Wednesday, 15 April 2009 15:01

A more efficient biorefining process

In a finding that could help put wheat alongside corn in terms of biofuel sources, researchers in Greece and the United Kingdom report the development of a new method for producing ethanol from wheat.


Market analyst Global Insight Inc. said in a new study entitled “The Biofuels Boom: Implications for Automotive, Agriculture & Energy” that “more than 100 billion gallons of bio-ethanol and biodiesel will be produced globally per year by 2030, an amount equal to more than 15% of the world’s road transport fuel needs."
Wednesday, 15 April 2009 14:58

Biofuel insurance

A biofuel project needs different types of insurance cover for each stage of development.
Wednesday, 15 April 2009 14:56

European transportation biofuel consumption

Consumption of transportation biofuels in the 25-member European Union jumped 78% from 2005 to 2006, rising from 3-million to 5,38-million tonnes of oil equivalent (toe), according to the Biofuels Barometer published by EurObserv’ER, a renewable industry consortium.
Wednesday, 15 April 2009 14:52

A new force in bio-fuel

Energem Resources Inc, an Africa-focused natural resources company, has acquired a 70% controlling interest in a Jatropha-based, bio-diesel venture in Mozambique.
Bids are now closed for expressions of interest for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation’s (NNPC) Renewable Energy Division, which is seeking co-investors for a series of joint ventures, as part of its mandate to launch a large-scale biofuels industry in Nigeria.
The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) today announced a call for project proposals which support the development of markets for renewable energy and energy efficiency. 
Biofuels offer many socio-economic benefits, but these need to be balanced against environmental impacts.

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