Clean fuel tests take off with Virgin Atlantic

The airline is to begin trialling sustainable jet fuel made from the waste carbon produced in steel mills

Russian coal production to exceed 420m tonnes this year

This figure would beat the previous production record, acheived in 1988

Waste treatment centre in Benin offers villagers cash and biogas

The centre converts more than a tonne of pineapple waste alone into useful fuels each day

‘Beast from the East’ caused winter gas spike

The UK Energy Research Centre said a loss of gas pressure in the system was only narrowly avoided

Motorists ‘losing out due to government hesitancy on green fuels’

That’s according to the All Party Parliamentary Group for British Bioethanol, which says the delay is unwarranted

Japan plans to cut plutonium stockpile

The country’s new energy plan outlines a reduction in dependence on fossil fuels and nuclear power

Indian Government plans methanol-powered bus launch

The scheme will start with two pilot projects in Assam and Maharashtra

Biomass firm’s funding round burns brightly with £1m raised

London-based Active Energy says it will use the money earned from selling new shares to commercialise its technology

Shell opens ‘Belgium’s first LNG station’

It says the facility in Herstal will be the first of many sites of its kind across Europe

Permian Basin wells break-even as low as $22 per barrel

GlobalData says this is partly enabled by companies drilling much longer sideways wells