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UK government announces £25 million prize for second gen demo facility

UK government announces £25 million prize for second gen demo facility

August 1, 2013 |

In the UK, the government has launched a £25 million prize in a competition intended to seek out the most viable second-generation biofuel demonstration facilities. A feasibility study into the competition design has been launched with announcement of a winner expected within a year.

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Jamaican government teaming with mining company on biofuels project

Jamaican government teaming with mining company on biofuels project

July 15, 2013 |

In Jamaica, the Government is collaborating on a project with Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Partners, to demonstrate the viability of the biofuels industry, using mined out bauxite lands to grow oil-producing crops. Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, says the objective is to extract the oils from seeds, such as castor and […]

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Jamaica’s Biofuel Industry Looking for Major Investment

Jamaica’s Biofuel Industry Looking for Major Investment

June 10, 2013 |

In Jamaica, the government is seeking to encourage investors for its burgeoning biofuels industry in an effort to increase energy security and spur job creation. The government estimates that $7-8 billion will be necessary to grow the industry, and it hopes to host biofuels workshops to attract investors and sensitize lawmakers.

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Polish government to further support biomass energy companies

Polish government to further support biomass energy companies

May 27, 2013 |

In Poland, the government is proposing new legislation to boost investment in biomass power production. The move comes after biomass companies criticized the government for not doing more to help them after prices for green certificates dropped. The government requires power companies to supply a certain percentage of their power from renewable sources which is […]

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