Monthly Archives: February 2011

German motorists are avoiding filling up with Bioethanol

German motorists are avoiding filling up their cars with gasoline with a higher biofuel blend due to concerns it could cause engine damage, German oil industry association MWV said. The German government has from Jan. 1, 2011, permitted a rise

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Posted in Bioethanol, Biofuel for Transport, News

Brewery bi-products ‘could be harnessed to create fuel’

Scientists are hopeful that they can use the microbial properties of brewery waste to aid the liquid biofuel production process. Researchers at Cornell University studied the waste bi-product across a number of Budweiser beer breweries in the US and believe

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Posted in Biofuel Production, Biofuel Research, Food Crops, News

Biofuel firm hits back at environmental concerns over Bristol power station

The company behind the controversial biofuel power plant planned for Avonmouth has hit back at criticisms of the operation, following last week’s government decision to allow the plant to go ahead. Two weeks ago, the Government granted planning permission for

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RIT researchers bring algae cultivation to New York

A team of researchers at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York is using wastewater to cultivate algae for biodiesel production. The project, which has being ongoing for two years, ultimately aims to provide rural communities with a technology

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Posted in Biofuel from Algae, Biofuel Production, Biofuel Research, News

Crude Palm Oil For Biofuel Ends Up In Frying Pan

Crude palm oil (CPO) reserved for biofuel will end up in frying pans as Thailand, the world’s third largest palm oil producer, addresses domestic palm oil shortage. Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban said 5,000 tonnes CPO stock reserved for biofuel

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Biofuel Company Close To $1 Billion Fed Loan

A cellulosic biofuels project, valued at more than $1 billion and consisting of two refineries in Mississippi and another each in Texas and Georgia, appears to be on its way to reality, thanks to a federal government loan guarantee program.

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Corn Jumps to 31-Month High as Oil Climbs, Boosting Biofuel

Corn advanced to the highest level since July 2008 and soybeans gained on speculation a crude oil rally may increase demand for alternative fuel. Wheat increased. May-delivery corn jumped as much as 3.3 percent to $7.4425 a bushel, the highest

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Lufthansa biofuel flights postponed by certification delay

Lufthansa has been forced to postpone its planned commercial biofuel flights by at least a month because the fuel will not be certified in time by regulators. The German carrier was originally planning to begin a six-month trial in April,

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Road Trip from Australia to Norway, running only on Biofuel made on route

Four Aussie men are preparing to make an epic road trip that will see them drive from their home inAustralia all the way to Norway. That, in and of itself, should make for quite an adventure, but they’ll also make the

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Using Algae to Clean Wastewater, Make biofuel

A wastewater treatment plant might seem like the last place to find a fuel for the future, but a team of researchers has done just that. Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology are using algae grown in wastewater to produce

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