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Biofuels (including Bio Diesel)
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Wednesday 04 November 2009
A leading food manufacturer says it will switch to a "sustainable" source of palm oil for its most famous brands, such as McVitie's, Jaffa Cakes and Penguin.
Wednesday 09 September 2009
The palm oil industry misled the public by claiming production of the vegetable fat was sustainable and socially useful, according to an official investigation.
Monday 17 August 2009
The production of biofuels is fuelling poverty, human rights abuses and damage to the environment, Christian Aid warned today.
Tuesday 23 June 2009
Tuesday 19 May 2009
The Government has joined calls for Britain’s best-selling household groceries to use sustainable palm oil.
Monday 11 May 2009
Wednesday 06 May 2009
Scientists yesterday unveiled what they hope will be one of the world's fastest biofuel vehicles, powered by waste from chocolate factories and made partly from plant fibers. Its makers hope the racer will go 145 mph and give manufacturers ideas about how to build more ecologically friendly vehicles.
Monday 04 May 2009
Saturday 02 May 2009
Palm oil is an inescapable part of everyday life. As the new research from the Independent shows, it is now virtually impossible to avoid buying products that contain palm oil in every supermarket, chemist and sweet shop in Britain. Considering the fact that this commodity is now one of the most environmentally damaging on earth, this can seem like a gloomy prospect - but there are a few reasons for hope.
Wednesday 28 January 2009
It sounds like a fantasy character created by Roald Dahl, or played by Jim Carrey – the gribble. But in fact it's a small marine creature resembling a woodlouse, and it may provide the key to a major breakthrough for biofuels in Britain.
Monday 05 January 2009
Bulgaria's economy ministry urged industry on Monday to temporarily reduce natural gas consumption due to a continued decline in Russia gas imports, the government office said.
Saturday 27 December 2008
Thursday 18 December 2008
Sunday 30 November 2008
The British biofuels industry has warned that oil companies are set to save millions of pounds because of a mistake by government lawyers in drafting biofuels legislation – an error that could lead to the demise of the UK's alternative fuel industry.
Thursday 28 August 2008
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
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