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The catalytic conversion of waste cooking oil (WCO) with high acid value (120.37 mg KOH/g) to biodiesel has been studied in low-cost SO3H-functionalized quaternary ammonium ionic liquid as catalyst. The ionic liquid (IL) catalyst was efficient in catalysing the simultaneous esterification and transesterification reactions of WCO and methanol.

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Using the so-called green biodiesel for transport was supposed to cut down CO2 emissions but could increase Europe's overall transport emissions by nearly 4%, according to a new EU study.

A palm oil industry body on Monday ordered a member company with a 5,000 hectare (12,355 acre) concession in Peru to stop developing new plantations until it can prove it has not cleared any primar

Power and Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal has said that for the next six-and-a-half years, the NDA Government's thrust will be in the areas of hydroelectricity and bio-fuels.

Air pollution is associated with morbidity and premature mortality. Satellite remote sensing provides globally consistent decadal-scale observations of ambient nitrogen dioxide (NO2) pollution. The researchers determined global population-weighted annual mean NO2 concentrations from 1996 through 2012.

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Global demand for agricultural and forestry products fundamentally affects regional land-use change associated with environmental impacts (EIs) such as erosion. In contrast to aggregated global metrics such as greenhouse gas (GHG) balances, local/regional EIs of different agricultural and forestry production regions need methods which enable worldwide EI comparisons. The key aspect is to control environmental heterogeneity to reveal man-made differences of EIs between production regions. Environmental heterogeneity is the variation in biotic and abiotic environmental conditions.

Scania Commercial Vehicles India Pvt Ltd, hosted a multi-stakeholder conference today on sustainability, where Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari delivered the keynote address.

Gurgaon: Putting the idea of recycling into action, a city-based student has founded his own social venture where he aims to recycle all the tyres which have served their time.

Teams from the Universities of Bath and York are developing the substitute from a yeast grown using waste feedstocks

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