York and Sichuan Allied to Research on Green Fuel

Life scientists at the University of York joined hands with scientists from China to carry research on biodiesel – a cleaner and environment-friendly substitute of petroleum.

Prof Ian Graham headed a delegation comprising of scientists from CNAP (Center for Novel Agricultural Products) at York University to Sichuan University, China. The tour was sponsored by the office of British Consulate-General in Chongqing. This tour is a part of the China-UK partnership in the Science Programme.


The British Consul-General for Chongqing, Tim Summers, reported to Scenta News on January 9, 2007 “Renewable energy is one of the agreed priority areas for future co-operation between the two countries, and we hope this visit to Chengdu will be the first of many by Professor Graham and his colleagues."

The scientists of CNAP took part in a practicum conducted to explore the potential of Jatropha curcas to produce biodiesel. Jatropha is a tropical plant and gives oil-rich seeds, which produces biofuel. Delegation had Prof Simon McQueen-Mason. Dr Tony Larson, Dr Yi Li and Dr Andrew King as its members.

CNAP is the research wing of Biology Department at the University of York. It was instituted through funding from British Government and beneficence from the Garfield Weston Foundation.

The motive of research by CNAP is to recognize the potential of microbial- and plant-based renewable sources via gene detection to create products required by society.

According to the RNCOS’ report “UK Biofuel Market”, the biofuel industry in UK is in its budding stage. UK depends on biofuel for electricity, transportation and heat generation. Due to the shortage of production capacity, UK is presently reliant on importations to fulfilling its demand of bioethanol to run the transportation industry.

The market research report also covers the facts and issues for global business players, like:

-- Analysis and future outlook of global and UK biofuel market
-- Region-wise analysis of production and consumption of biodiesel and biodiesel
-- Performance of UK biofuel industry in transportation and for electricity generation
-- Factors propelling growth in UK Biofuel Market
-- Opportunities and challenges in the UK market
-- Key players in UK Biofuel industry

The report provides extensive research on the UK Biofuel Market and helps clients in analyzing the opportunities critical to the success of Biofuel Market in UK.

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