Tag: Scotland

Scotland to invest USD $800,000 in biofuels

Scotland to invest USD $800,000 in biofuels

March 9, 2014 |

In the UK, the Scottish Biofuel program at Edinburgh Napier University’s Sighthill campus will receive a boost in funding, according to the Scottish Minister for Energy, Enterprise, and Tourism, Fergus Ewing. The announcement, which will grant additional funding of nearly USD $800,000 over the next two years, echoed the Minister’s hopes that Scottish Biofuel will […]

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Celtic Renewables to use whisky byproducts for biobutanol

Celtic Renewables to use whisky byproducts for biobutanol

November 18, 2013 |

In Scotland, Celtic Renewables will use whisky byproducts to produce biobutanol. Draff and pot ale, which account for roughly 90% of the raw material that goes into whisky-making, is generally disposed of as waste at considerable cost to producers. Tangney, the founder of Celtic Renewables, also works at the Biofuel Research Centre at Edinburgh Napier […]

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Argent Energy sold to investors for $122.8 million with eye on Asia

Argent Energy sold to investors for $122.8 million with eye on Asia

July 24, 2013 |

In Scotland, biodiesel producer Argent Energy has been bought for $122.8 million by John Swire & Sons (Green Investments) who plans to take the company’s Asian experience and translate Argent’s success overseas. Argent, who employs 70 people to produce biodiesel from waste grease, tallow and waste cooking oil, was debt-free and had a $76.7 million […]

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“Biofuels & Food Security: Micro-Evidence from Ethiopia”

“Biofuels & Food Security: Micro-Evidence from Ethiopia”

June 17, 2013 |

Today on Twitter: BettyBeekeeper: study: ‘#Biofuels & #FoodSecurity: Micro-Evidence from #Ethiopia’ PinnacleWindPwr NBB Opens Membership to Renewable Diesel Producers | BioFuels …: Washington GreenBeeGirl Whisky a Go Go: Can Scotland’s Distillery Waste Boost #Biofuels

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Marine Biopolymers looking to build pilot plant for sodium alginate production

Marine Biopolymers looking to build pilot plant for sodium alginate production

November 22, 2012 |

In Scotland, Marine Biopolymers reports that test results for their wet seaweed to dried sodium alginate were positive, with their technology showing cost advantages and faster processing time. The sodium alginate could used in foods, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and textiles. Marine is currently working to get funding for a pilot plant to be built in Ayrshire, […]

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Scottish set up $2.5 million fund for SMEs to commercialize biofuels R&D

Scottish set up $2.5 million fund for SMEs to commercialize biofuels R&D

November 20, 2012 |

In the UK, five Scottish universities will coordinate a $2.5 million fund coming from the European Regional Development Fund, the Scottish Government and Scottish Enterprise that will promote innovation targeted at SMEs to exploit existing and future biofuels research commercially, as well as to conduct feasibility studies. More on the story.

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Scottish distillery to convert waste into advanced biofuel

Scottish distillery to convert waste into advanced biofuel

November 5, 2012 |

In Scotland, a whisky distillery called Tullibardine will be the first in the world to convert its waste into advanced biofuel. The company will be using the facilities at the Centre for Process Innovation and will scale up the process to 10,000 liters. Tullibardine has also signed an MOU with Celtic Renewables Ltd to develop […]

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Stagecoach boosts buses to B30

Stagecoach boosts buses to B30

October 29, 2012 |

In Scotland, Stagecoach buses have boosted their bioblend to 30% from 5% in 530 buses and coaches in East Scotland area and almost 400 vehicles operating as part of the Stagecoach’s West Scotland business area. The higher blend cuts GHG emissions by 22% over B5, which prompted the switch.

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Scottish whiskey distiller to be first to use byproducts for biobutanol

Scottish whiskey distiller to be first to use byproducts for biobutanol

September 25, 2012 |

In Scotland, independent whisky maker Tullibardine plans to become the first whiskey distillery to produce fuel for transport, a move that could revolutionize the country’s 100+ distilleries. In conjunction with Edinburgh Napier University, Tullibardine plans to build a processing plant in central Scotland to produce biobutanol. The distillery will supply the plant with fermentation and […]

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Scots award $5.42M for green, biofuels R&D

Scots award $5.42M for green, biofuels R&D

March 1, 2012 |

In the UK, the Scottish government has granted $5.42 million to six projects supporting the green economy including to Napier University whose National Biofuel Resource Center will support Scottish businesses to identify access and apply biofuel as a real solution to minimizing their waste disposal costs while introducing new revenue streams through biofuel production.

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