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Times twigs that biofuel policies have environmental impacts too

This article in the Sunday edition of the Times understands that there are environmental costs to biofuel policies. 

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UK has enough land for non-food biofuels — study

A study in the Journal of Applied Ecology says that there is enough land in the UK for non-food biofuels. The abstract, which is copied on envirolation.org says that there is 3.1m Ha of acceptable land in the UK, that’s land that isn’t of great ecological importance “suggesting the UK government target of 1·1 million […]

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UK buries biomass will miss target

The UK is not doing enough to turn waste biomass into fuel, says the Guardian.  Key passage:“Of an estimated 7.5m tonnes of domestic wood waste, much fromconstruction and demolition, some 80% goes to landfill. Only some 4%becomes sustainable energy from biomass,” adds White [chairman of Wood for Gold], who says the UKneeds only about 2.7m […]

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Digesters and waste food, a proposal

Interesting article on Report Buyer which says electricity could be generated from waste food  about using localised digesters to convert food waste into biofuels.Digesters are one part of the answer perhaps. Another useful part could be the use of pyrolysis to convert the remaining biomass into gasses. These gases could be burned directly (like old […]

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UK algae biofuels challenge

The UK’s Carbon Trust has launched the Algae Biofuel Challenge to try and flush some good ideas for biofuels from algae off the top of the pond and closer to commercialisation. Worth applying. 

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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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UK grants for clean vehicles

The UK has £100m (around $175m-200m) in grants for vehicles powered by biofuel and other cleantechnologies. According to Cleantech The U.K. Regional Development Agency One NorthEast is takingapplications for its recently-launched £100 million ($173 million USD)Low Carbon Vehicle Integrated Regional Delivery Programme.Funding would start in 2009 and last for five years. 

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ICIS bioresources summit

ICIS (the people that I work for: About ICIS) will be holding the 2nd ICIS Bioresources Summit, in Hardwick Hall, County Durham, UK on November 25. The conference will discuss the advances in bio-engineering and their impact on biofuels, bio-polymers and other emerging markets. The conference will also address the latest thinking in raw materials […]

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Independent Newspaper in biofuels debate

The UK’s Independent Newspaper has started a debate about biofuels. There are some forums where you can comment. It’s quite lively.

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BioEnergy Africa to list on the UK Alternative Investment Market today.

BioEnergy Africa is scheduled to list on the UK Alternative Investment Market today. The firm has a number of projects in Mozambique, according to the Independent Newspaper. 

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