UK cleantech company Nova Pangaea Technologies has successfully developed and trialled its first E10 fuel on a motorcycle at its headquarters in Redcar, featuring Nova Pangaea’s breakthrough process, REFNOVA, which converts 2nd generation non-food feedstocks into valuable products, including biofuels.
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The fuel was produced by Nova Pangaea’sustainable fuel partner, Coryton, at their base in Essex. The REFNOVA process sustainably converts plant residues from forestry and agricultural processes and turns it into the base products for biofuels, biopolymers and biochemicals. The technology is a world-first, patented process developed by the Redcar-based company.
“This is a significant milestone for Nova Pangaea, we have now proven that REFNOVA will produce viable products for biofuels which are a critical part of the shift towards net zero” said CEO Sarah Ellerby. “I’m really proud of our team for the hard work, determination and dedication that is going into our rapid development as a company. I’m laos extremely grateful for the ongoing support from the Department for Transport whose grant funding was critical in our ability to reach this crucial milestone. This is a significant part of the global energy transition – replacing fossil fuels to work towards net zero. In order for us to meet our carbon reduction targets, alternative fuels need to be from non-fossil fuel sources. Bioethanol is a sustainable drop-in that does not require additional infrastructure investment”.
Coryton’s Commercial Manager, Luke Goldsmith, added that as the world continues to transition away from fossil fuels, the REFNOVA process could make a critical contribution to the target of net zero emissions and that, having reviewed and formulated fuels, using many sustainable components, Coryton can say with confidence that second-generation ethanol of this quality will be a welcome addition to the increasing biofuel slate.