UK ETI launched a new project to make bioenergy cheaper and more efficient

Vivergo bioethanol plant in Hull (England)

The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI), a public-private partnership between global energy and engineering companies and the UK Government. launched a new biomass feedstock improvement process project which aims to show how the removal of impurities and contaminated material from sustainable biomass could make bioenergy cheaper and more efficient, consequently delivering better greenhouse gas savings.

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Vivergo Fuels: UK’s £1.2 billion bioethanol industry at risk of closure

Vivergo bioethanol plant in Hull (England)

Vivergo Fuels, the UK’s largest producer of bioethanol, is warning that the UK’s bioethanol industry and the thousands of jobs it supports are at risk, unless the Government backtracks on a recent recommendation.

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UK bioeconomy supports over 5 million jobs. An interview with Margaret Smallwood, CEO BioVale

BioVale Steering Group. Margaret Smallwood is the fourth from the right. Copyright BioVale
BioVale Steering Group. Margaret Smallwood is the fourth from the right. Copyright BioVale

“In 2015 the UK Government published its first report demonstrating how important the bioeconomy is to the UK. They commissioned a second report in 2016, ‘Evidencing the bioeconomy’, which estimated the bioeconomy generated £220bn in Gross Value Added and supported over five million jobs in the UK”. Margaret Smallwood, CEO of BioVale, an innovation cluster supporting development of the bioeconomy in Yorkshire and the Humber, talks to Il Bioeconomista. In this exclusive interview she talks about the bioeconomy in UK after Brexit and the election of Donald Trump as US President.

Interview by Mario Bonaccorso

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Vivergo Fuels chosen as one of the UK Government’s Northern Powerhouse Partners

Vivergo bioethanol plant in Hull (England)
Vivergo bioethanol plant in Hull (England)

Vivergo Fuels, the UK’s largest producer of bioethanol and high protein animal feed, has been chosen as one of the Government’s new official Northern Powerhouse partners and is the only Humberside-headquartered private business to be named on the list.

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BioPilotsUK: a new alliance brings together leading British bioeconomy facilities

The British Parliament in London
The British Parliament in London

The British bioeconomy takes a step forward: five established R&D centres across the UK have today announced a new alliance, BioPilotsUK, to position Britain as a global leader in biorefining technology development and bio-based product manufacture, two key elements of the bioeconomy.

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