News

16 January 2024

Advanced Biofuel Solutions Ltd (ABSL), a proven developer and producer of advanced waste-derived biofuels, announces successful first production from the 22 GWh waste-to-syngas line at its demonstration plant in Swindon, using its patented RadGas technology. RadGas combines a gasifier, electric […]

08 August 2022

ABSL has been awarded £239K in funding to enhance and improve biomass gasification in its RadGas technology. ABSL and UCL will collaborate to develop solutions for improving syngas quality in fluidised bed oxy-steam gasification. This award is part of the […]

30 March 2022

This week CEO Andy Cornell gave evidence to the Parliamentary Environmental Audit Select Committee in Westminster. The committee’s inquiry, Net zero Aviation and Shipping, is looking at the ability of technologies, fuels and operational efficiencies to reduce both sectors’ emissions […]

10 March 2022

Our CEO, Andrew Cornell, was invited to speak at the Energy from Waste Conference 2022 at County Hall on London’s South Bank. Over 350 delegates from across the international EfW sector met to discuss how this plentiful resource can best […]

22 February 2022

We are delighted to announce ABSL has been granted a UK patent for its proprietary RadGas technology. This grant gives us a new process patent, valid until 2040, for converting solid waste and biomass into clean cool syngas using the combination of a gasifier, electric arc […]

07 January 2022

StartUs Insights highlights the work we are doing at Advanced Biofuel Solutions Ltd to transform waste into a range of biofuels for the transport sector – biomethane, biohydrogen and SAF – while producing negative carbon emissions from the #RadGas process.

22 November 2021

An excellent profile piece for Advanced Biofuel Solutions Ltd in this month’s edition of Energy, Oil & Gas Magazine. Thanks to the team for helping raise awareness of the role of #RadGas in converting household #waste into #biofuels with #carboncapture […]

31 October 2021

    On another sunny day in Swindon, ITN Productions did a great job capturing the essence of the RadGas in this great short video for their film “Bioenergy for the future” with the World Bioenergy Association.  

14 September 2021

International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) have certified that the fuel produced by ABSL’s Swindon plant Is sustainable and meets the definition of low carbon set out in the Renewable Energy Directive.

26 August 2021

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have approved the injection of natural gas containing up to 1% hydrogen into the gas grid from ABSL’s Swindon facility.

03 March 2021

Air Liquide have completed the commissioning of the Swindon plant’s carbon dioxide tanks. The tanks hold carbon dioxide that is used in the facility as a purge gas during the rest of the commissioning process.

24 November 2020

Advanced Biofuel Solutions Ltd (ABSL), University College London (UCL) and Wood have been awarded a £250,000 grant from Innovate UK to design a production line that makes high purity biohydrogen for fuel cell electric vehicles.

24 November 2020

ABSL has made fantastic progress with commissioning the plant. The fuel handling system, cooling circuits, air extraction system and tap hole drill have all been commissioned.

29 September 2020

ABSL took delivery today of two moving trailers to transport waste from material recycling facilities to the Swindon demonstration plant. The trailers, manufactured by Legras and leased from Riverside Truck Rental, can each carry enough waste to keep the plant running for 24 hours

28 August 2020

Great progress has been made on commissioning the plant. The power and fire suppression systems are commissioned, the bulk of pre-commissioning is finished, the base control system has been installed and cold commissioning is underway.

14 August 2020

The final piece of plant equipment – the plasma converter tap hole drill – was installed this week. Construction will be completed in the next few weeks once the remaining control wiring is tested. ABSL is now focused on commissioning the system and bringing it into operation.

16 March 2020

The lid of the plasma converter was reunited with the base over the weekend. In total, the metal lid and refractory lining weigh 22 tonnes. The installation team needed to position it to the millimetre to ensure that the bolts would line up. This called for precision synchronised versalift work.

25 February 2020

The refractory lining the plasma furnace is progressing well.  The copper coolers have been installed in the furnace base and the lining of the roof is nearly complete. A layer of refractory will be applied to the coolers and the refractory will be cured before the complete furnace is assembled.

25 February 2020

The ash cooling screw has been installed on site. This takes hot ash from the gasified waste and cools it to a safe temperature so that it can be stored ready for disposal.

14 February 2020

The roof of the plasma furnace has been sent to the North West for refractory lining. Its is expected that lining and curing will take around two weeks.  The roof will then be shipped back for the final assembly of the furnace.

27 January 2020

ABSL is making good progress on plant construction.  Around 40 people are working on site finalising the installation of pipework and cabling. The final pieces of equipment will be delivered to site in February and commissioning will start in April.

27 January 2020

ABSL is looking for experienced supervisors and senior operators to commission and run our advanced biofuel plant. If you have experience of waste or process operations and are happy with shift work please email you CV to Careers@absl.tech.

24 September 2019

Work has restarted on an advanced biofuel plant in Swindon, Wiltshire following a 14-month suspension. The facility will convert 8,000 tonnes per year of household waste into 2.2 million cubic metres of natural gas, enough to heat 1,800 homes or fuel 75 HGVs. It will be the first plant in the world to convert waste into grid quality natural gas.