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Biofuel for aerospace ecosystem in focus

Experts are set to discuss the challenges and opportunities toward research and development of biofuel for the aerospace ecosystem at a summit in Abu Dhabi this week.   The Global Aerospace Summit, in its second

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Boeing, UAE partner for biofuel research

Boeing and UAE researchers have made breakthroughs in sustainable aviation biofuel development, finding that desert plants fed by seawater will produce biofuel more efficiently than other well-known feedstocks. The Sustainable Bio

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Etihad joins Total, Boeing for aviation biofuel project

Abu Dhabi's state-owned carrier Etihad Airways is joining with French energy firm Total and US aircraft maker Boeing to develop biofuels in the emirate, company officials announced on Sunday. With its huge oil reserves, Abu Dh

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TNT, Lootah start biofuel trial

TNT Express, a leading delivery company, has started trials of bio-fuel for its UAE fleet with the help of Lootah Biofuels, a fully owned subsidiary of Dubai-based SS Lootah Group. This agreement aims at reducing carbon footprints

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Biofuel from date palms 'possible'

It is possible to extract biofuel oil from the nuclei of date palms, according to a scientific research study conducted in Bahrain. Ten per cent is then turned into diesel after chemical processing and also the possibility to extr

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Qatar varsity unveils new biofuels project

Qatar University (QU) has revealed groundbreaking research into the development of sustainable biofuels, as the country hosts the UN climate change conference COP18. The state-backed QR45.5 million ($12.5 million) biofuel project

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Etihad flies first biofuel-powered flight

UAE national carrier Etihad Airways said it had operated its first biofuel-powered flight, the Boeing 777-300ER, from Seattle to Abu Dhabi. The 14 hour delivery flight of the airline’s newest and most efficient long haul aircraft was opera

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Seawater 'can be used for biofuel agriculture'

Research at Abu Dhabi’s Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MI) has confirmed viability of using saltwater and arid land to create new forms of sustainable bio energy. Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MI), the Boeing Com

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Lufthansa to use biofuel on flights by 2012

Lufthansa is set to become one of the world's first airlines to mix biofuel with traditional kerosene on commercial flights as carriers seek ways to cut soaring fuel costs, its chief executive said. The German flag carrier will start r

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DuPont in $140m cellulosic ethanol JV

DuPont has announced a joint-partnership agreement to develop and commercialise the leading, low-cost technology solution for the production of cellulosic ethanol - a next generation biofuel produced from non-food sources. DuPont is furth

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