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Measurement challenges with Biofuels
Assessment of the impact of MST across the value chain has been completed for Biofuels (report - Sept 2008). An event was run (May 2010), in conjunction with the Technology Strategy Board (TSB), to assess the remaining challenges for bio fuels and highlight the future collaborative funding requirements needed to overcome these challenges. Full details for the event can be found on the event flyer
The tone of the event was very positive with speakers showcasing a diverse range of biofuels challenges which had been identified and overcome across the value chain, including fuel supply and blending, fuel retail and engine development. Challenges remain in the sector, particularly as legislation changes and the ambition of all involved increases (higher % biofuel, together with higher or maintained performance), but the industrial representatives present were confident in success and did not feel the need for specific funding or the development of an industry club in this area.
The use and development of biofuels remains important to the UK's energy policy and to the TSB. Further work and funding in this area may be supported through the TSB's Industrial Biotechnology (IB) strategy and details will be publicised when they become available. Please contact Merlin Goldman at TSB or Chemistry Innovation for more information
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