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EU authorizes Cosan- Shell joint venture [Registered]

The European Commission has approved a joint venture between Shell Brazil Holding B.V., a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell and Cosan S. A. the biggest sugar and ethanol producer in […]

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Pakistan offered assistance from Brazil to produce cane based ethanol [Registered]

In an interview for Pakistan Observer on 11 February, the Ambassador of Brazil to Pakistan Alferdo Leoni offered the government technical assistance from Brazil to produce cane-based ethanol. He advocated […]

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USDA announces funding of biofuel projects to the tune of $405 million [Registered]

US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on 20 January 11 $405 million in guarantee loans for three biofuel projects in Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida. The largest loan of $250 million […]

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A newly bioengineered yeast effectively utilizes C5 sugars from cellulosic feedstock [Registered]

Collaborative research by scientists at the University of Illinois, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the University of California and the energy company BP have bioengineered yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) strain that […]

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Qteros partners with Praj as commercial scale cellulosic ethanol nears [Registered]

Qteros Inc, involved in developing cellulosic ethanol production technology has raised $22 million and developed a strategic partnership deal with the global Indian company Praj, the leading ethanol technology and […]

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FT microchannel technology for biofuels production scales up towards the pilot phase [Registered]

Following the successful operation of a biomass-to-liquids (BTL) demonstration plant at the biomass gasification facility in Güssing, Austria, the Oxford Catalysts Group’s FT microchannel reactor technology is now moving towards […]

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New Miscanthus hybrid discovery in Japan could extend its use in cellulosic ethanol production [Registered]

Miscanthus x giganteus is widely trailed as one of the feedstocks for the production of cellulosic ethanol production because of its high field productivity. But the researcher Ryan Stewart, assistant […]

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Maverick Biofuels and Professional Project Services collaborate to design pilot scale plant to produce biofuel [Registered]

The US-based Maverick Biofuels, announced on 15 December ’10 that it is collaborating with Professional Project Services (PPS) of Raleigh to develop the front-end engineering designs for a new pilot […]

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Canadians make a start driving with biofuels [Registered]

On 15 December ’10, the federal government’s landmark Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) officially comes into force. This will add some two billion litres of renewable fuels (bioethanol and biodiesel), into […]

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US Energy Secretary leans towards drop-in fuels [Registered]

During a question and answer session at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on 1 Dec ’10 the US Energy Secretary Steven Chu Chu said he does not consider […]

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