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Scientist unveils whisky biofuel; In Brief.

A S S CIENTIST has produced the 'rst commercially viable fuel to be developed from whisky by-products.

Professor Martin Tangney, director of Napier University's biofuel research centre, has produced an advanced biofuel called biobutanol, which could provide an alternative to oil for car and aviation fuel as well as other technologies.

Whisky accounts for just 10 per cent of the material produced in distilleries, with the remaining biological raw materials disposed of at a cost to the industry.

Prof Tangney has set up a business called Celtic Renewables which will take those by-products and turn them into fuel. He unveiled the 'rst-ever samples of biobutanol at the Scotch Whisky Experience in Edinburgh.

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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Feb 26, 2015
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