Tag: United Kingdom

First drone flight using solid-state hydrogen completed by Cella in the UK

First drone flight using solid-state hydrogen completed by Cella in the UK

January 9, 2020 |

In the United Kingdom, newscientist.com reported that the Cella successfully flew the first aircraft powered by solid hydrogen in a test flight that lasted 10 minutes at an altitude of 80 meters, but the designers say the aircraft had enough fuel for a two-hour flight. Previous attempts at hydrogen-powered planes used large tanks of liquid […]

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Wheat-based “Turtle Straws” hit 2 million in sales 

Wheat-based “Turtle Straws” hit 2 million in sales 

January 7, 2020 |

In the United Kingdom, entrepreneur Alex Bruce has sold 2 million of his biodegradable Turtle Straws just a year after launching the wheat-based alternative to plastic. The University of Sussex graduate founded Turtle Straws to help address the plastics waste crisis. The straws are made from wheat stem, which, unlike paper straw alternatives, do not become […]

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COP24 brings new bioeconomy strategy from UK, $200B from World Bank and more

COP24 brings new bioeconomy strategy from UK, $200B from World Bank and more

December 9, 2018 |

Amid rumors of President Trump’s coal and fossil-fuel side event at COP24 (the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) in Poland this week and a Swedish 15 year old climate activist who tells it like it is, all hope for biofuels and bioenergy is not lost with […]

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August biodiesel sales more than double on year in UK

August biodiesel sales more than double on year in UK

September 26, 2018 |

In the United Kingdom, S&P Global Platts reports that biodiesel sales in the UK hit a record high in August of 133 million liters, up 14% on the month and more than doubling on the year, according to customs data. Ethanol sales also reached the highest so far this year at 67 million liters, up […]

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New biofuel targets go into effect in UK

New biofuel targets go into effect in UK

April 15, 2018 |

In the United Kingdom, British biofuel targets that took effect over the weekend “will double the use of renewable fuels in the UK transport sector in 15 years and reduce reliance on imported diesel,” the government told Reuters. The new targets demand transport fuel suppliers that sell at least 450,000 liters a year or more […]

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GIB publishes their first Annual Report

GIB publishes their first Annual Report

June 27, 2013 |

In the United Kingdom, Green Investment Bank has published its first Annual Report, for the period to 31st March 2013. The report is published to coincide with Annual Review meetings in Edinburgh and London, where the Executive Team will present the results to a wide range of stakeholders. Business Secretary Vince Cable stated, “The Green […]

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NVM invests £3 million in Cleveland Biotech

NVM invests £3 million in Cleveland Biotech

June 19, 2013 |

In the United Kingdom, NVM Prive Equity has invested £3 million to support the £4.4 million management buy-out of Cleveland Biotech, a provider of environmentally friendly biological waste treatment products. The change in ownership will allow the management team to build the business organically, taking advantage of the significant growth potential in existing and new […]

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Albion Community Power launched to invest £100 million in renewable energy

Albion Community Power launched to invest £100 million in renewable energy

June 13, 2013 |

In the United Kingdom, Albion, a venture capitalist, has launched Albion Community Power with plans to raise as much as £100m in the next four years to invest in renewable energy projects. According to an article in reNews, ACP is seek opportunities in biogas, biomass, hydro, solar, and wind – anything with feed in tariffs. […]

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Green Investment Bank publishes market report on anaerobic digestion

Green Investment Bank publishes market report on anaerobic digestion

June 13, 2013 |

In the United Kingdom, the Green Investment Bank has published its first market report on anaerobic digestion. The report gives an overview of the issues facing the market and identifies the opportunities, and barriers, for investment. The findings of the report will be used to inform GIB’s strategy on the potential for debt investment in […]

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TMO and Usina Santa Maria to launch first 2G commercial cellulosic ethanol production plant

TMO and Usina Santa Maria to launch first 2G commercial cellulosic ethanol production plant

April 18, 2013 |

In the United Kingdom and Brazil, TMO Renewables and Usina Santa Maria Ltda have entered into an agreement to form a joint venture to build the first commercial production plant in Brazil to convert sugar cane waste to ethanol. Under the MOU, TMO in joint venture with Usina, will build, own and operate a 10 […]

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