Willis Sustainable Fuels (UK) Limited is committed to transforming the aviation industry’s carbon footprint by investing in, developing, and producing PtL SAF which will convert CO2 and green hydrogen into aviation turbine fuel. Our mission is to deliver scalable solutions to effectively help decarbonise the aviation industry..
OXCCU is enabling future generations the continued use of hydrocarbon fuels but without their climate impact. We are manufacturing novel catalysts and designing novel reactors to convert CO2 and H2 to long-chain hydrocarbons with high conversion and selectivity for use as carbon neutral fuels, chemicals and plastics, most notably Sustainable Aviation Fuel, called OXEFUEL..
Infinium is an electrofuels provider on a mission to decarbonise transport. Electrofuels are a new class of synthetic fuels made using renewable power and waste carbon dioxide, rather than petroleum or biomass. Infinium electrofuels can be dropped into existing trucks, planes and ships, significantly reducing harmful carbon dioxide emissions produced by fossil-based fuels. In addition to helping the transport industry meet carbon reduction goals, Infinium electrofuels are a lower carbon intensity alternative for chemical processing, including plastics production. Learn why Amazon and other leading cleantech investors have chosen Infinium at www.infiniumco.com..
Ciara O’Keeffe O’Donovan is Chief Operating Officer for Olleco. Olleco is the largest collector of used cooking oil in the UK and it also operates biofuel production plants.
Olleco owns and operates a biodiesel plant in Liverpool, which produces UCOME for both the B7 market and high-blend fleets. It also operates three AD plants, one of which produces biomethane which can be sold into the transport market.
Ciara engages with Olleco customers in supporting the decarbonisation of their fleets and developing circular transport solutions
From the early days of pioneering biodiesel, to more recently developing processing technology and a range of renewable liquid fuels, we are continually innovating. Our highly technical team works with industry to support and develop fuels best suited to the end applications. Operating from several locations, we build mutually beneficial partnerships across the business, supplying our fuels to distributors nationwide.
World Fuel Services
World Fuel Services delivers trusted fuel, energy, and sustainability solutions. Every day, we provide a powerful integrated platform to optimize energy, logistics, and related services for Aviation, Marine, Commercial, Industrial, and Land Transportation customers around the world.
ViGo BioEnergy is a pan-European supplier of renewable fuels for transport, including biomethane with future investments in hydrogen and EV.
Q8Aviation is one of the largest importers of aviation fuel into the UK and uses its supply & logistics network to market to airlines at all of the major airports. As a company we are interested in supporting the development of UK domestic SAF production to help meet the aviation industry’s carbon emission reduction targets.
Crown Oil are a supplier and importer of renewable fuel solutions.
SLR has supported hundreds of projects in the AD, bioethanol and biodiesel space. We have supported clients in the development of EPC contracts and help them gain planning permission and permits for their facilities. Through the design and construction phase, we have carried out technical due diligence, design reviews, and have acted as owner’s/funder’s engineer to ensure suitable completion of all civil, process, instrumentation and electrical work.
OCI Fuels produces bio-methanol, bio-MTBE and OCI Alcohol Mix (a blend of ethanol and bio-ethanol) in accordance with ISCC EU and RTFO standards for sale in the UK.
Neste is one of the world’s largest producers of sustainable aviation fuel and renewable diesel, and renewable feedstock solutions for various polymers and chemicals industry uses. Neste is also developing chemical recycling to combat the plastic waste challenge.
We use advanced gasification, a form of Advanced Conversion Technology, to process a wide range of wastes and biomasses effectively and efficiently to produce low carbon advanced gases and fuels that can be used in industrial, heating and transportation applications.
Our low-carbon Advanced Gasification process transforms renewable and recycled carbon feedstocks into a hydrogen-rich syngas which is used as an energy and fuel source and as an intermediate to produce other, higher value chemicals.
Coryton is a provider of specialist advanced fuel solutions across a range of industries. Creating 3,000 unique blends each year – more than 14 million litres of bespoke fuels in total – for use across the globe, covering automotive, marine, aviation, motorsport and research. Coryton has been working extensively for over 8 years on sustainable fuel technologies with global partners, to help optimise and market multiple pathways to help replace reliance on fossil fuels.
I’m very proud to represent producers of renewable fuels. Switching to lower carbon fuels is one of the many measures that will need to be deployed in moving to Net Zero. It’s far from the only solution, but it’s one that’s available now – which makes it extremely important – and it deserves more attention and focus than it enjoys.
Gaynor Hartnell is responsible for the day to day running of the RTFA and for its policy direction. The board of directors provides oversight on administrative and financial issues, but not on policy.
Gaynor Hartnell has worked in the renewables industry, primarily for various trade associations, since 1995. These have included the British Wind Energy Association, Landfill Gas Association, Biogas Association and the Renewable Energy Association, which she was instrumental in forming.
UK produced bioethanol can achieve GHG savings of over 85%. Bioethanol is made from fermenting starch rich biomass (such as feed wheat or corn). This process produces ethanol with by-products of CO2 (which can be sold for use in the drinks industry) and DDGS. DDGS stands for distillers dried grains and solubles, and it is a protein-rich solid which is used as an animal feed. Feed wheat is high-starch, low-protein grain which is unsuitable for making milling flour for human consumption. The fermentation process turns the starch to alcohol, and concentrates what protein there is in the DDGS making it a superior animal feed in comparison with the unfermented grain.
There are three bioethanol facilities in the UK, Ensus UK Limited in Teesside, British Sugar in Wissington and Vivergo at Saltend, Hull. also owned by Associated British Fuels. Alcogroup manufactures ethanol at two facilities in the Netherlands. Nova Pangaea Technologies (UK) Limited is developing technology for converting lignin-rich feedstocks into ethanol, along with high value chemicals.
Bioethanol pays full fuel duty (57.95 pence per litre) and VAT at 20%.
Simon Holt, Manager for Emerging Energy, Phillips 66
Simon is responsible for developing the company’s Emerging Energy business in Europe in the areas of renewable fuels, battery materials, carbon capture and hydrogen. A Chemical Engineer with 23 years of experience with Phillips 66 and prior heritage companies.
Simon began his career as a Process Engineer at Humber Refinery. He has held various engineering, commercial and management positions in Humber, London and Houston. Prior to his current role Simon was responsible for developing an integrated UK business strategy in line with the UK Government’s 2050 net-zero target. Simon is passionate about developing low carbon energy solutions and advocating for renewable fuels that reduce greenhouse gas emissions of the existing transportation fleet. He has been heavily involved with the UK’s first production of Sustainable Aviation Fuel and Development Fuel at Humber Refinery. His broad experience of renewable fuel production processes, global markets and government policy positions him well to contribute to an exciting future for RTFA.
Argent Energy, Corporate Affairs Director
Dickon’s role with Argent Energy involves working on market development for renewable fuels through regulatory and legislative incentives. In Europe, he represents Argent in the European Biodiesel Board (EBB), where he chaired the Advanced Biodiesel Committee for 10 years and has been a Board member for 9 years, and in EWABA as a Board member. In The Netherlands Dickon works with the biodiesel associations MVO and NVDB, and chairs the NBAA, an alliance of waste-based biodiesel companies. In the UK he sits on the Board of the RTFA, the industry association for renewable transport fuels. Dickon is responsible for trade defence matters for Argent, working directly with DIT in the UK and with the EU Commission through EBB. Dickon became Chartered Marketer in 2004.
Philip has been working in the natural gas industry since 2002 when he joined Hoegh LNG, an LNG shipowner in Oslo, Norway. In 2006 he left Hoegh LNG and founded FLEX LNG, a company that spearheaded the innovative concept of floating liquefaction vessels.
FLEX LNG has since its inception raised close to $600 million in equity and is listed on the Oslo stock exchange. Philip was the CEO of FLEX LNG from 2006 until December 2013. Philip founded CNG Fuels in 2014 and has been the CEO since.
Philip has a nautical degree and has worked at sea as an officer in the Royal Norwegian Coast Guard and in the merchant navy. Mr. Fjeld earned his Master’s degree in Strategy and Management from the Norwegian school of Economics and Business Administration.
Grant is the Chairman of Ensus, a bioethanol and animal feed producer. Grant joined Ensus shortly after the business formed and prior to his current role had responsibilities for all commercial aspect of the business.
Prior to Ensus, Grant had extensive business management experience, based in the USA, Belgium, Hong Kong and the UK. These roles were predominately in the chemicals, electronics, automotive and service industries and included General Manager, Royal Mail, President and CEO Acheson Industries, General Manager and Corporate VP Emerson & Cumming.
Grant has also been a Board member of a number of industry association including ePURE, NAPA and the Policy Board of the REA. He currently sits on the Board of the Zemo Partnership and is a Non Executive Director and the Chairman of the Renewable Transport Fuel Association.
SAF is a low carbon alternative to kerosene jet fuel.
Aviation fuel has stringent specification criteria and fuels must be certified in order to be used in commercial flights. There are a number of aviation fuels derived from biomass that have been certified, and several others are in the approval process. SAF can be made from oil-based feedstocks such as Used Cooking Oil. SAF made this way is referred to as HEFA (Hydrotreated Esters and Fatty Acids). It can also be made from wastes, such as residual Municipal Solid Waste (Waste-to-SAF); renewable hydrogen and carbon dioxide (Power-to-SAF or e-SAF) or from recycled carbon sources, such as industrial off-gases e.g. from steel production. This process involves fermenting the off gases to make ethanol, which is then synthesised into aviation fuel via A2J (alcohol to jet) technology. Renewable bioethanol sources can also be used for A2J.
The attraction of hydrogen is that it has zero harmful tailpipe emissions when used in a fuel cell, and vehicles using it can be refuelled quickly and have a long range. Set against this are the energy losses involved in producing the hydrogen.
There are various different ways of producing hydrogen, and the upstream (or “well to tank”) emissions vary significantly depending on the production pathway. Renewable hydrogen can be made by electrolysing water using renewable electricity. This is the simplest form of a Renewable Fuel of Non-Biological Origin – or RFNBO for short. Another route for making renewable hydrogen is from syngas produced from biomass. This is known as biohydrogen.
Hydrogen from steam reforming natural gas requires carbon capture and storage in order to be a low carbon proposition.
For use in fuel cells the hydrogen has to be extremely low in moisture and very high purity (99% plus), but if used in an ICE the purity requirement is less stringent. At standard room temperature and pressure hydrogen has one third the calorific value of natural gas and half the calorific value of diesel. Pressurising and then storing hydrogen in excess of 700 bar to enable high-pressure filling is energy intensive.
Hydrogen currently pays no fuel duty but does incur VAT at 20%.
GBF is a supplier of low carbon drop in replacement paraffinic fuels in the UK. Its branded fuels are GD+ and GD45, powered by Shell GTL. GBF works with its clients to help them to implement transition technologies on their road to Net Zero.
Enerkem’s products help diversify energy sources and offer a sustainable alternative to landfilling and incineration. Our business model is structured along two pathways to allow for the flexible deployment of the Enerkem technology, as technology provider (through the licensing of our technology and equipment) and as a biofuels producer. Our projects include; Varennes (Montreal, Quebec) which will convert forest biomass residue and nonrecyclable waste into biomethanol; El Morell (Tarragona, Spain), which will convert non-recyclable waste into circular chemicals; and advanced biofuels; Rotterdam (Netherlands), which will use Enerkem technology and the FT process Shell’s Fischer-Tropsch technology (Gas-to-Liquids) to produce Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) and RCF.
EWABA is a Brussels-based association representing the interests of the European waste-based and advanced biofuels industry before EU institutions, national governments, industry, civil society and the media. EWABA promotes the inclusion of waste-based and advanced biofuels in the EU fuel mix as a sustainable means of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in EU transport. EWABA’s +35 members active in most EU Member States collect and use waste and advanced feedstocks listed in parts A and B of Annex IX of the Renewable Energy Directive (REDII) to produce sustainable biodiesel with the highest GHG savings (up to +90%) when compared with fossil fuels, thus enabling “near-term decarbonization” of the EU road and maritime transport sectors.
As the UK’s largest tyre collector and processor with national coverage, we collect, process and repurpose post-consumer tyres so that 100% of the tyre is recycled and reused in a variety of products. From artificial turf infill and playground rubber mulch to carpet underlay and road surfaces, no part of the tyre is wasted.
Argent Energy has been producing biodiesel since 2005. The first plant in Motherwell, Scotland was the demonstration plant for Europe and the first commercial plant to use waste animal fats. Their second plant in Ellesmere Port, England includes further technology developments and enables them to produce top spec biodiesel from the very worst and degraded waste fats and oils, including fatbergs. Argent also acquired a biodiesel plant in Amsterdam in 2018 bringing their total production capacity up to 230,000t/yr.
Argent’s fuel is sold in the UK and across Europe. In the UK they have developed a blending and supply service for high biodiesel blends to allow fleet operators to make huge GHG savings at a competitive price to standard diesel.
Green Fuels was awarded a Royal Warrant of Appointment to HRH the Prince of Wales in 2013 and has participated in many pioneering events in its field including the first 100% biofuel-powered jet flight and the first 100% biofuel-powered train.
Identifying aviation and marine as strategic fuel markets of the future, Green Fuels Research was established in 2014 to develop IP in these areas for future commercialisation, and has attracted $16m in direct and indirect research grant funding to date.
Over the next 5 years, the Green Fuels group intends to establish or participate in fuel production operations in key markets worldwide, building on the company’s deep experience in renewable fuel tech, especially in decentralised refining, and on its IP in sustainable aviation and marine fuels.
Green Fuels is headquartered in Gloucestershire, UK, with offices and affiliates in London, Muscat, Mumbai and Rio de Janeiro.
Petrofac uses its 40 years of engineering know-how, project delivery and operations experience and to design, build, and operate world-class energy facilities that are engineered for safety, optimal efficiency, and low emissions. We operate in a range of markets and work across the entire asset life-cycle – from design to decommissioning. These competencies, supported by flexible commercial models, robust local delivery, and a technology neutral approach, set us apart. Core to our offering is our distinctive, delivery-focused culture.
As a responsible retailer we must reduce our consumption, find renewable energy alternatives, and look critically at our impact across our entire value chain and take action. We have an ambitious operational carbon reduction and energy efficiency programme and have brought forward our net zero carbon target across our entire operations by 15 years to 2035. This will be achieved without purchasing offsets. Any small amount of greenhouse gas emissions we cannot reduce to net zero we will offset in our operations by producing renewable energy.
alfanar is committed to the development of the UK’s SAF sector and intends to deploy innovative SAF production technologies at commercial scale that can reduce emissions from the aviation sector. Its Lighthouse Green Fuels (LGF) project located in Tees Valley plans to be the first commercial scale SAF production plant deployed in the UK. The innovative waste-to-liquid (WtL) process utilises gasification and Fischer-Tropsch (FT) technology to convert household and commercial waste – otherwise destined for landfill or incineration – into SAF and naphtha.
Our objective is clear. We’re playing our part in making reusing waste part of the circular economy on a zero to landfill basis. We’ve provided industry with a great opportunity to embrace a different way to fully recycle waste and turn it into something useful.
Broadmanor Consulting offers expertise across the biofuels value chain, covering technologies, regulations and markets.
Broadmanor Consulting was founded by Olivier Macé in January 2021, to provide expertise and advisory services in the renewable fuels sector. Olly is a veteran of the sector, having held leadership positions in the BP Biofuels technology and production business from its inception in 2006. Before retiring from BP in 2020, Olly was the Biofuels Director Europe for the Downstream segment of the company.
The NFU is the most successful representation body for agriculture and horticulture in England and Wales.
The NFU is the most successful representation body for agriculture and horticulture in England and Wales. It champions British agriculture and horticulture, campaigns for a stable and sustainable future for British farmers and seeks to secure the best possible deal for its members.
Environmental commodity trading house.
ACT is active in carbon & RE certificates markets as well as physical production and trading of biofuels. ACT fuels department sources, blends, produces and sells various advanced, sustainable (bio-)fuels for EEA markets.
Zemo works in partnership with its 200 members to help inform and shape Government policy in relation to the supply and demand of low carbon vehicles and fuels. The organisation runs a Fuels Working Group focused on accelerating the adoption first and second generation biofuels, renewable hydrogen and other low carbon fuels.
Air Liquide both produces biomethane from organic waste at a network of anaerobic digestion facilities in the UK, and supplies it as a fuel for trucks and buses at a network of bio-LNG and bio-CNG fuelling stations.
With more than 140 years of experience, Phillips 66 is well-positioned to help fulfil global energy needs. We are a diversified energy manufacturing and logistics company with unique businesses in Refining, Midstream, Chemicals and Marketing and Specialties.
Fulcrum BioEnergy, Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fulcrum BioEnergy, Inc., a pioneer in the development of projects to convert everyday household and commercial waste into low-carbon aviation fuels and other transportation fuels. Founded in 2007, Fulcrum BioEnergy, Inc. has developed a proprietary process, using commercially proven technology, to convert waste that would otherwise be landfilled or incinerated, into low-carbon, ultra clean burning liquid transportation fuels. Fulcrum is currently commissioning the world’s first commercial waste-to-transportation fuels plant, located in the United States and is developing a future project in the United Kingdom.
BIG ATOM envisions turning waste rubber and plastics back into their raw materials for reuse, creating a Circular Economy. Our first achievement has been building a tyre recycling business, where we shred and granulate tyres, ready to be chemically regenerated in the pyrolysis plant. Our technology will ensure that rubber & plastic products are 100% recycled and a Circular Economy is realised. By turning waste into a resource, the world will become a cleaner place.
AB Sugar is a group of businesses, including British Sugar and Vivergo Fuels that is part of Associated British Foods plc (ABF). British Sugar was the first company to manufacture bioethanol in the UK and can produce up to 64,000 tonnes (80 million litres) of bioethanol annually. Vivergo’s £350 million plant, which was one of Europe’s biggest bioethanol producers (could produce up to 420 million litres of bioethanol) and the UK’s largest single source supplier of animal feed. The Vivergo plant ceased production in September 2018.
Biodiesel achieves greenhouse gas savings of 87% – 92% compared to diesel. It is made from oil and fat based wastes and residues and oil crops. Waste-based raw feedstocks are preferable, as these give the best greenhouse gas saving and sustainability credentials.
Standard diesel sold at fuel forecourts contains around 7% biodiesel, and for this reason is known as B7. This fuel meets the EN590 standard for ultra low sulphur diesel. Higher blends (of 20%, 30% and even 100% can be used) and typically require some modification to the engine and fuel storage infrastructure. B100 (100% biodiesel) must comply with European Biodiesel Standard EN14214, whilst B20 and 30 must meet EN16709.Some bus and truck manufacturers (OEMs) do not warranty the use of higher blends in their vehicles. This may be due to the required tests not having been done, rather than genuine concerns over engine impact.
Biodiesel is produced by reacting waste oil with methanol to produce Fatty Acid Methyl Ester. Glycerine is produced as a by-product.
RTFA members Argent Energy, Greenergy International Ltd and Olleco manufacture biodiesel and supply it in a variety of blends.
Biodiesel pays full fuel duty (57.95 pence per litre) and VAT at 20%.
Methane is increasingly used to fuel heavy duty vehicles in the UK. It is used in cars elsewhere (particularly in Italy) but this is not envisaged for the UK. Fossil methane, or natural gas can achieve a GHG saving of around 15% compared to diesel, but the renewable equivalent, biomethane, can achieve savings in the region of 85% – 110%. Biomethane achieves negative carbon emissions when produced from animal manure, as it is captured instead being released into the atmosphere during manure storage. Member companies CNG Fuels Ltd and Gasrec supply biomethane in the UK, and Advanced Biofuel Solutions Ltd will produce biomethane at its Swindon Plant.
It is used either in compressed from or liquefied, and predominantly in 42 tonne Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs). We will talk about biomethane from now on. Compressed biomethane requires more storage space on the tractor, and is generally used on 2 axle tractor configurations. Compressed biomethane is stored at pressures of [250bar], whilst liquified is stored at 5 – 10 bar but requires refrigeration at around -160 Celsius.
Compressed biomethane (CBM) may be supplied directly or via mass balance. LNG will always be mass balanced. Mass balancing in this context is putting biomethane in the gas distribution grid in one location, and taking an equivalent amount of gas out in another location, but having the sustainability characteristics of the biomethane follow the contractual pathway taken by the gas.
Natural gas and Biomethane both pay a fuel duty of 24.7p/Kg and VAT at 20%. This fuel duty rate is fixed to 2032, with a review in 2024.
LPG is a fossil fuel, and biopropane is the renewable equivalent. RTFA member Calor Gas Ltd supplies biopropane for both transport and heating. Biopropane is a by-product of the production of HVO. LPG is a mixture of propane and butane and is a by-product of natural gas and oil extraction and oil refining. It boils at a low temperature and is stored in pressurised steel vessels such as gas bottles or bulk LPG tanks. It can be used as a vehicle fuel, and is particularly used in forklift trucks.
Both LPG and Biopropane pay fuel duty of 31.61 p/kg (equivalent to 16.65p/litre) and VAT at 20%.
Methanol is the simplest alcohol, with one carbon atom. It is also known as wood alcohol or methyl alcohol. It is used as a fuel, as a solvent and in antifreeze. Bio-methanol, the renewable form of ethanol, can be produced from syngas from the gasification of biomass and wastes, from biogas, or from reacting CO2 with hydrogen. It can be blended with petrol and diesel, used as feedstock for other derivative fuels such as DME or used as a bunker fuel for shipping. It can also be used in fuel-cells. In comparison with bioethanol it has lower energy density and is poisonous for human consumption. It is used in the UK at about 1/10th of the volume of bioethanol.
HVO is a drop in fuel, closely aligned to the chemical composition of diesel and with identical performance characteristics. Warranty concerns are therefore not an issue. GHG savings are typically around 90%.
HVO is made from similar feedstocks to biodiesel, but is more expensive to produce. There is no UK manufacture of HVO, although facilities are planned.
HVO pays full fuel duty (57.95 pence per litre) and VAT at 20%.
Recycled carbon fuels are liquid and gaseous fuels produced from liquid or solid waste streams of non-renewable origin which are not suitable for recycling, or from waste processing gas and exhaust gas of non-renewable origin which are produced as an unavoidable and unintentional consequence of the production process in industrial installations.
Fuels such as that which RTFA member Velocys is developing will be made from municipal solid waste. This is a mixture of biomass (roughly 65% by energy) and non-recycled plastics. The resulting fuel would be a combination of renewable and recycled carbon fuel.
The Department for Transport is considering whether to include these fuels within the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation. The EU Renewable Energy Directive allows Member States to support recycled carbon fuels alongside renewable fuels, provided they achieve a minimum greenhouse gas saving threshold. The threshold and the methodology for determining it will be agreed by the end of 2021, under a delegated act.
Any renewable or sustainable fuel that can be blended with conventional fossil fuels at any level, whilst still meeting the relevant fuel standard (be that for petrol, diesel, aviation or gaseous fuels) is known as a “drop in” fuel. The Department of Transport regards renewable liquid drop in fuels that can be blended with petrol and diesel as strategically important, and is encouraging their development through the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation via the development fuels sub-target. Biomethane made from the thermal treatment of wastes, as being developed by Advanced Biofuel Solutions Ltd at its Swindon plant is also regarded as a development fuel.
To qualify as development fuels, these fuels must be made from wastes or residues, but not feedstocks that typically go to make biodiesel (i.e. not made from segregated oils or fats). They can also be made from renewable fuels of non-biological origin. See below.
A typical feedstock for producing this fuel would be residual waste. This is a mixture of biomass waste and waste plastics that cannot be recycled. The resulting fuel would be partly renewable, and partly recycled carbon fuel.
Renewable hydrogen is the most straight-forward RFNBO. Renewable hydrogen can be reacted with CO2 and synthesised to produce more complex liquid hydrocarbons via the Fischer–Tropsch process. These are referred to as e-fuels or paraffinic diesels.
The attraction of an electric drive train is that there are zero tailpipe emissions. The well to tank emissions from an electric vehicle will depend on how the electricity is produced.
The production of electricity from any form of combustion source results incurs losses of around 40 to 50%. Renewable electricity from non-thermal sources such as wind and solar, is not subject to these losses. The transmission and distribution of electricity results in further losses of energy (around 8%).
During the recharging process there are further energy losses (up to 12%) in the cable and the battery itself. (This is why it is difficult to fast charge a Nissan Leaf in hot weather as their batteries are air-cooled).
Electricity has no fuel duty and pays VAT at 5%.
ABSL aims to lead the development of advanced biofuel projects around the world as a project owner and supplier of technology to other organisations. Our RadGas technology is proven at scale to be more reliable and efficient than competing pathways that transform waste into fuels.
With headquarters in Brussels and operations on several continents, Alco is one of the biggest producers and distributors of ethanol for fuel in Europe. Globally we provide ethanol to various industries: from cosmetics to pharmaceuticals, biochemistry, food and beverage.
Calor has been long established as a supplier of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), which is propane and butane, and more recently Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). Calor, which is part of the European SHV group, is intent on switching to renewable sources of these fuels by 2040 and as such is investing heavily in research in the various production pathways for these advanced fuels both BioLPG and Biomethane/Synthetic Natural Gas.
CNG Fuels develops, owns, and operates CNG Refuelling infrastructure and sources 100% Renewable Biomethane or Bio-CNG for its stations. It is rolling out a UK-wide network of reliable and convenient refuelling facilities to service customers’ vehicle fleets and their off-grid energy needs.
Ensus UK Limited, based in Yarm, UK, operates one of the largest production plants for bioethanol in Europe, in the North East of England, with an annual capacity of 400,000 cubic metres of bioethanol and 350,000 tonnes of dried protein animal feed (DDGS). Ensus is a member of the CropEnergies Group, which is one of the leading European manufacturers of sustainably produced bioethanol for the fuel sector today.
Gasrec sells liquified and compressed renewable biomethane through publicly accessible refuelling stations in strategic locations or bespoke CNG and LNG refuelling facilities that we have designed and built for our customers. We supply renewable biomethane in our own gas-powered tankers that deliver LNG direct to stations and supply CNG by grid connection or by tanker (known as L-CNG) where a grid connection is not available.
Greenergy is the UK’s leading fuel supplier. We import fuels and fuel components from around the world and blend them at our import terminals. Greenergy is also one of the largest biofuel producer in Europe, with three operating facilities that convert waste cooking oils into sustainable biodiesel.
Nova Pangaea’s REFNOVA® technology uses well-proven processes, which are integrated using NPT’s patented proprietary process and technologies, to provide an innovative cleantech solution for a low carbon world. REFNOVA® is a multistage, continuous thermo-chemical process that utilises pyrolysis (steam) to fractionate biomass into its constituent sugars, lignin and chemicals.
This press release (18th Nov 2020) describes the successful development and trial of its first E10 fuel.
Olleco works with food manufacturers, retailers and the hospitality industry to provide circular solutions for their organic waste. The company collects waste oils, fats and food waste from 50,000 customer locations across the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Waste oils and fats are refined and converted into biodiesel which powers the fleets of our customers delivering over 85% greenhouse gas savings. Food waste is converted into biomethane which can either be used as a transport fuel, converted into sustainable electricity or for heating. Olleco has won multiple awards for its innovative circular solutions and is committed to fighting the climate emergency.
Velocys is an international UK-based sustainable fuels technology company. Velocys designed, developed and now licenses proprietary Fischer-Tropsch technology for the generation of clean, low carbon, synthetic drop-in aviation and road transport fuel from municipal solid waste and residual woody biomass plants currently in construction and development.
NNFCC is a strategic consultancy with in-depth knowledge of the bioeconomy. It offers clients a wealth of experience in the bioenergy and biofuels markets and the growing biobased products sector. The team has international experience to guide businesses through policy hurdles and assist in the development of technology and international markets.
We are working to decarbonise UK transport by generating a saving over fossil fuel using the RTFO scheme. We then pass on as much of the saving as we can to the transport user.
The Gas Vehicle Network (GVN) has been formed to promote the opportunity gas vehicles provide for road haulage. A transport solution. GVN aim to accelerate the development of the gas vehicle industry, and to encourage increased use of gas (both Liquid Natural Gas – LNG and Compressed Natural Gas – CNG) and biomethane as low emission transport fuels.
Wastefront converts End of Life Tyres (ELT) into useful commodities, including liquid hydrocarbons and carbon black, which can then be reutilised in processes such as alternative fuel or rubber manufacturing. Through a combination of proven technology and proprietary processes, the company aims to reduce the negative environmental impact associated with ELT waste, while delivering an economically attractive solution to stakeholders.
2G BioPOWER is developing a UK project based on technology from Scandinavian Enviro Systems (part owned by Michelin). Enviro’s pyrolysis process recovers the carbon black and steel in tyres. The rubber is converted into Tyre Pyrolysis Oil which will be refined into partially renewable transport fuel. Enviro’s process results in a high-quality recovered Carbon Black (rCB) which can be re-used in rubber products including new vehicle tyres.