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NAABB’s Algal-Based Biodiesel Meets NAABB Standards

According to the National Alliance for Biofuels and Bioproducts (NAABB), a considerable breakthrough has been made with the production of biodiesel using oil extracted from algae. The consortium’s algal biodiesel is meeting fuel specifications set by the American Society for Testing and

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Neste Oil starts up its new renewable diesel plant in Singapore

Neste Oil has started up the world’s largest renewable diesel plant in Singapore. Production of NExBTL renewable diesel will be ramped up on a phased basis. The plant was completed on-schedule and on-budget and marks a major step forward in

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Amtrak’s biodiesel locomotive makes TIME’s ‘best invention of 2010’ list

In April, Amtrak and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation launched a one-year test of a biodiesel-fueled locomotive on the Heartland Flyer route, which operates between Oklahoma City and Fort Worth, Texas. The GE Transportation P32-8 locomotive uses a biodiesel blend

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Stagecoach scoops top environmental award with biofuel “bio-bus scheme”

Stagecoach Group has won a top honour at the 2010 Green Business Awards. The Perth-based transport group scooped the Travel and Transport Award at a ceremony held in London on 2 November. Stagecoach won the award for its innovative Bio-bus

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Green energy and biofuels company REG Bio-Power meets UK demand with new processing plant

Green energy and biofuels company REG Bio-Power has launched a new processing facility – the first of its kind in the UK – after an investment of almost one million pounds. REG Bio-Power, part of AIM-listed Renewable Energy Generation Group,

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EU biofuels policy could create “major environmental pressure”

EU biofuels policy does not adequately protect the environment against negative consequences, according to a study reviewing the indirect land use change (ILUC) impact of the EU’s planned increase in biofuels use up to 2020. Based on newly released national

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China turning restaurant waste into a commodity

While China reaches ever further overseas to secure energy supplies, some Chinese businesses at home are coming up with increasingly creative ways of tapping into new energy sources. Take the story of one small company in Fujian province that has

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BP sees biofuel growth from U.S. grass, Brazil sugar

BP is focusing its biofuel efforts on Brazilian sugar cane and U.S. energy grasses, holding off on investments in the rest of the world for the moment, a senior executive of the global energy group said on Thursday. James Primrose,

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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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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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