Gadkari urges farmers to make biofuel to replace petrol, diesel

Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan had earlier blamed international factors for the hike in fuel prices.

Sep 11, 2018, 11:28 AM IST

In China, cars can now run on biodiesel made from recycled gutter oil

Recycled waste fuel is now up for sale in China at a Sinopec gas station in Shanghai. The gas station located in Fengxian district has two biodiesel oil tanks.

Nov 01, 2017, 14:37 PM IST

New 'nano-reactor' to produce hydrogen biofuel

Scientists have created a cheap and highly efficient biomaterial that catalyses the formation of hydrogen, an advance that may lead to new environmentally friendly ways of producing biofuel.

Jan 05, 2016, 14:12 PM IST

New method to convert algal oil to jet fuel

Japanese researchers have developed a new method of converting squalene, which is produced by microalgae, to gasoline and jet fuel.

Jun 17, 2015, 13:08 PM IST

Biofuel from sugarcane to power planes

A team of researchers that includes a number of Indian origin scientists has developed a process for producing drop-in aviation biofuel from sugarcane.

Jun 16, 2015, 14:47 PM IST

Agricultural waste may power future cars

 Agricultural by-products, such as straw, sawdust and corncobs, can be used to create environment friendly biofuel to power cars, scientists say.

Mar 27, 2015, 16:28 PM IST

Indian scientists turn coconut oil into biofuel

Scientists who have been running the four-stroke diesel engine of a light pick-up truck on coconut oil for the past one year have approached the union government to commercialise the biofuel.

Feb 06, 2015, 17:41 PM IST

'Redesigned' plants to improve biofuel production

Opening up opportunities to "redesign plants" for efficient biofuel production, researchers have identified the gene regulatory network that controls the formation of xylem -- the major component of wood.

Jan 04, 2015, 16:01 PM IST

Boeing aircraft makes first 'green diesel' powered flight

The company powered its ecoDemonstrator 787 flight test airplane on December 2 with a blend of 15 percent green diesel and 85 percent petroleum jet fuel in the left engine.

Dec 07, 2014, 13:24 PM IST

UK's first bus powered by biomethane takes to the streets of Bristol

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Nov 20, 2014, 15:13 PM IST

Now, biofuel from oranges

 Scientists from Japan's Mie University have developed biofuel from inedible oranges and have received promising results due to its efficiency and less corrosive nature, media reported.

Nov 19, 2014, 11:58 AM IST

Whisky waste could be the fuel of future

The possibility of using whisky by-products as a next generation biofuel is being explored by a Scottish start-up.

Oct 27, 2014, 13:51 PM IST

Boeing, China to turn 'gutter oil' into biofuel

Boeing and Commercial Aircraft Corp of China (COMAC) Wednesday opened a demonstration facility that will turn waste cooking oil or "gutter oil," into sustainable aviation biofuel.

Oct 22, 2014, 19:53 PM IST

New catalyst could improve biofuels production

Researchers have developed a new catalyst that could lead to inexpensive and more efficient biofuels.

Oct 18, 2014, 14:31 PM IST

Algae biofuel can help meet world energy needs

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

May 27, 2014, 18:21 PM IST

Algae a viable source to produce cheaper biofuel

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.

Feb 27, 2014, 14:23 PM IST

Coming, cheap second-generation biofuel for cars

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

Feb 25, 2014, 13:33 PM IST

Scientists find way to reduce biofuel production costs

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

Jan 08, 2014, 20:52 PM IST

US start-up uses jatropha plant seeds for biofuel

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.

Dec 26, 2013, 21:35 PM IST

Climate friendly fuel cells for hydrogen cars come closer to reality

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.

Jul 22, 2013, 17:05 PM IST