bio 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 |

Government told to decide fast on bio-fuels programme: Parliament panel


May 7th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Rapping the rural development ministry's land resources department for the "inordinate delay" in finalising a bio-fuels programme, a parliamentary panel has sought for the matter ... Read more...

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US energy production to soar


January 24th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) US oil and natural gas production is expected to increase substantially, according to estimates reported Monday.The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) issued the Annual Energy Outlook ... Read more...

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European firms tap India’s huge environment technology market


November 15th, 2011 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 15 (IANS) With India's environment technology market estimated at eight billion euros (approx $10 bn) and growing rapidly, European firms with expertise in energy efficiency, solid waste management, ... Read more...

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Increasing farm productivity key to food security: Thomas


September 15th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Increasing agricultural productivity is a "key challenge for ensuring national food security," according to Minister of State for Food and Agriculture K.V. Thomas.Suggesting a programme ... Read more...

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Indian bio-fuel project to generate 25,000 jobs in Ghana


March 8th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, March 8 (IANS) An Indian company has launched a clean energy project in Ghana that will help power over 100,000 homes and generate over 25,000 jobs in the west ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Karnataka plans farmer loans at one percent interest (Lead)


February 24th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 24 (IANS) In the first of its kind budget in the country for farmers, Karnataka Thursday proposed to give crop loans at one percent interest rate through cooperative credit institutions ... Read more...

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India keen to promote alternative fuel technology


February 12th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Aligarh, Feb 12 (IANS) India was taking serious steps to promote alternative technologies that used bio-fuels and solar and wind energy, a senior official said Saturday.India also has plans to produce more ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

India, Finland to expand cooperation in energy: Farooq Abdullah


February 4th, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 4 (ANI): Union Minister for New and Renewable Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Friday met Environment Minister of Finland Paula Lehtomaki and stressed on potential cooperation between both countries in ... Read more...

Posted in National |

US, India believe clean energy future makes clear economic sense


January 28th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan.28 (ANI): The United States and India are both committed to charting a clean energy future because it makes clear economic sense and because it supports mutual objectives to help ... Read more...

Posted in World |

CII proposes bio-diesel price hike


January 2nd, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS) The government should raise the price of bio-diesel obtained from the jatropha plant to support the bio-diesel industry's sustainability efforts, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) says.In ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India, US enhance bilateral ties through six pacts


November 8th, 2010 - 7:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.8 (ANI): India and United States on Monday took further steps to enhance their bilateral and strategic partnership by signing six agreements.The pacts included two agreements and four memorandum of ... Read more...

Posted in National |

US-India CEO forum suggest $1 bn clean energy fund


November 8th, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) The US-India CEO Forum has recommended the setting up of a $1 billion venture capital fund for clean energy projects focusing on bio-fuels, solar and bio-mass ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India keen to invest more in Sudan’s oil sector


October 30th, 2010 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) India Saturday expressed keenness to invest in the oil sector of the north african state of Sudan and the latter offered to increase the supply of its ... Read more...

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India keen to invest in Sudan’s oil projects


October 30th, 2010 - 9:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.30 (ANI): India and Sudan on Saturday expressed their desire to expand their cooperation in the oil and gas sector.The two countries, following a bilateral meet held today, decided to ... Read more...

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Preference should be given to production of biofuels, says Gadkari


October 19th, 2010 - 10:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.19 (ANI): Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday said that preference should be given to the production of biofuels as this would reduce country's expense for importing ... Read more...

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Independent MP submits demand list to Gillard, Abbott


September 3rd, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 3 (IANS) Independent MP from Queensland Bob Katter Friday said he has sent a list of 20 conditions to Australian prime ministerial hopefuls Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott, saying ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Ramesh cautions against use of biofuels in automobiles


August 26th, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Thursday said use of bio-fuels in automobiles is not a sustainable option for India given the food security concerns in the country. "We should ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

India, US initial pact on joint clean energy research centre


August 20th, 2010 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Aug 20 (IANS) India and the United States Friday initialled an agreement for setting up a Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Centre to foster innovation and joint ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘India-Colombia trade to grow by 23 percent by 2011′


August 5th, 2010 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 4 (IANS) Bilateral trade between India and Colombia is expected to increase around 23 percent to $1 billion in 2010-11, Colombian ambassador Juan Alfredo Pinto Saavedra said here Wednesday. "The bilateral ... Read more...

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Is PM with oil companies or people, asks BJP (Lead)


July 2nd, 2010 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) With the government citing under-recoveries by oil companies as a reason for the fuel price hike, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday asked Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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India-US CEOs suggest $10 billion infrastructure fund for India


June 23rd, 2010 - 10:17 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 23 (IANS) With US President Barack Obama's India visit in November offering an opportunity to intensify their economic engagement, captains of industry have suggested creation of a ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Plastics may soon grow on trees!


June 10th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): Money sure doesn't grow on trees, but the day isn't far when gasoline, computers, and tennis shoes might actually grow on trees, all thanks to new advances in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Age of oil and gas is not dead yet, says UAE minister


June 2nd, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 2 (IANS/WAM) "The age of oil and gas is not dead", says an United Arab Emirates (UAE) cabinet minister, citing the Oil and Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) prediction for growing ... Read more...

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Centre initiates research on second generation bio-fuels


March 12th, 2010 - 8:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 12 (ANI): Union Government on Friday informed the Parliament that it has initiated to develop coordinated research work on second generation bio-fuels.In a reply to the Lok Sabha, Union ... Read more...

Posted in National |

‘India heading for record wheat production’


February 20th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Feb 20 (IANS) India may have record wheat production in the current Rabi season if rain or hail does not damage the crop that will soon be ready for harvest, says ... Read more...

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India approves new policy to promote biofuels


December 24th, 2009 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) In a bid to promote cost-effective clean energy sources, India Thursday approved a new policy that calls for blending at least 20 percent biofuels in diesel ... Read more...

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Researchers Consider To Use Greenland Sharks Flesh For Bio Fuels


October 11th, 2009 - 6:37 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar, October 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Inuit community after sometime might get to use a new kind of fuel prepared from the flesh of Greenland Sharks. These sharks are listed ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Airlines shaving spoon size, dumping magazines to beat recession!


June 10th, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 10 (ANI): Airlines have been shaving spoon sizes and dumping in-flight magazines in a bid to make planes less heavier and save fuel during the credit crunch, reveals the International ... Read more...

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Indian-born industrialist setting up $2.5 bn urea unit in Australia


March 9th, 2009 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, March 9 (IANS) An Australian company promoted by a New Delhi-born industrialist Vikas Rambal Monday announced plans to construct a $2.5-billion urea manufacturing plant at the Shotts Industrial Park at Collie ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Saudi Muslim scholar says running cars on bio-fuels could be sinful


February 22nd, 2009 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Feb. 22 (ANI): Saudi Arabias prominent scholar Sheikh Mohamed Al-Najim has said those who use alcohol-based bio-fuels in their cars could be committing a sin. Najimi is a member of the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Stanford research claims bio-fuels boom could fuel rainforest destruction


February 15th, 2009 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.15 (ANI): A post-doctoral researcher at Stanford''s Woods Institute for the Environment has warned that excessive use of bio-fuels can destroy earths rainforests. "If we run our cars on bio-fuels ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Indo-US cooperation in development of bio-fuels


February 3rd, 2009 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 3 (ANI): A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the United States of America and India here today to establish a framework of cooperation in the field ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Catch the 2093 to space: It’s the flight of future (IANS Book Review)


December 9th, 2008 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Book: Departure 2093 - Five Visions of Future Flying; Editor: Christer Haglund; Publisher: Finnair; Price: Select Distribution onlySlow moving lines at security checks, even more crowded immigration counters and the rush for ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Green and nuclear is Indias energy future


November 17th, 2008 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.17 (ANI): Green and nuclear is the only way forward for Indias energy requirements in the years to come. This was the unanimous conclusion of the panelists at a ... Read more...

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