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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
New technique discovered to make fuel from CO2 in air
Researchers have found a way to transform the carbon dioxide (CO2) trapped in the atmosphere into us...
Cuba tests biofuel vehicle
Cuba has for the first time tested in a vehicle biofuel from the jatropha plant produced in a new fa...
`Benefits of biofuel use on environment overestimated`
Calculations of GHGs emissions from bioenergy production are neglecting crucial information that has...
Airplane rivals launch joint biofuel project
Plane makers and bitter rivals Airbus of Europe, Boeing of the US and Embraer of Brazil have announc...
Biofuel cell-implanted snails can generate electricity
Researchers have for the first time implanted a biofuel battery in a living snail, which can produce...
Finnish firm to build world`s first bio-refinery
The demand for biofuels is expected to grow by approximately seven percent a year in the European Un...
Soon, biofuel made from whiskey to power cars
A start-up firm in Scotland will soon be manufacturing biofuel made from whisky by-products, which c...
UAE carrier operates first biofuel-powered flight
UAE`s national carrier Etihad Airways has operated its first biofuel-powered flight, a step towards ...
Fermented Xmas cards can sponsor a moon trip
A new study has found that if all of UK’s discarded Christmas cards were collected and fermented, th...
Biofuel policy needs rethink, says UN expert
The UN special rapporteur on the right to food urged the EU for a rethink on biofuels Friday, saying...
E.Coli may hold key to turning plants into biofuel
Common stomach bug E.coli may hold the key to turning plants into biodiesel, which is hailed as a po...
Chinese plane flies on biofuel
Air China Friday conducted the first trial flight of a passenger plane powered by a mix of biofuel a...
Biofuels will worsen CO2 emissions: Study
Emphasis on biofuels as an alternative to conventional fuels would increase carbon dioxide (CO2) emi...
Seaweed can be an unlimited source of biofuel
Seaweeds are capable of producing more biomass per square metre than fast growing terrestrial plants...
E.coli seen spawning biofuel in five years
A similar technology is using E.coli bacteria to make plastics.
First biofuel-powered flight mission accomplished
The flight, powered with a blend of ‘green’ jet fuel and petroleum-based fuel, comes ahead of next w...
Brazil runs world`s longest bus on biofuel
The 28-metre-long bus has been put into service in Brazil using biofuel.
Mexico flies first plane with bio-fuel
Mexico has carried out the country`s first flight using fuel made from plants in an Airbus A320 plan...
Russia to use sawdust biofuel in planes
Russia may start using biofuel made from sawdust to power aircraft, a minister has said.
Ramesh urges caution on use of biofuel for automobile sector
Even as the government is pushing for biofuel for automobile sector, Environment Minister Jairam R...
Car biofuel from whisky by-products
Scientists have unveiled a biofuel to help power cars developed from the whisky by-products.
China, US launch airline biofuel venture
The US and China launched a research venture on Wednesday to develop biofuels.
Brazil to promote biofuel use in aviation
An alliance of aircraft manufacturers in Brazil, the Brazilian Alliance for Aviation Biofuels (Abrab...
Pressure-cooking algae into a better biofuel
Heating and squishing microalgae in a pressure-cooker can fast-forward the crude-oil-making process ...
Modified yeast to boost biofuel production
A team of scientists has worked out how to modify yeast cells so that they successfully convert a wi...
Maize-based biofuel unlikely to reduce global production of CO2
New economic analysis has confirmed that maize-based biofuel is unlikely to reduce global production...
A microbe that can make fuel from biomass!
A team of scientists from the US Department of Energy’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) has develop...
India`s `miracle` biofuel crop: Too good to be true?
To its fans, jatropha is a miracle crop, an eco-friendly answer to India`s growing energy needs, but...
Wastewater may solve eco hurdles in algae-based biofuel production
A team of engineers from the University of Virginia’s has proposed using wastewater as a solution to...
Biofuel for commercial flights by 2010: IATA
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said that it would approve biofuels for comme...
Biofuel similar to petroleum from microscopic algae: IISc
In an effort to find an alternate and cost-effective fuel, IISc scientists have found it possible to...
BP signs deal with US firm to develop biofuel production
British oil giant BP said Tuesday that it has signed a deal with US group Martek Biosciences to furt...
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