Tag: UK

UK National Farmers Union net-zero carbon strategy includes BECCS

UK National Farmers Union net-zero carbon strategy includes BECCS

September 11, 2019 |

In the UK, the National Farmers Union has released its net-zero to 2040 farming strategy which includes a pillar focused on displacing greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels and removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through bioenergy. The NFU says the combining bioenergy with carbon capture and storage on farms could reduce GHG emissions by […]

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BCB International scores another four-year contract to supply FireDragon to UK military

BCB International scores another four-year contract to supply FireDragon to UK military

September 10, 2019 |

In the UK, Army Technology reports that after a first successful contract supplying the UK Armed Forces with its FireDragon portable ethanol-based cooking fuel kit, BCB International has won another four-year contract from the Ministry of Defence to supply an unknown number of kits. The company’s first contract in 2015 has led to more than […]

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Nova Pangaea Technologies scores GBP2.3 million investment to demonstrate biomass-based process

Nova Pangaea Technologies scores GBP2.3 million investment to demonstrate biomass-based process

September 9, 2019 |

In the UK, Teesside business which has developed a new way to generate fuel and chemicals from waste biomass has secured a further GBP2.3 million investment to commercialize its technology. Nova Pangaea Technologies has completed a funding round led by NPIF – Mercia Equity Finance, which is managed by Mercia and is part of the […]

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University of Coventry researchers look at biodiesel in ethanol/diesel blends

University of Coventry researchers look at biodiesel in ethanol/diesel blends

August 27, 2019 |

In the UK, researchers from the University of Coventry have been looking at the impact of biodiesel fuel on ethanol/diesel (ED) fuel blends. The soybean methyl ester was used as a representative composition of typical biodiesel fuels. The heating and evaporation of ethanol–biodiesel–diesel (EBD) blends were investigated using the Discrete–Component (DC) model. The Cetane Number […]

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UK’s Crown Oil to be country’s first supplying industrial quantity of HVO

UK’s Crown Oil to be country’s first supplying industrial quantity of HVO

August 26, 2019 |

In the UK, Green Fleet reports that Crown Oil has invested GBP4 million in HVO so that it may offer the fuel as an option to its fleet customers be it for long-distance transport, agriculture or other uses in an effort to shift fuel demand towards fuels that have fewer negative impacts fuel on the […]

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University of Leeds study shows energy ROI for fossil fuels diminishing quickly

University of Leeds study shows energy ROI for fossil fuels diminishing quickly

August 22, 2019 |

In the UK, a new study, co-authored by scientists from the Sustainability Research Institute at the University of Leeds, has calculated the EROI for fossil fuels over a 16 year period and found that at the finished fuel stage, the ratios are much closer to those of renewable energy sources – roughly 6:1, and potentially […]

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UK farmers group calling on government to introduce E10 by 2020

UK farmers group calling on government to introduce E10 by 2020

August 20, 2019 |

In UK, the NFU has written to Government ministers calling for E10 – a type of petrol which contains 10% renewable bioethanol – to be introduced by 2020 to help the UK reach its net zero targets. Currently commonplace on UK forecourts is E5 which only contains 5% renewable bioethanol. The NFU has sent letters […]

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University of Leeds researchers lead study using ‘superbugs’ resistance to build biopolymers of the future

University of Leeds researchers lead study using ‘superbugs’ resistance to build biopolymers of the future

August 20, 2019 |

In the UK, the molecular machinery used by ‘superbugs’ to resist chemicals designed to kill them could also help produce precursors for a new generation of nylon and other polymers, according to new research. Scientists from the University of Leeds have collaborated with Australian researchers to identify ancient protein pumps that make infectious bacteria tough […]

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British Airways and Shell to build Velocys aviation biofuel plant in the UK

British Airways and Shell to build Velocys aviation biofuel plant in the UK

August 19, 2019 |

In the UK, following last month’s announcement by Velocys that British Airways and Shell invested nearly £3 million in the company, it should come as no surprise that the Telegraph newspaper is reporting that an application for planning permission to build an aviation biofuel production facility near the Humber in North Lincolnshire has been submitted […]

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Welsh LanzaTech aviation biofuel pilot project on the cards

Welsh LanzaTech aviation biofuel pilot project on the cards

August 15, 2019 |

In the UK, Business Live reports that local authorities are working with LanzaTech on a potential pilot project to use its technology at the Tata steelworks facility in Port Tabot for the production of 30 million gallons of aviation biofuel annually. The project, along with a number of other renewable energy projects including waste-to-energy are […]

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