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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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Biomass could get tight from 2030

Researchers In Denmark have been looking hard at the amount of biomass that will be available for biofuels after 2030 is going to become tight. This is what they say in a peer-reviewed paper in Environment Science Technology, produced by the American Chemical Society. We show that toward 2030, regardless of whether a globalor European […]

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Shell is involved in six new biofuel research ventures

Shell announced on 17 September that it was involved in six new research agreements for biofuels. This builds on a number of piecemeal announcements including an interest in a Hawaiian biofuel from algae venture and an agreement with Codexis. The best thing for the second generation biofuels sector would be for another petechm titan, to […]

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Sao Paulo marshalls its biofuel resources

Over on Temas blog, my friend Keith Ripley has a piece on how the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo is getting all of its resources together to study the future of biofuels. This is big potatoes in a state which rivals the US in the volume of ethanol it produces. In the English language synopsis, […]

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Need a research grant?

If you need a research grant and you are a bona fide researcher, the South Asian Eastern Regional Centre for Tropical Biology would be interested in hearing from you. Submission details are available by following the link. Submissions must be in by 19 January. Hattip to Info Lomba.

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Napier University opens biofuel research centre

Edinburgh’s Napier University is opening a biofuel research centre, which the University says is the first of its kind in the UK. It is being headed by Dr Martin Tangney

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Water corn and alternative fuels

I’ve been going on about water, quite a bit. I make no apologies for it. If I could just quote from Dr Strangeglove (or how I stopped worrying and learned to love the bomb) Ripper: Water. That’s what I’m getting at. Water. Mandrake, water is the source of all

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Berkeley’s biofuels research gets $10m extra

University of California, Berkeley, has won a further $10m from the Federal government to research biofuels, according to Deepti Arora in the Daily Californian, which says: A group headed by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory received an extra $10 million Monday to jump-start research on biofuels at a center established in July with a $125 […]

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China has a lot of biomass

China has a lot of biomass, it is estimated that the total amount of biomass resource is up to 5.2×108 tons of oil equivalent (TOE), according to a paper published on research and development in biomass energy in China. The question is can it be mobilised.

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