China’s biofuel policy

China’s biofuel: bioethanol and biodiesel policy is driven by three goals, says the US Foreign Agriculture Service in a report published in late September. The FAS lists China’s objectives as including: improving welfare of Chinese rural citizens strengthening China’s energy security and reducing oil dependence mitigating noxious emissions

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Landfill helps Soya

Biofuel from rotting domestic waste is being used to help Solea reduce the impact of its plant in Memphis, Tennessee. The company’s manufacturing site

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Microbiopower

Scientists in Japan have developed the biofuel equivalent of a blindfolded donkey turning grindstones. By harnessing the power of microbes to turn a micro turbine. Harnessing the microbe, just how big can this get?

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Basques to the fore with bioethanol

It seems that the Basque people of Northern Spain have decided it is time to move to biofuels, well at least their environmental department. According to the a Basque technology website blog… the Saab 9.5 Biopower will be the new fleet vehicle for the Basque Energy Authority (EEE-EVE). This vehicle can use bioethanol in its […]

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Biofuel microbe development

If its not alge then its bacteria… Bacteria to run our cars, warm our homes from PhysOrg.com The United States Department of Energy has devoted $1.6 million to sequencing the DNA of six photosynthetic bacteria that Washington University in St. Louis biologists will examine for their potential as one of the next great sources of […]

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Ericsson looks at Biodiesel powered mobile netowrks

Ok, so the phones themselves are not directly biodiesel powered, but…

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Potential size of UK biofuels from crops

Chris Rhodes’ Energy Balance blog has an interesting insight into how bioethanol could feature in the UK’s future fuel mix. Rhodes examines some of the UK’s Royal Society of Chemistry’s Policy Bulletin on Energy Policy (published October 2006). I think he sums up the current situation quite nicely when he says: There is no way […]

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Biodiesel from flue gas emissions

You remember that thing I picked up a few days ago about people using algae to make biodiesel from flue gas emissions? At the time I was a little sceptical about the idea,mostly because I

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Biofuels for the developing world

According to biopact.com James Monroe is offering modular equipment to biofuel producers in the developing world to make a range of biofuels like, bioethanol from fruit other waste products that are can be converted into sugars. These plants are suitable for decentralised production, say biopact.

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Youtube biofuels resource

The news about Google and YouTube got me thinking this morning so I’ve pulled together a bunch of resources on youtube about biofuels, biodiesel, bioethanol. The vids are a pretty eclectic mix ranging from people pouring cooking oil in to their cars with little obvious ill effects to sorting through brassicas for the oily bits. […]

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