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Volume 1, Issue 3
Published: July 1, 2007
s ethanol just a scapegoat for rising feedstock prices?
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Europe considers renewable proposals for legislation
On 10 January 2007 the European Commission pitched several ideas for a new Energy Policy for Europe. ...
Biofuels put on hold in southeast Asia
They became known as the 49ers; the tens of thousands of men, from the US, Hawaii, Mexico, Peru, Chile, and China, who flocked to the goldfields of California in 1849. ...
Thailand prepares for more biofuels growth
For over a decade Thailand has been a leader in providing a business climate favourable to the production of renewable energy sources. Now Thailand is on the verge of becoming the region's leading...
Indian biofuels market - not quite in Mint condition
Indian-based Mint Biofuels is reported to be the only company in the country which is active in all areas of biodiesel - from R&D, plantations, and manufacturing to biodiesel production, biogas and power...
A new generation of biofuels
Around 27% of children under five in developing countries do not have enough to eat (approximately 146 million). This is according to a Unicef report published last year, and with figures like these it...
Making sense of biofuels
The fledgling UK biofuels industry has been subject to much speculation since the government announced plans for a Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) in November 2005. ...
Feeding the biofuels market
Biofuels can be produced from a multitude of feedstocks, from traditional corn or rapeseed oil, to the more unconventional used cooking oil or cheese. ...
Miscanthus steadily grows on the biofuels industry
Miscanthus is a species of perennial C4 grasses originating from Asia, which was first introduced into Europe in the 19th century as an ornamental garden plant, but the majority of miscanthus planted for...
Sowing the seeds of opportunity
Biodiesel is now a buzzword across the world. In the 1970s, the relationship between agriculture, industry and energy underwent a huge realignment. Until the 1970s, for instance, a bushel of wheat cost...
Creating the premium blend
Environmental concerns, the possibility of petroleum shortages, and price rises have persuaded many governments that biofuels should form part of their overall fuel strategy. ...
Global growth outlook for biodiesel
The global market for biofuels is presently being driven by a handful of key variables setting the scene for tremendous market growth in biodiesel by the year 2020. ...
Testing times
Biofuels must not only be fit for purpose but must also meet increasingly tough emission standards, while maintaining vehicle performance and fuel supply reliability. ...