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Coconuts for biofuels

Researchers at Baylor University, Texas have been working with academics from Papua New Guinea to make  biofuel from coconut oil. The technology looks to centre around a device which separates coconut milk from the oil as it crushes individual coconuts and is part of Baylor’s Appropriate Technology program. It is being spearheaded in Papua New […]

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Eleven eastern US states plan biofuels boost

Eleven eastern US states are planning an indirect boost to biofuels with a plan to significantly reduce emissions from transportation, according to the Environmental News Service. It is hard to disagree with both the Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger (who applauds the move) and Dewita Soeharjono the blogger behind, Talking Green, which is where I […]

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Eleven eastern US states plan biofuels boost

Eleven eastern US states are planning an indirect boost to biofuels with a plan to significantly reduce emissions from transportation, according to the Environmental News Service. It is hard to disagree with both the Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger (who applauds the move) and Dewita Soeharjono the blogger behind, Talking Green, which is where I […]

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Air New Zealand in biofuel test flight

Air New Zealand successfully flew a plane for around two hours with one of its engines modified to run on a mixture of jatropha-derived biofuel and Jet A, over the Christmas break. I’ve written about it before, and this piece details that and gives some details of other recent biofuel tests. 

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New Generation Biofuels offers stock, gains trials

New Generation Biofuels is offering stock for sale through its prospectus. New Generation uses a proprietary technology exclusively licensed in the US from Ferninando Petrucci, who owns around 5.4% of the firm. The financial engineering behind the relationship is at least as tricky as the technology. Before you follow the link to EDGAR it is […]

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Algae Biofuel firm aims to buck credit crunch trend

An Algae Biofuel firm in New Zealand aims to buck credit crunch trend with an IPO of 60m shares at 50cent each. That could raise New Zealand dollars (NZD) 30m ($17m) for Aquaflow Bionomic Corporation, based on South Island, according to Stuff.co.nz.They must have a compelling story to tell.

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Air New Zeland to fly bifouel

This release came in overnight from my colleagues in the US. It takes us further with the Air New Zealand/Rolls Royce biofuels trials. It is notable because it will be using Jatropha derived biofuel. The fuel will be mixed 50:50 with conventional Jet. It is part of Honewell’s research in this area, which I’ve mentioned […]

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Rolls Royce trials Jatropha biofuel in Derby

Rolls Royce is trialling Jatropha biofuel at its test beds in Derby, in the Midlands of England, the engine maker is working with Air New Zealand which is planning to fly a Boeing from Aukland using the fuel in one engine in December. As someone who went to sleep and woke up to the rumble […]

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Distillers grains and cattle.

OK this is slightly off beam, but a lot of people are very keen of feeding distillers grains to cattle. For some ethanol plants it is the most profitable part of the business. Animal husbandry is not an area that I know much, if anything about. At home we struggle to keep goldfish alive above […]

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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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