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Algae power reaches for the sky

Air travel could be powered from vast seas of algae growing close to airports within four years, according to researchers and airlines hoping to find a green future for aviation. Industry giants including British Airways and Airbus are supporting a

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New enzymes yield “sustainable biofuel”

Researchers at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences at Aas, Norway, claim to have broken the code for hyper-effective production of biofuels. The discovery of a whole new type of enzymes may lead to optimized production of biofuels, enabling a

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Bioheat Focus of National Biodiesel Board Webinar

The success of New York City’s 2 percent biodiesel requirement in heating oil … a mix known as bioheat … was recently touted during a webinar hosted by the National Biodiesel Board (NBB). City Councilman James F. Gennaro, who spearheaded

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UC researchers win 2010 Earth award to bring Biofuel foam to market

A  University of Cincinnati professor won a 2010 Earth Award, a global award for innovative, consumer driven ideas, for an artificial photosynthetic foam that can be converted into biofuel. David Wendell, PhD, assistant professor of biomedical engineering and civil and

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Biofuel developer Aurora Algae expands Australia operations

US-based algae biofuel developer Aurora Algae is to expand its Australia operations by opening new regional headquarters in West Australia’s capital of Perth and ramping-up commercial operations in the region. The new office will be led by Australian managing director and

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Malaysia considers cutting diesel subsidy to boost biofuels

Malaysia said Monday it would consider cutting a diesel subsidy next year in a bid to make its biofuel industry more attractive after production of the alternative fuel virtually ground to a halt. Malaysia has aims to become a global

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Hardest part of reaching biofuel goal awaits

The United States is roughly halfway to achieving its goal of 36 billion gallons of renewable transportation fuel by the year 2022, but the last half likely will be harder, and probably more expensive, than the first. John Whitaker, Iowa

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Waste grease & oil thefts on the rise

It’s almost like a blast from the past. We got somewhat used to stories of people stealing waste grease from outside restaurants back in 2008 when gas was costing four-plus dollars a gallon. Whether because today’s national average of $2.70

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Ford Scientists Look To Algae As Potential Biofuel

Ford scientists are working to understand the suitability of renewable sources such as algae as potential automotive biofuels. This effort is an integral part of Ford’s desire to better understand the use of biomass to produce future biofuels as part

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Growth of biofuel industry hurt by GMO regulations

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Faster development of the promising field of cellulosic biofuels – the renewable energy produced from grasses and trees – is being significantly hampered by a “deep and thorny regulatory thicket” that makes almost impossible the use of

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