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Ethanol to power in Pakistan

There’s an interesting story about Pakistani sugar cane growers making ethanol to power an electricity generation station from the Associated Press of Pakistan. Could this model be used elsewhere? Thanks to rsteenblik.

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E.ON responds to “green” to ship trees post

I’ve just had an email from Emily at E.ON about the wood burning power plant it wants to build near Bristol, UK. It set some of my worries to rest. Some specifics would be nice, but I guess it is early days for the project. Here’s the reply in full. The principal biomass fuel to […]

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Now its “green” to ship trees to power stations

Now it is “green” to ship trees to power stations and burn them, according to E.ON in this report from Cleantech. E.ON, which is planning a timber fired electricity generation station in the Port of Bristol. Is it sustainable?  What area would need to be felled each year… What is E.ON doing to replace those […]

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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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Biofuels for municpal power generation

If you’re into using biofuels for municpal power generation, it might be worth going along to the inaugural Bio Power Generation Forum meeting in Beligium in April

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Dynamotive gets equity boost

Canada’s Dynamotive has been given an extra $10m from equity investors to help the business grow. The firm is working towards biomass to fuel/power plants in Argentina.

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Renewable Power and Light goes to court

Renewable Power and Light is going to court in the US to sue Safari, which has found itself unable to supply palm oil at a price agreed about two years ago. In a statement to the Alternative Investment Market, part of the UK stock market, RPL said: On 11 July 2007, RPL engaged corporate litigation […]

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Mozambique Biofuels attracts investor

Biopact tells us : Mozambique Bio-Fuel Industries (MBFI) and its Indian partners announced they are investing €800 million (US$1 billion) to generate bio-electricity in Mozambique. This is a major boost to the African country’s rapidly growing economy, where energy needs are increasing sharply. The company is radically choosing for a smart, decentralised approach, utilising locally […]

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Biodiesel from flue gas emissions

You remember that thing I picked up a few days ago about people using algae to make biodiesel from flue gas emissions? At the time I was a little sceptical about the idea,mostly because I

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