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US and Indonesia talk biofuels

From Planet Ark, Bioethanol and biodiesel in South East Asia got a shot in the arm yesterday as US president George Bush said in a meeting with Indonesia’s presidentSusilo Bambang Yudhoyono: “I am very supportive of biofuel initiatives, starting in our own country. It’s important for us to develop alternative ways to power our vehicles […]

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Codexis and Shell in biofuel move

Codexis and Shell Oil Products have agreed to explore ways of producing second generation biofuels, according to PR Newswire. David Sexton, President, Shell Oil Products US, says “Shell is committed to leading the development of second-generation bio- fuels that offer lower well-to-wheel CO2 production and enhanced performance. We are exploring the application of Codexis’ proprietary […]

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Biofuel without the bio (nearly)

I came across this on the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory website about biofuel cells that don’t really need much in the way of bio… It seems that some bacteria rely on proteins to distribute electricity on their surfaces as a way of dealing with excess energy they produce during metabolism. Now, scientists for the first […]

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I’m confused by this…

US Sustainable Energy Corp says it has developed a method of producing very large volumes of a kind of biodiesel/biofuel hybrid. Here’s the video have a look, tell me what you think,there’s just two things The chaps over at the Biodiesel and SVO forum seem less than enthusiastic Oh, and I remember that my mum […]

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World Energy Outlook 2006

World Energy Outlook to 2006

Biodiesel and to a greater extent bioethanol will play a larger roll in the world’s fuel mix by 2030… that’s the good news the bad news is that increasing use will produce greater conflict with existing uses for the; and alternatives like lingocellulose face considerable technical hurdles. That’s not my view, it’s the International Energy […]

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Biofuels from Algae: more people can do it than you might think

Biofuel from algae, we’ve looked at it before, we’ll look at it again, but Donkelphant pointed me towards a report in the Portland Press Herald about two young women presenting at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology their work into developing biofuel from algae, as part of a high school project. Good for them. Good for […]

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Biofuels demand to 2020

How big is the global market for biodiesel and bioethanol likely to get? That is a key question for firms making large bets on the growth of these businesses. One indication of the potential size has come from Sergio Trindade, R & D director of International Fuel Technology who estimates

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Digging the footings

Biofuel fermenter expansion in Idaho

Intrepid Technology and Resources , is applying for a patent on a new design tanks, at the firm’s expanding biogas production facility Westpoint biogas plant near Wendell, Idaho. The listed biomethane company uses anaerobic digestion to produce methane from a number of waste streams. The new designs allow for the removal of sand and silt […]

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Good biofuels roundup

Here’s an interesting round-up on biofuels It is from Journey to Forever and addresses some of the concerns I’ve been raising about food or fuel for example. Technorati Tags: algae, biodiesel, bioethanol, biofuels, biogas, water

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Driving to the future with biofuels

Check out this video from a group I’ve formed on You tube. It is one person’s view of what’s we need to do on the way forward to make the world a better place. Technorati Tags: biofuels, solar, sustainability, sustainable, Tag 22, uk, video, youtube

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