Archive | 2007

Andrew Boswell at a rally in London

I’ve found a movie of Andrew Boswell, I wonder if its the same Andrew Boswell who comments on the blog?

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Brazil, the US and ethanol trade

Home news from abroad… if home is the US and abroad is Brazil.

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Something for train spotters

For those of you who like big trains of ethanol criss-crossing the US we have Near Chicago and a whole host of them here http://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=search_videos&search_query=ethanol%20train&search_sort=video_date_uploaded&search_category=0&search=Search&v=&uploaded=&filter=1

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A christmas thought

Let’s reduce pressure on world food stuffs as soon as we can. According to the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organisation in mid December… Currently 37 countries worldwide are facing food crises due to conflict and disasters. In addition, food security is being adversely affected by unprecedented price hikes for basic food, driven by historically […]

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Santa tells it like it is

Santa Claus tells it like it is… He’s making a list, he’s checking it twice

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Happy and peaceful Christmas, everybody

Happy Christmas one and all. I’ll be out of the office until 2 January enjoying a family Christmas. There should be something to watch on the blog most days, between doses of Turkey, Christmas Pudding and repeats of Peter Sellers films. Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

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What do you think about this picture

I was sent the link to this in the Biofuelwatch newsgroup. © Chappatte – www.globecartoon.com Let me know what you think about the cartoon.

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Now hops are short

One of the unintended consequences of the rush to ethanol in the US is that now hops are in short supply. Hop growers have moved into more profitable corn in the Pacific North West, according to Dethroner (where every man is king) this is putting craft beer in a parlous position… Shame, shame, shame.

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Self-digesting sweet potatos

North Carolina State Unviersity is developing a self digesting sweet potato, according to Biopact. I guess timing the harvest right is going to be critical if that technology ever takes off.

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Oh Jatropha

There’s a lot of talk about Jatropha as being a suitable plant to produce biofuels in the future, mostly because it can grow on bad soil in pretty dry conditions and the nut is not edible. But there’s a note of warning from a recent Dutch Study Claims and Facts on Jatropha curcas. In one […]

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