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New Patent for a Low-Cost Biofuel

Scientist at the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IIT-Roorkee) patented a new technique for low-cost biofuel from weed, Kans grass ( Saccharium spontaneum ). Kans grass was chosen as ideal feedstock because it's high yielding, grows in marginal lands, doesn't need water supply, it's available through the year and it's cheap. The technology used to process this feedstock is...
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Breakthrough in synthetic pathway for biosynthesis of the gas propane

Researchers at The University of Manchester have made a significant breakthrough in the development of synthetic pathways that will enable renewable biosynthesis of the gas propane. This research is part of a programme of work aimed at developing the next generation of biofuels. This study provides new insight and understanding of the development of next-generation biofuels.  In...
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Agricultural waste could be used as biofuel

Straw-powered cars could be a thing of the future thanks to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA). A new study pinpoints five strains of yeast capable of turning agricultural by-products, such as straw, sawdust and corncobs, into bioethanol - a well-known alcohol-based biofuel. It is estimated that more than 400 billion litres of bioethanol could be produced each...
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LanzaTech, Virgin Atlantic and HSBC partner to develop ground-breaking low carbon fuel

Virgin Atlantic has announced that the UK’s largest bank, HSBC, is joining its exciting partnership with LanzaTech in preparation for a world-first flight using a ground-breaking low carbon fuel. LanzaTech’s process involves biological conversion of carbon to products through gas fermentation.  LanzaTech is developing a revolutionary fuel that sees waste gases from...
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Two opportunities to meet the Scottish Biofuel Programme

Boost Your Business – Biofuel Solutions for SME’s.  One to one advice sessions with Scottish Biofuel Programme . At our advice surgeries we will assess opportunities to convert low value organic waste and by-products into biofuel/bioenergy and identify the economic and environmental benefits. Any type of organic waste will have the potential for conversion to bioenergy and...
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Celtic Renewables partners Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant following £1.2million investment

Celtic Renewables , the Edinburgh-based biofuel company, has signed an agreement with Europe’s foremost biotechnology pilot facility to undergo next stage testing of its process to turn whisky by-products into biofuel that can power current vehicles. The partnership, which will allow the company to develop its technology at Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant (BBEPP) in Ghent, has been made...
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Pond-dwelling powerhouse's genome points to its biofuel potential

Duckweed is a tiny floating plant that's been known to drive people daffy. It's one of the smallest and fastest-growing flowering plants that often becomes a hard-to-control weed in ponds and small lakes. But it's also been exploited to clean contaminated water and as a source to produce pharmaceuticals. Now, the genome of Greater Duckweed (Spirodela polyrhiza) has given this miniscule...
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Funding for Scottish companies to develop opportunities in biofuel and bioenergy

The Scottish Biofuel Programme is awarding a total of £50,000 in the first quarter of 2014 to Scottish companies who want to evaluate and develop opportunities in biofuel and bioenergy. The deadline for applications is 28th February 2014. About the awards Successful applicants will obtain funding for projects delivered by one of Scottish Biofuel...
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Biofuels, Whisky and Me: TED Talk by Prof. Martin Tangney

Professor Martin Tangney,  iChemE international award recipient of "Innovator of the Year," explains  the process of developing biofuel from the by-products of one of Scotland's largest industries, the Malt Whisky industry, in a TED talk which can be accessed at  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lr_u7dKwg_w . The 18 minute talk is well worth watching - pour yourself a...
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