Tag: UK

China New Energy scores $12.5 million in contracts to build cassava ethanol plant in Ghana

China New Energy scores $12.5 million in contracts to build cassava ethanol plant in Ghana

March 29, 2017 |

In the UK, China New Energy announced it has won a number of contracts with Supercare Group Limited of Ghana and CNBM General Machinery Co., Ltd in China to construct a new ethanol plant in Ghana. The contracts are in relation to the building of a cassava-to-ethanol plant in Ghana that will have a production […]

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UK university launching graphic novel looking at bioenergy and climate change

UK university launching graphic novel looking at bioenergy and climate change

March 21, 2017 |

In the UK, a new graphic novel addressing the big questions around bioenergy and climate change is being launched by The University of Manchester ahead of a major conference this week. In a unique collaboration between artists and researchers working at the cutting-edge of bioenergy, the graphic novel aims to answer some of the big […]

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UK biodiesel blending falls to just 1.41% in January

UK biodiesel blending falls to just 1.41% in January

March 21, 2017 |

In the UK, biodiesel consumption fell to its lowest since March 2015 in January at just 30 million liters in line with falling fossil diesel consumption that was 18.5% lower that month, bringing the blending rate to just 1.41%. That’s more than 45% less than in December or during January 2015. Ethanol consumption remained steady […]

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UK ethanol plants to support wheat prices through June

UK ethanol plants to support wheat prices through June

March 2, 2017 |

In the UK, wheat demand by ethanol plants is expected to remain strong for the next few months, at least through June, supporting wheat prices despite a decline in exports based on smaller stocks than expected. Spot ethanol prices in Europe continue to support the bottom lines of major producers Vivergo and CropEnergies, meaning the […]

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Vivergo and Ensus fear UK’s proposed 2% cap on conventional biofuels

Vivergo and Ensus fear UK’s proposed 2% cap on conventional biofuels

February 21, 2017 |

In the UK, Vivergo says there is a real chance its ethanol plant in Hull could be shut if the government caps conventional biofuel blending at 2% from the current 4.5% mandate and eventual 9.75% mandate expected for 2020 in line with the European Union Renewable Energy Directive. If conventional biofuels are capped at 0%, […]

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Caffe Nero to expand Biobean collaboration following successful first phase

Caffe Nero to expand Biobean collaboration following successful first phase

February 14, 2017 |

In the UK, following a successful trial of Biobean’s technology to produce biomass pellets from spent coffee grounds, Caffe Nero is looking to scale up its partnership beyond Greater London. Since the company began collecting its coffee grounds in July, Biobean has produced 98 metric tons of pellets from 218 tons of grounds. Further development […]

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Waitrose rolls out biogas-powered Scania delivery trucks

Waitrose rolls out biogas-powered Scania delivery trucks

February 9, 2017 |

In the UK, with a driving range of 500 miles, Waitrose has started delivering to stores in the north of England and the Midlands using CNG Scania trucks powered by biogas. CNG Fuels, who is supplying the biogas for the trucks, says the fuel runs up to 40% cheaper than diesel and has 70% fewer […]

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Greenergy gets $260 million equity investment from Brookfield Business Partners

Greenergy gets $260 million equity investment from Brookfield Business Partners

February 8, 2017 |

In the UK, Greenergy announced that it has reached agreement for Brookfield Business Partners to invest in the business with the aim of accelerating growth with a total investment of $260 million. As the purchase price was funded by both debt and equity, the total transaction amount is higher, and confidential. Existing Greenergy management shareholders […]

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UK biodiesel use up nearly 10% April-October but ethanol consumption falls

UK biodiesel use up nearly 10% April-October but ethanol consumption falls

February 2, 2017 |

In the UK, biodiesel use rebounded during April to October 2016, Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation data showed Thursday, with consumption up nearly 10% on the year at 398 million liters in line with 3% higher fossil diesel use yet ethanol consumption fell more than 6% to 386 million liters as gasoline demand fell slightly. Of […]

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UK’s ‘Building Our Industrial Strategy’ Green Paper supports central role for Anaerobic Digestion: trade group

UK’s ‘Building Our Industrial Strategy’ Green Paper supports central role for Anaerobic Digestion: trade group

January 29, 2017 |

In the UK, the national government has published a Green Paper on ‘Building Our Industrial Strategy’ and the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association said it will be setting out over the next few months how AD can play a central role in helping UK industry to flourish. The Association said that “In return for long-term […]

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