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Air New Zealand and Virgin are going to make their own aviation biofuel

Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia are investigating producing aviation biofuel, created from waste plant material. David Morgan, Air New Zealand’s chief flight operations and safety officer, says the airline recognises the impact aviation has on the environment. “By working in partnership with our alliance partner Virgin Australia we hope […]
Air New Zealand and Virgin are going to make their own aviation biofuel
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Biofuel Subsidies Are A Huge Opportunity For Fraud

[credit provider=”AP Images”] Corporate subsidies, in an era of fiscal-cliff attacks on Social Security and Medicare, have dodged attention despite their magnitude and absurdity.Take the renewable-fuels subsidy ecosystem—and a train of tankers filled with biodiesel that shuttled back and forth across the US-Canadian border twelve times, without unloading its cargo. […]
Biofuel Subsidies Are A Huge Opportunity For Fraud
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Algae-Based Biofuel Is Now For Sale In The San Francisco Bay Area

[credit provider=”Facebook/Natasha Ba”] Algae-based biofuel is now on tap in America — with motorists in the San Francisco Bay Area becoming the first motorists in the nation to fill up their tanks.The fuel, known as Biodiesel B20 — made from 20 per cent algae and 80 per cent petroleum — […]
Algae-Based Biofuel Is Now For Sale In The San Francisco Bay Area
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Land Acquired Over Past Decade Could Have Produced Food For A Billion People

[credit provider=”Flickr/Feed My Starving Children (FMSC)” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/fmsc/6964169160/”] International land investors and biofuel producers have taken over land around the world that could feed nearly 1 billion people.Analysis by Oxfam of several thousand land deals completed in the last decade shows that an area eight times the size of the UK […]
Land Acquired Over Past Decade Could Have Produced Food For A Billion People
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Students Built A Cheese Waste-Powered Car And Set A Speed Record

[credit provider=”USU News / YouTube” url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FkhFWrYQPbA”] Biofuels can be made from just about anything living, so there are a lot of exciting options for those looking to change how future cars are powered.For a team of students and professors at Utah State University, the best way to get their vehicle […]
Students Built A Cheese Waste-Powered Car And Set A Speed Record
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This 600 HP Muscle Car Is Actually Good For The Planet

[credit provider=”Australian International Motor Show”] This muscle car is based on the Ford XR Falcon, but there’s a world of difference between it and the 1967 model. Not only does the new creation, called the ZERO’D, pump out 600 hp, it does with with almost no negative impact to the […]
This 600 HP Muscle Car Is Actually Good For The Planet
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This Little Green Plant Could Be The Biofuel Of The Future

[credit provider=”UC San Diego” url=”http://algae.ucsd.edu/spreading-the-word/press-kit.html”] For decades, scientists have been trying to harness tiny plants called algae to make fuel. This algae-based fuel could be a viable alternative to the traditional petroleum-based fuel we use today, studies have shown.
This Little Green Plant Could Be The Biofuel Of The Future
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Is Jatropha A Viable Alternative Energy Source?

Jatropha curcas is a non-edible plant that grows in arid regions. The oil produced from its seed can be used as a biofuel that can be mixed with petroleum diesel. Already it’s been used twice this year in combination with algae to fuel test flights of commercial airlines. While corn-based […]
Is Jatropha A Viable Alternative Energy Source?
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Biofuels Carry Upside for Early Investors: Jim Lane

The Energy Report: Many investors have some level of familiarity with biofuels, but don’t have the depth of understanding required to enter that market with confidence. As the publisher of Biofuels Digest, which focuses exclusively on this sector, what do you think is the best way for investors to dip […]
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Energy Investors Need To Crack This Code: EROEI

[credit provider=”en.wikipedia.org” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:July_in_Saskatchewan_%28852014963%29.jpg”] “I just want to stop and make sure we’re not on fire,” Brad said as we pulled over.My friend Brad Farquhar is the co-founder and vice president of Assiniboia Capital, which invests in farmland. We had just driven through a canola farm some 50 miles outside of […]
Energy Investors Need To Crack This Code: EROEI