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16 October 2008
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Special Use for Biofuel Facility Granted
NEW ZEALAND - The Highland Township Board of Trustees has approved a special use permit that will allow Otomi Biofuels LLC to move forward with creating a biofuel processing facility on Milford...
05 September 2008
Crop Industry News from New Zealand New Zealand's Biofuels Legislation Passed
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand's Energy Minister David Parker welcomed the passing in Parliament of the Biofuel Bill yesterday, which he said would stimulate the market for sustainable alternative...
28 August 2008
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Inquiry into Wind Farm Proposal
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand Environment Minister Trevor Mallard is to "call in" a renewable energy development proposal for a 180-turbine wind farm near Raglan so it is considered by an independent...
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Great Potential for New Zealand Grown Biofuels
NEW ZEALAND - The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) welcomes a report released today which shows biomass material from purpose-grown New Zealand forests has great potential...
27 August 2008
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Air New Zealand in Bio Fuel Trial
NEW ZEALAND - Air New Zealand is a step closer to a bio-fuel test flight using a 747-400 aircraft, with the refining of the sustainable fuel underway in the US....
05 August 2008
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Finnish Oil Company Provides Major Grant to Make Bio-fuel From Algae
NEW ZEALAND - A Massey research project to commercially develop sustainable, carbon-neutral biofuel from slimy green algae to ultimately replace petrol-based fuels has received a funding boost...
01 August 2008
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Biofuel Producer Shelves NZ Investment
NEW ZEALAND - A UK biofuel producer is to pull out of plans to invest more than NZ$100 million in New Zealand....
22 July 2008
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Biofuel from Bacteria
NEW ZEALAND: A study aimed at using bacteria as a source of clean and renewable biofuel has received a NZ$264,000 (US$200,800) research grant from the New Zealand government. ...
14 July 2008
Crop Industry News from New Zealand NZ Livestock Reaping Benefits of Biofuel Bubble
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand beef farmers are reaping the benefits of sky high international prices for grain biofuels. ...
09 July 2008
Crop Industry News from New Zealand New Zealand Bio-Fuels Bill Update 2008
NEW ZEALAND - This is a GAIN report on New Zealand biofuels bill update prepared by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). ...
02 July 2008
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Biofuel Bill Changes Proposed
NEW ZEALAND - The majority report of a New Zealand parliamentary committee has recommended Parliament pass with amendments a Biofuels Bill that would mandate that transport fuels contain specified...
30 June 2008
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Biofuels Taking Off with JAL
NEW ZEALAND - Air New Zealand's trying it with jatropha, and Virgin Atlantic thought that coconut oil would do the trick. Now it's time for Japan Airlines to give biofuel flying a whirl....
24 June 2008
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Biodiesel NZ Confident about Home-Grown Industry
NEW ZEALAND - Raw material providers, farmers and customers of Biodiesel New Zealand have been contacting the renewable fuel producer asking about its prospects following yesterday's introduction...
23 June 2008
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Government Pushes Ahead with Biofuels Bill
NEW ZEALAND - The Government is out of touch with the concerns of New Zealanders over high fuel prices and the international problems with biofuels by pushing ahead with a compulsory biofuels...
20 June 2008
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Algae-Based Biofuels Promoted by Airlines
NEW ZEALAND - Three airlines are joining the newly-formed Algal Biomass Organisation (ABO), a non-profit organisation which aims to promote the development of commercially viable transportation...
18 June 2008
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Biodiesel NZ and Wine Group in Rapeseed Deal
NEW ZEALAND - A land lease deal has been drawn up between Winegrowers of Ara and Biodiesel New Zealand with 760 hectares of flat Waihopai Valley land now destined for oilseed rape and other crops....
06 June 2008
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Air NZ and Boeing Dependent on Jatropha
NEW ZEALAND - Air New Zealand and Boeing, in an effort to produce a viable biofuel, are depending on jatropha plant to come up with a more cost-effective and environmental-friendly fuel....
02 May 2008
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Waikato Piggery, Biogas Plans May go to Appeal
NEW ZEALAND - A Waikato pig farmer is considering an appeal against a decision to reject expansion plans that would take his business 1,100 to 22,000 pigs....
18 April 2008
Crop Industry News from New Zealand NZ Farmers Generate Energy from Biogas
NEW ZEALAND - According to Radio New Zealand, with the increase in fuel and power prices, farmers are thinking up new ways of tapping into their own energy sources....
14 April 2008
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Pilot Processing Refinery Anticipated Within a Year
NEW ZEALAND - According to Radio New Zealand, a test processing refinery is expected to operate withing a year's time. The company - Pure Power Technology - launching the pilot plans to produce...
10 April 2008
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Aquaflow achieves success harvesting wild algae
NEW ZEALAND - According to Biodiesel Magazine, there is a new biofuel model emerging which is quietly being led by New Zealand's Aquaflow Bionomic Corporation....
08 April 2008
Crop Industry News from New Zealand NZ Biodiesel Industry Looks to Canterbury Oilseed Rape
NEW ZEALAND - Biodiesel New Zealand is committed to producing 70 million litres a year of sustainable transport fuel by the year 2011 and is calling for the Government to encourage investment...
02 April 2008
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Further success on algae biofuel
MARLBOROUGH, NZ - Two further major breakthroughs have been achieved by Aquaflow Bionomic Corporation, which has been working on world-leading technology to convert wild algae to biofuel....
18 March 2008
Crop Industry News from New Zealand NZ Can Grow All its Own Biofuels, Says Study
NEW ZEALAND - Purpose-grown forests to produce biofuels could meet all New Zealand's transport fuel requirements within 40 years, according to a study by the Crown research institute Scion....
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Ethanol Boom Raises Fears for Beef Sector
NEW ZEALAND - Booming ethanol production in the United States could provide some short-term grief for New Zealand beef producers....
08 January 2008
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Canola-seed cost lifting biodiesel price
NEW ZEALAND - The surge in the price of oil to $US100 a barrel has not been as beneficial for the fledgling production of biodiesel in Canterbury as might be thought....
31 December 2007
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Safety of GE corn queried by scientist
NEW ZEALAND - Uncertainty over the safety of genetically engineered (GE) corn has not been reflected in Government announcements, a leading gene scientist believes....
29 December 2007
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Soil & Health Applauds Pause on High Lysine Corn
NEW ZEALAND - Soil & Health applauds Food Safety Minister Annette King's pause on the approval of a GE animal feed corn (LY038), engineered to produce high amounts of lysine for maximum weight...
17 December 2007
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Biochar professorships set up
NEW ZEALAND - The establishment of two bio-char professorships at Massey University is another important step on the path towards New Zealand becoming a low-carbon nation, Forestry Minister Jim...
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