Tag: UK

Celtic Renewables founder awarded an honorary Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Celtic Renewables founder awarded an honorary Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

January 10, 2018 |

In the UK, Professor Martin Tangney – founder of Celtic Renewables – has been awarded an honorary Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE). The Queen makes honorary awards to non-British citizens on the advice of the UK Foreign Office. The Edinburgh based scientist hails from County Cork in Ireland, and […]

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CropEnergies concerned EU biofuel policy will kill the market post-2020

CropEnergies concerned EU biofuel policy will kill the market post-2020

January 10, 2018 |

In the UK, CropEnergies is concerned that European policymakers will destroy a decade’s worth of climate action by killing the ethanol market going into the 2020s, in turn hitting the communities where it produces ethanol, such as in northeast England where it recently restarted the Ensus ethanol plant bringing prosperity to local wheat farmers. The […]

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International research team isolates gene that stiffens cell walls

International research team isolates gene that stiffens cell walls

January 8, 2018 |

In the UK, a multinational team of researchers, from the UK, Brazil and the US, has pinpointed a gene involved in the stiffening of cell walls whose suppression increased the release of sugars by up to 60%. Their findings are reported Monday in New Phytologist. In the team’s genetically modified plants, a transgene suppresses the […]

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Shell teams with bio-bean to fuel London buses with coffee-based B20

Shell teams with bio-bean to fuel London buses with coffee-based B20

November 20, 2017 |

In the UK, Shell and bio-bean announce that together they are helping to power some of London’s buses using a biofuel made partly from waste coffee grounds. The B20 biofuel contains a 20% bio-component which contains part coffee oil. The biofuel is being added to the London bus fuel supply chain and will help to […]

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IGE Solutions to invest $26.3 million in UK plastics-to-fuel plant

IGE Solutions to invest $26.3 million in UK plastics-to-fuel plant

November 15, 2017 |

In the UK, Integrated Green Energy Solutions Ltd will invest $26.3 million in a facility that will produce 69 million liters of diesel, gasoline and LPG from non-recyclable plastics. The plant will use proprietary technology the company says reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 38% compared to fossil diesel. The plant will be located in Grimsby […]

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Zero Waste Scotland report shows 27 million tons of waste and residues available for biorefineries

Zero Waste Scotland report shows 27 million tons of waste and residues available for biorefineries

October 31, 2017 |

In the UK, a new report prepared by Ricardo Energy & Environment for Zero Waste Scotland found more than 27 million metric tons of available waste, by-products, agricultural residues and wastewater sludge could be used by biorefineries in Scotland, with an eye on grouping them into hubs to facilitate their use and achieve economies of […]

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Rural UK homes could be using bio-heat within five years

Rural UK homes could be using bio-heat within five years

October 31, 2017 |

In the UK, many rural homes could be heated by vegetable oil within the next five years, according to a new industry report on the future of rural heating. Currently, oil heating is one of the most popular choices for those living off the gas grid and a new report from OFTEC, the trade association […]

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Shell providing advanced biofuels for 100% renewables father-son South Pole trek

Shell providing advanced biofuels for 100% renewables father-son South Pole trek

October 30, 2017 |

In the UK, Shell is providing advanced biofuels produced from wood chips to the father and son duo who will make the trek to the South Pole come November as a way to raise awareness about the viability of renewable energy. The trek will be the first entirely powered by renewable energy including wind and […]

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E4Tech report shows opportunity for advanced biofuels in UK but policy framework needed

E4Tech report shows opportunity for advanced biofuels in UK but policy framework needed

October 24, 2017 |

In the UK, the Department for Transport published a new report commissioned from E4Tech showing that advanced biofuels can play a key role in decarbonizing transportation by 2030. Gasification combined with Fischer Tropsch are seen as the rising start of technology to achieve those goals followed by fast pyrolysis and upgrading but that project finance […]

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University of Liverpool researchers make breakthrough converting CO2 and methane directly to liquid fuels

University of Liverpool researchers make breakthrough converting CO2 and methane directly to liquid fuels

October 11, 2017 |

In the UK, researchers from the University of Liverpool have made a significant breakthrough in the direct conversion of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) into liquid fuels and chemicals which could help industry to reduce greenhouse gas emissions whilst producing valuable chemical feedstocks. In a paper published in chemistry journal Angewandte Chemie they report […]

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