Tag: UK

UK university kept from supplying CHP power to grid by national regulator

UK university kept from supplying CHP power to grid by national regulator

January 21, 2015 |

In the UK, the University of Greenwich has run into a problem with the UK Power Network who recently said it could only supply 200kWe onto the national grid rather than the 410kWe CHP it had developed as part of an EU-funded project. The power was supposed to be enough to run the entire science […]

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Centre for Process Innovation leads EU project to convert food waste into hydrogen

Centre for Process Innovation leads EU project to convert food waste into hydrogen

January 14, 2015 |

In the UK, the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is leading a European collaborative project that aims to transform food waste into a sustainable source of significant economic added value, namely graphene and renewable hydrogen. The project titled ‘PlasCarb’ will transform biogas generated by the anaerobic digestion of food waste using an innovative low energy […]

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Bristol City Council launching B25 trial in 100 cars of city’s fleet

Bristol City Council launching B25 trial in 100 cars of city’s fleet

January 1, 2015 |

In the UK, the city council of Bristol is planning to convert 100 of the cars in its fleet to run on 25% biodiesel in 2015 as part of its role as European Green Capitol 2015. The council will convert one of its fuel bunkers to biodiesel and plans to convert other bunkers for the […]

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Croda switches to ethanol for surfactant feedstock

Croda switches to ethanol for surfactant feedstock

December 30, 2014 |

In the UK, Croda International announced its plans to make a significant investment at its Atlas Point manufacturing site in Delaware, North America that will enable the site to produce 100% sustainable non-ionic surfactants. Derived exclusively from plant materials, these bio-based ingredients will be the first of their kind to be made in North America […]

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Chinese biofuel market ready to catch fire

Chinese biofuel market ready to catch fire

December 25, 2014 |

In the UK, development of biodiesel started late in China, serving as one of the industries vigorously supported by the government. China has released Renewable Energy Law and National Standard for Biodiesel (B5) Blend in 2005 and 2010, respectively. In 2013, China´s total capacity of biodiesel exceeded 3.7 million t/a, output attained 1-1.2 million t/a, […]

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UK biogas company producing energy from Nestle’s manufacturing waste

UK biogas company producing energy from Nestle’s manufacturing waste

December 24, 2014 |

In the UK, award-winning British company, Clearfleau, UK market leaders in industrial anaerobic digestion (AD) for on-site renewable energy generation, reveals energy output results for its plant built for leading food sector client, global food and beverage supplier Nestlé, one year after commissioning. The on-site bio-energy plant was designed and built by Clearfleau for Nestlé’s […]

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Sinking gas prices seen boosting demand for ethanol as consumption rises

Sinking gas prices seen boosting demand for ethanol as consumption rises

December 22, 2014 |

In the UK, OilPrice.com says ethanol demand will go up thanks to falling gas prices as consumers hit the pump. With production limited and exports on the rise, that increased demand for gas—and therefore ethanol—will support ethanol prices and add value for ethanol producers, even without the support of an RFS.

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Shanks Group leads preferred bidders for Surrey Biofuels Processing Facility

Shanks Group leads preferred bidders for Surrey Biofuels Processing Facility

December 19, 2014 |

In the UK, waste-to-product company Shanks Group plc announced that Iris Solutions, a consortium led by Orgaworld Canada, part of Shanks’ Organics Division, has been selected as the preferred proponent for the Surrey Biofuels Processing Facility project in Canada. Shanks will build the biofuel processing facility, which will process 115,000 tonnes of residual kitchen and […]

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Brazil’s CTBE signs MOU with York’s Biorenewables Development Centre

Brazil’s CTBE signs MOU with York’s Biorenewables Development Centre

December 19, 2014 |

In the UK, Brazil’s National Laboratory of Science and Technology of Bioethanol (CTBE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Biorenewables Development Centre (BDC), based in York. For the past five years, plant biologists, geneticists and green chemists from across Europe have been working with CTBE experts on sugarcane breeding and bioethanol production, […]

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UK DOT launches £25 million competition for three advanced biofuels plants

UK DOT launches £25 million competition for three advanced biofuels plants

December 15, 2014 |

In the UK, the Department of Transportation has launched a £25 million competition to build advanced biofuel plants. The funds, supported by significant private investment, will enable the construction of up to three demonstration plants. The fuel produced by the chosen technology must show a minimum of 60% greenhouse gas emissions reductions compared with fossil […]

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