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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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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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USDA announces $573 million in bioenergy funding opportunities

In Washington, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is seeking applications for loan guarantees under the Biorefinery Assistance Program, and payments to producers under the Repowering Assistance Program, and the Bioenergy Program for Advanced Biofuels. This funding round

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Posted in Biofuel Funding, Biofuel legislation, Biofuel Research, News

Manchester Biofuel Project Wins EU Funding

A Manchester project has won funding from the European Union to enable it to develop a biofuel, reports Manchester University. The project involves developing photosynthetic microorganisms which will convert solar power and carbon dioxide into an engine fuel. The Manchester

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Peru’s Biofuel industry is facing further set-backs.

While Brazil’s ethanol industry continues to boom South American neighbour Peru’s industry is facing further set-backs. The nation has decided to delay the planned roll-out of an obligatory biofuel blending mandate in the Peruvian capital, Lima, and in the province

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