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Study: 'Jet-fuel' crop success hinges on sites, seeds

A two-year study in Brazil determines that seed quality and land conditions are key to maximizing the benefits of jatropha-curcas, whose olives yield oil for alternative jet fuel.

By Apr. 1, 2011

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MIT study: Biofuels not necessarily greenest choice

Scientists take cradle-to-grave look at 14 diesel and jet fuels made from biomass, and identify key factors that make a difference in whether a biofuel is truly an environmental improvement.

By May. 12, 2011

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Air New Zealand tests biofuel Boeing

Airline, along with Boeing, Rolls-Royce, and Honeywell, has retooled one of the four Rolls-Royce RB211 engines on a Boeing 747-400 to run on an unusually fruity blend of biofuel.

By Jan. 2, 2009

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Alaska Airlines flies planes fueled by cooking oil

Alaska joins other airlines in the move toward using biofuel blends for commercial flights to save energy and reduce emissions.

By Nov. 10, 2011

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Shell joint venture to produce biodiesel from algae

Hawaiian company Cellana will test production of biodiesel from algae and capturing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

By Dec. 11, 2007

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Expanding biodiesel in South America

There's an awful lot of jatropha in Peru

By Sep. 17, 2007

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A global map for figuring out where to grow biofuel crops

The badlands might be back in fashion with biofuels. A three-year project goes to the heart of the pressing food versus fuel debate.

By Apr. 15, 2008

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Imperium Renewables delays IPO plans

Weeks after losing its CEO, the biodiesel maker withdraws plans for its public offering.

By Jan. 3, 2008