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Nascar to use B15 Biofuel Blend

NASCAR confirmed earlier reports that it will begin using E15 ethanol provided by Sunoco in its three national series — Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Trucks. NASCAR chairman Brian France was quoted as saying “while fueling the same close, door-to-door racing

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EPA allows 15% ethanol in gasoline, but only for late-model cars

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it now will allow up to 15% ethanol to be blended with gasoline in motor fuel — but only for use in cars and trucks built since 2007. The current allowable limit is 10%,

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Algae power reaches for the sky

Air travel could be powered from vast seas of algae growing close to airports within four years, according to researchers and airlines hoping to find a green future for aviation. Industry giants including British Airways and Airbus are supporting a

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EU to build jatropha plant for biofuel in Ghana

A two million-euro jatropha project to produce bio-energy at Walewale in the northern part of Ghana has been launched by the European Unio n in the area. The five-year project would use unfertile lands in the area to cultivate jatroph

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2015: The future of biofuels and materials

Production of biomaterials will grow faster than biofuels and increasing biofuel capacity is highly reliant on technology from innovative startups. These are some of the conclusions in a report just issued by Lux research on the biofuel and biomaterial markets.

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U.S. Military Orders Less Dependence on Fossil Fuels

With insurgents increasingly attacking the American fuel supply convoys that lumber across the Khyber Pass into Afghanistan, the military is pushing aggressively to develop, test and deploy renewable energy to decrease its need to transport fossil fuels. Last week, a Marine company

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Biofueled New Zealand closer as Gull takes leap

New Zealand has its first biofuel station now that every pump at Gull’s Albany station delivers a biofuel blend. But eco warriors in search of a fully sustainable lifestyle will have to wait a while; there’s still very little biofuel

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Ford Scientists Look To Algae As Potential Biofuel

Ford scientists are working to understand the suitability of renewable sources such as algae as potential automotive biofuels. This effort is an integral part of Ford’s desire to better understand the use of biomass to produce future biofuels as part

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Growth of biofuel industry hurt by GMO regulations

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Faster development of the promising field of cellulosic biofuels – the renewable energy produced from grasses and trees – is being significantly hampered by a “deep and thorny regulatory thicket” that makes almost impossible the use of

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Vietnam’s first biofuel product registers good sales

PV Oil, a subsidiary of state-owned Vietnam Oil and Gas Group, said sales of its biogasoline product has nearly tripled since its official launch in August. E5 gasoline, a blend of 5 percent ethanol and 95 percent gasoline, has been

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