Tag: Scotland

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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Electric leaf? Researchers develop solar power to biofuels pathway

Electric leaf? Researchers develop solar power to biofuels pathway

February 20, 2012 |

In Scotland, scientists have developed an “electric leaf”, which is capable of producing a liquid hydrocarbon similar to petrol using electricity generated from renewable resources. This discovery could mean significant yield improvement for algae development by eliminating or reducing the inefficiencies of photosynthesis. The research, entering its second phase, will be applied to cyanobacteria to […]

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Celtic Renewables debuts; biobutanol from Scottish whiskey byproducts

Celtic Renewables debuts; biobutanol from Scottish whiskey byproducts

January 27, 2012 |

In Scotland, Napier University’s Biofuel Research Centre has spun-out a new start-up, Celtic Renewables to develop biobutanol sourced from the £4 billion malt whisky industry in Scotland. Celtic Renewables, Scotland’s first biobutanol company, is now working with Scottish Enterprise to produce the fuel from sustainable resources on an industrial scale. Its fermentation process uses the […]

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Scotland's EAE will run 7 Citroen Relay vans on Argent Energy's B30

Scotland's EAE will run 7 Citroen Relay vans on Argent Energy's B30

October 21, 2011 |

In Scotland, EAE, who distributes display stands, tourist information leaflets and other promotional material to some 5,000 locations in Scotland has just taken delivery of 7 Citroen Relay vans which will run on Argent Energy’s B30.  The firm plans to switch the rest of their 21-strong fleet of vehicles by the end of 2012.  EAE […]

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Scientists peer into cow tummies to find the future of biofuels

Scientists peer into cow tummies to find the future of biofuels

July 27, 2011 |

In Scotland, researchers in Aberdeen and Edinburgh are investigating if enzymes naturally found in cow’s stomachs can be synthesized on an industrial scale to create biofuels. The scientists are specifically looking at cattle’s ability to break down plants and trees in order to release energy. Life sciences company, Ingenza, the Rowett Institute in Aberdeen, and […]

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