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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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Could This Enzyme Help Turn Biofuel Waste into Something Useful?

A protein used by common soil bacteria is providing new clues in the effort to convert aryl compounds, a common waste product from industrial and agricultural practices, into something of value. The protein structure of LigM was determined using X-ray crystallography, revealing novel structural elements… read more →

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High taxes are holding back biodiesel in India

The Biodiesel Association of India (BDAI) claims that high taxes are making biodiesel substantially more expensive than regular diesel in the country. The association has also called on India’s central government to continue with excise duty exemptions for the sector. “The industry is just not moving… read more →

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What Happened to the Promise of Biofuels?

Spring is here, and the air is fresh with new hopes and possibilities. We’ll get to those in a minute. First, let’s remind ourselves of one, haunting, apocalyptic reality: we are actually running out of fossil fuels. Also, the burning of those fossil fuels releases gas that traps heat in the Earth’s… read more →

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Biofuels reduce jet engine pollution by 50 Percent: NASA study

Compared to using conventional fuels, using biofuel blending jet engines can reduces particle number and mass emissions in their exhaust trails by as much as 50 to 70 percent, a new study from U.S. space agency NASA found. Worldwide, flights produced 781 million tonnes of CO2 in 2015, according to the… read more →

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The role of biodiesel in curbing pollution

Rapidly increasing vehicular pollution and complete neglect by the authorities to take pollution-reduction measures over the past few decades have resulted in deterioration of ambient air quality across the country. A recent study by IIT Bombay states that “bad air resulted in 80,000 premature deaths… read more →

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Canadian Solar Signs PPAs with SECI

Canadian Solar, one of the world's largest solar power companies, today announced that it has secured Power Purchase Agreements for an aggregate 80 MWac of solar power projects with the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), a public sector undertaking of the Government of India. Canadian Solar was… read more →

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Sequim lab looks to find the best biofuel in algae

Scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Marine Sciences Laboratory are turning algae inside out to find the best biofuel possible. Dr. Michael Huesemann, a lead researcher, said algae is a promising clean energy but expensive to harness effectively. "The price of biofuel is largely… read more →

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Southern Online Bio Technologies signs a MoU with Union Enterprise

Southern Online Bio Technologies, announced that the company has entered into Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Union Enterprise Private Limited. The MoU is for the supply, operation, production, maintenance & sale of biodiesel at Vizag & Nalgonda plants on turnkey basis. Southern Online Bio Technologies… read more →

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Biodiesel sector jittery over imminent lapse of excise duty exemption

Biodiesel producers fear a hit on their bottomline as the excise duty exemption on the clean fuel will lapse on April 1. The government had waived excise duty on inputs for biodiesel production in October 2015. The exemption lapsed on March 31 last year, but the Finance Ministry in May re-notified it… read more →

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Govt to prepare policy on alternative fuels

The government is set to make a policy framework on large scale production of ethanol from agricultural sources and methanol from coal that will help double farmers’ income, cut down crude oil imports and encourage global automobile companies like Toyota Motor Corp. to launch their flexible fuel vehicles… read more →

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