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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.

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NTPC Invites Bids For Agro Residue Based Fuel As Part Of Environment Friendly Drive In NCR

NTPC ,India’s biggest power producer has invited bid for procuring 1,000 metric tonnes per day of agro residue based fuel for its 2,650 MW Dadri power plant in the National Capital Region as part of initiatives to help clean air and provide farmers with an alternate to burning crop residues, a major… read more →

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Praj Industries, Gevo joint development agreement enters commercialisation phase

Indian companies involved in processing molasses and sugar cane feedstock to make ethanol will soon have an eco-friendly technology that will help produce isobutanol, which has multiple uses in making bio-products. read more →

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Indian Oil Corporation to set up bio-ethanol plant

India’s largest fuel retailer Indian Oil Corporation and carbon recycling company LanzaTech will jointly construct the world’s first refinery off gas-to-bioethanol production facility at IOC’s Panipat refinery, at an estimated cost of Rs 350 crore.The ethanol produced from the recycling of refinery… read more →

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Whisky residue biofuel successfully powers car for the first time

Edinburgh-based start-up Celtic Renewables Ltd. successfully fueled a car using whiskey residue biofuel. The fuel is called biobutanol and is billed as a direct replacement for petrol and diesel. Celtic Renewables made it using draff and pot ale. Draff is the sugar-rich kernels of barley used in whisky… read more →

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Process improves production of biodiesel from coffee waste

Purpose-grown crops used to produce biodiesels are expensive, and consume much-needed water and land that could be used to grow food. Spent coffee grounds have a high calorific value and could be used as an alternative, more environmentally-friendly biofuel feedstock. In 2014, more than nine million… read more →

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Indian biofuel industry worried GST will hit demand

In India, the biofuels industry worries that the government’s new Goods and Services Tax of 18% on both biodiesel and ethanol with stymie the government’s parallel policy of bolstering biofuel consumption in order to reduce fossil fuel imports. Biodiesel has been exempt of excise tax for the past… read 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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