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Australian scientists find biofuel gene

Researchers at an Adelaide University have successfully isolated a gene that could see commercially viable quantities of biofuel produced. The gene has been identified as causing production of the renewable algae responsible for underground crude oil resources. Dr Steven Hensen,

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EU Biofuels Goals May Increase Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Lobby Groups Say

Biofuels targets in the European Union could raise emissions of greenhouse gases because forests and wetlands will be destroyed to grow the crops necessary, nine environmental groups said in a study. Energy targets for 23 of the EU’s 27 members

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Hallen villagers unite in biofuel power station fight

Nearly every resident of a village near Bristol has signed a petition to oppose the building of a biofuel power station in their community. Campaigners in Hallen, just west of the city, say there is already too much industry in

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South Africa: Biofuel and its local spin-offs on the agenda again

The debate about biofuel has largely been silent since the advent of the recession but as the economy slowly recovers the talk has begun again. Last week the Democratic Alliance welcomed what it called a “significant policy shift” by the

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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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Boeing to test China biofuels

Boeing Co., in cooperation with Air China Ltd. and others, plans to test a commercial-jet biofuel in China produced from a locally grown plant by the middle of 2011-part of an effort to commercialize cleaner fuels world-wide and bolster China’s

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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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Scientists say it is high time for hemp based biofuels

Researchers at the University of Connecticut have found that hemp is a viable feedstock for biodiesel fuel and are now working on plans to build a biofuel refinery capable of processing the versatile material. Working with a selection of research students, associate

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Japan invests $120m in Ethanol Plant

In the Philippines, the province of San Mariano, Isabela, is to receive a $120 million (€86 million) investment for the construction of an ethanol plant. The Japanese firm Itochu Corp. is behind the investment, while Green Future Innovations (GFI) will develop

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Maldives Eco Symposium: ‘Biofuel may not be the answer’

Travel and tourism is crucial to sustainability and tackling climate change, as the world’s biggest business sector, according to World Future Council director Stefan Schurig. Speaking at the Eco Symposium 2010 at Soneva Fushi in the Maldives, Schurig said travel and tourism was

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