Case Studies

The Scottish Biofuel Programme partners have worked with a range of businesses exploring the potential of biofuel technologies with in their business.

Uan Wool: A Pyrolysis and Anaerobic Digestion Case Study

Uan Scotland is an innovative company striving to create high quality products which utilise wool as a 21st century super material, harnessing the properties of wool to offer their customers luxury and comfort combined with durable quality. They aspire to provide customers with product traceability, green credentials, "upcycle" solutions and to be supportive to rural Scottish businesses involved within the wool production and manufacturing processes.

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Matthew Algie

Currently the total volume of coffee waste sent to landfill is estimated to be 408,000 tonnes/year. A promising disposal path is to convert the spent coffee grounds to biochar through the process of Pyrolysis. This could release valuable chemical compounds from the waste and the resulting biochar could then be added to soil to improve function and sequester carbon.

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Fyne Futures

Fyne Futures, established in 2004 is based on The Island of Bute and is a subsidiary of Fyne Homes and is committed to environmental sustainability and alleviation of unemployment. The project assessed the feasibly of siting a Micro Anaerobic Digester (Micro AD) in Ardencraig gardens based in Rothesay. The proposed site is set with-in a walled garden which has been developed to create a propagation, education and show garden and tearoom. Ardencraig is owned and maintained by Argyll & Bute Council.

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Ivan Wood and Sons

Ivan Wood and Sons, a market leader in the preparation and supply of quality fresh and pre-prepared fruit and vegetables to the catering trade, approached the Scottish Biofuel Programme to explore the potential of utilising their business waste products to feed an on-site Micro Anaerobic Digestion plant (Micro AD). The project looked at the bio-gas potential from the various waste produced by the business, from its vegetable preparation process. By extracting the maximum potential from this material they hope to turn waste into an asset.

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Bioenergy Potential from Waste Potatoes

Interface Food and Drink funded an industry–academia partnership project led by Agrico in partnership with Celtic Renewables, Hatton Farms, Edinburgh Napier University and the Scottish Biofuel Programme to address the question what is the ‘Bioenergy Potential from Waste Potatoes’. The project looked at the bioenergy potential using the ABE Fermentation process.

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PureMalt Products Ltd

PureMalt logo.pngPureMalt Products Ltd is an East Lothian based company producing a unique range of refined malt extract products supplied to the food and drinks sector in more than 50 countries worldwide. 

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Tay Salmon Fisheries Ltd

Tay Salmon Fisheries logo.pngFounded in 1898, The owns or controls 30 Miles of the riverbank foreshore on the Tay and Earn.

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Marine Biopolymers Ltd.

Marine Biopolymers logo small.pngMarine Biopolymers Ltd is a young Scottish Company developing a manufacturing and market presence in speciality and fine chemicals extracted from indigenous Scottish seaweeds.

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MacSween of Edinburgh Ltd

MacSween logo small.jpgMacSween of Edinburgh is a brand leader in the food sector, making traditional Scottish Haggis.

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Whitmuir Organic Ltd

Whitmuir Logo small.jpgWhitmuir Organic Ltd is an organic farm, farm shop, restaurant and butchery.

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Jarron Farms

Dundee based Jarron Farms produce vegetables, cereals and livestock.

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JS Baird and Sons

JB Baird is a family run farm of mixed arable, livestock, broiler chickens and laying hens set over 600 acres.

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Living Solutions

living solutions logo.jpgLiving Solutions is a Fife based social enterprise that carries out woodland management and timber processing activities to provide a wide range of work, volunteer and training opportunities.

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Cyrus Energy

Cyrus_logo_NOtagline-small.jpgCyrus Energy is a specialist manufacturer and supplier of some of the most effective fuel conditioning products available on the market today.

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Recyclatech

tyres smaller.jpgRecyclatech has developed an industrial biotechnology process for devulcanisation of used rubber, for example from truck tyres.  The devulcanised rubber can be reused into high value products.

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Tio (This is Organics) Ltd

carrots small.jpgTio (This is Organics) Ltd is one of the leading organic food producers and suppliers in the UK. They are organic root vegetable specialists and can also source other organic food products via their established network of growers and producers.

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Noah Beer Ltd

west-beer-logo.pngWest Beer operates one of the most advanced small breweries in the UK in its Glasgow operation. 

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