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New Generation biofuels plans to list on Nasdaq

New Generation Biofuels plans to move its listing from the American Stock Exchange to Nasdaq and has announced plans to build a 50m gal/year plant in Baltimore, Maryland. New Generation says it will be making second generation biofules from oils and animal fats. The firm produces a biofuel emulsion in water. That looks like an […]

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Splash dash and a lot of biodiesel pain

Splash dash and a lot of biodiesel pain European Biofuel producers are considering legal action through the European Commission to halt they see as US biofuel producers dumping biofuel within the EU. Exports from the US gain

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ABS to build UK’s biggest biodiesel plant in Bristol

ABS Biodiesel is to build the UK’s biggest biodisel plant in Bristol, according to Biofuels International. The plant will have capacity for 225 00 tonne/year, can be expanded to 500,000 tonne/year, is well placed for crops and for nearby refineries, according to the report. The report adds that there were 190,000 tonnes of biodiesel consumed […]

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Inside Lovecraft biofuels

Converting cars to run on veg oil …

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The carbon footprint of biofuels and petrofuels

SRIC’s Carbon Footprint of Biofuels & Petrofuels report suggests that… land use is so critical [to the environmental impact of biofuels] that – at least from a global warming viewpoint – northern European farmers should plant trees and burn petrodiesel rather than plant rapeseed for biodiesel. Greenhouse gas emissions are reduced more by converting a […]

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Biofuels are bad for the planet (again)

Trans National Insitute (which calls itself a world wide fellowship of committed scholar-activists (they’d hardly be uncommited)) has published Paving the way for agrofuels: an unsustainable path It starts by stating: In the face of the climate change threat and the increasing scarcity of fossil fuels, agrofuels are being heavily promoted as a means to […]

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OPEC plans to keep oil above $70/bbl

According to Paul Hodges (aka the chief economist) over on Chemicals and the Econonmy, the spat brewing between OPEC (the oil producers’ club) and the International Energy Agency (the rich countries energy watchdog) is coming along nicely. According to Hodges, Claude Mandil, director general of the IEA, told Arab Oil and Gas ‘the market has […]

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Wood processing waste is a biofuel source

Wood processing waste is a biofuel source, accordding to the Energy blog which says Adding a little coal and processing the papermaking industry’s black liquor waste into synthesis gas is a better choice than burning it for heat, improves the carbon footprint of coal-to-liquid processes, and can produce a fuel versatile enough to run a […]

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Eastman moves to B20 for inhouse locomotives

Eastman has moved to B20 for in house locomotives at its Kingsport, Tennessee plant, according to the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen.

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Neste inaugutes new biorefinery

Neste Oil of Finland has inaugurated a new biorefinery in Porvoo which converts animal fat and veg oil to biodiesel. Hattip to GAVe-mail.

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