sub-project aims to develop a grass roots approach to
supplying some renewable transport fuel to the County.
The aim is to develop the ingenuity
of design and manufacturing present in the County today.
It will also demonstrate the potential ways in which
our demand for transport fuels could be met from local
and sustainable sources.
As a result of this work it is intended
to guide and inform a more substantial phase of industry
and renewable fuel development in Powys. It is also
hoped that Powys will develop informed and aware groups
of people representing the supply and demand elements
of the industry.
- To produce transport fuels in the
- To identify and overcome some of
the barriers to industry development;
- To prove principle for the
- Local production based
- Waste vegetable oils;
- Grown bio oils.
- Local sales supported by public
- Technical capacity within
Mid Wales Energy Agency are carrying
out a scoping study within the Renewable Transport fuels
subproject. It will look at the potential for production
and use of bio-diesel in Powys, comparing the transesterification
and bio-power production methods.
This project will look at existing
users of the raw product (used vegetable oils), collection
and the potential for collection in the County. Existing
players in the used vegetable oil (UVO) arena will be
clearly identified along with their interest in bio-diesel/fuels
and the opinions of the public, various commercial and
The results will include a SWOT analysis
of the bio-diesel and bio-power production methods,
areas of supply and potential production options with
recommendations and conclusions.
There will be a macro scale
research project for all of Powys and a micro scale
project for the Dyfi Valley region. There is significant
interest in the Dyfi Valley for bio-fuels and research
will identify potential end use in particular. It will
also look at the viability of installing a bio-diesel
pump on the Dyfi Eco Park for local use.
Community groups will be able
to use the information to identify areas viable for
bio-diesel production or where partnerships outside
of the County are needed to make production viable.
The projects resulting documentation
will be useful for a more detailed feasibility study
(if required) and/or appropriate be used to draw in
funding for investment into collection, production and/or
delivery projects for Powys.