Tag: UK

Greenergy pulled out of FOG waste biodiesel project in February

Greenergy pulled out of FOG waste biodiesel project in February

May 22, 2019 |

In the UK, local press reports that Greenergy pulled out of a 2011 JV with to produce biodiesel with Brocklesby from waste fats and oils back in February, well before the recent investigation into biodiesel price fixing. In April, the writing was already on the wall for the facility that had more than GBP2.6 million […]

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Air BP offers to supply Neste aviation biofuel to Swedish and French airports

Air BP offers to supply Neste aviation biofuel to Swedish and French airports

May 21, 2019 |

In the UK, Air BP announced it has offered sustainable aviation fuel to general and business aviation customers and aircraft manufacturers at Stockholm Arlanda (ARN/ESSA) airport in Sweden and Caen Carpiquet (CFR/LFRK) airport in France. This latest fuel offering comes in support of the industry’s Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuel (SAJF) initiative, launched one year ago, […]

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UK’s Serious Fraud Office teams with Netherlands to investigate Greenergy on biodiesel trading

UK’s Serious Fraud Office teams with Netherlands to investigate Greenergy on biodiesel trading

May 16, 2019 |

In the UK, the Serious Fraud Office confirmed that it has opened a joint investigation with the Dutch authorities concerning certain aspects of biodiesel trading at Greenergy and various third parties. Searches were conducted on April 30 at five sites across the UK and additional sites in the Netherlands and Belgium. Four individuals have been […]

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UK biodiesel producer Olleco awarded Royal Warrant by Her Majesty The Queen

UK biodiesel producer Olleco awarded Royal Warrant by Her Majesty The Queen

May 15, 2019 |

In the UK, Olleco, the renewables arm of ABP Food Group and the UK’s leading supplier of cooking oils and collector of used cooking oils, has become the first dedicated circular economy company to be granted a Royal Warrant by Her Majesty The Queen. The Warrant has resulted from our work to create a “closed […]

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Loughborough University wins grant to develop sustainable transport fuels

Loughborough University wins grant to develop sustainable transport fuels

May 8, 2019 |

In the UK, Loughborough University has been awarded GBP200,000 for two projects which aim to make the transport sector more environmentally friendly. Researchers successfully bid for the grant which will come from the Department for Transport and Supergen Bioenergy Hub – a group of experts focused on developing sustainable bioenergy systems that support the UK’s […]

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UK’s net-zero carbon proposal for 2050 sees big role for BECCS and aviation biofuel

UK’s net-zero carbon proposal for 2050 sees big role for BECCS and aviation biofuel

May 2, 2019 |

In the UK, the UK Committee on Climate Change’s new report seeking to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 sees CCS tied in with bioenergy production as key, as well as 21TWh of biofuels for aviation, roughly between 5% and 10% of 2017 aviation fuel consumption. That switch to aviation biofuels is estimated to displace […]

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McDonald’s could boost UCO biodiesel production 20% in the UK with new upgrades

McDonald’s could boost UCO biodiesel production 20% in the UK with new upgrades

April 15, 2019 |

In the UK, edie reports that McDonald’s is set to boost its biodiesel production thanks to a partnership with German appliance manufacturer Miele who will update its washing machines at more than 1,300 restaurants around that country to increase grease collection. Miele says that upgrading its washers will allow McDonald’s to boost its biodiesel production […]

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UK biofuels in transport rose to 4.1% in 2018 while bio-based power generation rose 12%

UK biofuels in transport rose to 4.1% in 2018 while bio-based power generation rose 12%

April 3, 2019 |

In the UK, liquid biofuels accounted for 4.1 per cent of gasoline and diesel consumed in road transport in 2018, up from 3.1 per cent in 2017. Generation from bioenergy was up by 12 per cent on 2017, to a record 35.6 TWh, partly as a result of power stations converting to plant biomass following […]

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Aerion plans to develop supersonic planes flying on 100% bio-SPK

Aerion plans to develop supersonic planes flying on 100% bio-SPK

March 28, 2019 |

In the UK, Reuters reports that Aerion plans to develop a supersonic plane that is flown completely on bio-based synthetic paraffinic kerosene with a $120 million price tag each. With the first jets set to hit the skies in 2023, they would fly 70% faster than normal subsonic planes now while using biofuels would reduce […]

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University of Surrey researchers develop new catalysts for biochemicals and fuels

University of Surrey researchers develop new catalysts for biochemicals and fuels

March 25, 2019 |

In the UK, as the world is looking to combat the catastrophic effects of climate change, many hope that bio-based chemicals and fuels will help in the necessary move away from fossil fuels. The conversion of Acetone, Ethanol and Butanol (ABE) produced from sugar fermentation, into valuable chemicals through condensation reactions is seen as a […]

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