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Can I make my own biodiesel at home and is it safe?

With UK fuel prices surging towards the £1.50 mark, interest in biofuel and namely biodiesel has increased vastly. Producing and running your car on your own fuel does sound like a very romantic and thrifty idea but there a few points

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Biodiesel Production Poised for Outstanding Growth

The global biofuel industry has been witnessing sustainable growth and developments for the past few years in the backdrop of depleting fossil fuels and degradation of environmental conditions. Compared to ethanol, the global biodiesel industry is still at its infancy;

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Finland’s Neste opens world’s biggest biodiesel plant in Singapore

Finnish oil refiner Neste Oil Corp on Tuesday unveiled a new biodiesel plant in Singapore, calling it the world’s largest facility for the production of renewable diesel. With an annual capacity of 800,000 metric tons, the 767-million-US-dollar plant would use

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Spain increases biodiesel use to curb impact of rising oil prices

Spain is taking action to reduce the economic impact of rapidly increasing oil prices in part by increasing the allowable content of biodiesel for blending in transportation fuels. According to Spain’s Vice President Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba, a €10 ($13.77) increase

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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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Diesel biofuel found to reduce local air emissions

A fuel trial in Helsinki, Finland, has found that diesel biofuel can significantly reduce air emissions. The final results of the three-year trial organised by Neste Oil,Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) and Proventia show that Neste Oil’s NExBTL renewable diesel biofuel can significantly reduce

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Australia push back alternative fuel taxes to encourage biofuel innovation

In Australia, the federal government has introduced draft legislation for public consultation that would push back the date for taxing alternative fuels including ethanol and LPG into the excise tax regime until December 2011, pushed back from the original July

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Biodiesel to power ‘American Idol’ bus tour

“American Idol” is kicking off its 10th season with a four-week, 16-city bus tour that will be powered by biodiesel. The bus tour, “Idol Across America Mobile Experience” will begin on Wednesday, Jan. 19, which is also the date of

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Laila Padi `Waste’ Found To Have Great Potential As Biofuel

Brunei-Muara – Laila, the rice variety heralded as the answer to Brunei’s food self-sufficiency woes, might also fuel the Sultanate’s cars in the future as an efficient and more environment-friendly biofuel. This is the finding of a post-graduate student of

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Ethiopia gets geared up for biodiesel

Challenged by fluctuating oil prices and stricken with poverty, Ethiopia is searching for a way to boost the nation’s economical situation and perk up the country’s poor living conditions. Some Ethiopian leaders believe that the solution lies in renewable fuels.

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