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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.

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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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