News Archive | 2011

Seasons Greetings from E4tech

All of us at E4tech wish you all the happiness this season can bring. We look forward to a successful 2012! ***Because the season of goodwill has arrived and sustainability comes in many forms, we continue to make donations in lieu of sending paper cards. This year our three chosen charities are Oxfam, SolarAid and […]

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UK biodiesel squeeze in medium term, but energy crops promising long term

Recent E4tech work for UK Department for Transport (DfT) shows that EU Renewable Energy Directive sustainability thresholds could constrict availability of biodiesel by 2020. Beyond then, overcoming market barriers and freeing up land areas globally could dramatically increase the availability of energy crops for lignocellulosic biofuels. This is despite increasing global competition for bioenergy in […]

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E4tech is first to draw vital lessons for buildings LCA from biofuels

Life cycle analysis (LCA) is entering the lexicon of building designers, who until recently only scrutinised carbon and other emissions for buildings in service. LCA is already commonly used in ‘well to wheels’ calculations of CO2 from vehicle fuels. E4tech has been closely involved in the development of regulations for biofuels LCA and is now […]

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E4tech’s ILUC report praised at prestigious awards ceremony

E4tech’s work on Indirect Land Use Change and Biofuels has been recognised by a panel of leading figures from the world of low carbon vehicles and fuels. The report for the UK Department of Transport was Runner-up out of a list of eight finalists for the Low Carbon Report of the Year in the 2011 […]

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E4tech presenting at Elsevier’s Sustainability in Bioenergy Webinar

E4tech’s Ausilio Bauen will speak about the pros and cons for bioenergy and sustainability challenges facing the bioenergy industry in a forthcoming webinar. The free event, organised by Elsevier in partnership with the World Future Energy Summit 2012, will take place on 10 November 2011 at 15:00 GMT. More information about the event can be […]

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Securing the supply chain for renewable energy

E4tech is proud to announce it has been selected by the International Energy Agency’s IEA-RETD to lead a key project on the major challenges in facilitating the large-scale deployment of renewable energy technologies. RE-SUPPLY, as the project is dubbed, will assess which elements of the supply chains of on- and offshore wind and solar photovoltaics […]

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E4tech develops Biomass and Biogas Carbon Calculator

The UK Government has launched its Biomass and Biogas Carbon Calculator, which has been developed by E4tech. The Calculator is designed to help bioenergy producers report to Ofgem for compliance with the requirements of the Renewables Obligation Order. It calculates the greenhouse gas emissions of plants fuelled with solid biomass and biogas based on the […]

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E4tech to manage ETI’s £3m CCS System Modelling Tool-kit project

The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) yesterday launched a £3m project that will help support the future design, operation and roll-out of cost effective carbon capture and storage (CCS) systems in the UK, helping to ensure the UK’s leadership position in this area. The two-and-a-half year long project, managed by E4tech, will create a modelling tool-kit […]

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E4tech presenting at the 18th CLSA Investors’ Forum in Hong Kong

Asia’s leading independent brokerage and investment group, CLSA , will host the 18th CLSA Investors’ Forum in Hong Kong 19-23 September. E4tech’s David Hart will join actor and human rights activist George Clooney; Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and East Timor President H.E. Dr Jose Ramos-Horta; and Google APAC president Daniel Alegre as one of the […]

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