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Virgin Biofuels moving into Indiana and Tennessee

Virgin Biofuels is moving into Indiana and Tennessee in a joint venture with NTR called Virgin Bioverda. The aim is to exploit opportunities in biofuels, according to checkbiotech. Typical of Sir Richard.

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Biofuels viability shown by the number of investors?

John, over in Domestic fuel suggests that one measure of the viability of biofuels is the number of investors that are investing into ethanol in places like Missouri, US. The state saw 15 applications in 2006 compared to 5 in 2005. I’m not sure if he’s saying such a leap in investment is a good […]

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Bill Jones of Pacific Ethanol talks about E95

Bill Jones, Chairman of the board of Pacific Ethanol talks about E95 ethanol is a solution for today, not necessarily for tomorrow or the day after… According to Full Disclosure Network.

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Half of Hubei ethanol blended petrol failed check

About half of the ethanol-blended petrol sold in six cities of Hubei province have failed an inspection by the authorities, a spokesman for the Chinese province’s Industrial and Commercial Administration Bureau said on Wednesday, according to a report on ICIS news. (Disclosure: I work for ICIS: About ICIS) My friend Keith Tan Liming says 17 […]

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Govenors want ethanol too

Two days after Congress voted to change the US tax regime in favour of biofuels , and especially ethanol, who else wanted bioethanol? Why 37 State Governors in the US , that’s the Governors Ethanol Commission, to you, according to PR newswire, via Biodiesel and ethanol investing

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Emerald plans four 100m gallon/year ethanol plants

Emerald Renewable Energy  plans to develop four 100 m gallon/year ethanol plants in the Midwestern United States. The newly formed company is considering several potential sites in the Cornbelt. The firm is a wholly owned private subsidiary of Cargill and will be taking advantage of the firm’s existing infrastructure Scott Portnoy, Cargill corporate vice president […]

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More German bioethanol capacity

Vereinigte BioEnergie AG (VERBIO) plans to build a bioethanol facility in Rostock, Germany in 2007 with 200,000 tonnes of ethanol/year capacity. The total investment is expected to be around €100 million (US$131 million), according to Green Car Congress. The congress says The required crop quantities (approx. 680,000 tonnes/year) can be sourced either in the direct […]

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Biofuels in Dodge City

Never mind getting the hell out of Dodge, Boot Hill Biofuels has got in there with permission to build a plant at Wright, just to the east of the town. The commissioners for For County, have given conditional permission for a $185m plant to produce 110 m gal/year biofuel. Quoting the Hutchinson News Commissioner John […]

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Marketing ethanol to the people

This is as nice a piece of marketing for ethanol as you could hope to find anywhere. For me it only falls down when

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Ethanol in Indonesia

Ethanol fuel may have got a boost today. Pertamina, Indonesia’s state owned fuel company has introduced a 5% ethanol blended gasoline and is discounting it against standard gas to drive up interest. That’s according to the Energy Blog, quoting China’s Xinhua news agency. But digging around the “our fuels” section of Pertamina’s website has not […]

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