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Ukraine: MP Kaletnyk Proposes Ordering Big City Authorities To Guarantee Transfer Of All Transport To Biofuel By 2010

Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) Deputy Hryhorii Kaletnyk (Party of Regions faction) proposes that the parliament order executive authorities of cities with a population of above 500,000, as well as the owners of transportation means with internal combustion engines, to guarantee transfer of that transport to the use of biological fuel before the year of 2010.

20 February 2007 : 1

U.S.-based FuelMakers To Build $40 Mln Biofuel Plant in Moldova in 2008

U.S.-based FuelMakers LLC plans to invest $40 million (30.4 million euro) in the construction of a biofuel plant in northern Moldova next year, a company official said on Thursday.

15 February 2007

Chinese head for Russia's farm heartland

Chinese farmers are heading for Russia's black-earth agricultural heartland, with a pilot project for maize and vegetables this year and possible major investment from 2008, the Penza region's Governor Vasiliy Bochkarev said.

Bochkarev was in Edinburgh and in Nottingham in central England this week to promote investment in Penza, buoyed by the success of a British farming project covering 30,000 hectares of prime land in the region.

15 February 2007 : 1

Finance Ministry: Excise Duties for Oil Products Should Not Be Indexed

As soon as Russia gets technical specifications for bioethanol fuel, lower excise duty rates will be fixed for it.

14 February 2007

Agricultural Policy Ministry Initiating Introduction Of Tax Concessions For Biofuel Producers

Agricultural Policy Minister Yurii Melnyk disclosed this to the press. In particular, on Tuesday, the parliament discussed legislative provision of production of alternative types of fuel. Melnyk said that the Verkhovna Rada considered two bills, which foresee provision of tax concessions for biofuel producers and also for producers of equipment for biofuel plants. The bills also foresee allowance for production of biofuel by enterprises of all property types.

13 February 2007

PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS to Partner Bioethanol Production Line Construction Project in Russia

PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS will blueprint a financial scheme to attract investment in a bioethanol production line construction project in the Volgograd Region.

8 February 2007

TITAN Builds Pig Farms in Russia and Kazakhstan

The Omsk TITAN group is building two pig-breeding enterprises, in Russia's Omsk Region and Kazakhstan.

25 January 2007

Russia offers to supply EU with biological fuels

Russia is ready to cooperate with the EU in the field of bioenergetics. "Considering the rise in the consumption of bioethanol in Europe we are ready to offer additional resources and implement joint projects in this field, using common capital for this purpose," Russian Agriculture Minister Aleksey Gordeyev said at the East-West Agricultural Forum in Berlin today on the subject of "agriculture and bioenergy - the light will go out without agriculture".

20 January 2007 : 1

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