Biofuel

Airbus has announced a pact with Malaysian partners aimed at identifying suitable local feedstocks that may be used to produce cleaner jet fuel for its aircraft.
EU member states have signed off on imposing definitive anti-dumping duties on biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia, in a move that Buenos Aires officials have warned could lead to another WTO challenge on biodiesel trade.
A controversial report is under-estimating the amount of greenhouse gas emitted by palm oil grown on tropical peatlands by nearly 50 percent, according to NGOs.
X-Fruit biofuel
A Singaporean company has unveiled a new hybrid plant, dubbed X-Fruit, which it claims could make a major contribution to meeting world demand for low-carbon transport fuel. International Green Innovation (IGI), established by the CEO of a Malaysian iron ore mining concern, revealed that X-Fruit has been developed in Malaysia over a 10-year period from local and exotic plant sources.
India is all set to convert its trash to treasure as it gears up, albeit a bit slowly, to strengthen its waste-to-energy sector and boost recycling and reuse, with one expert estimating the annual earnings from biofuel alone at INR50,000 crore (USD11 billion).
Although conventional biofuels derived from food-based crops account for only about 5 percent of global liquid fuels consumption in the transportation sector today, advanced biofuels – which avoid many of the social and environmental externalities that have undermined first-generation ethanol and biodiesel – offer long-term scalability and potential market growth across all global regions. 
A new Australian-Indian research partnership could provide a solution to a number of energy concerns and ultimately reduce the reliance of both countries on imported fuels, according to a latest research statement from CSIRO, Australia's national science body, on Thursday.
Cool Planet Energy Systems and Acritaz Greentech have signed an agreement to explore the construction of commercial biorefineries in Malaysia with ground breaking on the first facility set to begin in 2014.
A research team from Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) is claiming a major scientific breakthrough in the development of bacteria-generated biofuel.
Vietnam has great potential in bio-mass and bio-gas production but has failed to exploit this yet, say experts quoted by the Vietnam News Service Tuesday.