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Wednesday 28th April 2010 BIONIC National Seminar Blackburne House, Liverpool, L8 7PE. LCC 2006 - The key policy/strategies The Environment Management Strategy (2006) Reduce greenhouse gas emissions, notably carbon dioxide and methane

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Wednesday 28th April 2010

BIONIC National Seminar

Blackburne House, Liverpool, L8 7PE

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LCC 2006 - The key policy/strategies

  • The Environment Management Strategy (2006)
    • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions, notably carbon dioxide and methane
    • Support the development and use of renewable energy technologies
    • Minimise the environmental impact of travelling between home and theworkplace and on county council business.
  • The Lancashire Environment Strategy (2005-2010)
    • No direct mention of biofuels for transport
    • Included targets to reduce the levels of pollution from transport,
    • Reducing dependence on private car use and
    • Encouraging the development of renewable energy. 

Lancashire Climate Change Strategy (2009)

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Biofuels potentially involved several areas of activity:
  • Fleet
  • Procurement
  • Rural diversification
  • Bus transport / planning
  • Carbon reduction / corporate policy
  • Waste management (potential source of biofuel)

It was hoped that BIONIC would bring a more structured approach to the Council’s work on biofuels.

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Key reasons for engaging with BIONIC
  • Support Lancashire Based Biofuel Industry
  • Reduce Councils CO2 Emissions through Fleet Biofuel
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Case Studies
  • John Welbank
  • Rural Futures
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Case Studies

Biodiesel From Agricultural Feed Stock : Greengate biofuels UK - Stalmine

Dexter Biofuels – Burnley

UK Renewable Fuels Ltd – Refuel Biodiesel

Eco Biofuels (Burnley)

Pilkington Oils (Chorley)

Gateshead Council

London Borough of Richmond Council

Biodiesel - Commercial operators

The German Agricultural Model for AD

Typical UK based Agricultural AD system

Lancashire Waste Technology Parks.

Hillhouse, Commercial Waste Anaerobic Digestion Plant

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Biofuel Sources Investigated

Crop Based Biofuel (Rapeseed)

Waste Cooking Oil

Biogas

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Working with Partners

National Farms Union (Combinable Crops Group)

Farmers

Waste Oil Processors

Anaerobic Digestion Sector

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What We Have Learned

Crop Based Fuel

Greengates Biodiesel Plant :

Cost of virgin rapeseed critical

Waste cooking Oil

Dexter Biofuels: Cost of waste oil,

unregulated competition, fuel duty

Biogas

Northwest Biogas:

Incentives for electricity not gas, infrastructure costs

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Lancashire's Municipal Waste (operational in 2010)
  • Waste Recovery Parks have been constructed at Leyland and Thornton to deal with Lancashire's municipal waste for the next 25 years.
  • Anaerobic digestion is one part of the waste treatment process utilising organic rich waste water generated from the mechanical biological treatment (MBT) process.
  • After entering anerobic digestors waste water will be broken down to create methane which will then be used to generate green/renewable electricity for 60% of the plants energy needs.
  • Every 100 tonnes of municipal waste will produce approximately 3% renewable energy which will be used to operate the facilities and save an energy cost of approximately £1 million per annum.
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Cooking Oil Collection Trial initiated

  • 2 household waste recycling centres in the Preston area
  • users of the sites empty their used cooking oil into a special container
  • container is collected and taken away for reprocessing in to biofuel
  • company in Chorley.
  • very little contamination has been found
  • Up to date 400litres or 400kg of cooking
  • oil has been sent for reprocessing.
  • Lancashire's Municipal Waste (operational in 2010)
  • Waste Recovery Parks have been constructed at Leyland and Thornton to deal with Lancashire's municipal waste for the next 25 years.
  • Anaerobic digestion is one part of the waste treatment process utilising organic rich waste water generated from the mechanical biological treatment (MBT) process.
  • After entering anerobic digestors waste water will be broken down to create methane which will then be used to generate green/renewable electricity for 60% of the plants energy needs.
  • Every 100 tonnes of municipal waste will produce approximately 3% renewable energy which will be used to operate the facilities and save an energy cost of approximately £1 million per annum.
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Where Next: Biofuel Industry
  • Cost of Input Material v Cost of Sale
  • Tax
  • Incentives
  • Public Sector Investment
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Case Study Fleet – key drivers
  • Duty to ‘lead their communities on climate change’ and also Local Government National Indicators in particular NI 186 (Per capita CO2 emissions in the LA area) and NI 185 (Co2 emissions from the LA operations) were a key drivers.
  • Looking at ways to reduce Fleet emission as a way of 'Getting our own house in order' before embarking on an external campaign asking citizen’s to take action on carbon reduction.
  • Green Fleet Review with the Energy Saving Trust, and one of the recommended actions was to explore biofuels.   
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Issues/Barriers

  • Gallagher report
  • Political issues on sustainability and land use
  • Typically using blends beyond 5% biodiesel invalidates engine warranties
  • Hence smaller trial of the B30 blend using Countryside Ranger vehicles.
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Case study Fleet

  • Promote the use of high blend biodiesel through a trial of B30 in Countryside Ranger vehicles. 
  • Used in a variety of rural, deep rural upland situations/extreme climatic conditions
  • Fuel consumption/vehicle performance monitored
  • Tackle issues with biodiesel blends -separation of constituent parts, quality control
  • Mixture of rapeseed and used cooking oil exclusively from UK sources
    • (accredited under the Assured Combined Crop Scheme)
  • B30 supplied from Morrison’s supermarket forecourt
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Findings/issues

  • B30 supplied from Morrison’s forecourt - stopped selling in Jan 2010
  • Fuel consumption/vehicle performance monitored – showed little change
  • Consideration needs to be taken - study too short?
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Where Next : Lancashire County Council

  • Investigate a reliable source of fuel supply
  • Source suitable (warranted) vehicles
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Best Practice Guidelines

  • Aims:
  • To produce best practice guidelines by local authorities for other local authorities.
  • To be completed by LCC on behalf of partners
  • To be published in English with translations
  • Available September 2010
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Best Practice Guidelines

  • Contents
  • Key findings/messages
  • Background Policy and policy change
  • Best practice case studies – networks
  • Best practice case studies – practical.
  • Best practice case studies – policy
  • Future policy/economic drivers
  • Way forward
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Further Information

moira.mortimer@lancashire.gov.uk