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This section provides regular aggregation of news and updates from India and around the world for Biofuels. This is part of EAI 360, India's largest renewable energy and clean technology news aggregator.

You can find news and updates on diverse topics within Biofuels - events, insights, perspectives, innovations, personalities and more.

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Government initiatives seen boosting biofuel economy

According to Sandeep Chaudhary, President of Biofuel Association of India, The Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas has given a big push for the ethanol blending programme, and is close to achieving 5% blending at national level. The biodiesel blending programme, which was started on August 10, 2015,… read more →

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NMC Plans Biogas, Biodiesel Buses

On the lines of ethanol, Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has started the process to launch the nation's first biogas and biodiesel city buses. The two new biofuel buses will also be introduced on pilot basis in line In association with Swedish-bus maker Scania Commercial Vehicles India Limited, NMC… read more →

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Duo Signs Deal to Build Indian Biorefinery

Finland-based biorefining technology Chempolis, has signed a partnership agreement with Numaligarh Refinery (A Government of India Enterprise). The duo will build a bioethanol biorefinery in Northeast India. Using Chempolis' formicobio technology, the plant will also produce furfural and acetic acid… read more →

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New Technique to Make Biofuel Production Cheaper

The synergy between the palladium and the iron is incredible,” said lead researcher Yong Wang from the Washington State University in the US. One of the biggest challenges in biofuel production is obtaining carbon for fuel while removing oxygen at the same time. High oxygen content makes biofuel less… read more →

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Italy Pushes Ahead with 'Next Generation' Biofuels from Waste

Italy will become the first country in Europe to legally require "advanced biofuels" in cars and trucks, the BBC has learned. Made from waste, the new fuels are said to reduce the amount of land taken out of food production. The world's first commercial scale plant making fuel from straw opened in Italy… read more →

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U.S. Makes $210 Mllion Investment in Biofuel Refineries

U.S. Energy companies Emerald Biofuels LLC, Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc. and Red Rock Biofuels LLC have been awarded $210 million by the U.S. Department of Defense to build refineries that produce biofuels for the military, Biofuels Digest reports. The funds were given under the Defense Production Act to… read more →

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Computational Approaches for Microalgal Biofuel Optimization

Growing demand for fossil fuels landed up in finding a renewable source of energy. Biofuels are the promising alternative for fossil fuels. Researchers from New York University Abu Dhabi presented a review on major computational tools and approaches developed, and used in the optimization of biofuel… read more →

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Largest Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Opens

Political officials from around the world attended the opening of the largest cellulosic ethanol fuel plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa. Dubbed 'Project Liberty,' the 250 million dollar project was funded half by POET, a 25 year veteran company in biofuels, and half by DSM of the Netherlands. Standard ethanol… read more →

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Algae.Tec enters Deal with RIIHL to Launch Global Biofuels Division

The various agreements involved in the deal encompass a subscription agreement and technical and equipment supply agreements. They also discuss conditions for future commercial algae plants following the successful completion of the pilot plant. Shares to the value of $1.5 million will be issued with… read more →

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CSMCRI develops green plastic from bio-fuel residue

Bhavnagar-based research institute Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSMCRI) has developed a 'green plastic' using the residues of bio-fuel that is made from a tropical weed jatropha. What's more, the institute has been granted an European patent for its bio-degradable plastic in… read more →

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