Tag: UK

EU deal allowing Argentine biodiesel imports may risk GMO-free glycerin supplies

EU deal allowing Argentine biodiesel imports may risk GMO-free glycerin supplies

March 19, 2019 |

In the UK, ICIS reports that the European glycerin market is unsure what impacts on the supply of non-GMO glycerin may result from the European Union’s agreement with Argentine to allow price and volume-capped biodiesel imports. With imports returning to the market, European production of biodiesel could drop and impact the availability of glycerin produced […]

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UK implementing EU fuel pump rules to help drivers identify biofuel blends

UK implementing EU fuel pump rules to help drivers identify biofuel blends

February 27, 2019 |

In the UK, drivers are set to benefit from new labels to help them to easily identify the right fuel for their vehicle, thanks to new rules being rolled out by the Department for Transport. The labels, which will be accompanied by a wider public information campaign later this year, will also help drivers understand […]

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Princess Anne launches BioYork initiative

Princess Anne launches BioYork initiative

February 25, 2019 |

In the UK, Princess Anne was guest of honor at the official launch of University of York’s new bioeconomy initiative, BioYork. The project, BioYork, has been established as a focus for bioeconomy activity in the North of England as part of an interdisciplinary approach to research into health, food and bio-based fuel and chemicals. The […]

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Liverpool’s giant 90-ton fatberg has a future as biodiesel

Liverpool’s giant 90-ton fatberg has a future as biodiesel

February 21, 2019 |

In the UK, an 84-meter long, 90-metric ton fatberg has been found in the sewers of Liverpool which will be converted into biodiesel after removal and elimination of objects like wet wipes. After failing to remove it with high pressure water guns, it will now have to be removed manually using pickaxes and shovels, an […]

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Circular Economy Mapping Tool for Wales launched

Circular Economy Mapping Tool for Wales launched

February 19, 2019 |

In UK, commissioned by WRAP Cymru, Anthesis has developed this user-friendly Circular Economy Mapping Tool for Wales – a useful resource for those operating within the Welsh bioeconomy; particularly food and drink producers and processors. It provides an interactive, visual representation of the extent of Wales’ thriving bioeconomy, plotting where different types of businesses are […]

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Drax BECCS pilot captures one ton of CO2 a day

Drax BECCS pilot captures one ton of CO2 a day

February 18, 2019 |

In the UK, the demonstration plant at the Drax power station near Selby in North Yorkshire is using innovative technology, developed by Leeds-based C-Capture, to capture a ton of CO2 a day, during the pilot. It is the first-time carbon dioxide has been captured from the combustion of a 100% biomass feedstock anywhere in the […]

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Vivergo suffered stunning losses before closing

Vivergo suffered stunning losses before closing

February 13, 2019 |

In the UK, local press reports that Vivergo lost nearly £60 million during the year just before it announced its closure last October, following a £30 million loss the year prior due to what the company said was a delay by certain European member states to implement the 10% blending mandate called for under the […]

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Biofuelwatch report says sustainable aviation fuel can never be scaled up

Biofuelwatch report says sustainable aviation fuel can never be scaled up

February 11, 2019 |

In the UK, a new report about aviation biofuels, published by the environmental NGO Biofuelwatch, outlines the strict limits to the amount of such fuels which could be sourced from wastes and residues as well as their adverse indirect impacts. The report coincides with a meeting of the UN organization ICAO in Montreal which campaigners […]

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Former UK oil refinery set to host advanced biofuels production from 2020

Former UK oil refinery set to host advanced biofuels production from 2020

February 7, 2019 |

In the UK, local press reports that the ambitious Thames Enterprise Park project is moving forward with another $11 million investment in 7 hectares of land preparation. The project converts a 1950s oil refinery into an innovation park that is meant to house more than 4,500 jobs in the future, including advanced biofuels and renewable […]

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Study shows that low and zero-emission fuels have role to play in decarbonizing marine transport

Study shows that low and zero-emission fuels have role to play in decarbonizing marine transport

January 30, 2019 |

In the UK, Lloyd’s Register (LR) and University Maritime Advisory Services (UMAS) have released ‘Zero-Emission Vessels Transition Pathways’, a study that aims to show what is needed to enable the transition, both at the ship and supply infrastructure level, to deliver zero-emission vessels (ZEVs) that are crucial to achieve the IMO’s Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Strategy […]

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