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Paving the way to a bio-based future for the European chemical industry

What are the opportunities for bio-based raw materials in the European chemical industry? The EU project RoadToBio publishes a roadmap to deliver opportunities to replace fossil products by bio-based products that have the same or superior functionality.   The RoadToBio project identified opportunities for bio-based platform chemicals and dedicated chemicals based on likely demand drivers […]

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UK Government funding boost for low carbon fuels development

Seven industry-led projects will receive a share of £2 million to develop proposals for advanced fuel production plants, as part of the UK’s drive to reduce carbon emissions in aviation and heavy goods vehicles. The awards are Stage One of the UK Department for Transport’s ‘Fuels for Flight and Freight Competition’ (F4C), which E4tech co-manages […]

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Biochemicals – a more sustainable path for chemicals and an opportunity for the UK to lead?

The global opportunities offered by a transition to a more sustainable, low carbon economy are vast, and the last decade has seen a substantial increase in interest in bio-based chemicals. E4tech was commissioned by LBNet (The Lignocellulosic Biorefinery Network) to investigate the market attractiveness of bio-based chemicals and the opportunities they could present for the […]

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How biofuels could contribute to decarbonisation of the shipping sector

E4tech has recently started a study for the Dutch Platform for Sustainable Biofuels and the Port of Rotterdam which will provide insight into how biofuels could contribute to the decarbonisation of shipping in the Netherlands. The Dutch shipping sector is getting ready to reduce its GHG emissions and become more environmentally sustainable. It is expected that global […]

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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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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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Biodiesel, the slimming diet

The latest edition of “La France Agricole”, a French weekly magazine discusses the slowdown in sales of biodiesel in France. E4tech Managing consultant Sébastien Haye, who is featured in the article, points out some of the threats to the EU rapeseed biodiesel sector due to the policy cap on conventional biofuels and competition with biodiesel […]

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