Country

United Kingdom

Date

01/08/2013

Entity

UK government

Product

Biofuels

Category

Deployment

Summary

​UK government offers £25m prize for demonstration of advanced biofuels from waste

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. The goal is to to underpin significant private sector investment in one or more facilities in order to push the development of the UK's biofuel industry towards biofuels believed to have higher environmental benefit.

The first step, over the next four or five months will be a feasibility study that will set out the design of the competition and the criteria that need to be met by any bidder. Then bids will be accepted and a inner could be announced within a year.

Any potential methodology or feedstock will be considered, as long as they can be proved to produce carbon savings over conventional fuels and come from feedstocks that are environmentally sustainable.

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​UK government offers £25m prize for demonstration of advanced biofuels from waste

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