biofuel

Stripping air of CO2 may become unavoidable


July 25th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) Emerging techniques to strip the atmosphere of carbon dioxide (CO2) and store it away to stabilise climate may become unavoidable, as our planet tips into a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Loo turns human waste into biofuel, fertiliser


June 28th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 28 (IANS) An aeroplane-style vacuum toilet can help turn human waste into electricity and fertilisers.The No-Mix Vacuum Toilet, which uses vacuum suction technology like aeroplane toilets, splits human ... Read more...

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Ukraine, Brazil talk on energy


January 24th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ukraine has started talks with Brazil on joint development of hydrocarbons on the Black Sea shelf, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Konstantin Grishchenko said Tuesday."Naftogaz Ukraina ... Read more...

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Discarded X-mas cards can fuel 20 moon trips!


December 26th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 26 (IANS) Discarded Christmas cards and wrapping paper can fuel 20 moon trips by a double-decker bus and back -- the staggering equivalent of 18 million km. Imperial ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Brazilian oil giant to build world’s largest ethanol plant


August 19th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Aug 19 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian state-controlled oil giant Petrobras and private sugar and ethanol group Sao Martinho said they planned to build an ethanol plant with the capacity to ... Read more...

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Lufthansa, Finnair, Cathay most innovative airlines


July 30th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, July 30 (IANS) Eight global carriers that fly to India, including Lufthansa, Finnair and Cathay Pacific, have been ranked among the 11 most innovative carriers in the world by ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Seaweed can be an unlimited source of biofuel


July 4th, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 4 (IANS) Seaweed may prove a viable future biofuel -- especially if harvested in summer. Researchers found the best month for biofuel harvest was in July when the ... Read more...

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Brazil runs world’s longest bus on biofuel


April 18th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, April 18 (IANS/EFE) A 28-metre-long bus, said to be the world's biggest, has been put into service in Brazil using biofuel, officials said.The Mega BRT bus, manufactured by Volvo ... Read more...

Posted in World |

NIT Trichy study links nanoparticles to increased biofuel performance


April 9th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 09 (ANI): A new study by an Indian researcher has indicated that the addition of alumina nanoparticles can improve the performance and combustion of biodiesel.The idea, said lead author R. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Water, sanitation facilities key for China’s sustainable development


March 31st, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar. 31 (ANI): Proper water and sanitation facilities are key requirements for sustainable development in China, as the country plans to transform its economic growth pattern and urbanize its rural areas ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Grossman to be US envoy to Afghanistan, Pakistan


February 15th, 2011 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 15 (IANS) The Obama administration has picked Marc Grossman, a retired senior diplomat and former ambassador to Turkey, as its new special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Feeding 9 billion people predicted for 2050 will be possible: Report


January 13th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 13 (ANI): A new report suggests that the world will be able to feed the predicted 2050 population of nine billion people.In the joint report, two French agricultural research organizations ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Commercial flights to use biofuel from next year


December 18th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 18 (ANI): Biofuel would reportedly be used by commercial flights from next year.Lufthansa has announced that it would begin a six-month trial of biofuel on scheduled flights within Germany ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Heat-powered fan to make stoves cleaner


November 14th, 2010 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): A Pennsylvania State University student is helping design a better cook stove for people in developing countries.Paul Montgomery will present a simple heat-powered fan that could help ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Russia to use sawdust biofuel in planes


November 10th, 2010 - 8:32 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia may start using biofuel made from sawdust to power aircraft, a minister has said."We have a country full of forests and plenty of sawdust; why not ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Common roadside plant could become new source of biofuel


November 5th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 05 (ANI): U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) studies have revealed that a common roadside plant could have the right stuff to become a new source of biofuel.Scientists with the Agricultural ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now a peg of whisky for your car too!


August 18th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 18 (IANS) A peg of scotch whisky can reduce carbon emission too as scientists in Scotland have developed a biofuel from the by-products of whisky which can be used to ... Read more...

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Animal fat, algae could fuel US aircraft


July 15th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): The US military could use Algae, vegetable oil and animal fat to power its aircraft with the aim of reducing 20 billion dollars in fuel costs.According to ... Read more...

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‘Bio-fuel units in Amazon will reduce climate damage’


May 9th, 2010 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Tome-Acu (Brazil), May 9 (IANS/EFE) Setting up of palm-oil processing plants in Amazon will help reduce environmental damage and generate wealth for the region, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

New pressure-cooking technique converts algae into cheap biofuel


April 23rd, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 23 (ANI): Millennia-long crude-oil-making processes may soon be replaced by heating microalgae in a pressure cooker, fast-forwarding the procedure to mere minutes, according to a American new study.University of ... Read more...

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Pressure-cooking algae into a better biofuel


April 23rd, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 23 (IANS) Heating and squishing microalgae in a pressure-cooker can fast-forward the crude-oil-making process from millennia to minutes, a study has revealed. University of Michigan (U-M) researchers are working to understand ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Maize-based biofuel unlikely to reduce global production of CO2


March 12th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): New economic analysis has confirmed that maize-based biofuel is unlikely to reduce global production of carbon dioxide (CO2).The analysis, conducted by Thomas W. Hertel of Purdue University and ... Read more...

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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 |

‘Green fuels’ cause more harm to the environment than fossil fuels


March 1st, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 1 (ANI): A new study by the British government has determined that using fossil fuel in vehicles is better for the environment than so-called green fuels made from crops.According to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Reed canary grass can provide excellent ‘green’ fuel


February 22nd, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): A long-term research has revealed that reed canary grass can be turned into an excellent 'green' fuel for biomass power stations and, on a smaller scale, boilers in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rubbish to provide green fuel for planes by 2014


February 16th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 16 (ANI): British Airways (BA) is planning to establish Europe's first green jet fuel plant that would turn rubbish into carbon-neutral aviation fuel by the year 2014.According to a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New genome sequence will speed research on improved food and biofuel crops


February 11th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): In a global initiative, scientists have successfully sequenced the genome of the wild grass Brachypodium distachyon, which will serve as a model to speed research on improved varieties ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India, Brazil plan $10-bn trade in 3-4 years


February 1st, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 1 (IANS) Bilateral trade between India and Brazil would touch $10 billion in next three to four years, a senior official said here Monday. "We hope to take the bilateral trade ... Read more...

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Scientists develop microbe that produces fuels directly from biomass


January 28th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 28 (ANI): A team of scientists from the US Department of Energy's Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) has developed a microbe that can produce an advanced biofuel directly from biomass.Deploying ... 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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Adhesives could make biofuels more economically viable


October 30th, 2009 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 30 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have determined that an adhesive used in products like laminate countertops may also help cement a place for economically viable biofuels.The study ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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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Scientists using algae to generate energy


October 11th, 2009 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 11 (ANI): Scientists at Sandia National Laboratories are cultivating green algae that might help produce biofuel.From the beginning of 1950s, the Department of Energy recognized algae as a potential feedstock ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Green racing car to debut in Formula 3 Championship


October 6th, 2009 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 6 (IANS) The world's first green racing car, fabricated from woven flax, recycled carbon fibre and carrot pulp, will be making its competitive debut in the Formula 3 Championship finals ... Read more...

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Rejected watermelons valuable source of energy


August 26th, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 26 (IANS) Juice from rejected watermelons is a potential source of biofuel as it can be fermented into ethanol, says a new study. Wayne Fish worked with researchers at the US ... Read more...

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