alternative fuels

India may see Finnair’s first long-haul flight on bio-fuels


June 14th, 2012 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Helsinki, June 14 (IANS) Nordic carrier Finnair will launch its first long-haul flight powered by bio-fuels to Asia, where India is a strategic market, to show its commitment towards environment ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Essar Oil in pact with IGL for NCR CNG retailing


March 9th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) Essar Oil (EOL) Friday entered into an agreement with compressed natural gas (CNG) supplier Indraprastha Gas Ltd (IGL) for erecting pumping facilities at EOL outlets ... Read more...

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Fifty new vehicle launches at Auto Expo 2012


December 21st, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Fifty new two-wheelers, cars, buses and trucks would be launched at the Auto Expo 2012 beginning here Jan 5."This year's auto expo will have 50 ... Read more...

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U.S. FAA announces $7.7 million to develop ‘green’ fuel


December 2nd, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Thursday announced that it is awarding $7.7 million in contracts to help advance alternative, environmentally-friendly, sustainable sources for commercial jet ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Plan to build electric motorcycles in Brazil


August 9th, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 9 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian utility Light has announced that it acquired an interest in the plant that China's Zongshen group is building in Brazil to produce electric ... Read more...

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Hot springs of volcanic crater in Siberia reveals ancient ecology


April 27th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): A study has found that bacteria in the scalding hot springs of a volcanic crater in Siberia can help reconstruct the evolution of Earth's early atmosphere.UChicago researcher Albert ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Indo-German working group on automotive sector to meet on Monday


April 15th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 15(ANI): The third meeting of the Indo-German Joint Working Group (JWG) on Automotive Sector will be held on Monday at New Delhi.The meeting will be jointly inaugurated by Union ... Read more...

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US presidential limo ‘The Beast’ will not go green


April 2nd, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 2 (ANI): US President Barack Obama's "green fleet initiative" to ensure that all new government vehicles will run on electric, hybrid or alternative fuels by 2015, raised the question ... Read more...

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Car that uses 10,000 cups of espresso as fuel!


March 11th, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 11 (ANI): Jem Stansfield, a BBC presenter, will drive from London to Manchester to test an experimental car, which runs on coffee grounds.BBC1's Bang Goes The Theory host will travel ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Kentucky awards a combined $530,000 for alternative fuels and renewable energy technologies


March 2nd, 2010 - 3:26 am ICT by BNO News
SOMERSET, KENTUCKY (BNO NEWS) – Two Kentucky companies were awarded a combined $580,000 in funding from the Kentucky New Energy Ventures Fund to develop alternative fuels and renewable energy technologies, Governor Steve ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Hydrogen Highway all set to debut in South Wales


February 16th, 2010 - 12:22 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
South Wales, Feb 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The UK government is going green. They are promoting the usage of alternative fuels, in their apparent bid to safeguard the environment. The Welsh Secretary ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

PA Dept. of Enviromental Protection urges hybrid vehicle buyers to apply for rebate soon


February 2nd, 2010 - 1:07 am ICT by BNO News
HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA (BNO NEWS) – The Department of Environmental Protection in Pennsylvania on Monday urged hybrid vehicle buyers to apply for a $500 rebate while the funds are still available.The rebate program ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

New device could make production of alternative biofuels more energy efficient


January 8th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 8 (ANI): A team of scientists from the University of Sheffield, UK, has developed an innovative device that will make the production of alternative biofuels more energy efficient.The research ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Top 10 Earth stories of the decade


January 1st, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 1 (ANI): An article in Discovery News has outlined the top 10 earth stories of the decade.The number 10 story is the soaring oil prices in 2008, when the sale ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Eco-friendly vehicles rally held in Delhi


November 22nd, 2009 - 7:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.22 (ANI): A first-ever rally of eco-friendly vehicles with the theme 'Save the Earth' was hosted in the national capital on Sunday.Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit flagged off the ... Read more...

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Alfa Laval India bags $14 mn bio-fuel plant contract in Vietnam


November 2nd, 2009 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 2 (IANS) Pune based Alfa Laval India has bagged a Rs.70-crore (Rs.700-million/$14-million) contract to develop a bio-fuel plant in Vietnam, it said Monday. In a regulatory filing, the Indian subsidiary of ... Read more...

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US, Philippines to partner in biofuel research


October 27th, 2009 - 5:50 am ICT by IANS
Manila, Oct 27 (IANS) Visiting US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has said his government is seeking partnership with the Philippines in biofuel research. Speaking at a press conference Monday, Vilsack said both countries ... Read more...

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Biomass-eating military robo is a veggie, not a carnivore


July 17th, 2009 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): The makers of a biomass-eating military robot have clarified that the machine is a vegetarian, and not a non-vegetarian as was earlier reported.Robotic Technology Inc.'s (RTI's) Energetically Autonomous ... Read more...

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New military robot to fuel itself by gobbling up dead bodies


July 15th, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): A Maryland company under contract to the Pentagon is working on a steam-powered robot that would fuel itself by gobbling up whatever organic material it can find - ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Synthetic Genomics In Partnership With Exxon Mobil To Make Fuel From Algae


July 14th, 2009 - 8:02 pm ICT by GD
Synthetic Genomics, a private company founded by Craig Venter, who is a pioneer in the field of genomics, will be partnering with Exxon Mobil to develop fuel from algae. In 2005 Synthetic ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

General Motors launches LPG run Chevrolet Spark in Mumbai


June 10th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, June 10 (ANI): General Motors India launched the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) version of its popular small car Chevrolet Spark here on Tuesday.The LPG version is GM India's first clean-burning ... Read more...

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Identifying chink in armor of fibers spells new hope for biomass fuels


April 23rd, 2009 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 23 (ANI): Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory, US, have discovered a potential chink in the armor of fibers that make the cell walls of certain inedible plant materials so ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

French entrepreneur offers motorists chance to drive green


July 13th, 2008 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Paris, July 13 (Xinhua) Electric, hybrid, LPG or biofuel - the green car market is booming as people in increasing number around the world become aware of the havoc fossil fuels wreak ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Green’ vehicles for China’s Olympics committee


July 12th, 2008 - 1:55 am ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, July 12 (Xinhua) About 500 eco-friendly vehicles that run on a range of alternative fuels were handed over to the organising committee of the Beijing Olympics Friday, in a bid to ... Read more...

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Scientists come up with an eco-friendly solution for biofuel production


July 8th, 2008 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): A group of scientists have come up with an eco-friendly solution for biofuel production in the form of using plants to make the enzymes that can break ... Read more...

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Climate plans will not reduce oil imports: EU


June 24th, 2008 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Brussels, June 24 (DPA) The European Union (EU) will not reduce the amount of oil it imports over its ambitious plans to reduce and diversify energy consumption, a top official said Tuesday ... Read more...

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Pakistan to pass oil spike burden to consumers


June 24th, 2008 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 24 (IANS) Pakistan is to pass the burden of rising prices onto consumers from July 1, the start of fiscal 2008-09, and will end power sector subsidies by the end ... Read more...

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Citing rising demand in India, China, Bush seeks oil nearer home


June 19th, 2008 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 19 (IANS) Citing increasing demand for oil from India, China and other emerging economies pushing up prices, the White House has asked US Congress to permit drilling for ... Read more...

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Britain reeling under fuel shortage (Lead)


June 17th, 2008 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, June 17 (IANS) A fuel strike in Britain ended Tuesday morning, but it will be sometime before petrol can reach hundreds of empty pumps across country while people have ... Read more...

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Fuel shortage drives people off roads in Britain


June 17th, 2008 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, June 17 (IANS) Fuel shortages across Britain have forced people off the roads and left them looking for alternative fuels like vegetable oil as hundreds of petrol pumps have ... Read more...

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Are microbes the answer to the energy crisis?


June 5th, 2008 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 5 (IANS) Microscopic organisms could be the answer to the looming fuel crisis in the not too distant future. These biological factories can turn out unlimited supplies of inexpensive, eco-friendly ... Read more...

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US undecided on clean coal technology transfer to India


April 4th, 2008 - 10:54 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) The US has not yet made up its mind on sharing clean coal technology with India, a visiting official of the US Department of Energy said here ... Read more...

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Future is designer fuels: Craig Venter


March 15th, 2008 - 11:39 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Imagine a world where synthetically made microorganisms will suck up excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and turn it into fuel. It's not the imagination of a ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

UAE backs global efforts to develop alternative fuels


February 28th, 2008 - 11:40 pm ICT by admin
Abu Dhabi, Feb 28 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has said it would support efforts of the international community for developing sustainable energy sources, WAM news agency reported Thursday. "The UAE ... Read more...

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