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  • In UK, CNG Fuels is now sourcing its gaseous fuel from food production wastes, and compressing it at its refuelling stations in Lancashire and Cheshire.   This fuel is 35-40% less costly than diesel, and emits 70% less CO2.   Although the prices of CNG-powered trucks are higher than their ...

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  • In UK, Go Green Gas is to operate a household-waste-to natural gas plant being built at Swindon.   The waste and biomatter feed will be shredded, dried and heated to produce syngas, then cooled and cleansed of ash and contaminating heavy metals before conversion to methane and CO2.   Remov...

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  • Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly 80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. The first of the 2017 Calls, in the areas of energy efficiency and low carbon tech...

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  • In Australia, Licella with the University of Sydney have developed a process for converting low-cost non-edible waste biomatter into a bio crude-oil.   The key Catalytic Hydrothermal Reactor (Cat-HTR) technology processes the pulverised biomatter with high-temperature high-pressure steam to bre...

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  • In UK, British Airways and Shell have jointly planned to construct a plant near the Humber estuary for the conversion of half a million tons of household waste into jet fuel. 

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  • The following topics, where space-based services in combination with terrestrial technologies could provide added value over current practices and operations, have been identified by relevant user communities as of high interest:Logistics and recycling of commercial / industrial / domestic wasteBiom...

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  • The UK's first waste water heat recovery scheme has been installed at Borders College in Galashiels, Scotland, using pre-insulated pipework from FlexEnergy.Looking to reduce its carbon emissions, the college chose a renewable heating system from SHARC Energy Systems, including a sewer interface to S...

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  • In China, the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics has derived a method of producing furfuryl alcohol from cotton stalks, forestry offcuts, sugar cane residue and other plant waste, and converting into JP-10 fuel at temperatures up to 250°C using catalysts in a technique more commercially friendly t...

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  • In aviation, improvement in energy efficiency appears to be insufficient to match the rapid growth in airborne passenger numbers, hence sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs) offer some relief in containing combustion emissions. One promising development is the proposal to build a waste-to-jet fuel plant...

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