US fund to develop biofuels for military jets

The US Government has announced funding worth nearly $18 million (£11.8m) for new projects to develop advanced biofuels for military jets and ships. The cash will be used for four innovative pilot-scale bio-refineries in California, Iowa and Washington. They will test renewable biofuels as a domestic alternative to power cars, trucks and planes that meet […]

£40m heavy duty vehicle energy project launched

The Energy Technologies Institute yesterday launched one of Europe’s largest heavy duty vehicle efficiency programmes. The £40m programme will look at increasing the efficiencies of shipping, heavy goods vehicles, construction and agricultural equipment by almost a third. Heavy duty vehicles currently contribute 8% of the UK’s overall CO2 emissions. The low carbon fuel options for […]

Smog lifts on a greener Los Angeles

Think of Los Angeles and one of the first things that comes to mind is the smog that famously has hung over the city’s skyline. But the ‘city of angels’ is changing its polluting ways: last year it harnessed almost 20% of its electricity from renewable sources. And now the LA Metro has replaced its […]

Bid to set standards for offshore wind farm vessels

The first rules aimed at establishing a set of uniform standards for the growing fleet of vessels that serve offshore wind farms have been published. International classification society Det Norske Veritas has put together the guidelines and the first vessel being built to them is already under construction at South Boats Medina Shipyard on the […]

Liverpool chosen for £300m biomass project

A £300m biomass facility has been targeted to be built in a dock at Liverpool port. British renewable energy firm RES has revealed plans for the project at the Port of Liverpool’s Alexandra Dock. RES would use wood as a fuel source for the plant, as well as potentially waste wood from the surrounding area, […]