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Russia to launch grain trading via exchanges in Jan: report

Russia will launch exchange-based grain trading in January, the country's Ria Novosti news agency quoted Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as saying Thursday. "From the beginning of January 2011 we will start weekly trading...of grain from the intervention fund via the exchanges to the amount of 400,000-500,000 mt per month," Putin said.

15 January 2011

Russian co to build 1.2 billion ruble complex to make pellets

Russia's Volga Biofuel Company plans to build a 1.2 billion ruble complex in the Nizhny Novgorod Region by 2020 to produce wood pellets and other types of biofuels, Volga Biofuel Company CEO Vyacheslav Balyasov said Tuesday.

15 January 2011

Austrian BDI BioEnergy wins EUR 10m order in Belarus

Austrian waste-to-biofuel technology company BDI BioEnergy International AG (ETR:D7I) has received an order of EUR 10 million (USD 13.4m) for the construction of a bio-diesel plant in Belarus.

15 January 2011

Kazakhstan: President signed laws on state regulation of manufacture and turnover of biofuel

The President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, signed the law on state regulation of manufacture and turnover of biofuel and the law on the amendments and additions to some acts concerning state regulation of manufacture and turnover of biofuel directed at bringing the legislation of Kazakhstan in conformity with the norms of the law on state regulation of manufacture and turnover of biofuel, the agency reports citing the president's press service.

20 November 2010

Russian Technologies to build first biofuel plant in Siberia in 2011

State-owned Russian Technologies corporation plans to start building the country's first biofuel plant next year in Siberia, company head Sergei Chemezov said on Monday. "We have signed all the agreements and will start building the plant from March-April. It is impossible to start building in winter there due to the weather, but we will have finished all project design works by the end of the year," Chemezov told President Dmitry Medvedev.

20 November 2010

Statoil Now Blending Inbicon's Cellulosic Ethanol for Danish Drivers

As Statoil rolls out a 5% ethanol blend at 100 selected petrol stations across Denmark, Inbicon reported today that it has already begun supplying Statoil with second-generation bioethanol made from wheat straw. Inbicon will be the major supplier of The New Ethanol, as it calls its renewable fuel made from various crop wastes.

13 November 2010

IDGC of North-West to invest $32.5mn in biomass thermal power plant

Interregional distribution grid company IDGC of North-West has prepared a feasibility study for building a thermal power plant operating on biofuel in the Mezen District of the Arkhangelsk Region, northeast European Russia. Investment in the project is estimated at RUR1bn ($32.5mn, or €23.2mn). / fcinfo.ru

13 November 2010

Russia could use sawdust to fuel airplanes

Russia may start using biofuel made from sawdust to power aircraft, Deputy Transport Minister Valery Okulov said on Tuesday. "We have a country full of forests and plenty of sawdust; why not make biofuel from it as an alternative source of energy," he told a news conference hosted by RIA Novosti.

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Production of biodiesel fuel in Belarus up 67.2% in January-September

By the end of the year the Belneftekhim companies will manufacture over 780,000 tonnes, BelTA learnt from the Belneftekhim concern. Grodno Azot, Mogilev Khimvolokno and Belshina produce biodiesel fuel within the framework of the national biodiesel fuel program for 2007-2010.

13 November 2010

UZBEKISTAN - The Biofuel Option

Uzbekistan stands a good chance of becoming a major producer of biofuels, which could play an ever-increasing role in its energy sector. Unlike Brazil, where biofuel is made mainly from sugar-cane or the US where it is distilled from corn, Uzbekistan's ace resource is an indigenous plant, Camelina sativa. Of the former Soviet Caucasian and Central Asian republics, those clustered around the shores of the Caspian Sea and Aral Seas have seen their economies boom because of record-high energy prices, while Uzbekistan, Kyrghyzstan and Tadjikistan have large potentials from this plant which is found in abundance in the three landlocked countries.

13 November 2010

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