Monthly Archives: September 2010

Congress passes algae biofuel tax credit legislation

The US House of Representatives has passed a new law this week seeking to give algae-based biofuels parity with cellulosic biofuels in federal tax credit programs. The Algae-based Renewable Fuel Promotion Act (HR 4168) means algae biofuel projects could access

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PSA Peugeot Citroën and FNSEA to develop biofuels

PSA Peugeot Citroën and the Fédération Nationale des Syndicats d’Exploitants Agricoles (FNSEA), France’s largest farmers’ union, are in discussions to jointly develop biofuels. The discussions fall into line with the objectives of the European Union directive on renewable energies, which

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Biofuel from the Deep Depths : Seaweed Power

Well, add it to the list of other unique biofuels that we’ve talked about on TGB. The latest alternative fuel idea to be floating around (pun intended) is a biofuel made from seaweed. Don’t get worried that your sushi supply

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Can Research Strike a Balance Between Food and Fuel Crops?

While researchers and farmers are still divided on the benefits of growing crops for biofuel production as Africa grapples with food security, Senegal is steadily working to balance the growing demands for food and biofuels. Senegal, which uses more than

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Indonesia to impose a 2% export tax on biodiesel

Indonesia, a burgeoning exporter of biodiesel in Southeast Asia, will impose a 2% export tax on biodiesel for the first time in October, trade sources said this week. Indonesia uses the average crude palm oil, or CPO spot prices in Rotterdam to

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Peru’s Biofuel industry is facing further set-backs.

While Brazil’s ethanol industry continues to boom South American neighbour Peru’s industry is facing further set-backs. The nation has decided to delay the planned roll-out of an obligatory biofuel blending mandate in the Peruvian capital, Lima, and in the province

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University working on Coffee Cup to Biofuel Process

Two University of Manitoba professors are working on a new way to recycle Cs from Tim Hortons. Biosystems engineering professor David Levin and microbiology professor Richard Sparling are investigating the possibility that bacteria could eat and process minutely ground-up cups

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Foster Wheeler AG advances new biofuel production process

Zug, Switzerland, Foster Wheeler AG (FW) has reported encouraging results from the initial testing of biomass produced at PetroAlgae Inc’s micro-crop farm in the US. The biomass, which is being tested as a delayed coker feedstock supplement to provide renewable

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Australia’s biofuel production to more than double by 2015

Australia’s biofuel production is forecast to more than double by 2015 as new capacity is installed and demand for alternative fuels increases, a private consultancy forecast in a report. Australia’s biofuel annual capacity is forecast to rise to 1.519 billion

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DA wants ban on use of maize for ethanol lifted

The Democratic Alliance says it believes that the ban on South African maize being sold for ethanol production needs to be lifted. It says this is in light of Grain SA, the body representing most of SA’s maize, wheat and

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