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Boeing helps launch gutter oil biofuels plant

Partners with China’s COMAC on demonstration plant

US AEROSPACE engineering giant Boeing and the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) have launched a demonstration plant that will turn waste cooking oil into aviation fuel.


The Ebola outbreak has killed at least 4,000 people

US looks to speed up Ebola vaccine

Offers up to US$8.6m to Profectus Biosciences

THE US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded Profectus BioSciences a US$5.8m contract to speed up its development of an Ebola vaccine.


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EU agrees on 40% emissions cut

Will make cuts by 2030, but may not be enough

EU LEADERS have struck a landmark deal obliging them to cut the bloc’s greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% by 2030, compared to its 1990 rate.


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