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Agave could pave the way for new biofuel crops

A recent study has found that abandoned agave plantations in Mexico and Africa could be reclaimed for biofuel crops. The research suggests that the plants used to distil tequila could be used as an alternative crop source that does not

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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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Shell forms biofuel company

Shell and ethanol producer Cosan have launched a multi-billion-dollar joint venture that will become a leading ethanol producer. It is the first time that Shell, a fuel distributor, will move into production. Named Raízen, the company will operate in Brazil,

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Microalgae to biofuel project set to generate new energy

Nine partners from seven countries have joined in an innovative project to show that ethanol, biodiesel and other bio-products can be produced from algae on a large scale. The BIOfuel From Algae Technologies (BIOFAT) project, largely funded by the European

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North Yorkshire hare’s tracked in Hull biofuel project

Experts from the University of Hull are investigating the impact biofuel crops has on farmland and hares. The research based in North Yorkshire will monitor how planting a biofuel crop will affect the hares behaviour. Elephant grass will be planted

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China Set to Increase Use of Biofuels, reduce CO2 emmissions

China can become a leader in the production of second-generation (2G) biofuels, made from agricultural waste instead of foodstuffs, such as sugar, starch and vegetable oils said a senior executive from one of the industries’ leading companies. That’s as the

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Michigan State University gets $2.9 million for biofuel research

Michigan State University has received $2.9 million in federal grants for biofuel research. The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded five-year grants for three projects focusing on various aspects of producing biofuels, which use renewable plant materials instead of petroleum. “Americans

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Landfill sites set to harvest biofuel crops

Growing biofuel crops on landfill sites will soon be a reality as Waste Recycling Group (WRG) looks to generate renewable energy from former rubbish dumps. The company has begun planting a combination of miscanthus grass and short rotation coppice (SRC)

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Algae biofuels could significantly reduce oil imports

According to current US legislation, biofuels will play a major role in our transportation future. By 2022, the Energy Independence and Security Act dictates that over 10 percent of our current petroleum consumption be replaced by biofuels, with over half

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Relax biofuel laws to help ease the food crisis, World Bank says

The World Bank has called for the relaxation of laws requiring crops to be blended into petrol, saying that they are contributing to the global food price crisis. Robert Zoellick, the President of the Bank, said that a “toxic brew”

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