News Archive | 2016

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E4tech delivers a roadmap for hydrogen and fuel cells in the UK

Hydrogen could bring significant benefits to the UK’s energy system: heating homes and businesses, powering vehicles, and balancing intermittent renewables. This new roadmap provides an overarching industrial strategy for hydrogen and fuel cells to play a greater role in the UK’s energy mix. The principal benefits outlined in the report are: Environmental benefits – Adoption […]

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Heating homes with hydrogen?

Converting the natural gas grid to hydrogen is an option for the long term decarbonisation of heating in homes, businesses and industry. This would require appliances, such as boilers, hobs, ovens and industrial burners that can use 100% hydrogen instead of natural gas. A new report by Kiwa Gastec and E4tech looks at the potential […]

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Significant opportunity for the UK to tap into the biorefinery products market

A new, E4tech-led study describing the opportunities and barriers for lignocellulosic biorefineries in the UK has been published by the Lignocellulosic Biorefinery Network (LBNet). Aimed at policy makers and developers, it demonstrates that UK industry and academia are well placed to exploit the large innovation potential in biorefinery conversion routes if enabling conditions are met. […]

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Innovation and support vital for future commercial advanced biofuels industry

A major new study on the outlook for advanced liquid biofuels has been published by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The Innovation Outlook: Advanced Liquid Biofuels provides a global technology outlook for advanced biofuels between 2015 and 2045, specifically liquid transport fuels for road, shipping and aviation use. Aimed at policy makers and investors, […]

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E4tech evaluates business feasibility of renewable materials for Bio4Products

E4tech is proud to be leading the business feasibility, market, and risk evaluation for the EU-funded research project Bio4Products. The project, led by BTG Biomass Technology Group, aims to replace 30% of the fossil resources used in the manufacture of four end products with renewable materials. This will create truly sustainable value chains demonstrating a […]

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UK case studies highlight successful on-farm integration of energy crops

The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has published the results of three case studies which show how farmers can diversify their income under secure long-term contracts, and increase the productivity of their land, by planting perennial energy crops such as Miscanthus and Short Rotation Coppice willow. This work was led by ADAS in collaboration with E4tech […]

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Bigger, better, faster, more challenging: reflections on LCV2016

There are events where the attendees and organisers involuntarily conspire to ‘talk a good show’ whilst the reality is more subdued. LCV2016 was not one of those events. Blazing sunshine, record attendance and a wide array of display vehicles contributed to an upbeat atmosphere for the UK’s main low carbon vehicles event. Other positive factors […]

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E4tech delivers a roadmap for hydrogen and fuel cells in the UK

Hydrogen could bring significant benefits to the UK’s energy system: heating homes and businesses, powering vehicles, and balancing intermittent renewables. This new roadmap provides an overarching industrial strategy for hydrogen and fuel cells to play a greater role in the UK’s energy mix. The principal benefits outlined in the report are: Environmental benefits – Adoption […]

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Low carbon automotive strategy report comes at perfect time

A major new report for the UK Automotive Council comes as the UK automotive sector is defining its post-referendum future and as industrial strategy and energy & climate policy are placed under the same government department. The UK automotive sector has been a successful example of industrial strategy and the report provides a solid foundation […]

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Solar opportunities identified for UK Government

Solar energy innovation could make a valuable contribution to the UK economy, especially in key areas such as advanced concepts, building applications and component technologies, according to a new report supported by E4tech. Although the UK is unlikely to lead development and deployment of globally dominant crystalline PV or solar thermal technologies, there are aspects […]

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