Printer Friendly

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.

COPYRIGHT 2015 Coventry Newpapers
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2015 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Feb 26, 2015
Words:112
Previous Article:Cov one of worst places for teen pregnancies.
Next Article:Fall in money held in deposit accounts; In Brief.
Topics:

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2019 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters