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Biofuel articles

Electric Grand Prix to be powered by algae

Sebastien Buemi in e.dams Renault car

Formula E executive confirms deal with UK firm Aquafuel to use glycerine-powered generators to recharge electric race cars

21 Aug 2014

Boeing to pilot jetfuel from nicotine-free tobacco plants


Company says new Solaris plant can cut emissions and boost South African farming economies without encouraging smoking

07 Aug 2014

Solazyme and AkzoNobel team up in pursuit of algae breakthrough


Paint giant inks agreement that could see it purchase 10,000 tonnes of algal oil as part of its efforts to phase out use of fossil fuels and palm oil

01 Aug 2014

UK roadmap sets out path to zero emission road transport

In-depth new studies for Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership detail how biofuels and electric vehicles will both prove crucial to slashing automotive emissions

19 Jun 2014

Brazil World Cup team flying high on sustainable jet fuel

GOL Airlines using fuel made from inedible corn oil and used cooking oil to power 200 flights during 2014 World Cup

18 Jun 2014

Could coffee perk up the biofuels sector?

New research from University of Bath suggests old coffee grinds could be collected to make biodiesel

17 Jun 2014

EU biofuels cap 'higher than UK would like', minister admits

Baroness Kramer says country will support compromise deal to limit crop-based biofuels as member states dig their heels in

16 Jun 2014

EU agrees biofuels compromise in an attempt to restore policy certainty

Industry welcomes prospect of policy certainty after ministers strike deal to cap level of crop-based biofuels

29 May 2014

Italy reveals plans for three advanced biofuels plants

Sulcis, Termini Imerese, and Puglia earmarked for new waste to fuel facilities under government agreement with Mossi Ghisolfi Group

28 May 2014

Green groups issue warning over EU biomass plans

Studies commissioned by NGOs warn EU demand for wood and energy crops will outstrip available resources

21 May 2014

Lufthansa develops taste for 'alcohol to jet' fuel

Company to work with US biofuel company Total on technology that could lower the cost of sustainable aviation fuels

24 Apr 2014

DECC dishes out reeds-to-energy wetland funding

Three companies become the latest firms to be awarded a share of over £1.3m to support development of wetlands bio-energy technology

17 Apr 2014

BA clears Essex waste-to-fuel plant for take off

Solena Fuels and British Airways confirm for Essex plant capable of turning landfill waste into green jet fuel

16 Apr 2014

Vireol opens new US biofuel plant after struggling for UK finance

Bioethanol producer found EU biofuels wrangle unsettled investors, but still aims to build advanced fuels plant in Grimsby

14 Apr 2014

Fuels from waste could power 16 per cent of EU road transport

Study finds huge potential for sustainable advanced biofuels to cut emissions and fossil fuel imports, but warns EU must get policy right

26 Feb 2014

UK biofuels sector 'flat lining', industry warns

Renewable Energy Association says investment pipeline is drying up as UK falls short of interim green fuel target

06 Feb 2014

EU climate package: Commission urged to retain green fuel targets

Frustration at proposals to remove sustainable transport goals creates unlikely alliance between biofuels sector and green groups

23 Jan 2014

Etihad expects biofuel flights within five years

Company teams up with Total, Boeing, and Masdar to develop sustainable aviation biofuel industry in the United Arab Emirates

21 Jan 2014

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