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A Finnish solution to India’s diesel dilemma


September 20th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, Sep 20 (IANS) Even as the whole of India is up in arms at the hike in the diesel price, new technology offers hope of a cheaper alternative by ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Cuba tests biofuel vehicle


July 23rd, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, July 23 (IANS/EFE) Cuba has for the first time tested in a vehicle biofuel from the jatropha plant produced in a new factory on the island, state-run media reported ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Algal oil answer to dwindling fuel reserves


July 20th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 20 (IANS) Algal oils could be a sustainable solution to dwindling fuel reserves, says a researcher.Roger Huerlimann, doctoral student at the James Cook University, Townsville, said microalgae, tiny ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Russian firm opens petroleum terminal in Spain


April 28th, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Barcelona, April 28 (IANS/EFE) Russian energy giant Lukoil inaugurated a petroleum-products terminal here Friday that is the fruit of its strategic alliance with Spain's Meroil.The 50-million-euro ($66.3 million) project at ... Read more...

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Finnish firm to build world’s first bio-refinery


February 10th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 10 (IANS) Finnish firm Kymmene Corporation UPM is going ahead with building the world's first bio-refinery to produce 100,000 tonnes of advanced second generation biodiesel for transportation.Its construction ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Bio-fuel not at cost of food security: FAO


October 4th, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Oct 3 (IANS) The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Monday stressed that the need of bio-fuel should not be at the sacrifice of food security as the world should ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US meat company converts waste animal fat into renewable diesel fuel


December 25th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 25 (ANI): The world's largest meat company, Tyson Foods, has entered a partnership to process waste animal fat to a renewable diesel fuel.Along with Syntroleum Corporation, Tyson Foods has ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brazil to invest $540 bn in energy projects


May 6th, 2010 - 7:39 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, May 6 (IANS/EFE) Brazil will invest 951 billion reais ($540 billion) in energy projects over the next nine years, state-owned Energy Research Corporation has said. Around 70 percent of the investment will ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

White House Administration supports American Workers, State, and Business Relief Act


March 3rd, 2010 - 1:51 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – The White House stated Tuesday their administration policy on the American Workers, State, and Business Relief Act of 2010.Passage of this bill will provide relief to families ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Now, a ‘green’ process to produce biodiesel from chicken feather meal


July 23rd, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): Scientists in Nevada have developed a new and environmentally friendly process for producing biodiesel fuel from 'chicken feather meal.'Professor Mano Misra and his team at the University ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Adding waste plastic to fuel can boost power output of biodiesel


May 2nd, 2009 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 2 (ANI): In a new study, mechanical engineers at Iowa State University in Ames, US, have demonstrated how to boost the power output of biodiesel simply by adding waste plastic ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nations that sow food crops for biofuels may reap less than previously thought


January 15th, 2009 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): In a new study, it has been found that global yields of most biofuels crops have been overestimated by 100 to 150 percent or more, which indicates ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

PTT, Banchak to buy surplus of palm oil


November 4th, 2008 - 11:18 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
Minister of Energy stated oil companies have been prepared to buy over one million litres of raw palm oil from farmers starting this week, while officials of three relevant ministries-agriculture and cooperatives, ... Read more...

Posted in Thailand |

New fuel thinner to boost cars gas efficiency by 20pc


September 30th, 2008 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 30 (ANI): A Temple University researcher has come up with a simple device that can help improve automobiles fuel efficiency by 20 per cent. Rongjia Tao, Chair of Temple''s ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

New innovative device will boost cars fuel efficiency 20pc


September 26th, 2008 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 26 (ANI): A Temple University researcher has come up with a simple device that can help improve automobiles fuel efficiency by 20 per cent. Rongjia Tao, Chair of Temple''s ... Read more...

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Microorganisms may help produce renewable energy in large quantities


July 11th, 2008 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 11 (ANI): Scientists at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University say that two complementary approaches may help use microorganisms to produce renewable energy in large quantities, without damaging ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu varsity to help Australia extract drumstick oil


July 10th, 2008 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Coimbatore, July 10 (IANS) The ubiquitous 'murungai', the popular vegetable known as drumstick, will now be used for biofuel extraction on an industrial scale. The Tamil Nadu Agriculture University (TNAU) here has ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Prince Charles running his famous Aston Martin on white wine!


July 1st, 2008 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 1 (ANI): Prince Charles is doing his bit to save the planet by running his famous Aston Martin on white wine.The prince has converted his Volante DB6 to ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Naturol to export biodiesel to Europe


June 13th, 2008 - 1:23 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 12 (IANS) Naturol Bioenergy Limited is all set to export 10,000 tonnes of biodiesel to Europe from its integrated biodiesel complex at Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh. Bhaskar Chalasani, managing director ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Now, cooking oil to run diesel-powered cars


May 11th, 2008 - 11:54 am ICT by admin
Edinburgh , May 11 (ANI): A former computer programmer has developed a process by which waste cooking oil can be converted into a fuel which can be used to run diesel-powered ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Government plans agency for bio-fuel development


April 1st, 2008 - 9:47 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) India plans to set up a separate agency to promote the development and use of bio-fuels, an official statement said Tuesday. "The ministry of new and renewable ... Read more...

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From Europe to Timbuktu and back…in a chocolate fuelled car!


January 9th, 2008 - 6:40 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 9 (ANI): Two eco-minded British adventurers have completed their expedition to Timbuktu in a truck fuelled by chocolate.Andy Pag, 34, and John Grimshaw, 39, attempted the first ever carbon-negative driving ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Scientists convert low-grade sludge into high-value gas


November 28th, 2007 - 5:12 pm ICT by admin
Washington, November 28 (ANI): University of Leeds scientists have developed a process that allows the transformation of low-grade sludge into high-value gas.Dr Valerie Dupont of the Faculty of Engineering at the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Report confirms biodiesel use could reduce greenhouse gas emissions


November 28th, 2007 - 12:10 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 28 (ANI): A new report by Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has confirmed that using pure biodiesel or blending it with standard fuel could reduce greenhouse gas ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

A journey across Europe to Timbuktu in a chocolate-powered car!


November 24th, 2007 - 5:16 pm ICT by admin
London, November 24 (ANI): A pair of British adventurers have begun a journey across Europe and west Africa in a Ford Iveco Cargo lorry, powered by a fuel made from waste chocolate.Andy ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Spirit Awards turn eco-friendly


November 14th, 2007 - 5:41 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): Film Independent is going green by changing its 2008 Spirit Awards into a zero-waste, eco-friendly event. Alterations will be made in nearly every part of the ceremony, ranging ... Read more...

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