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Alternative Energy / Biofuels

European Union Biodiesel Production Slumps in 2011

Oct 20, 2011 at 09:19 | John Daly

Greening the European Union has suffered a setback. The European Biodiesel Board is reporting that the European Union biodiesel industry production forecasts are noting a 2011 decrease in output, the…

Virgin Atlantic to Use New Jet fuel Created from Industrial Waste Gases

Oct 13, 2011 at 07:52 | Brian Westenhaus

Waste gases emitted by blast furnaces, coke ovens and BOF (basic oxygen furnace) operations can now be converted into low-cost ethanol and high-value chemicals.  The new fuel production process recycles…

How Fungi Could Help Create the Next Generation of Biofuels

Oct 06, 2011 at 06:53 | EcoSeed

The genetic make-up of heat-loving fungi could form the basis of better enzymes for use in the extraction of sugars from biomass for the next generation of biofuels. A team…

New Biofuel Could Replace Today’s Standard Fuel for Diesel Engines

Sep 30, 2011 at 03:59 | Brian Westenhaus

From Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory comes the announcement that researchers with the U.S Department of Energy (DOE)’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) have identified a potential new advanced biofuel that could…

Novozymes Looking to Displace Charcoal with Biofuel in Mozambique

Sep 27, 2011 at 01:45 | Mark Nicholls

Novozymes is to help finance a novel integrated food and energy venture in Mozambique which aims to displace charcoal with biofuel – offering a more sustainable alternative, it says, with…

China is Interested in Biofuels - Why Not the West?

Sep 12, 2011 at 07:54 | John Daly

Biofuels remain the orphan child of western energy interests – like adopting children, everyone agrees that it’s a good idea, but not many want an alien rugrat in the house.…

U.S. Government and Biofuels: Too Much Too Soon

Sep 01, 2011 at 08:24 | Dave Summers

It would seem, despite the inability of the cellulosic ethanol industry to produce an economically viable product to date, that it remains this Administration’s answer to coming liquid fuel shortages.…

China and Biofuels - Stir-Fry or Fly?

Aug 26, 2011 at 07:36 | John Daly

China’s omnivorous global appetite for energy resources is well known. While biofuel production is one of the rising energy stars of the 21st century, it is unlikely to become a…

It's a Good Day for Biofuel Enthusiasts

Aug 26, 2011 at 07:25 | Brian Westenhaus

Observers, journalists and investors don’t always know the finer details of the qualities of biomass destined for making fuel.  The question of how much useable starch and sugar there is…

Investor Interest in U.S. Biofuel Production Set to Soar

Aug 25, 2011 at 08:29 | John Daly

On 16 August President Obama announced that the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Energy and Navy will invest up to $510 million by 2014 in partnership with the private sector to…

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