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BP makes big investment in Brazilian biofuels

BP has made a $680 million (£424 million) investment in Brazil with a purchase of one of the nation's leading biofuels companies.

The British energy giant now owns 83 per cent of the shares of the Companhia Nacional de Açúcar e Álcool (CNAA), which is one of the world's leading producers of sugar cane and ethanol biofuel.

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March 17th, 2011

First commerical US biofuels plant planned this year

Recently, the banned alcoholic drink Four Loko was being recycled into car fuel, and today, it’s non-food waste from crops and wood scraps. Cellulosic ethanol is by no means a new idea, but no one has been producing it in bulk amounts.

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March 08, 2011

Rise in Palm Oil Output May Help Satisfy Food Demand

Strong production of Southeast Asian palm oil is the best hope of boosting cooking oil supplies as soybean oil gets soaked up to make biofuel, its attraction redoubled by unrest in Libya that has driven crude oil to more than $100 per barrel.

Vegetable oil markets had braced for a fall in palm oil prices in the second half of 2010. They expected strong output from top producer Indonesia as it harvested a bigger acreage, and as No. 2 supplier Malaysia improved yields.

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09 March 2011

The Governor of Arkhangelsk Region to encourage the use of timber residues in biofuel

Ilya Mikhalchuk, the Governor of Arkhangelsk Region, held a meeting with Vladimir Shishov, the Vice-Governor for Natural Resources Management, Agricultural Sector and Ecology and Yuri Trubin, the Minister for Natural Resources and Timber Industry Complex of Arkhangelsk Region.

European Biomass Association Newsletter

The newsletter cover EU Energy policies for renewables and bioenergy, the position on EU Energy, publications and EU projects with green pellets.

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06 March 2011

Timber prices up as power plants boost biomass use

Government subsidies to encourage power companies to burn wood are distorting the market for timber and forcing up prices in manufacturing and construction industries, Channel 4 News has learned.

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February 24, 2011

Biomass plays part in sustainable forestry

People called them bulls of the woods -- the logging company bosses who could out-chop, out-saw, out-spit, out-cuss and out-brawl any man in the camp.

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February 25, 2011

Hybrid aspen and poplar can enhance Sweden's supply of renewable energy

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01 March 2011

The Finnish experience to enhance the development of Karelian biofuel technologies

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Feb 21, 2011

ANDRITZ to supply gasification plant to Metsä-Botnia’s Joutseno mill

Graz, Austria, Feb 21, 2011 - International technology Group ANDRITZ has been selected to provide a gasification plant to Metsä-Botnia’s Joutseno mill, Finland. The 48 MW plant will generate green fuel gas from local biomass, thus making the mill independent of fossil fuels.


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by Dr. Radut