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By hook or by crook, science is finding new routes to energy

Thursday - While politicians posture, and climate scientists sigh sadly, researchers in laboratories continue to devise ingenious new ways to save energy, increase efficiency, and make the most of solar power.

Z Energy goes it alone with $21 million biodiesel plant to supply local market

4 Apr 14 - A commercial-scale biodiesel project nearly stymied by the withdrawal of Government support is to go ahead.

Biofuels not a lasting solution, warns report

4 Apr 14 - By DOUGLAS CRAWFORD-BROWN.- Biofuels alone are unsustainable, but can still help to combat climate change.

Z Energy on fuels project sideline

28 Mar 14 - ONE OF THE companies involved in a $13.5 million project investigating the viability of turning wood waste into biofuel says it is not involved in the NXT Fuels project.

Europe must get serious about cutting back oil

7 Mar 14 - By ALEX KIRBY, London.- Europe has the technology and the raw material to make a big cut in the amount of oil its transport uses, researchers say - but it will fail to reap the benefits on offer unless the European Union comes up with more radical policies.

Scientists crack code for duckweed ... and raise hopes for biofuel

28 Feb 14 - Geneticists have cracked the code for one of nature’s fastest-growing plants: Spirodela polyrhiza, or duckweed - and the pay-off could come with higher deliveries of biofuel at lower cost to cropland farmers.

Angry Maori take carbon case to UN

Chris Karamea Insley ... waiting for Government reply.

21 Feb 14 - Frustrated Maori will take their carbon price grievances to the United Nations next week.


Iwi forest plan key to processing boom

14 Feb 14 - A proposal by iwi to plant a million hectares of new forest over 10 years could provide the economies of scale needed to kick the New Zealand industry into large-scale processing.

Badlands could cost us a ‘Brazil’, says report

31 Jan 14 - If demand for new land on which to grow food continues at the current rate, by 2050 an area nearly the size of Brazil could be ruined, warns a new report.

Study shows how to double renewable energy

24 Jan 14 - The global renewable energy share can reach and exceed 30 per cent by 2030 at no extra cost, says a new report.

Fuels emissions levels show increase

20 Dec 13 - New Zealand's emissions from liquid fuels rose over the September quarter, latest figures show.

UK proposes double-counting on biofuels

13 Dec 13 - Britain has proposed a way to lower the European Union's 2020 target for renewable energy by counting the contribution from biofuels twice, avoiding the need for billions of euros in investment, a...

Govt has way to aid clean-tech pioneers, says Labour

David Shearer ... our companies excluded.

6 Dec 13 - The Government could use its buying power to support New Zealand’s clean-tech pioneers, the Labour Party says.

NXT biofuels project excites retail chain

Dave Bodger ... major breakthrough.

6 Dec 13 - The NXT Fuels biofuels refinery project could be a breakthrough for the industry, says fuel retailer Gull New Zealand.

EXCLUSIVE: Biofuels pioneer wants to go into production with refinery in NZ

Nick Gerritsen ... looking for backers.

22 Nov 13 - A New Zealand second generation-biofuels company is in the market for funding to build a refinery.

Melbourne expo might give us some answers

22 Nov 13 - Businesses looking for a steer on how Australia’s Emissions Reduction Fund scheme will work could find it at the Carbon Expo Australasia next month.

LanzaTech wins praise for China operation

Dr Jennifer Holmgren ... incredibly important.

8 Nov 13 - LanzaTech’s steelmill-waste-to-bioenergy plant in Beijing has earned recognition from international sustainability certifier RSB.

US biodiesel set to pass billion-gallon mark

18 Oct 13 - The United States biodiesel industry is on pace to produce more than the 1.28 billion gallons set under the Renewable Fuels Standard for this year.

Where's the Kiwi vision, asks IPCC author

11 Oct 13 - New Zealand could substantially cut greenhouse emissions from transport but lacks the vision to do so.


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