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  • Eliminate biofuel or not?

    Last summer, the island of Lindau on Lake Constance was - for the 57th time - a meeting place for young and talented intellectuals. Coming from all over the world, the 567 young researchers met 18 Nobel prize-winners and representatives of various well-known university departments. This year, medicine was the main theme, but numerous medical biologists and chemists were also present since the ...

  • Biofuels - A Global Market Overview

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/rnhj5m/biofuels_a) has announced the addition of the "Biofuels - A Global Market Overview" report to their offering.      (Logo: ...


    By Research and Markets

  • Grass Is Greener For Biofuels Future

    A genetically-engineered bacterium developed by scientists in the US can produce ethanol biofuel from coarse, wild-growing switchgrass, rather than using vital food crops such as maize. Scientists in the US claim they have developed a simple, one-step process that turns plant tissue into biofuel. A genetically-engineered bacterium can convert switchgrass into ethanol directly, without any ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Biofuels from tree seeds

    Tree seeds, rather than biomass or fuel crop plants, could represent an abundant source of renewable energy, according to research published in the International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management. The study suggests that seeds from the Indian mahua and sal trees have almost as good a thermal efficiency as biodiesel but would produce lower emissions of carbon monoxide, waste ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • CORE BioFuel Inc. Selects Technip to Engineer the World's First Wood to Gasoline Biorefinery

    CORE BioFuel Inc. announced today that it has selected Technip, a world leader in engineering, construction and project management in the energy industry, to complete the construction engineering of their first wood to gasoline biorefinery. CORE's Green Gasoline plant will produce 67 million litres of renewable gasoline and generate over 20 million litres of water annually from wood waste. ...


    By Marketwire

  • EPA proposes reducing biofuel mandate

    The Obama administration on Friday proposed to reduce the amount of ethanol in the nation's fuel supply for the first time, acknowledging that the biofuel law championed by both parties in 2007 is not working as well as expected. While the proposal highlights the government's struggle to ramp up production of homegrown biofuels that are ...


    By Associated Press

  • Biofuel gasification in unique CHP plant

    IQR Systems has developed a biofuel gasifier for 2-25 MWth production. The gasifier can be implemented in full scale CHP plants and the construction of plant number two is now up and running. The gasification unit that now is being built is going to use various kinds of biomass fuels - with a moisture contents of up to 60%. A similar 14 MW gasification unit is since 2008 ...


    By IQR Systems AB

  • Biofuels could add to climate concerns

    Clearing vast tracts of land for biofuels production would hinder, rather than help, the effort to slow global warming, according to two new studies released Thursday. Both studies warn that converting native ecosystems into biofuel cropland would result in major emissions of carbon dioxide, negating the environmental benefits of using biofuels rather than conventional fossil fuels. The new ...

  • Biofuels in Europe (Analyst Version) - the European Market for Biofuel Plants 2012/2013

    Research and Markets( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/dxzkcr/market_study_mbt) has announced the addition of the "Biofuels in Europe (Analyst Version) - The European Market for Biofuel Plants 2012/2013" report to their offering. ...


    By Research and Markets

  • Top 10 biofuels predictions for 2011

    10. USDA Loan Guarantees Well, this one is a little like shooting fish in a barrel, because we expect this to be announced almost immediately, and close by the first quarter. We expect up to four loan guarantees – USDA originally wanted six by January 1, 2011 – to close in the first quarter, before the US Congress can swipe the money away from the program. We expect to see a lot ...


    By Green Power Conferences

  • IEA technology roadmap biofuels for transport

    A new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA)<http://www.iea.org/> says that the widespread deployment of biofuels can play an important role in reducing CO2 emissions in the transport sector and enhancing energy security, when produced sustainably. With the transportation sector growing considerably, and demand for transport fuels rising globally, the IEA ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • Biofuels: the Once and Future Energy Source?

    Biofuels such as wood and straw are the energy sources of our remote ancestors; will they become a primary fuel for our progeny? And will they be an environmental boon, limiting carbon emissions, or will they accelerate the crash of already threatened ecosystems? The new Issue Brief on biofuels published today by the WBCSD tries to put reality back into the discussion and looks at facts and ...

  • Announcing the Spring Biofuel Congress 2008

    Russian biofuel branch is relatively young, however it has attracted attention of the business, government and NGOs and shows rapid growth. While benefits of the liquid biofuel are being debated by ecologists and NGOs, the perspectives of solid biofuel for private usage and communal services are evident. Presently, according to branch experts, solid biofuel can become the most effective ...


    By Wood Pellet

  • Next-generation biofuels project funded

    A technology that could allow biofuels producers to increase both their profitability and competitiveness has been given a boost. Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) has awarded a project led by SunOpta BioProcess Inc. up to $5.5M in funding for the construction of a facility to demonstrate its integrated process that aims to produce both food grade xylitol - a healthy sugar ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Roundtable reveals international biofuel standard

    Biofuels offer the promise of a low-carbon fuel that could power vehicles and stimulate the world's rural economies. Yet biofuels are also among the most vilified of environmental technologies. Ethanol refineries are not always clean. The labor on biofuel farms is not always fair. The diversion of feedstocks from food to fuel may be driving up global commodity prices. And the forests, fields, and ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Opportunities and risks of wood energy production

    The use of wood energy can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and can contribute to poverty reduction, FAO said today. But the agency warned that the use of wood for fuel can result in deforestation or forest degradation if sustainable forest management is not effectively practiced. Wood is the most important biofuel, mainly in developing countries. Today half of the annual harvest of roundwood ...

  • Chile will test second-generation biofuels with IDB support

    Bank-financed feasibility study will explore production of sustainable biodiesel derived from forest industry byproducts and wood waste. Chile will test the viability of producing next-generation biofuels using biomass waste from its wood industries with a $1 million technical cooperation grant approved by the Inter-American Development Bank. The project will be carried out by ForEnergy S.A., a ...

  • University of Georgia Creates New Biofuel from Trees

    Athens, Georgia – A team of University of Georgia researchers has developed a new biofuel derived from wood chips. Unlike previous fuels derived from wood, the new and still unnamed fuel can be blended with biodiesel and petroleum diesel to power conventional engines. 'The exciting thing about our method is that it is very easy to do,' said Tom Adams, director of the UGA Faculty of Engineering ...

  • Weyerhaeuser Announces Participation in Jet Biofuel Research

    Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE:WY) today announced that it is a participant in the portion of the Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance consortium led by Washington State University to study the feasibility of producing jet biofuel from woody feedstocks in the Pacific Northwest. The WSU-led project is one of two five-year, $40 million grants announced this morning in ...


  • Biofuel labeling often inaccurate, new study claims

    Biofuel blends may not always be what the label claims. A study at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution found that many smaller distributors could be 'splash blending.'  While sampling blended biodiesel fuels purchased from small-scale retailers, researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution found that many of the blends do not contain the advertised amount of biofuel. Marine ...

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