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16 Nov 16 New 20-country coalition set to promote advanced fuels for the climate

At an event held at COP22, in Marrakech, a coalition of 20 countries interested in the clean energy and the bioeconomy fields announced the launch of the Biofuture Platform, a new collective effort to accelerate development and scale up deployment ...

26 Oct 16 "Every country has bio energy potential" - GBEP Executive Secretary Interview

GBEP Executive Secretary Maria Michela Morese talks with the Eurasia Diary in an exclusive interview on 7th International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development, held from 18 to 21 October in Baku (Azerbaijan).http://eurasiadiary.com/news/interview/80805-every-country-has-bio-energy-potential

20 Oct 16 Turning biofuel waste into wealth in a single step

Lignin is a bulky chain of molecules found in wood and is usually discarded during biofuel production. But in a new method by EPFL chemists, the simple addition of formaldehyde could turn it into the main focus. Most biomass comes ...

27 Sep 16 Can the aviation industry finally clean up its emissions?

When a South Africa Airways scheduled flight flew from Johannesburg to Cape Town last month, it carried nearly 300 passengers. Neither the passengers or the pilots would have noticed any difference between that flight and any other. But instead of ...

05 Aug 16 Nissan unveils ‘world’s first’ ethanol-powered electric car

Car giant Nissan Motor Co. has revealed what it calls the world’s first Solid Oxide Fuel-Cell (SOFC)-powered prototype vehicle that runs on bioethanol electric power. The fuel cell prototype forms part of Nissan’s ongoing commitment to the development of zero-emission ...

29 Jul 16 Africa's First Biofuel Flights Take Off in South Africa

History was made in mid-July. Africa's first sustainable biofuel powered flights successfully flew between Johannesburg and Cape Town. The South African Airways (SAA) and Mango Boeing 737-800s used biofuel to power their engines on 15 July 2016. The fuel is ...

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