Tag: Liquid fuels
Minuscule amounts of ethanol can at least double the life span of a tiny worm used as a model for aging studies, UCLA biochemists report. “This finding floored us; it’s shocking” said Steven Clarke, UCLA professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and senior author of the study.
Researchers with the U.S Department of Energy (DOE)’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) have identified a potential new advanced biofuel that could replace today’s standard fuel for diesel engines but would be clean, green, renewable and produced in the United States.
South African Government Publishes Draft Regulations on the Mandatory Blending of Biofuels with Gas Or Diesel
Draft regulations on the mandatory blending of biofuels with petrol or diesel have been published in the Government Gazette for public comment.
As researchers in the U.S. consider alternative biofuel sources beyond grain feedstocks such as corn and soybeans, everything from alligator fat to herbivore excrement is being subjected to study.
Biofuels remain the orphan child of western energy interests – like adopting children, everyone agrees that it’s a good idea, but not many want an alien rugrat in the house.
Thailand’s former Finance Minister Korn Chatikavanij is urging that the new Pheu Thai-led coalition government to review its energy policy before motorists stop using the ethanol-gasoline blend currently in use in the country.
Brazilian Mines and Energy Minister Edison Lobao stated that the government will reduce the admixture of alcohol with gasoline provided to service stations from 25 to 20 beginning 1 October.
Kenya has developed unique Bio-Ethanol Gel Biofuel for Kitchen Use. The bio-ethanol gel is an alternative biofuel developed by Consumer’s Choice Limited to reduce Kenya’s reliance on imported petroleum.