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Advanced drop-in biofuels in the UK to 2030

The UK has ambitious decarbonisation targets, and advanced drop-in biofuels could play a key part in reducing GHG emissions from hard-to-decarbonise transport sectors such as aviation and freight. E4tech was asked by the UK Department for Transport (DfT) to evaluate the potential for production of advanced drop-in biofuels to 2030. The resulting insights on the […]

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Waking the sleeping giant of small scale demand-side response in UK

The challenge of integrating large amounts of intermittent cheap renewable electricity requires a transformation of the energy system. The use of demand-side response (DSR) from distributed sources in homes, shops and offices is a potential source of flexibility. Controlling loads interactively also allows convergence between the electricity, heat and mobility sectors and helps to build […]

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What could the European cellulosic ethanol industry achieve by 2030?

The cellulosic ethanol industry is at a critical development stage; there are technology developers who are taking stock of the lessons learnt during the development of their first plants, and several more are constructing or planning their first plant. E4tech has undertaken a study on behalf of the European cellulosic ethanol industry to understand the […]

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E4tech completes “Efficient firewood utilization in households” project for GIZ in Serbia

After 44 months of activities E4tech successfully completed the “Efficient firewood utilization in households” project, part of the Serbian-German cooperation programme “Development of a Sustainable Bioenergy Market in Serbia “, run by GIZ, the German development agency. The project’s main objective was to improve the efficiency of firewood use in households. An awareness building campaign […]

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E4tech reaches a significant birthday!

E4tech was born 20 years ago today – well, this year – and E4tech allowed itself a brief moment of Sergeant Pepper-esque reflection to consider the many things that have happened since. In July we celebrated with a gathering of clients, ‘friends of the family’ and staff at the Imperial College Rector’s house – if […]

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Germany can future-proof RES support, foster innovation and reduce costs

Integrating renewable generation into the German electricity market is increasingly challenging. A new E4tech study proposes a solution for cost-efficient integration of renewables into grids and markets, whilst balancing and fostering technology and business model innovation. The work, commissioned by the German Renewables Foundation (Bundesverband Erneuerbare Energie e.V.) and Deutsche Messe AG, has been widely […]

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Why Toyota – and Japan – are backing hydrogen

E4tech Director Dr David Hart’s response to a recent Financial Times article lays out some of the reasons why for Toyota, and for Japan, a hydrogen future makes sense. His letter, touching on import dependence and complementarity with batteries, is here. Learn more about E4tech’s work in Fuel Cells & Hydrogen here. Note: if you […]

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