Monthly Archives: November 2010

Report Examines Corn, Soybean Use for Biofuels

With world demand for corn and soybeans on the rise, supply of the nation’s two major crops must be watched closely by pork producers. Add the increasing demand of the biofuel and ethanol industries, challenging weather conditions and dwindling reserves,

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Biofuel waste truck running on biogas starts its rounds in New Zealand

A waste truck which is fuelled by what you threw out last week has begun its rounds. The truck, launched in Rodney yesterday by Auckland Mayor Len Brown, is the result of the first successful New Zealand project to turn

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India to Develop Second Generation Biofuels to Preserve its Agricultural Lands

The review released by Indian Institute of Science (IISc), indicates that India will need 3.82 million to 93.26 million hectares of land to produce biofuel crops on a profitable scale. The review discusses the socio-economic significances and impacts of implementing

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TAM Airlines conducts first-ever Airbus biofuel flight using Brazilian-sourced jatropha-based kerosene blend

More aviation biofuel milestones were passed yesterday as TAM Airlines together with Airbus conducted Latin America’s first jatropha-based fuel flight, which also represented the first Airbus airliner to fly with a crop-based biofuel blend. Previous Airbus alternative fuel flights have

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Military biofuels, algae, MSW, bio-based chemicals are Hottest Trends for 2011

Military biofuels, and bio-based chemicals were identified as the hot trends for bioenergy and bioprocessing in 2011 in a new Biofuels Digest/BIO poll which was released today. Digest readers also identified municipal solid waste and algae as the hottest feedstocks

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Indonesia eyeing $1bn climate aid to cut down forests, says Greenpeace

Indonesia plans to class large areas of its remaining natural forests as “degraded” land in order to cut them down and receive nearly $1bn of climate aid for replanting them with palm trees and biofuel crops, according to Greenpeace International.

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Gene discovery could lead to healthier food, better biofuel production

Purdue University scientists have found the gene that is responsible for the production of the amino acid phenylalanine. This discovery could lead to processes to control the amino acid to boost plants’ nutritional values and produce better biofuel feedstocks. Natalia Dudareva, a

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Biofuel production begins to have impact on Angolan econom

Biofuel production is beginning to have an impact on Angola’s economic growth, and is one of the factors behind current growth levels, together with a rise in oil production and more public investment, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit. In

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US City Wants to Turn New Yorkers’ Poop Into Power

We flush it and it’s out of our lives. But does anyone give a you-know-what about our waste going to waste? “We do,” says Commissioner Cas Holloway of the City’s Department of Environmental Protection. “And what we’re trying to do

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Biofuels in the South Pacific: A New Use for Coconuts

In the islands of the South Pacific Ocean, a new and viable fuel is being used to supplement the expensive diesel fuel that has traditionally fueled the island vehicles.  Coconut, a natural resource that the islands have in profusion is

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