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Ethanol from copy paper

It isn’t particularly fast, and there is no detail on the yeild, but Japanese researchers have developed an enzyme-based route to producing ethanol from shredded copy paper. There is no information about whether the ink on the paper makes any difference to the quality of the fuel. p> Thanks to Hugh Baker

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Direct ethanol fuel cells

Japanese researchers say they have gone some way to overcomnig the difficulties in using ethanol as a fuel cell material. Thanks to Hugh Baker

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The power of left-over food in Japan

The power wasted in left-over food is outlined in this story on Far East Gizmos, a number of Tokyo’s schools will be using waste food to generate power… Perhaps we could do the same with waste from supermarkets over the Chirstmas period?

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Japanese biofuel collaboration

Good to see that 16 Japanese industrial organisations are cooperating in developing new biofuel technologies, over on Biopact. It is especially good to see that they are going to use waste biomass from industry and agriculture… According to Biopact The Japanese initiative, which will be announced and further detailed later this week, aims to ultimately […]

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Look out for Japanese super sugar cane ethanol

Japanese researchers have developed a super sugar cane that produces double the volume of sugar comapred with traditonal cane, and could help make ethanol more cheaply… here’s the video…

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Japan’s disposable chopstics are potential biofuel

Japan’s government is encouraging people to dispose of their disposable chopsticks carefully, sot that they can be collected and used as biofuel, according to Tree Hugger.com. which says. Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is looking to introduce recycling bins to begin collection the country’s hearty supply of disposable chopsticks. It appears, that on […]

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Argentina progresses biofuel from seaweed

Argentinian companies are progressing with a process to produce biofuels from seaweed, according to ICIS news. Argentina’s Oil Fox and Biocombustibles de Chubut have teamed up to produce and export biodiesel from seaweed, according to president Jorge Kaloustian of Oil Fox. He added. An undisclosed Swiss partner will bankroll the project with a $60m (€44m) […]

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Mitusi has a new molecular seive to remove water from ethanol

Mitusi has a new molecular sieve to remove water from ethanol. That’s got to be useful if you’ve got a new ethanol plant on the drawing board.Here’s some details of a Mitusi zeolite molecular sieve Hat tip to Green Car Congress.

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Biogasoline on sale in Tokyo

Mainichi Weekly Online has a story about ethanol-containing gasoline going on sale in Tokyo on April 27. It also contains a list of useful translations of biofuel terms in to Japanese.

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Sake a potential biofuel

Sake, the national drink of Japan, could potentially be used as fuel in vehicles in the near future if a pilot project takes off. At this moment, the town of Shinanomachi has produced a cheap ethanol brew from rice that could see cars in Japan run on biofuels in the not-so-distant future, according to Ubergizmo. […]

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