Monthly Archives: January 2011

Finnair postpones introduction of biofuel

The Finnish state-owned airline Finnair has reversed an earlier decision to start using biofuel in some of its commercial flights this year. Finnair was to have started to use kerosene produced by Neste Oil from biological sources as soon as

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Air China to conduct transpacific biofuel test flight in 2011

Air China said Sunday it plans to operate a transpacific demonstration flight partially powered by biofuel in the second half of this year. CA is expected to use a Boeing 747 powered by Pratt & Whitney engines on the test

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EPA Report Says Biofuels Bad for the Environment

The world is on the brink of an energy crisis and what could be termed an “energy revolution” is on the rise to address the need for clean affordable power. Renewable energy sources like wind, solar and geothermal are gaining

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Obama calls for more biofuels investment, no oil subsidies

Calling it “our generation’s Sputnik time,” U.S. President Barack Obama delivered a request during his State of the Union speech for Congress to continue to invest in biofuels and renewable energy technology. “Two years ago, I said that we needed

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Australia push back alternative fuel taxes to encourage biofuel innovation

In Australia, the federal government has introduced draft legislation for public consultation that would push back the date for taxing alternative fuels including ethanol and LPG into the excise tax regime until December 2011, pushed back from the original July

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Biofuel no benefit to the Military?

A new analysis presented to Congress yesterday paints a stark picture for the Defense Department’s current efforts to secure renewable fuels. “The use of alternative fuels offers the armed services no direct military benefit,” it added, urging the military and

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Teesside biofuels firm spends £6m to tackle bad smell

A biofuels company on Teesside has pledged to spend £6m on ridding its plant of a bad smell which has sparked complaints from residents. Ensus opened its bioethanol plant at Wilton in 2009. But since March 2010 residents have complained

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BP says biofuels growth will outpace oil in 2011-2030 period

In the UK, BP published for the first time a summary of its forward-looking analyses. In Energy Outlook 2030, BP projects that primary energy use will grow by nearly 40% over the next twenty years, with 93% of the growth

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U.S. gives $650 million loan aid for biofuels from waste

The U.S. government on Thursday gave four biofuel companies loan guarantees of nearly $650 million to help build plants that will make motor fuels from sources like animal fat, orange peels and trash. The government is supporting the development of

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Scania receives large order for biofuel buses in Sweden

Scania has received an order for 158 buses from public transport company Keolis Sverige. By ordering buses that run on biofuels, the company strengthens its position in sustainable urban transport. The delivery to Keolis consists of urban, suburban and intercity

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