Thursday, August 1, 2013

[biofuelwatch] UK calls for 'good' biofuel plants

UK calls for 'good' biofuel plants

Government to offer £25m prize for most viable demonstration of making liquid fuel from non-food plants

The UK will play host to one of the first large scale demonstration of plants for advanced biofuels — liquid replacements for petrol made from waste materials — under plans to be unveiled by the coalition today.
The government is to offer £25m as the prize for a competition to come up with the most viable demonstration plants for liquid fuels made from waste organic material, such as straw or wood waste.
Advanced biofuels — which avoid the controversial problems of existing biofuels, which are made from products such as wheat or maize that could also be used as food crops — are an important goal for environmentalists who want to reduce the carbon emissions from the transport industry. Attempts to manufacture liquid fuels from waste have been going on since the late 1960s, but while experiments and lab bench tests have met with limited success, none has yet borne fruit at the level needed to be commercially viable.

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Biofuels are a wide range of fuels which are in some way derived from biomass.

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