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Boeing says biojet fuel could be here in three years.

Over on climate progress they’ve found an interview in Wired with the head of Boeing’s biofuel jet program who believes that the first biofuel for jets could be certified in three years. That’s going to be good news for people selling seedlings…. The big demand could hit in about 2015.  

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Jatropha plantations for Florida–Biofuels Digest

A report in Biofuels Digest says that My Dream Fuels is aiming to plant around 900 000 jatropha trees in Florida. The firm says that its trees will mature in 8 months and significantly out perform wild Jatropha strains. My Dream Fuel is already working with Lee County, Florida and hopes to be able to […]

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Capturing CO2 from cement works with algae

There’s a large algae reactor underway in Spain based around the Holcem cement reactor, which will be around 100 square metres and cost $92m, according to Greentech media. The reactor is being built by Green Fuels Technology Corp. 

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Biofuels from timber, perhaps you should be in Vienna now

Oh the things you find out too late to do much about. That’s what comes of thinking strategically of other things. Anyway. It’s European Forest week at the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation in Rome. NOW. The website says European Forest Week 2008 celebrates the contribution of European forests in mitigating climate change, providing wood […]

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Now Silkweed is a potential biofuel

Silkweed is a potential biofuel, according to a website connected to a local TV station in Vermont. Silkweed is good for butterflies. It will be planted by Innovation Fuels, which it will turn into biodiesel. 

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Consumers want greater fuel efficiency

This is a little old, and I’m only linking to it now for our American readers, the Europeans, will of course be on top of this sort of thing… There is a recent poll which shows there is considerable appetite for greater automotive fuel efficiency in Europe. In fact there is : overwhelming support among […]

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Solazyme algae-based biofuel ok for Jet fuel

Solazyme’s algae-based biofuel is ok for Jet fuel, according to Domestic Fuel. Solazyme received more funding last month, and plans to build a commercial scale factory some time in 2010. 

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US ethanol replaced about 2.6% of gasoline demand

US this year diverted 24.5% of its corn crop into ethanol production and replaced 2.65% of the total US demand for road transportation fuels — assuming that the 2007 figures for fuel use will be around the same as 2006, according to figures from the US Department of Energy which has issued preliminary ethanol production […]

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Sustainable biofuels are possible says Gallagher report

The Ed Gallagher, chair of the UK’s Renewable Fuels Agency says that sustainable biofuels are possible but: We cannot afford to abandon biofuels as part of a low carbon transport future. Equally, we cannot continue producing biofuels which are ultimately more environmentally damaging than the fossil fuels they seek to replace. This is a whale […]

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New ASTM standards for Biofuels

The ASTM has produced its ASTM D6751 standard for biodiesel fuels that could help their acceptance in a wider range of engines, and give engine builders something to go on. Co-evolution helped the chicken and egg and the same process could help biofuels and biofuel-compatible diesel engines. ASTM D6751 is the standard for B100. The […]

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