Uruguay will implement rural renewable energy projects in each of its 19 departments through wind, photovoltaic, biomass, biofuel or biogas solutions, national energy director Olga Otegui has said, quoted in a press release recently.
The Environmental Protection Agency sought to calm a furor over its apparent proposal to reduce ethanol use in gasoline next year, saying that no final decisions had been made about the contentious mandate.
LAN Colombia, member of the LATAM Airlines Group, has carried out the first flight using second generation bio-fuel. The aircraft used for the flight was an Airbus A320 between the cities of Bogota and Cali.
More efficient vehicle technologies — like lighter, more aerodynamic designs — could be combined with alternative power sources such as biofuel, electricity or hydrogen, reducing petroleum use in 2050 by 80 percent as well.
Globally, biofuels are being promoted as a kind of nicotine patch to wean the world off its dirty and expensive fossil fuel addiction. Known by some as aboveground oil fields, biodiesel (made from vegetable oils and fats) and ethanol (made by fermenting the sugars in corn and sugarcane) present the opportunity to grow fuel feedstock…