New Biogas System Benefits Smallholder Farmers in Tanzania

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(ALL AFRICA) An affordable, easy-to-use system that converts livestock waste into energy (biogas) has helped Tanzanian smallholder farmers spend less on fuel and yield better crops. [Read more...]

Next-Generation Biofuels Are Inching Towards Reality, Gallon by Gallon

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(TIME) Advanced biofuels have been on the cusp of commercialization for years, but high prices and technological challenges have held them back. Is that starting to change? [Read more...]

Indonesia could become self-sufficient in gasoil with new mandate

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(PLATTS) Indonesia’s new biodiesel mandate could see the country — currently one of the region’s largest gasoil importers — become self-sufficient in the fuel over the next 10 to 12 years. [Read more...]

Game-day fryer oil converted to biofuel

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(SPOKESMAN-REVIEW) The oil that cooked game-day french fries at Autzen Stadium on Saturday afternoon will be shipped to Salem, mingled with oil that cooked Kettle Chips and converted into biodiesel, which fans with diesel-burning cars could burn on the way to the Tennessee game in two weeks. [Read more...]

More Efficient and Economical Capture of Power Plant Carbon Dioxide Emissions

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(SCIENCE DAILY) A consortium led by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a new technology that captures the carbon dioxide emissions of power plants more economically and ecologically. [Read more...]

California company targets palm oil waste for advanced biofuel production

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(BIOMASS MAGAZINE) California-based NextFuels has emerged from stealth mode and is unveiling its strategy to produce advanced biofuels from wet, unprocessed agricultural waste via a hydrothermal process originally developed by Shell in the 1980s. [Read more...]

New Frontiers: Now it’s crude oil from algae that is being tested

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(PLATTS) Turning algae into a distillate-type fuel has long been one prospective area of renewable liquid fuels; it’s even the renewable project where ExxonMobil has been the most aggressive in its investments. [Read more...]

Renewable Natural Gas from Landfill Fueling Local Buses in Seattle

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(KPLU) Natural gas from organic waste is gaining momentum as a renewable energy source, and a local transit agency is already on board. [Read more...]

Philippines raises coco-biodiesel blend mandate from 2% to 5%

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(XINHUA) The government launched today an improved coco-biodiesel blend that will help in reducing carbon emissions, expand the local coconut industry and reduce the country’s dependence to imported fuel. [Read more...]

Genetic engineering: A new use for algae in biofuel production

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(TB PETROLEUM) In recent years major companies from all over the globe, including Exxon Mobile and Itochu Corporation, have merged with research facilities to research algae as a renewable energy source.  [Read more...]