A study was conducted to assess the oil content variation in Jatropha curcas seeds collected from seven sites varying in altitude and at different fruit maturity stages from wasteland and cultivable land.

Development experts agree that ensuring access to sustainable
modern energy services is critical to achieving the Millennium
Development Goals. Some 2.4 billion people still use traditional
biomass fuels for cooking, often facing the risk of indoor air
pollution, while about 1.6 billion people have no access to
electricity. This report explores how international oil and

The US Environmental Protection Agency released its expected Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) detailing the implementation of changes to the existing Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS1) as required by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA).

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will focus on renewable fuels during his visit to Beijing this week, hoping to team up with China to develop bio-fuels, the Caijing Magazine has reported.

Lula arrived in Beijing on Monday and will pay a state visit for three days.

Kalpana Pathak / Mumbai May 12, 2009, 1:13 IST

The green theme of the Obama administration will soon be reflected on India as well.

The government-owned Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) is tying up with US-based National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for a pilot project to produce second generation biofuel.

World marketed energy consumption is projected to increase by 44 percent from 2006 to 2030. Total energy demand in the non-OECD countries increases by 73 percent, compared with an increase of 15 percent in the OECD countries.

This fourth edition of REN21

Algae have recently received a lot of attention as a new biomass source for the production of renewable energy.

A motorcycle that can run solely on sugar cane ethanol, gasoline or a mixture of both has gone on sale in Brazil, where biofuel cars already dominate the roads, burning cheaper home-grown energy.

Barun Roy / New Delhi April 23, 2009, 0:06 IST

After a successful pilot, Indonesia plans to give a free LPG stove and a cylinder to wean users off subsidised kerosene.