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Mozambique on the biofuels map

I’ve just come across a site from Mozambique outlining a range of biofuel crop options for that country. The organisation behind it Mozambique Bio-Fuel Industries, is promoting Jatropha and Cassava. Technorati Tags: Africa, biodiesel, bioethanol, biofuel, ethanol, Jatropha, Mozambique, Cassava

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Check this site for corn-based goodness

As a journalist I know that one of the best sources of information can be associations. A new friend from Cargill I met at the 2006 European Biofuels Forum, suggested I should take a look at the US National Corn Growers Association might be worth a look. It is full of good corn-related stuff. I’ve […]

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Central Bio-Energy plans more bioethanol for Nebraska

Central Bio-Energy, LLC (CBE), a Nebraska-based firm, announced today that it plans to invest more than $500 million to build three 100 million-gallon/year ethanol plants in Seward,Howard and Chase counties in Nebraska. The announcement was made in the Nebraska State Capital Rotunda in Lincoln. These plants will employ 150 full-time staff, with combined annual payroll […]

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Corn-fed chicken or corn-fed bioethanol plants

To the People has latched on to the fact that there is only so much wheat to go around in the US and that diverting it into increased ethanol production will help push up the price and along with that the price of things that depend on it including… chickens. For free marketers it seems […]

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Sugarcane yeilds set to soar

Quoting from the World Ethanol meeting in Amsterdam last week, organised by FO Lichts the Energy blog talks about the yield from sugar cane increasing over the next few years If this is true, it seems that countries in the tropical and semi-tropical climates have a huge advantage when their ethanol is compared to corn […]

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Ethanol makers, ever wondered about the price of starch?

Ethanol makers, have you ever wondered about the price of starch that you could use for fermentation? Dr Will’s newish website about tapiocia and a range of other commodities in Thailand will point you in the right direction. I’ll be watching this… Technorati Tags: bioethanol, biofuel, Companies, ethanol, Thailand, Tapiocia, Wheat

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Bioethanol and Brazil

Infinity Bio-Energy, from Bermuda, is investing $700m in Brazil as part of its plans to produce 1 billion litres of ethanol by 2009 . The juice is for export, company CEO Sergio Thomson-Flores is quoted as saying on Biopact. Technorati Tags: bioethanol, Brazil, Companies, ethanol

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Biofuels and the market

Bioethanol and biodiesel markets are not working properly at the moment. The product prices probably do not fully reflect the input costs of making the fuels in many locations. There are signs on Making Biodiesel, a blog about making biodiesel, that bioethanol makers may be facing a rude economic awakening… Such is the excitement about […]

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Two biofuels from the same feedstock

VeraSun, a large ethanol producer says is developing a process to squeeze biodiesel out of distillers grains as well as extracting ethanol from them in technology which seems to complement that unveiled by people like Abengoa Bioenergy, Dyadic International , Broin, DuPontand Novozymes. The firm looks to be squeezing as much as possible from the […]

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The high price of cellulosic biofuels

The high price of cellulosic biofuels from cellulose, corn stalks basically, is some way off. This story from Reuters and found on Planet Ark explains why, and why it may not be such a good thing for farmers or food production. Quoting from the report: The US Department of Energy has estimated the cost of […]

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