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Tag: "biofuels"

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Could jet fuel grow on trees? ANU finds promise in Australian gum-leaf

Could jet fuel grow on trees? ANU finds promise in Australian gum-leaf

Eucalyptus oils from certain gum tree species could be refined to make high energy jet fuel, an ANU study has found.

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Solar PV strikes new record low in Chile, first US offshore wind farm completed

Solar PV strikes new record low in Chile, first US offshore wind farm completed

The solar PV cost reduction spiral reached its lowest point yet at an auction in Chile last week, where a Spanish developer won contracts to sell power from a solar plant high in the Andes for $29.10/MWh.

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Renewable jet fuel could be growing on Australia’s iconic gum trees

Renewable jet fuel could be growing on Australia’s iconic gum trees

New uses for Australia’s plant-based oils appear set to give it some new tricks, potentially jolting the local eucalyptus oil industry into high-tech limelight.

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Biofuel lab to be developed in Queensland, with backing from ARENA

Biofuel lab to be developed in Queensland, with backing from ARENA

ARENA backs development of $5.4m biofuel lab that will test the feasibility of a commercial-scale biorefinery.

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Renewables employed 8.1m people in 2015, led by 11% increase in solar jobs

Renewables employed 8.1m people in 2015, led by 11% increase in solar jobs

Memo Malcolm Turnbull: IRENA report says renewables jobs grew 5% in 2015 to 8.1 million, while rest of the energy sector contracted. Solar PV jobs alone grew by 11%.

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Desert farms could power flight with sunshine and seawater

Desert farms could power flight with sunshine and seawater

What if you could grow biofuels on land nobody wants, using just seawater and sunlight, and produce food at the same time?

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New York’s smart grid research may shape U.S.

New York’s smart grid research may shape U.S.

New York and its utility infrastructure are highly vulnerable to climate change-influenced extreme weather and rising seas.

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US no. 2 to China in clean energy investments in 2014

US no. 2 to China in clean energy investments in 2014

Clean energy is growing again in the U.S. as investments in renewables increased in 2014 after a two-year decline.

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Climate change mitigation’s best-kept secret - capture methane

Climate change mitigation’s best-kept secret – capture methane

There are fairly easy ways to dramatically slow our methane emissions — if we make the commitment to do so.

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Electric cars a mixed bag for health, climate

Electric cars a mixed bag for health, climate

Driving an electric car could be worse for both the climate and public health if the electricity that runs it was generated at a coal-fired power plant.

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Post climate pact, IEA warns fossil fuel trends dire

Post climate pact, IEA warns fossil fuel trends dire

The odds that any climate agreement among the biggest greenhouse emitters will succeed became a little greater as China & U.S. commit to slash carbon pollution.