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2009-06-22 00:08:00

SINGAPORE, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Ethanol demand in SEA countries is determined by governmental energy policies within the region. As such, the difference in crude oil prices has the least impact on the ethanol demand. Among SEA countries, ethanol demand may vary in accordance to the mandatory policies. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) In some SEA countries, ethanol is seen as an additive to fuel, taking 5-10% of gasohol fuel in Indonesia by 2010 and 15% of...

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2009-06-16 12:20:00

A University of Colorado at Boulder team has uncovered an ancient and previously unknown Maya agricultural system -- a large manioc field intensively cultivated as a staple crop that was buried and exquisitely preserved under a blanket of ash by a volcanic eruption in present-day El Salvador 1,400 years ago.Evidence shows the manioc field -- at least one-third the size of a football field -- was harvested just days before the eruption of the Loma Caldera volcano near San Salvador in roughly...

2009-02-03 03:22:00

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- There is huge potential for biofuel production in sub-Saharan African countries such as Nigeria, Uganda and Angola, provided there is a concerted effort from key stakeholders. The production of feedstock and the fuel itself would ultimately lead to socio-economic improvement and, with the correct implementation and management, the controversy about feedstock used for fuel vs. food can be resolved. (Logo:...

2008-09-22 15:00:26

By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH The Technion-Israel Institute is one of only 33 universities in the world to receive a 2008 HP Labs Innovation Research Award, intended to encourage open collaboration with HP Labs resulting in high-impact research. The Technion will collaborate with HP Labs, HP's central research arm, on a research initiative focused on the detection of meaningful patterns in time-oriented event data from a wide variety of sources, such as traces of computing systems,...

2008-09-22 09:00:43

Text of report in English by state-run Vietnamese news agency VNA website [Unattributed article from the "Business" page: "PetroVietnam to build ethanol plant in Quang Ngai"] Quang Ngai (VNA) -A bio-ethanol plant will be built at the Dung Quat Economic Zone in central Quang Ngai province next year with investment from three subsidiaries of the Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam). The 120-million-USD factory is expected to use 220,000 tonnes of cassava every year as the...

2008-09-16 06:00:25

Excerpt from report by Fiji Daily Post website on 16 September A group of investors from China arrived in the country this morning to look at joint venture partnerships with the Fiji government in the production of ethanol and value-added products in the sugar industry. The project is estimated to [be] worth 40m US dollars (62.6m Fiji dollars). The Fiji Daily Post has been reliably informed that the Chinese delegation consists of representatives from the State Farms Bureau, a company...

2008-09-14 09:00:00

Four Chinese experts in ethanol production will be in Fiji this month to carry out studies on the requirements of setting up a plant and identify potential factory sites. The experts from the Guangxi State Farm will visit Fiji from 17 September to as long as it will take to complete the study. The delegation comprises Chao Wufang, general manager of Liangxi Sugar Mill; Li Jun, research fellow of Tropical Corp Research Institute; Gao Shougua, manager of Mingyang biochemical project; and Zeng...

2008-09-04 06:00:21

Text of report by independent daily newspaper Fiji Times website on 4 September Fiji's Ambassador to China James Ah Koy will accompany representatives from Guanxgi Province later this month to follow up on ethanol developments in the country. National Biofuel Strategic Committee chairman Viliame Yabakivou said the tour would be a follow- up to a recent visit to China by committee members - Director of Energy Viliame Vosarogo, Agriculture Permanent Secretary Dr Richard Beyer and Joape...

2008-08-06 15:00:50

By Euan Paulo C. Anonuevo, The Manila Times, Philippines Aug. 7--BASIC Energy Corp. is ramping up its alternative fuels and petroleum businesses, after it inked separate deals with foreign groups. The first deal with an Indian firm involves the production of sweet sorghum in the Philippine company's Zamboanga del Norte property. Oscar de Venecia, Jr., Basic president and chief operating officer, said that Praj Industries' proposed trial plantation for the said crop is part of the...

2008-07-07 06:00:23

Text of report by Fiji Daily Post website on 7 July [Fiji Beijing embassy press release] The Fiji embassy in Beijing reports that a delegation comprising the acting permanent secretary for agriculture, Dr Richard Beyer, as well Mr Viliame Yabakivou, Mr Aliki Turagakula and Mr Viliame Vosarogo from the Ministry of Energy are on their way to China to research how ethanol is made from tavioka (cassava). The delegation will see first-hand and learn how Chinese farmers in Guangxi Province...


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