A new report from the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) states that biofuels should be made from waste and byproducts, not food crops, if their carbon emissions reduction potential is to be realised. See: http://www.raeng.org.uk/news/news-releases/2017/july/biofuels-made-from-waste-are-the-business,-says-ac .
The F4C was launched on the 27 April 2017 by the Department for Transport (DfT) to promote the development of an advanced low carbon fuels industry within the UK, including supplier capabilities and skills in relevant technologies, while maximising value for money for the taxpayer.
There is a prospective bidders’ event – 24th May, London. Register for a place at the event by 19th May 2017.
See: http://ee.ricardo.com/en/transport/case-studies/f4c for more information.
The BBSRC has launced this joint call for collaborative proposals in Integrated Biorefinery Approaches for the Manufacture of Advanced Biofuels. More information here: BBSRC FAPESP Advanced biofuels or from the website: http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/funding/opportunities/2015/joint-fapesp-advanced-biofuels/