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New Report Calls for Cap on Biofuels Crops Grown by Farmers
July 24, 2017 – 5:36 pm | No Comment

(FG Insight)  A new report commissioned by the Government has called for a cap on the amount of crops which can be grown for biofuels to avoid inadvertently increasing greenhouse gas emissions.

Instead, the researchers from …

World’s First Car to Be Fuelled by Whisky Residue Biofuel Takes Its Inaugural Journey
July 7, 2017 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

(Celtic Renewables)  Celtic Renewables Ltd, the innovative and award winning start-up company, set the wheels in motion of the first car to be fueled by a whisky residue biofuel.
The fuel – biobutanol – is a …

Whisky Business: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Celtic Renewables
March 13, 2017 – 12:50 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In uniquely combining the whisky by-products, Celtic Renewables Ltd adapt the traditional Weizmann Fermentation process (also known as ABE fermentation) to a brand new and entirely sustainable novel substrate – …

Biofuel Firm’s Plans for Grangemouth
August 23, 2016 – 3:33 pm | No Comment

by  James Trimble (Falkirk Herald)  A company renowned for using residues from the whisky industry to produce biofuel capable of powering cars wants to come to Grangemouth. Edinburgh-based Celtic Renewables Ltd has lodged a proposal …

Adopting a Circular Economy: The Biorefinery Concept
July 27, 2016 – 1:43 pm | No Comment

by Paul Hudman (Renewable Energy World)  … For many governments, part of this shift involves adopting a circular economy approach, utilising all aspects of ‘waste’ throughout the production chain.
The concept of the biorefinery embraces this standard by …

This Scottish Company Is Turning Whiskey Waste into Fuel
July 17, 2016 – 6:52 pm | No Comment

by Jonathon Ramsey (The Drive) Enterprising Scots hope to save the world —  with the help of good scotch  —  As though scotch weren’t already the world’s greatest beverage, one Scottish company plans on using it …

US Looks to Go Gig on Biofuels as It Diversifies Away from Foreign Oil
May 12, 2016 – 5:24 pm | No Comment

by Anmar Frangoul (CNBC.com)  …   The DOE added that the U.S. is currently spending around $1 billion every three days on “imported oil.”  …  The importance of biofuels is only set to increase. A 2011 …

Why Airplanes Could Soon Be Flying on Seeds
September 24, 2015 – 6:15 pm | No Comment

by Anmar Frangoul (CNBC.com)  In 2012 – almost 100 years since the Wright brothers made history – another historic flight took place when the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) flew what it described as, “The …

Whisky Biofuels Company Wins £11m in Government Funding
September 8, 2015 – 3:28 pm | No Comment

by Ben Martin (The Telegraph)  Edinburgh-based Celtic Renewables uses waste products from malt whisky production to produce biobutanol, which power cars and lorries — A Scottish company that makes bio-fuels from the waste produced by the …

Advanced Bioeconomy Ventures Raise $1.262 Billion in Past 12 Months, up 3.2%
April 29, 2015 – 10:03 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  44 deals, 37 companies; deal count jumps 16% but deal size drops 17% Here’s the complete skinny on who got what.  In Florida, The Digest reports that 12 advanced bioeconomy …

World’s First Biofuel from Whisky Residues Aim for Lead in £100m Market
February 26, 2015 – 7:36 pm | No Comment

(The Engineer)  A Scottish company has revived a defunct fermentation technology to create biofuel from the residues of whisky production.  Edinburgh-based Celtic Renewables said it now plans to build a production facility in central Scotland …

Celtic Renewables Opts For A Well-Oiled Remedy
November 20, 2014 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

by Ann M. Thayer  (Chemical and Engineering News) Scottish startup to make biobased chemicals 
from the leftovers of whisky production
The process for making Scotch whisky uses three ingredients: water, yeast, and a grain, primarily barley. About …

Celtic Renewables Wins Top Motor Vehicle Sustainability Award
September 15, 2014 – 7:49 pm | No Comment

(Celtic Renewables) Celtic Renewables has been recognised by the motor industry, winning a top honour at the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP)’s annual Low Carbon Champions awards.
The company won the Low CVP’s award for Low Carbon Innovation by an SME at …

Celtic Renewables Raises $2M, Partners with Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant
June 26, 2014 – 2:16 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Celtic Renewables raises $2M, partners with Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant
Celtic Renewables, the Edinburgh-based biofuel company, has signed an agreement with Europe’s foremost biotechnology pilot facility to undergo next stage …

Government Announces Boost in Funding for Scottish Biofuel Programme
March 10, 2014 – 11:43 pm | No Comment

(The Edinburgh Reporter) The Scottish Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism, Fergus Ewing, on Wednesday announced a funding boost for the Scottish Biofuel programme at Edinburgh Napier University’s Sighthill campus. He pledged that along with funding …

How Whisky Makers Could Soon Be Providing A Superior Biofuel
November 21, 2013 – 6:47 pm | No Comment

by Jeff Spross (ThinkProgress.org)  With any luck, future whisky fans may be able to enjoy their three fingers in the afternoon with the added knowledge they’ve contributed to a climate-friendly energy economy.According to E&E News, …

Biofuels, Whiskey and Me
August 27, 2013 – 12:00 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In China, Dr. Martin Tangney recently appeared at the TEDxWanChai meet-up in Hong Kong, with a talk entitled “Biofuels, Whiskey and me”.
It reflects on Tangney’s experience of establishing the UK’s first …

Centre for Process Innovation Helps Make Whisky Fuel
November 5, 2012 – 11:17 am | No Comment

by Kelley Price (Evening Gazette)  A Scottish whisky distillery is about to become the first in the world to turn its waste into advanced biofuel – here on Teesside.
Tullibardine, an independent malt whisky producer, is …

Tobacco, Alcohol And … Seaweed? Three Innovative Methods For Producing Biofuels
June 14, 2012 – 12:36 pm | No Comment

by Max Frankel (ThinkProgress)   …But in the world of science, researchers around the world are working on some very innovative ways to produce gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel from more sustainable feedstocks.
Here’s a look …

Scots Whisky Biofuel Team Launch Start-Up
January 27, 2012 – 12:29 pm | No Comment

(Edinburgh Napier University)  A NEW company has been launched to commercialise a process for producing biofuel made from whisky by-products.

Celtic Renewables Ltd, a spin-out from Edinburgh Napier University’s Biofuel Research Centre, will initially focus on Scotland’s …

Whisky By-Products Used to Produce Biofuel to Power Cars
August 20, 2010 – 1:02 pm | No Comment

(Telegraph)  Scientists say they have created a new biofuel made from whisky by-products which could be used to help power cars currently on the road.   

Edinburgh Napier University has filed a patent for the product, which …