EU round up--European parliament pushes for green biofuel production standards: the European Parliament's environment committee wants European Union (EU) rules to insist that biofuel production is environmentally sustainable.
This change will now be debated by the full parliament, whose support is required for it to be approved--it generally supports amendments tabled by its all-party committees.
Researchers are continually developing new ways of manufacturing biodiesel without causing environmental problems. For instance, researchers from the University of Leeds, England, have developed a way to turn waste sludge created by the production of bio-diesels into hydrogen-rich gas. The process mixes biodiesel production waste with steam at controlled high temperatures, separating it into hydrogen, water and carbon dioxide with no residues. A special absorbent material filters out the carbon dioxide, leaving combustible gas.
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|Author:||Nuthall, Keith; Dobie, Monica|
|Publication:||International News Services.com|
|Date:||Dec 1, 2007|
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