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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:...

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2009-01-28 13:50:54

Study highlights problems linked to converting crops into biofuels Taking up valuable land and growing edible crops for biofuels poses a dilemma: Is it ethical to produce inefficient renewable energies at the expense of an already malnourished population? David Pimentel and his colleagues from Cornell University in New York highlight the problems linked to converting a variety of crops into biofuels. Not only are these renewable energies inefficient, they are also economically and...

2009-01-22 07:00:00

LAKE MARY, Fla., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- New Generation Biofuels Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: NGBF) ("New Generation Biofuels" or the "Company"), a development stage renewable fuels provider, today announced that the Company's Chief Executive Officer David A. Gillespie was interviewed by theStreet.com to discuss the implications of the Obama administration on the development of biofuel markets. The interview was broadcast January 19, 2009 and can be accessed through:...

2009-01-21 04:08:00

LONDON, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- First generation biofuels are outdated and second generation biofuels are not yet commercially feasible. Improvements in conversion processes of second generation biofuels will be an important factor in regions such as Europe complying with the 10 per cent biofuels mandate by 2020. Third and fourth generation biofuels are still in their infancy. Consequently, Europe is expected to achieve only 5 per cent against a biofuels target of 5.75 per cent by 2010....

2009-01-15 09:53:07

Global yields of most biofuels crops, including corn, rapeseed and wheat, have been overestimated by 100 to 150 percent or more, suggesting many countries need to reset their expectations of agricultural biofuels to a more realistic level.That's according to a study led by Matt Johnston and Tracey Holloway of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and Jon Foley of University of Minnesota, which drew on actual agricultural data from nearly 240 countries...

2008-12-05 04:00:00

LONDON, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2008 Sub-Saharan Africa Biofuel Emerging Company Award is presented to Global Biofuels Limited of Nigeria in recognition of its commitment to producing biofuel, promoting the socio-economic upliftment of Nigerians and reducing greenhouse gases as set out in the Kyoto protocol. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) "Global Biofuels Limited is establishing the first refinery for the production of bioethanol from sweet...

2008-12-02 07:30:00

PASADENA, Calif., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --- VIASPACE Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VSPC) today announced the Company is cultivating a new fast-growing hybrid grass to be used for production of cellulosic ethanol, methanol, biocrude and green gasoline. VIASPACE is taking a leadership position in the development of feedstock for sustainable biofuels, targeting the growing $25 billion global biofuels market. The Company is working to develop supply contracts with companies in China and...

2008-12-05 15:06:28

The European Union has agreed to have 10 percent of its vehicle fuels sourced with renewable fuels by 2020 in spite of warnings from scientists. Scientists have said that turning forests or grasslands into farmland to make up for acreage lost to biofuel production undermines the claim that biofuels is a clean source of energy, Deutsche Welle reported Friday. But an agreement between the European Parliament, the European Commission and European Union member states, upholds the 10 percent...

2008-11-03 09:00:24

PASADENA, Calif., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: VSPC) today announced the Company is focused on commercial farming of its new fast-growing hybrid grass to initially capture a significant share of China's $40 billion market for animal feed. The high-yield grass is ideal for feeding livestock as well as producing cellulosic biofuels, which is a growing market. The recent significant rising of Chinese consumption of meat and dairy products has created a...

2008-10-20 12:00:27

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the Energy industry is available in its catalogue. Demand and Supply-side Dynamics in the EU Biofuels Market http://www.reportlinker.com/p095761/Demand-and-Supply-side-Dynamics-in-the-EU-Biofuels-Market.html Introduction By assessing production and imports of biofuel, in addition to service station and vehicle numbers in selected national markets, this brief considers the availability of the fuel. It also assesses...


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