Time to turn on the lights for a billion in the dark

Turning on the light switch is done without a second thought for many of us. In our modern world it world it is a surprise that more than a billion people don’t have that luxury. An international program aimed at helping get those billion people living in the dark some light is gathering momentum. The […]

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Nissan bio-ethanol fuel-cell development

News that Nissan has begun development of a new bio-ethanol fuel-cell to power electric vehicles is an exciting development. While there is a long way to go, as James Wong from Car News reports it could have the same range as conventional petrol-powered cars around 600 kilometres. It shows how versatile biofuels can be, particularly […]

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Biofutures Hub Another Step Forward

The Biofuels Association of Australia (BAA) welcomes the Queensland Government announcement of $20 million in funding for an Asia-Pacific hub for biofutures industries. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk launched the Government’s Biofutures 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan during a reception in San Francisco yesterday. “The US Navy, the Royal Australian Navy and the major airlines all […]

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Oil Recovery Boost for Biofuels

  The Biofuels sector – including ethanol, known in Australia as E10 and biodiesel – has been buffeted by a slump in the oil price. Each business has its own contracts, but biodiesel in particular is inextricably linked to the price of oil, including feedstock which is a major component of the manufacturing process. But […]

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Willie Powers Tour on Biodiesel

Country and Western legend Willie Nelson is powering his US tour on biodiesel. He’s switched his tour bus to biodiesel on the basis that it is more environmentally friendly. Nelson was an early adopter to biofuel. He first became interested in biofuel in 2004 when his wife bought a diesel car which she ran 100% […]

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Mercedes gives thumbs up to Biodiesel

When it comes to European-cars there is plenty of discussion on what fuel is best for the more expensive vehicles like Mercedes, Audi and BMW. There is an interesting story that has emerged out of India. According to The Economic Times the German car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz has agreed to shift its diesel cars to the […]

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