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Could Tobacco Be the Next Biofuel?

May 17, 2013
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Biofuel researchers at UC Berkeley may keep the tobacco industry from going up in smoke. Scientists are engineering tobacco plants to produce oils that can serve as biofuels to power airplanes, cars, trucks and other machines.

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US Navy Embraces Biofuelled Future

US Navy Embraces Biofuelled Future

Reuters (Oct. 5, 2011) — In its goal to significantly decrease its dependency on foreign oil, the US Navy has successfully tested its first unmanned reconnaissance helicopter powered by biofuel. The trial was the second successful test for the Navy in as many weeks.
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Powerland Beijing: From Fries to Fuel

Powerland Beijing: From Fries to Fuel

GlobalPost (Dec. 27, 2011) — An entrepreneur has an ambitious plan to turn Beijing's used cooking oil into biofuel.
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A New Source of Biofuel Leather Sludge

A New Source of Biofuel Leather Sludge

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Feb. 23, 2015) — Scientists in the Czech Republic are using a toxic sludge leftover from the production of leather to produce biofuel, providing a cheaper and greener material for the fuel. Amy Pollock reports. Video provided by Reuters
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