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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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Posted in Bioethanol, Biofuel for Military, Biofuel for Transport, News

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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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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Ethiopia to Increase Ethanol Content in Petrol to 10% E10

In response to skyrocketing oil price at the global market, the Ethiopian government on Friday unveiled that it will increases the volume of Ethanol content in gasoline to 10% as of March 15. Since 2009, the country has been provided

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Posted in Bioethanol, Biofuel for Transport, Biofuel legislation, News

Berlin demands clarity over new biofuel phase-in

The German government demanded clarity from the biofuel industry on whether it will continue with a planned roll-out of gasoline with a higher biofuel content after its association send mixed messages about a halt. “The confusion that the biofuel industry

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Posted in Biofuel legislation, News

Shell reveals fresh details of Bioethanol Joint Venture

Energy giant Shell and Brazilian sugar producer Cosan have revealed fresh details about their planned $12bn (£7.4bn) biofuel joint venture, confirming the ethanol firm will be called Raizen and will be up and running by the summer. In a joint

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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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Posted in Bioethanol Production, Biofuel legislation, Biofuel Production, Biofuel Research, News

BP gushes over improved ethanol

British Petroleum’s (BP) disastrous Gulf oil spill will forever be a part of our nation’s gasoline-powered history. The oil giant is trying to introduce an improved ethanol that could assist us in weaning ourselves off of oil and making that

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Biofuel is only partly to blame for high food prices

Rising biofuel demand is among multiple factors fueling food inflation around the globe, but markets today are more able to manage that impact than in 2007, when an aggressive U.S. government mandate sent prices soaring, an agriculture industry executive said

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Posted in Biofuel Production, Food Crops, News

Costa Rica Investments in Bio-fuels, and Sustainable Agro Development

Central America and especially Costa Rica has seen a large surge in Biofuel initiative. There new Biofuel cooperative projects, intercropping (with food and oil bearing plants) development, including a new investment wave called Multi Purpose Real Estate, UBA (United Biofuels

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