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Indian Biotech jobs

I’ve been twittering with a chap called Biotechnologist for a couple of months now and I’ve just had a look at his website: biotechnologist2020. It looks like a starting point if we you’re looking for a biotechnology job in India. You can follow my tweets by making Biofuelsimon a friend at Twitter.com

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More on Pongamia

I was sent a link to Roshini Greener Biofuel, an Indian company which specialises in plantations of non-edible oils.The firm sees considerable scope for these plantations, particulalrly Pongamia in arid parts of the world.

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An outline of BP’s biofuel strategy

There’s an outline of BP’s biofuel strategy from Rob New, head of the business at the firm, in a report from Rueters carried by Yahoo India.

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Five things I didn’t know about Pongamia before today

I only heard about the possibilities of using a bush called Pongamia as biofuel crop today when I came across the International Water Management Institute’s (IWMI) report on water use and biofuels. The IWMI says it might be a suitable biofuel crop… It certainly looks rather nice. picture from Binux on flickr 1. It is […]

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Water a problem for biofuels in china and india

Water shortages could follow Chinese and Indian plans to use sugarcane to make biofuels, according to a report from the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) , carried on Planet Ark this morning. The report, Biofuels and implications for agricultural water use: blue impacts of green energy says

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Nevermind molasses, ferment sugar cane– Indian government

According to Planet Ark, yesterday India’s cabinet started allowing sugar companies to manufacture ethanol directly from sugarcane juice to aid mills struggling with surplus stocks. Until now, ethanol was produced entirely from the sugarcane byproduct, molasses. Looks like they’re solving a sticky situation… (sorry) more seriously it is interesting that the volume of ethanol to […]

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Indian government Energy advisor warns on biofuels

An Indian government energy advisor has warned that biofuels could pose problems for his country and would not be the best way to use land or water resources. Surya P Sethi was quoted by Ashok Sharma in the Financial Express, news paper. The report says Based on available data wood plantations provide the best use […]

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Indonesia’s Medco to invest in cassava-based Ethanol

Indonesia’s Medco to invest in cassava-based Ethanol in at least one of three factories it is expecting to build in the country for between $135-144m, according to the Investor daily, quoted by Planet Ark. Medco plans to export the ethanol to India, according to the report. Indonesia plans to plant more than 5 million hectares […]

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Water and biofuels

The threat to world water supplies posed by biofuels has come to the surface following a water conference in Copenhagen earlier this week. It is worth reading Adam Cox’s feature on Planet Ark for an interesting analysis of some of the issues raised. In addition to Prince Willem-Alexander’s comments, Cox says This can mean using […]

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Food, waste food and biofuels

Are biofuels going to be a drain on world food resources? Not necessarily was the message at the All Party Parliamentary Renewable Transport Fuels Group meeting held in London yesterday.One of the arguments put forward is that there is a considerable amount of waste food. This seems to be supported by EnCycle, a commercial company, […]

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