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Abengoa irritates European Federation for Transport and Environment

Abengoa irritates European Federation for Transport and Environment. The is the response from the EFTE, good points about fuel efficiency.I particularly like this statement from EFTE Running Europe’s fleet of heavy, gas-guzzling cars on biofuels ratherthan petrol is no cure. If Europe truly wants to end its addiction tooil, it should start by making cars […]

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Bill Gates cuts holdings in renewable fuel

Bill Gates has cut his holdings in renewable fuel, with the sale of 1.3m shares in Pacific Ethanol, according to SacBee Business. The website suggests that Bill is taking a bit of a bath but the company doesn’t seem to mind him cutting his stake.

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Tyson chief calls for end to US ethanol tariff

Check this report from CNN about Dick Bond president and cheif executive of Tyson Foods, one of the US’ bigger processed food outfits, he want an end to tariff protection for ethanol in the US. You see the corn price is rising and its hurting his profits. NSS (No organic fertiliser Sherlock)

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D1 Oils may seek more funding

D1 Oils may seek more funding from financial institutions, according to a report in the Telegraph. The firm has been hit by subsidised US Biofuel finding its way into the European market But for me the interesting parts in the story are that the firm is being viewed as an agriculutural play, not as a […]

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US Biofuel IPOs go bust after a strong start

There’s a piece about the way that US several Biofuel IPOs are going bust after a strong start tructure of the US biofuel market availavble in ICIS Chemical Business Magazine, published while I was on holiday. Apart from being written in the past tense, which gives an air of finality to the piece, which is […]

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Dynamotive gets equity boost

Canada’s Dynamotive has been given an extra $10m from equity investors to help the business grow. The firm is working towards biomass to fuel/power plants in Argentina.

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D1 chairman talks about biofuels in Australia

Lord Ron Oxborough, who I met briefly at the House of Parliament the other day, was in Australia on Tuesday talking about biofuels. You can listen to Ron Oxborough (from 13 minutes into the broadcast) from ABC. He gets to answer questions about food, sustainability and a number of other topics. How the firm’s plantations […]

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Biodiesel gets 85,000 Euro to investigate building a plant

Bio Oils Huelva, that is building a biodiesel plant on the site of the Cepsa refinery is getting 85,000 Euro to investigate building a plant in Spain from the Agency of Innovation and Development of Andalusia, according to BioDieselSpain.

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Biodiesel Industrial Corporation builds in South America

Biodiesel Industrial Corporation is building a plant in, Paraguay, to make a million barrels of biodiesel each year from , according to BioDieselSpain.com

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Just how hard is it in the commercial biofuels market?

Just how hard it is to be in the commercial biofuels market is shown clearly by Biofuels Corporation, which is listed in the UK and has seen its share price fall from a high of £2.10 ($4.19/Euro3.09) last May (using today’s exchange rates) to about £0.165 at 10 am today. In a recent press release […]

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