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Uttar Pradesh: Bio-fuel plants in 7 districts curb stubble burning

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 27, 2020

The state steering committee approved a budget of Rs 22.56 crore for setting up bio-fuel plants in seven districts — Meerut, Baghpat, Bulandshahr, Ghaziabad, Gautam Budh Nagar, Hapur and...

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Ground-breaking Indian study benchmarks Pongamia Biodiesel 2030 pricing

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 3, 2014

Ground-breaking Indian research on the viability of Pongamia Biodiesel has today been released titled "PONGAMIA BIODIESEL 2030: Projecting a Path for Permanent Progress & Prosperity, at the culmination of almost three years of work by The Advanced Biofuel Center (CJP).The...

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BMC plans to build biogas plant in Deonar, India

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 3, 2014

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), in collaboration with Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), is planning to build a biogas plant at the Deonar abattoir, India, to process all the animal waste.
BARC nuclear agriculture and biotechnology division professor Sharad...

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Don’t write off biofuels yet, we will need them to get about in the future

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 28, 2014

 Bioenergy and biofuels have an important role to play in lowering the use of carbon-intensive fossil fuels – a point underscored by the IPCC report which confirmed the need for further research to improve such technology.

A key challenge is creating alternative...

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Discovery could yield more efficient plants for biofuels

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 19, 2014

 Genetically modifying a key protein complex in plants could lead to improved crops for the production of cellulosic biofuels, a Purdue Univ. study says.

Clint Chapple, distinguished prof. of biochemistry, and fellow researchers generated a mutant Arabidopsis plant...

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Subject Tags: Biofuels , Technology

Enzyme discovery to help develop efficient biofuels

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 23, 2013

In a breakthrough, scientists have discovered a family of enzymes that will help develop effective second generation biofuels to be used in vehicles.

Biofuels have increased in popularity because of rising oil prices and the need for energy security.


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Subject Tags: Biofuels

Biofuels production to top 150975 million litres in 2016

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 7, 2013

The markets representing high growth rate are Sweden (32.2%), Colombia (24.4%), India (19.7%), and Thailand (16.3%).

According to the report, Biofuels Market by Technology, Feedstocks, Regulations, Pricing & Commercialization Trends & Forecasts (2011-2016),...

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Subject Tags: Biofuels , Human Interest

Biofuels cause pollution, not as green as thought - study

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 7, 2013

Green schemes to fight climate change by producing more bio-fuels could actually worsen a little-known type of air pollution and cause almost 1,400 premature deaths a year in Europe by 2020, a study showed on Sunday.

The report said trees grown to produce wood...

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Subject Tags: Biofuels

Solar City project back on track

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 1, 2012

A Union government project to make Thiruvananthapuram a ‘Solar City’ is showing signs of revival. The project lay dormant for two years, until the last Corporation Council meeting.

The Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy had decided to make...

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Subject Tags: Biofuels , Business

'2nd gen biofuels can meet half of India's gasoline demands'

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 22, 2012

India can meet nearly half of its gasoline demands by producing second-generation biofuels from its huge agricultural residue, according to a top official of a global bio-tech organisation.

"Second generation biofuels have the ability to help India meet its growing...

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Subject Tags: Biofuels