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Salt loving plants may help biofuels production

Researchers at the University of Arizona say that salt loving plants might hold the key to 63bn gallons ethanol from non-crop land, according to Biofuels Digest, which quoted from Wired. If this is true then it really is interesting. With one bound (or several faltering steps) we could be free of the reliance on high-quality […]

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Desert greenhouses could harness the sea to grow bioufels

Greenhouses in desert areas near the sea could be used to grow a range of plants including Jatropha according to Guardian Unlimited. The answer lies in using the sun’s energy to evaporate sea water… 

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Switching to switchgrass isn’t easy

Switching to switchgrass isn’t going to be easy, according to this useful piece from redorbit. Worth reading. 

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Biofuel plants in Germany

I’ve just come across a map of biofuel plants in Germany on Google Maps. Here it is, if you can help fill in any holes, I’m sure that GP would be happy to hear from you. View Larger Map

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Dynamotive and Argentina in six biofuel projects

Dynamotive and the Argentine province of Corrientes have an agreement in principle to build up to half  a dozen biofuels plants. According to Dynamotive  Dynamotive Energy Systems Corporation (OTCBB: DYMTF), a leader in biomass-to-biofuel technology, and its subsidiary Dynamotive Latinoamericana S.A., have signed an agreement with the Provincial Government of Corrientes in Argentina, and the […]

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