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Novozymes in China biofuel project.

Novozymes and China National Cereals, China Oil & FoodstuffCorp (COFCO) and Asian refiner China Petroleum and ChemicalCorp (Sinopec) in February to develop anindustry chain to collect agricultural waste, process it intobioethanol and distribute the clean fuel through petrol stations, according to a report on Reuters. It is likely to need around $13bn to support the […]

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There’s a plan!

The US National Biodiesel Research and Development Board has plan for Biofuels. Published two days ago…it will be interesting to see if it changes much after January…. in the light of Obama’s victory in the polls last night.

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South Africa looks to biodiesel to plug future fuels gaps

South Africa is looking at biodiesel to plug future fuels gaps, according to Engineering News from Creamer Media. According to the report: Dr Titus Mathe, The South African National Energy Research Institute’s (Saneri’s) programme manager,  said that, although the country had arange of alternative fuels available, biodiesel was very comparable topetrol and diesel in terms […]

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National Alternative Fuel Vehicle day on 30 September

National Alternative Fuel Vehicle day on  30 September was one of the first of a range of events across the US in the coming months. I missed this at the time, travelling may broaden the mind, but you can’t do much at all when you’re laptop’s battery is on the blink. 

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National Algae Association

I’ve just been pointed at the US-based National Algae Association, which recently appointed Will Thurmond as Chairman, Research and Development Round table. Membership of the organisation is $750/year Researchers can join for £250. 

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Clinton backs push to cellulosic ethanol

Bill Cliniton, sometime US president, has been talking at the National Clean Energy Summit, in Las Vegas, last night. According to earth2tech, in 10 Things the US Government should do for clean power he said: We need to accelerate the move from corn-based ethanol to moresustainable biofuels. The conversion ratio is twice as good, but […]

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Two US associations react to rising food prices

The National Biodiesel Board and the Renewable Fuels Association have issued statements refuting the position of many of the US food sales companies that rising food costs are being caused by rising crop prices. They may have a point in the US which consumes a significant amount of processed food where the input of energy, […]

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US biofuel industry says: don’t blame us for food price hikes

The US National  Biodiesel Board is telling people that the rise in prices at grocery stores is down to the rise in fuel prices not down to the diversion of food crops in the US into fuel. Joe Jobe, the NBB ceo says that the Grocery Manufacturers Association is campaigning to put the blame for […]

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Raising and maintaining biodiesel standards

One of the biggest problems, it seems to me, that biofuel producers face is ensuring that product is the same batch to batch. So its good to see on Domestic Fuel that one third of US biodiesel producers have won BQ 9000 certification from the US National Biodiesel Accreditation Commission (NBAC). Consistent quality is the […]

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The cost of lobbying for biodiesel

The cost of lobbying by the National Biodisel Board in the US has been published by Congress. In 2007 the National Biodiesel Board spent about $1.2m, which seems pretty small beer to me, according to Hemscott

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