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biofuel

Any gas, liquid or solid that can be converted from a raw biological material—vegetation, algae grown in sewage, dry waste, cane sugar or wood pulp through combustion or fermentation to alcohols into fuels useful for industry and transport.

Major biofuels
(1) Biogas generated by anaerobic digestion (“biomethanation”).
(2) Fuel ethanol generated by a yeast-based fermentation of molasses, sugarcane juice or hydrolysed seed.

biofuel

fuel derived from a biological source. Biofuels include ETHANOL (gasohol), METHANE (biogas), fish liver oil and rapeseed oil (biodiesel).
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Boeing says it will begin offering airlines and operators the chance to have their jets powered by biofuel when they take off for their new homes, and Seattle-based Alaska Airlines is the first to sign up for the option.
The trick is to separate the suitable species, cultivate them, and gather enough lipids to make biofuel," he further noted.
But critics say this has converted land use from cultivation of crops for food to biofuel, which drives up food prices and threatens food security.
Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan, while addressing the event, said, "The government has taken a step ahead to generate biofuel which would lead to a pollution free environment and also save imports of petrol adding to the growth of Indian economy."
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To start off, the research discards the traditional lifecycle analysis method which it says "focuses only on production-related greenhouse gas emissions within a fuel's supply chain." Since biofuels are derived from plants, this method reasons that "biofuels are inherently carbon neutral because the CO2 released when they are burned is derived from CO2 uptake during feedstock growth."
The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) obtained biofuel from sweet stem sorghum in Pondoland.
According to the report, Bulgaria needs to take urgent steps to introduce an appropriate mechanism to observe the sustainability criteria for biofuels, despite the fact that the country is to report on the fulfillment of national biofuel targets in 2020.
Over the past eight years, while the economy, fracking and successful hybridand electric-vehicle franchises have taken center stage in the media, there have been relatively few improvements in the biofuel technology picture.
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The two companies will perform joint biofuel research, as well as fund and coordinate research with Brazilian universities and other institutions.
The Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC), affiliated with the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi, will test these findings in a project that could support biofuel crop production in arid countries, such as the UAE.