All Biofuel articles

  • CNG Fuels Hermes
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    CNG Fuels plans world’s largest public access biomethane station for HGVs

    2021-05-14T12:27:00Z

    CNG Fuels has announced it will open the world’s largest public access biomethane refuelling station for HGVs by the end of the year near Bristol.

  • Petroineos reduces biofuel level after fuel problems reported
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    Petroineos reduces biofuel level after fuel problems reported

    2019-12-11T00:00:00Z

    Petroineos, the only crude oil refinery in Scotland, has cut the percentage of biofuel in its diesel after the NFU Scotland complained about fuel problems affecting hundreds of its members. The union says more than 400 members have reported fuel issues such as clogged filters and breakdowns. Petroineos said it ...

  • Greenergy increases capacity to supply waste-based biofuel
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    Greenergy increases capacity to supply waste-based biofuel

    2018-07-20T00:00:00Z

    Greenergy, the UK’s largest supplier of road fuels, has reached an agreement with Oiltanking, a leading tank terminal operator, to purchase an idle biodiesel manufacturing facility located at Oiltanking’s site in Amsterdam. The acquisition of a third biodiesel plant will allow Greenergy to meet growing demand for waste-based biofuel in ...

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    Roadchef recycles waste coffee grounds into biofuel

    2018-06-07T00:00:00Z

    Roadchef has partnered with Bio-bean a business recycling waste coffee grounds into biofuel on an industrial scale to reduce its environmental impact. Used coffee grounds are collected from 28 Roadchef sites by Olleco, a resource recovery company, which transports the grounds to Bio-bean’s factory in Cambridgeshire. There they are ...

  • Roadchef recycles waste coffee beans into biofuel
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    Roadchef recycles waste coffee beans into biofuel

    2018-06-01T00:00:00Z

    Motorway service operator Roadchef has partnered with bio-bean – a business recycling waste coffee grounds into biofuel on an industrial scale – to reduce its environmental impact. Used coffee grounds are collected from 28 Roadchef sites by Olleco, a resource recovery company, which transports the grounds to bio-bean’s factory ...

  • New biofuel targets for haulage praised by transport minister
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    New biofuel targets for haulage praised by transport minister

    2018-04-13T00:00:00Z

    New biofuel targets coming into force on Sunday 15 April will double the use of renewable fuels in the UK transport sector within 15 years, cutting the sector’s reliance on imported diesel, according to a transport minister. Changes to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) will compel owners of ...

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    £25m funding for biofuel development

    2015-09-09T00:00:00Z

    Three companies have been awarded a share of a £25m fund to help develop greener fuel technology transport minister Andrew Jones has announced. The projects will use waste products which would otherwise be disposed of and turn them into biofuels, fuelling cars and lorries. Jones said: “This is ...

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    Moves to limit traditional biofuel

    2015-02-25T00:00:00Z

    A European Parliamentary committee yesterday (Tuesday, February 24) backed a new lower limit on traditional biofuels that can be blended into transport fuels. There has been pressure to reduce the amount of biofuels produced from food crops – because their production can push up food prices and lead to ...

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    Government support for advanced biofuels

    2014-12-10T00:00:00Z

    A £25m competition to support the development of an advanced biofuel industry in the UK has been launched by transport minister Baroness Kramer. In a written statement to Parliament she said: “This is a major step forward for the UK. According to the feasibility study, gains from the domestic ...

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    New European deal to limit food-based biofuels

    2014-06-19T00:00:00Z

    EU ministers have agreed a 7% limit on the amount of biofuels made from food crops in transport fuel. The deal breaks the deadlock reached late last year, when European Union governments failed to agree on a proposed 5% cap on the use of biofuels based on crops such ...

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    US Supreme Court rejects biofuel challenge

    2013-06-28T00:00:00Z

    An attempt to block the sale of E15 blended petrol in the US has been quashed by the Supreme Court. The court rejected a challenge by the American Petroleum Institute (API), food producers and restaurants, which contended that the blend could harm cars and motorcycles built before 2001, and ...

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    Royal warrant for biofuel company

    2013-01-23T00:00:00Z

    His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales has granted a royal warrant to Green Fuels in recognition of its supply of biofuel and biofuel-related equipment. Royal warrants are granted to companies that have consistently supplied goods or services for no fewer than five years out of the most recent ...

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    Biofuel targets must be scrapped, say charities

    2012-03-01T00:00:00Z

    Car drivers in the UK will pay up to £2bn more on the forecourt in 2020 if the government decides to increase the proportion of biofuels in petrol, according to new research commissioned by ActionAid and Friends of the Earth, undertaken by the Global Subsidies Initiative. The report suggests that ...

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    Biofuels worse than fossil fuels and targets should be scrapped, say charities

    2012-02-17T00:00:00Z

    Car drivers in the UK will pay up to £2 billion more on the forecourt in 2020 if the government decides to increase the proportion of biofuels in petrol, according to new research commissioned by ActionAid and Friends of the Earth, undertaken by the Global Subsidies Initiative. The report ...

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    Dark side to biofuel

    2011-06-09T00:00:00Z

    The damaging effect on the fuel retailing infrastructure following the government’s programme to introduce biofuel into transport fuels was highlighted at an RMI Petrol gathering last month. Phil Monger, the RMIP’s technical director, said he was concerned about the survival of smaller operators, who struggle anyway to maintain viability, but ...

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    Biofuel backlash in Germany

    2011-03-10T00:00:00Z

    Germany’s Ministry of Economy is continuing with the introduction of E10 despite a backlash from drivers. The Ministry held an emergency petrol summit earlier this month to discuss problems surrounding the sale of E10. E10 went on sale in Germany in February but many drivers have been avoiding it because ...

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    Forced to shut over biofuels

    2009-08-03T00:00:00Z

    A Yorkshire retailer is planning to sell off his stock at cost price and shut down the pumps at his family business after 50 years - due to biofuels legislation. Steve Fagan plans to sell off gallons of cut-price petrol and diesel at Shiregreen Service Station in Sheffield, which ...

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    UK exceeds biofuel targets set by RTFO

    2009-05-01T00:00:00Z

    The UK oil industry has exceeded the government’s 2.5% volume target for biofuel content in road fuels (achieving 2.7%) in the first full year of the Renewable Transport Obligation (RTFO) according to Hugh Tucker, technical co-ordinator at the UK Petroleum Industry Association (UKPIA). He said the target had largely ...

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    Oil companies slammed for biofuel failure

    2009-01-16T00:00:00Z

    Esso, Chevron and Murco have been criticised for failing to meet government targets for biofuel sustainability. According to the Renewable Fuels Agency (RFA), five oil companies have so far failed to supply any fuel meeting sustainability standards. with Prax Petroleum and Topaz also failing to report any data at ...

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    Government to delay biofuel targets

    2008-10-20T00:00:00Z

    The Transport Minister Andrew Adonis has announced plans to revise the government’s biofuels targets while ploughing more money into research in the area. Last week Adonis said the rate of increase in the use of biofuels should be slowed to 0.5% a year, and that the level for the ...