuters has seen a French-language document from the EC indicating that Platts may have kept market players from participating in its Market on Close pricing […]

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NWE ethanol premium hits 11-month high over gasoline

NWE ethanol premium hits 11-month high over gasoline

October 16, 2014 |

In the UK, ethanol hit an 11-month premium over Eurobob gasoline on Tuesday at $51.29/cubic meter. On Tuesday, Northwest Europe ethanol prices were seen at $638.68/cu m. Any significant increase in demand is seen limited by the existing blend wall in Europe.  

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Scottish macroalgae study stalls on lack of algae

Scottish macroalgae study stalls on lack of algae

October 15, 2014 |

In the UK, a study to research biodiesel production from macroalgae has been put on hold due to a lack of algae. The project was developed to manage a problem that has apparently disappeared. Dunbar Shore and Harbour Neighbourhood Group (DSHNG), Dr Alastair Sutherland, of Glasgow Caledonian University, and Dunbar Marine Resources Ltd were planning […]

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Vivergo expects 2014 to be a banner year as production reaches for capacity

Vivergo expects 2014 to be a banner year as production reaches for capacity

October 13, 2014 |

In the UK, Vivergo expects its 2014 results to outshine 2013’s loss of GBP48.9 million thanks to operating for a full fiscal year, rather than last year when the plant only came online midway through. Full capacity should be achieved by the end of this year, bringing production up to 420 million liters per year […]

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University of Bristol discovers enzymes don’t need water to function

University of Bristol discovers enzymes don’t need water to function

October 7, 2014 |

In the UK, research by scientists at the University of Bristol has challenged one of the key axioms in biology — that enzymes need water to function. The breakthrough could eventually lead to the development of new industrial catalysts for processing biodiesel. Enzymes are large biological molecules that catalyze thousands of different chemical reactions that […]

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LowCVP teams with UK’s Dept. for Transport on green energy taskforce

LowCVP teams with UK’s Dept. for Transport on green energy taskforce

October 2, 2014 |

In the UK, building on the LowCVP’s recent studies on fuels decarbonisation a new Transport Energy Task Force has been established. The Task Force will help the Government to examine and formulate options for meeting the 2020 RED renewable transport fuel target and determine how low carbon fuels can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from […]

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UK biofuel use at 4% during Q2

UK biofuel use at 4% during Q2

October 1, 2014 |

In the UK, biofuel use in transport reached 4% of the fuel supply during the second quarter of 2014, but ethanol has reached 4.5% in the past. Ethanol blending is capped at 4.75%. The Renewable Energy Association is strongly pushing for E10 blends to help the country achieve the 10% biofuel mandate set by the […]

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UK and French researchers make cellulosic biofuel breakthrough

UK and French researchers make cellulosic biofuel breakthrough

September 23, 2014 |

In the UK and France, manufacturing biofuels from food crop by-products such as straw could be made quicker and cheaper thanks to the work of scientists in the UK and France. Researchers funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) have discovered variant straw plants whose cell walls are more easily broken down […]

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UK researchers call for policies to support biofuels at UN Climate Summit

UK researchers call for policies to support biofuels at UN Climate Summit

September 23, 2014 |

In the UK, as heads of government, business, and finance gather in New York for the annual United Nations Climate Summit September 23, University of Sheffield researchers back the economic benefits of global action on climate change verses the cost of inaction. Research at the Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID), suggests there are a […]

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Frost & Sullivan says higher vehicles sales driving biofuel consumption

Frost & Sullivan says higher vehicles sales driving biofuel consumption

September 16, 2014 |

In the UK, increasing sales of commercial and passenger vehicles, especially flex-fuel vehicles that allow end users to choose customised biofuel-fossil fuel blends, are expected to drive the consumption of automotive biofuels around the globe. The enforcement of higher biofuel percentage blend mandates will spur use of solutions higher than the standard E10 ethanol blend, […]

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