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STATE-RUN ENTERPRISE "BIOETHANOL" TO BE SET UP ON "KYIVSPYRT" BASES

The State-run enterprise "Bioethanol" will be established on the bases of the city union "KyivSpyrt"; the new enterprise will be involved in coordinating activity of Ukrainian spirits plants converted to the bioethanol production, the "UkrSpyrt" holding reported.

21 March 2007

A. Gordeev: Russia to Meet European Demand for Biofuel Raw Materials

Russia is considering supplying either raw materials or biofuel to European countries. Russia is also to use rape to produce biodiesel fuel and grain to turn out bioethanol.

19 March 2007

A. Gordeev: Russia to Meet European Demand for Biofuel Raw Materials

Russia is ready to meet the European demand for biofuel raw materials, said Russian Agriculture Minister Alexei Gordeev.

Russia is considering supplying either raw materials or biofuel to European countries. Russia is also to use rape to produce biodiesel fuel and grain to turn out bioethanol. The first pilot project for a plant to process grain into bioethanol is currently under construction in Omsk Region. Gordeev says Siberia has enough potential to yield five to seven million tonnes of grain to produce biofuel worth several hundred million dollars. The similar project is to be launched in Western Russia.

16 March 2007

Russia to Build Two Biofuel Production Lines

Russia plans to build two biofuel production lines, said Agriculture Minister Alexei Gordeyev.

According to Gordeyev, one project has already been launched in Omsk and the other is to be located in Western Russia.

15 March 2007

By 2030 Ukraine to reduce energy consumption by 12 percent.

KYIV, March 15 /UKRINFORM/. By 2030 Ukraine means to reduce energy consumption by 12 percent, Fuel and Energy Minister Yuriy Boyko said while speaking at the energy summit in London. According to him, energy consumption in metallurgy is expected to decrease by 30% and in the chemical industry by 20%.

According to Boyko, Ukraine will actively develop alternative energy generation. There are projects of plant construction for bioethanol and biodiesel production, coal processing into synthetic oil, development of wind-power engineering and extraction of mine methane.

15 March 2007

Kazakhstan Agriculture Ministry Drafts Strategy for Biofuel Production

In sphere of manufacture of bioethanol Kazakhstan has not only huge opportunities, but also the certain advantages. About it(this) today, Minister of Agriculture RK Akhmetzhan Esimov has declared. Only due to processing high-quality grain it is annually possible to make more than 3 billion litres of biofuel.

9 March 2007

Sweden ready to promote advanced energy technologies in Belarus

"This country is certainly interested in promoting the cooperation with Sweden, as Belarus has been implementing a program on diversifying its energy supplies and increasing the share of local and renewable fuels in its energy and fuel balance (by 2012 this index should reach 20-25%)", the diplomat said.

6 March 2007

Halol, Azerbaijani Tural-110 To Begin Production Of Ethyl-Tret-Butyl Ether In Azerbaijan In March

The Halol petrochemical plant (Drohobych, Lviv region) and Tural-110 (Azerbaijan) have a plan to begin production of ethyl-tret-butyl ether in Sumgait, Azerbaijan in March.

6 March 2007

Alternative Energy: CIS Countries News Review Feb 2007 - Part 1 of 2

A biofuel plant with an annual capacity of 10,000 tonnes will be built in Kharkov region, eastern Ukraine in 2009. The plant will use residue from the sunflower oil production industry, and later rapeseed. The investment in the plant is estimated at 146 mln Ukrainian hryvnias ($29 mln/22 mln euro).

 

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Kazakhstan may produce 3 bln liters of biofuel from grain yields.

Kazakhstan should create bioethanol production enterprises, President Nursultan Nazarbayev instructed the relevant departments on Monday.

5 March 2007 : 1

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