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US commits $62 million in biofuel research grants

The US Department of Agriculture and Energy Department have announced funding totaling £62 million as they try and boost the impact of alternative fuels, namely biofuel. With the US in deep financial trouble, the government has been keen to keep on top

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Australian drivers get free E-10 fuel to help dispel myths of biofuel

A fuel retailer in New South Wales, Australia was giving drivers free E-10 (10% bio-ethanol fuel) yesterday as tried to reverse the reluctance many motorists have with using the alternative fuels. Australian law dictates that fuel retailer must ensure 6 per cent of

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Savings available through biofuel vehicle ownership

We are all more than aware that fuel prices are starting to become untenable. A recently survey conducted by MoneySupermarket.com revealed that nearly one million motorists are now prepared to give up driving altogether due to rising fuel prices. The

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Interjet completes the first Mexian biofuel commercial flight

Mexican airline Interjet have successfully completed a commercial flight partially fuelled by biofue. The flight between Mexico City and Tuxtla Gutierrez on 21 July is the first biofuel powered flight in Latin America. Using a blend of 27% jatropha biofuel,

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Virgin Group are collaboration of biofuels

Airlines in the Virgin Group are collaborating to see if they could develop and share aviation biofuels at their common port of Los Angeles International airport. The airlines – V Australia, Virgin America and Virgin Atlantic – have significant stage

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German motorists avoid filling with bioethanol

The Germans have a famous passion for automobiles, but it has run smack into European Union directives to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. So rather than ask German drivers to give up those highly tuned Mercedes or BMWs, the government is

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Biofuel Polar Performance Vehicle going for record time to south pole

The giant information firm Thomas Reuters is sponsoring a team to break the record for fastest time to the South Pole by land. That’s right, a race to the South Pole. On land. In the winter. The truck that the

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Volvo’s C30 Electric Generates Heat With Bio-Ethanol

Volvo is preparing to launch its C30 Electric vehicle but it has a unique twist. This car uses bio-ethanol to generate heat in the winter to keep passengers toasty warm. It is unusual in that the heater doesn’t draw power

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Boeing moves to fast-track jet biofuel certification

As fossil fuel prices continue to soar, Boeing is looking to accelerate the aviation industry’s transition towards alternative biofuels, taking the reins of an effort to simplify certification standards for biofuels. The aircraft giant yesterday announced it has teamed up

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BAFA: Germany consumed 780 million gallons of biodiesel in 2010

Germany’s Federal Office for Economy and Export Control (BAFA) released figures recently on the nation’s total biodiesel sales in 2010. BAFA reports that approximately 2.6 million metric tons (780.5 million gallons) of biodiesel was sold into the German fuel market

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