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UK’s First SAF Terminal Announced

The UK’s first sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) handling terminal will be developed in Teesside, it has been announced. It will be situated on North Tees as part of the Lighthouse Green Fuels (LGF) project, which aims to convert one million tonnes of waste into SAF, BioFuels International reported. The plant is expected to produce over 125,000 tonnes of SAF every year from 2028, which will reduce emissions by up to 80 per cent. Jason Hornsby, chief executive officer for Navigator…

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steel industry

British Steel Announces £3 million Boiler Investment

British Steel is going from strength to strength, having recently revealed plans for a £3 million boiler investment.  The site in Scunthorpe needed to update one of its three-storey boilers to achieve maximum efficiency again.  Plant engineer energy operations and fuel Bob Fish noted the boiler is as big as two and a half houses stacked on top of one another. It also has 15,080m of tubes, which are filled with water, as well as four multi-fuel burners to convert…

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Martin Dummigan new Managing Director of SAMSON Materials Handling Ltd

Martin Dummigan new Managing Director SAMSON Materials Handling Ltd of Ely, UK. Martin Dummigan has been appointed Managing Director of SAMSON Materials Handling Ltd, Ely, UK, member of the AUMUND Group of companies, effective 1st April 2023.     He brings with him to SAMSON more than 30 years of leadership experience in manufacturing and business development with global organisations.   “I am delighted to welcome Martin Dummigan to the AUMUND Group. He will be a tremendous asset to AUMUND…

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Organic Biofuel

What The Amended EU Renewables Deal Means For Biofuels

After an exceptionally lengthy debate on the exact nature of the renewable energy targets, additional rules have been put in place that have led to tougher targets but more flexibility for how to achieve them. The European Union’s Renewable Energy Directive is somewhat complex but has ramifications for any material handling companies that work with biofuels and biomass that travels to or trades with businesses in the EU, as the destination country is working to one of two climate targets.…

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Why Is Demand for Biofuels Continuing To Grow?

Biofuel is a great alternative to traditional fuels. It is renewable and sustainable and uses waste products in order to produce useable fuel in a way that is less harmful to the environment. Many companies are choosing to expand their use of biofuels for these reasons. With increasing costs of other fuel options and the growing effect they are having on the environment, many businesses are finding new and less harmful ways to fuel up. Biofuel can be created from…

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Govt Agrees To First New Coalmine In 30 Yrs

The government has given the go ahead for a new coalmine in Cumbria, which will be the first to be built in the UK for 30 years. Levelling up secretary Michael Gove agreed to invest £165 million in the project, in the hopes it will produce 2.8 million tonnes of coking coal per year, The Guardian reported. This will be used for steelmaking, while the majority of the coal will be exported. The Planning Inspectorate asserted there would be an…

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Construction On Teesside Bioethanol Site To Begin In 2023

Construction on the first second-generation bioethanol site in the UK is expected to begin in the new year. Nova Pangaea’s NOVAONE plant will convert bioethanol into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), helping the government to achieve its Jet Zero Strategy to decarbonise ten per cent of all domestic flights by the end of the decade. Sarah Ellerby, chief executive officer of Nova Pangaea Technologies, said: “We are driven by contributing to the UK’s Levelling Up agenda as well as the UK’s…

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British Steel Asks Govt For Cash Injection

The company who bought British Steel is reportedly asking the government for urgent financial support. Jingye Group took charge of the manufacturer two years ago after British Steel became insolvent, but it now needs a cash injection to stay operational, Sky News revealed. Though the amount of money it requires to keep its two blast furnaces functioning is unknown, it is thought the Chinese organisation could be asking for “hundreds of millions of pounds”. Without this financial support, the 4,000…

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4B Braime

4B launches RG Series Rotary Paddle Level Indicators LEEDS, U.K. -4B has just launched its RG Series of rotary paddle level indicators. The ATEX and IECEx approved sensors come in 3 versions, RG1, RG2 and RG3, and stand out through their adaptability and ease of use, making them an extremely flexible product to use. The RG Series Level Sensors have been designed to indicate the presence or absence of bulk materials such as grains, pellets, chemicals, wood chips and other…

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Phase 1 Of Hydrogen BECCS Innovation Programme Closes

The first phase of the government’s initiative to support the biofuel sector has now closed. Earlier this year, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy revealed plans to invest £5 million to fund innovation in hydrogen bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) technologies. The Hydrogen BECCS Innovation Programme will provide support to the technologies that can use biogeneic feedstocks to produce hydrogen. Phase 1 was intended to support several projects and develop a protype demonstration project, which will…

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