EU starts bioethanol surveillance to prevent imports surge

The European bioethanol industry has provided evidence that a further increase in imports would cause economic damage to the sector

From farm to fuel tank: Government consults to double green content of fuel

The consultation could see petrol with a 10% bioethanol content introduced as the standard grade by as early as next year

Upping ethanol in fuel mix ‘could be key to UK going green’

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for British Bioethanol says the introduction of E10 fuel could reduce emissions by the equivalent of taking 700,000 cars off the road

Bioethanol producer Vivergo Fuels to close for good

The company cites the government’s delay in implementing the E10 fuel – which contains more bioethanol than traditional petrol – as one of the reasons

UK mulls introducing ‘greener’ petrol at forecourts

The government is seeking views on whether and how it should introduce the E10 fuel, which contains more bioethanol than traditional petrol

Nissan developing first bioethanol electric car

Nissan has announced it is developing an engine powered by electricity generated from bioethanol. It claims the solid oxide fuell cell system (SOFC) is the first of its kind in the world for automotive use. The system features an e-Bio Fuel Cell with an SOFC power generator. SOFC uses the reaction of multiple fuels, including […]

BP exits green fuel joint venture

Oil giant BP has pulled out of a green fuel joint venture in Hull. It has sold its 47% stake in Vivergo Fuels to Associated British Foods (ABF), which is now the majority shareholder with 94% interest. Vivergo was formed in 2007 as a joint venture between the two companies – which had equal shares […]

UK’s ‘biggest’ bio-refinery opened in Hull

The largest bio-refinery in the UK was opened in Hull today by Business Secretary Vince Cable. The Vivergo plant will produce 420 million litres of bioethanol a year at full capacity – which is roughly the same as a third of the UK’s current demand. Bioethanol is a renewable transport fuel which is added to […]

Plant biofuel could rival oil – if we can make it

Scientists at the University of York have made a discovery they claim could help waste plant matter replace oil as a fuel source. Working with scientists from the University of Cambridge as well as California and Denmark, they found a way to break down the cellulose in plant matter so that it can be made […]