biofuels

Finnish power firm opens shop in India


September 18th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Finish power generation company Fortum, known for its low emissions and energy efficient technology, launched its India operations Tuesday."Our aim in India is to look ... Read more...

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Brazilian firm makes deepwater oil find


August 27th, 2012 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 27 (IANS/EFE) Oil and gas have been found in a deepwater basin in the Atlantic, Brazilian state-controlled oil giant Petrobras said.Tests confirmed the presence of petroleum ... Read more...

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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 |

Leaves guide plant’s battle for sunlight


April 16th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 16 (IANS) A plant's primary weapon for survival is the ability to grow towards the light, getting just the amount it needs and shadowing its competition, says a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Machine to make drinking water from toilet waste


April 7th, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
London, April 6 (IANS) A new invention, being funded by billionaire Bill Gates, aims to turn used toilet water into drinking water, a British nanotechnology expert says.According to Manchester ... Read more...

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Obama vows to tap new energy sources


February 24th, 2012 - 7:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Thursday vowed to keep developing new sources of energy, blaming instability in Middle East and increasing demand from emerging markets for ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

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 |

Brazil oil giant’s reserves’ rise


January 13th, 2012 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Jan 13 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian state-controlled oil giant Petrobras said its oil and gas reserves rose to 16.41 billion barrels in 2011, up 2.7 percent from the prior year.The ... 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 |

Heat-loving fungi open way to greener fuels


October 5th, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 5 (IANS) Two heat-loving fungi, found in composts that self-ignite minus flame or spark, could pave the way to faster development of greener biofuels and chemicals, new research ... Read more...

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US to invest $510 mn in advanced biofuels


August 17th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS/EFE) US will invest up to $510 million over three years to promote the production of biofuels for marine and aerial transportation."Biofuels are an important part ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Aeromexico makes first biofuel trans-Atlantic flight


August 3rd, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 3 (IANS/EFE) An Aeromexico Boeing 777 arrived in the Spanish capital Tuesday, marking the first trans-Atlantic commercial flight powered in part by biofuel."Fantastic" was pilot Francisco Fernandez Sarda's ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Wrongly produced green biofuels can be harmful


July 31st, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) Replacing petrol and diesel with plant-based biofuels may be crucial in curbing climate change but the manufacture of such fuels could leave hazardous chemicals, new research ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

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 |

Finnair to operate its first biofuel powered flight


July 14th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, July 14 (IANS) Nordic air carrier Finnair will operate its first biofuel powered flight between Amsterdam and Helsinki from next week, an official said Thursday.Finnair's flight will use biofuel ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Termites could act as low-cost biofuel refinery


July 6th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) Termites, one of the peskiest household pests, could become a cheap source of biofuels for fuel-consuming four wheelers. A cocktail of enzymes from guts of termites ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Mexican scientists focus on producing biofuels from trash


April 15th, 2011 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 15 (IANS/EFE) Mexican scientists are developing a bio-refinery that will convert organic waste into hydrogen, natural gas and substrates used in industry, said the Center for Advanced ... Read more...

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Jatropha holds potential for sustainable aviation fuel


April 4th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) There is a significant potential for sustainable aviation fuel based on jatropha-curcas, an oil-producing non-edible plant, says a study released by Boeing.The study, led by Yale ... Read more...

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Cows’ guts yield clues for new biofuels


January 28th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): A new study has found dozens of previously unknown microbial enzymes in the bovine rumen-the cow's primary grass-digestion chamber-that contribute to the breakdown of switchgrass, a renewable biofuel ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Qantas planning ‘green’ planes that will fly using ‘rubbish’ as fuel


January 4th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 4 (ANI): Qantas is planning to use rubbish in an effort to power the airline's fleet with greener fuel, for which it will build a biofuel plant in Sydney.The airline ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Engineered bugs could ‘turn plant material into biofuels’


December 2nd, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): New research from Concordia University shows that bacterium can be engineered to transform plant material into biofuels or other chemicals.Concordia biology professor Vincent Martin and student Andrew ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India, US ink three agreements on energy


November 9th, 2010 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) In keeping with US President Barack Obama's focus on energy cooperation, three agreements were signed Monday in this sector including one on setting up a research ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

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...

Posted in National |

New heating system for homes may cut greenhouse gas emissions


September 25th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 25 (ANI): Experts have suggested that a new heating system where homes would be heated by district centres rather than in individual households could dramatically reduce the UK's greenhouse gas ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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 |

Soot emissions key factor in global warming, says expert


July 29th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): A new study has found that the quickest, best way to slow the rapid melting of Arctic sea ice is to reduce soot emissions from the burning of ... Read more...

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Indian-origin scientist unveils new, efficient technique of biofuel production


July 1st, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): An Indian-origin researcher and her colleagues at North Carolina State University have unveiled a more efficient technique for producing biofuels from woody plants. The procedure significantly reduces the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Future green cars to literally run with tree in gas tank


June 17th, 2010 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): Future green cars would run by just putting a tree in the gas tank, at least that's what researchers mean as they look at forest biomass as raw ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brazil to promote biofuel use in aviation


May 11th, 2010 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, May 11 (IANS/EFE) An alliance of aircraft manufacturers in Brazil, the Brazilian Alliance for Aviation Biofuels (Abraba), will promote "development and certification of sustainable biofuel" for use in air transport. The ... Read more...

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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...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

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BRIC leaders commit to develop, provide clean energy


April 16th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinBrasilia (Brazil), Apr.16 (ANI): Leaders of Brazil. Russia, India and China (BRIC) on Thursday said that they recognized that energy is an essential resource for improving the standard of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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 |

Better flight management quickest way to cut emissions from aircraft


February 1st, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 1 (ANI): A study by scientists at the Oxford University, UK, has determined that the quickest way to cut emissions from aircraft could be better flight management rather than new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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