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Look out for Japanese super sugar cane ethanol

Japanese researchers have developed a super sugar cane that produces double the volume of sugar comapred with traditonal cane, and could help make ethanol more cheaply… here’s the video…

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Bob Metlcalf takes helm of Greenfuel technologies

According to Cnet Bob Metcalf has taken the helm of Greenfuel Technologies replacing Carry Bullock. Layoffs are expected at the algae to biofuels firm, according to Cnet. A letter purportedly from Metcalf outlined one of the difficulties behind the firm’s decision to close one of its algae plants in Arizona. Quoting from Xeconomy The plan […]

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Another use for ethanol

While I was at the NPRA convention in San Antonio, Texas over the past couple of days, I interviewed Jose Carlos Grubisich president, Braskem, he’s examining a technology that will convert ethanol into polyethylene, which is used in a range of things from shopping bags to cable ties. Its likely to be a niche technology […]

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Ethanol tech as an instrument of foreign policy

Ethanol technology is going to be used as an instrument of foreign policy, if a plan outlined tantalisingly on EnergyGrid comes to fruition. The US and Brazil could use ethanol as a way to counterbalance the might of Venezuela. Chavez is clearly the new Castro. But are they

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Microbiopower

Scientists in Japan have developed the biofuel equivalent of a blindfolded donkey turning grindstones. By harnessing the power of microbes to turn a micro turbine. Harnessing the microbe, just how big can this get?

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Bio gas? You got it

I saw this on the altEng on blogspot and thought of you… The complete biogas handbook

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CO2 to biofuel with algae

Biofuels from algae, is not new, its an idea which is old enough to have been discontinued and restarted. That is one of the mark of serious idea. I noticed that New Scientist, this week, is running a story about US firms that are using algae to convert the carbon dioxide from power plants into […]

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