Monthly Archives: October 2010

US navy completes successful test on boat powered by algae biofuels

American navy sails towards sustainability with biofuel-powered gunboat It looked like a pretty ordinary day on the water at the US naval base in Norfolk, Virginia: a few short bursts of speed, a nice tail wind, some test manoeuvres against

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Surging price of oil forces US military to seek alternative energy sources

Fiscal reality is dawning as US jets and warships trial alternative fuels in bid to end military’s costly dependence on oil. It’s a secret just how much oil the US military uses, but estimates range from around 400,000 barrels a day

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Micro-algae biofuel to provide power to your car

Scientists across the globe are toiling to perfect newer sources of energy that would end reliance on fossil fuels and threat of global warming. Those at citybased National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (Neeri) have joined the pack. They have developed a

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Leading Advanced Biofuel Groups Meet at The White House

Leaders of the advanced biofuel industry personally delivered an important message to the Obama Administration this morning at a White House meeting that included representatives of the Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA), the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and Algal Biomass Organization(ABO).

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Hallen villagers unite in biofuel power station fight

Nearly every resident of a village near Bristol has signed a petition to oppose the building of a biofuel power station in their community. Campaigners in Hallen, just west of the city, say there is already too much industry in

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Germany to raise it’s bioethanol blending in gasoline

The German cabinet will vote on Wednesday on a proposal to raise the maximum level of bioethanol allowed in blended gasoline to 10 percent in January 2011 from 5 percent now, the country’s environment ministry said on Monday. The move

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UK biofuel use hits target early

Biofuel use in UK road fuels has met the government’s third-year target ahead of schedule, according to latest Renewable Fuels Agency figures. In the first three months of the 2010/11 reporting period for the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation, some 426m

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The U.S. government plans to ramp up production and use of biofuels

The U.S. government plans to ramp up production and use of biofuels to help lessen the country’s dependence on foreign oil, create new jobs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced October 21 that the government will

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Shell Blends Second Advanced Biofuel into Scuderia Ferrari Race Fuel

Shell announced that it has blended a second advanced biofuel into fuel supplied to Scuderia Ferrari for the last three races of the 2010 Formula One championship. Scuderia Ferrari will use a fuel containing ‘‘biogasoline’’, a biofuel converted directly from

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South Africa: Biofuel and its local spin-offs on the agenda again

The debate about biofuel has largely been silent since the advent of the recession but as the economy slowly recovers the talk has begun again. Last week the Democratic Alliance welcomed what it called a “significant policy shift” by the

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