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UK set to lead the world in aviation biofuel development

The UK is set become a world leader in environmentally-friendly biofuels for aircraft if the Government extends incentive to aviation industry. According to an aviation industry consortium the UK is set to become a leader in environmentally-friendly aircraft fuel technology if

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Not all biofuels on UK roads are sustainable, report shows

Two-thirds of the biofuels used on UK roads are not fully sustainable, a new report has revealed. A study by the Renewable Fuels Agency (RFA) and presented to Parliament shows that just 31 per cent of biofuel feedstock met a

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Teesside biofuels firm spends £6m to tackle bad smell

A biofuels company on Teesside has pledged to spend £6m on ridding its plant of a bad smell which has sparked complaints from residents. Ensus opened its bioethanol plant at Wilton in 2009. But since March 2010 residents have complained

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Interest in farm-based renewable energy has surges in UK

Interest in farm-based renewable energy has surged in the past year, and 2011 is set to see more exciting developments. In our first weekly renewable energy section, Paul Spackman examines the big issues facing the sector. The introduction of Feed-in

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New biofuel markets in region offer UK farmers cash opportunities

FARMERS and growers in the North-East and Yorkshire are among the best placed to benefit from the growth in biofuels. At a Home Grown Cereals Authority (HGCA) conference near York, they were told to grasp every opportunity. Consultant Richard Whitlock

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Liverpool’s buses to run on recycled vegetable oil

Liverpool’s bus operators Merseytravel and Stagecoach Merseyside are launching a new green initiative which will see buses run on recycled vegetable oil. The initiative forms part of a commitment to the European BIONIC project which is funded by the European

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Frontier wheat club offers biofuel benefits

Frontier has revealed details of its farmer contract to supply wheat to the Vivergo bioethanol plant, being built on Humberside. The factory will use 1.1m tonnes of wheat a year and is due to start production in mid 2011, with

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