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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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Biofuel Company Close To $1 Billion Fed Loan

A cellulosic biofuels project, valued at more than $1 billion and consisting of two refineries in Mississippi and another each in Texas and Georgia, appears to be on its way to reality, thanks to a federal government loan guarantee program.

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BP says biofuels growth will outpace oil in 2011-2030 period

In the UK, BP published for the first time a summary of its forward-looking analyses. In Energy Outlook 2030, BP projects that primary energy use will grow by nearly 40% over the next twenty years, with 93% of the growth

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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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The Tanzanian government mulls law to regulate biofuel use

The Tanzanian government plans to hire the services if a consultant to help draw a law to regulate biofuel technology in the country. Speaking to The Citizen over the mobile phone yesterday, the minister for Energy and Minerals, Mr William Ngeleja,

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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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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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Innovation award for ‘bubble-maker’ that boosts algae growth

Royal Society gives £250,000 prize to fluidic oscillator that transforms the cost and effectiveness of growing algae for biofuels. A bubble-maker that looks like the flux capacitor from the Back to the Future films last night won a £250,000 prize

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