Biofuels

  • Obama says US must shift cars, trucks off oil March 16, 2013

    Lemont: Envisioning cars that can go "coast to coast without using a drop of oil," President Barack Obama on Friday urged Congress to authorize spending $2 billion over the next decade to expand research into electric cars and biofuels to wean automobiles off gasoline. Obama, expanding on an initiative he addressed...
  • Biofuels cause pollution, not as green as thought: Study January 7, 2013

    Oslo: 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 fuel - seen as a cleaner...
  • Cooking oil powers Australia's Qantas aircraft April 13, 2012

    Melbourne: Australian airliner Qantas on Friday flew the country's first commercial biofuel flight between Sydney and Adelaide using a mix of conventional fuel and refined cooking oil. John Valastro of Qantas said the flight this morning was a commercial first in Australia, and would have produced far less carbon emissions than...
  • Biofuels, the new saviour for European airlines July 24, 2008

    Airlines are working to keep costs and their carbon footprints down. CNN tells you how. ...
  • Common weed may become fuel of future July 4, 2008

    New Delhi: At least four states, the Army and the Railways have pinned their hopes for a clean, efficient alternate fuel on a common weed: Jatropha. The Army has planted Jatropha in 300 hectares to conduct key tests and uses oil from the plant’s seed as bio-diesel to power its tanks....
  • Does sugarcane have enough juice to power India's fleet? July 3, 2008

    Mumbai: Sugarcane is the bio-fuel that India has chosen to cut down on oil imports and ease the burden of rising fuel costs. Sugarcane waste or molasses are being used to extract ethanol for bio-fuel and sugar co-ops in Maharashtra say they have the capacity to produce as much as...
  • Biofuel rule sparks food debate in Britain April 16, 2008

    London: When British drivers fill up, it is now more likely they will have biofuel in the tank. Starting Tuesday, the government's requiring fuel providers get two and a half per cent of all their sales from biofuel. Critics of biofuels are furious saying companies and farmers in the developing world are...
  • Forget horse power, cars may run on cow power April 9, 2008

    Washington: What does the cow have to do with the global oil crisis? Well, it may help ease it. An enzyme from a microbe that resides deep in a cow's gut holds the key to converting corn into a cheap biofuel like ethanol, a new study has found. The enzyme, which allows...
  • First biofuel jet makes test flight February 25, 2008

    New Delhi: The world’s first biofuel flight flew from London to Amsterdam. The Virgin Atlantic jumbo jet flew from London to Amsterdam with one of its fuel tanks filled with a bio-jet blend including babassu oil and coconut oil. Virgin Atlantic founder Sir Richard Branson said it is a milestone in the...
  • Go green: Use Biofuel, the environment friendly option September 6, 2007

    New Delhi: Fossil fuels like petrol are toxic and contribute to the green house effect. Biofuels obtained from plants like jatropha is a good option and can reduce hazards by 60%. Find out more. ...
  • Pasta gets hotter, contributes to global warming July 20, 2007

    Rome (Italy): Italian pasta is simply the best in the world. It is made with durum wheat. Italy grows a lot of the wheat, but the Italians eat a lot of pasta so the country must import half of its durum wheat needs to satisfy demand. However, durum wheat is also...