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Algae biofuel can help meet world energy needs

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 18:21

Microalgae-based biofuel has the potential to quench a sizable chunk of the world`s energy demands, scientists say.

Biofuel production from oilseed is the future

Last Updated: Saturday, May 24, 2014, 19:44

Straw from crops such as wheat, barley, and oats is seen as a potential source of biomass for second generation biofuel production. With new findings, scientists have now come closer to making the production more efficient.

Algae a viable source to produce cheaper biofuel

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 14:23

At a time when scientists the world over are experimenting with making cheaper alternative energies for our future, a team of scientists has invented a new technology that increases the odds of helping algae-based biofuels cross the gap and come closer to reality.

Coming, cheap second-generation biofuel for cars

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 13:33

A path-breaking technique to produce cheap second-generation biofuel from dead plant tissue is here which may finally help against rising fuel prices.

UAE's Etihad demonstrates flight with biofuel mix

Last Updated: Sunday, January 19, 2014, 22:53

The Abu Dhabi-based carrier has teamed up with Total, US-manufacturer Boeing, local refiner Takreer, and Masdar research institute in an initiative "to support a sustainable aviation biofuel industry in the United Arab Emirates," it said.

Scientists find way to reduce biofuel production costs

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 20:52

US researchers have made a ground-breaking discovery in , researchers have crossed one of the largest barriers to produce cost-effective biofuels.

US start-up uses jatropha plant seeds for biofuel

Last Updated: Thursday, December 26, 2013, 21:35

A US company is eyeing countries such as India and Brazil to grow seeds of jatropha - the inedible, drought-resistant plant - to produce high-quality oil that can be refined into low-carbon jet fuel or diesel.

Algae biofuel reduces CO2 emissions by 68% more than petroleum counterparts: Study

Last Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013, 20:29

A recent study has revealed that algae-derived biofuel can reduce CO2 emissions by 68 percent, as compared to petroleum fuels.

Climate friendly fuel cells for hydrogen cars come closer to reality

Last Updated: Monday, July 22, 2013, 17:05

Researchers have shown how to build fuel cells for hydrogen cars, which produce as much electricity as current models, but require less of the rare and valuable metal platinum.

Drought resistant biofuel plant tested

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 23:53

An international group of scientists has identified the first step toward engineering a hardier variety of Jatropha, a potential biofuel plant, which is known for its drought resisting quality.

Cuba plans to build first biofuel power plant

Last Updated: Monday, June 17, 2013, 10:51

Cuba plans to build a USD 60 million power plant fueled by sugarcane residue, marking the island's first foray into electricity generation using biofuel.

Now, GM fungi to produce cheaper biofuel

Last Updated: Monday, June 03, 2013, 17:27

Researchers are manufacturing genetically modified fungi to produce significantly cheaper bio-fuel.