Tag: UK

University of East Anglia seeking student to apply machine learning to cyanobacteria research

University of East Anglia seeking student to apply machine learning to cyanobacteria research

July 5, 2018 |

In the UK, the University of East Anglia is searching for a first level researcher to apply machine learning approaches to investigate cyanobacterial metabolism and identify optimal pathways and metabolic fluxes for compound production. The student will test these outcomes by generating appropriate mutants and measuring growth and compound production of these strains in small […]

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Lack of UK ethanol demand partly to blame for beer shortage during World Cup

Lack of UK ethanol demand partly to blame for beer shortage during World Cup

July 4, 2018 |

In the UK, local press reports that if the government won’t provide the required demand for ethanol under an E10 policy to keep the Ensus facility operating year-round, the country is bound to continue having CO2 shortages like the recent one that saw beer stocks run out during the World Cup. The Ensus ethanol plant […]

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Imperial College researchers boost bioprocessing speed by 30 times

Imperial College researchers boost bioprocessing speed by 30 times

June 26, 2018 |

In the UK, Imperial College scientists have enhanced the process of using biology to make products such as fuels, plastics, medicines, and cosmetics, breaking down plant-based biomass 30 times faster than currently possible. This could lead to cheaper and more environmentally friendly biofuel production and more efficient plastic recycling. Researchers modified the glucosidase enzyme, which […]

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UK project receives funding to reduce waste CO2 production from industrial biotech manufacturing

UK project receives funding to reduce waste CO2 production from industrial biotech manufacturing

May 31, 2018 |

In the UK, Ingenza announced a collaboration with the University of Dundee and Drochaid Research Services on a highly innovative project that aims to reduce the waste carbon dioxide generated by industrial biotech manufacturing applications. Funded by Zero Waste Scotland, the proposal involves capturing and recycling the emerging CO2 waste streams that evolve during fermentative […]

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University of Birmingham invests in Tyseley Energy Park

University of Birmingham invests in Tyseley Energy Park

May 29, 2018 |

In the UK, University of Birmingham announced that it has invested GBP2.5 million in the Tyseley Energy Park (TEP) to work towards overcoming challenges such as energy poverty and poor air quality in the West Midlands. The West Midlands region faces severe energy business and social challenges; energy poverty is the worst in the UK; […]

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UK’s shift to E10 held up by a lack of initiative

UK’s shift to E10 held up by a lack of initiative

May 22, 2018 |

In the UK, ICIS reports that the shift to E10 has been held up primarily due to neither the government nor the oil industry wanting to take the first step in implementation with both sides waiting for the other to take the initiative. If the oil industry leads the shift, some are concerned that the […]

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Malaysian and UK researchers develop new technology to process POME

Malaysian and UK researchers develop new technology to process POME

May 22, 2018 |

In Malaysia, engineers at the University of Nottingham Malaysia have developed new technology to help the global palm oil processing industry reduce CO2 emissions and create renewable energy from its waste. Now University researchers, in collaboration with Malaysian industry partners, have built a unique integrated zero-waste management system for the mills. The pilot plant, called […]

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Velocys gets the green light from Red Rock Biofuels to build reactors

Velocys gets the green light from Red Rock Biofuels to build reactors

May 10, 2018 |

In the UK, Velocys plc has received a “notice to proceed” action to commence manufacturing of the Fischer-Tropsch reactors and catalyst for the Red Rock Biofuels LLC (“RRB”) biorefinery that will be located in Lakeview, Oregon, USA. RRB has commenced construction of the biorefinery, which will incorporate Velocys’ technology, and produce low-carbon, renewable diesel and […]

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Symphony Environmental acquires 8% of French bioplastics company

Symphony Environmental acquires 8% of French bioplastics company

May 9, 2018 |

In the UK, Symphony Environmental Technologies announced that it has signed a collaboration agreement and commitment to a EUR500,122 strategic investment with Eranova for 8% shareholding. Eranova has developed a unique technology and process which extracts starch from algae for use with other materials. The starch can be combined with other polymers to produce compounded […]

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UK’s Red Funnel ferry trialing Green D+ fuel based on Neste HVO

UK’s Red Funnel ferry trialing Green D+ fuel based on Neste HVO

May 2, 2018 |

In the UK, Red Funnel announced that it is trialing the use of Green D+ fossil-free fuel on its ro-pax fleet of ships which operate between Southampton and the Isle of Wight. The cross-Solent ferry company has teamed up with Green Biofuels to trial Green D+ biofuel with varying amounts of low-sulphur Marine Gas Oil, […]

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