Tag: UK

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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ICCT study looks at indirect impacts of using molasses as an advanced biofuel feedstock

ICCT study looks at indirect impacts of using molasses as an advanced biofuel feedstock

September 27, 2017 |

In the UK, the European Commission has proposed adding molasses to a list of advanced biofuel feedstocks eligible for support in the 2021-2030 timeframe under the recast Renewable Energy Directive. Final stage molasses resulting from multiple steps of sugar refining is not typically used for food, and so its use in biofuel would not directly […]

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LowCVP publishes report on successfully deploying E10 in the UK

LowCVP publishes report on successfully deploying E10 in the UK

September 27, 2017 |

In the UK, in support of the UK government’s decision to increase the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation, the LowCVP published its report ‘Successfully Deploying E10 Petrol’. The expert group convened under the auspices of the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership concluded that the introduction of petrol with a 10% bioethanol content (E10) would be one of […]

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UK Parliamentarians launch new group to promote ethanol

UK Parliamentarians launch new group to promote ethanol

September 20, 2017 |

In the UK, members of parliament and peers in the House of Lords with an interest in promoting ethanol can now participated in the new All-Party Parliamentary Group on ethanol. Introducing E10 into the UK market will be a key policy platform for the group, as well as keeping the government on task regarding its […]

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Argent Energy to convert 250-meter long fatberg into 10,000 liters of biodiesel

Argent Energy to convert 250-meter long fatberg into 10,000 liters of biodiesel

September 19, 2017 |

In the UK, the monster 250-meter long Whitechapel fatberg will be converted into around 10,000 liters of biodiesel, Thames Water has confirmed. The congealed mass of fat, oil, grease, wet wipes and sanitary products discovered blocking an east London sewer will create enough environmentally-friendly energy to power 350 double-decker Routemaster buses for a day.  So far around […]

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