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Archer Daniels Midland second quarter results

I’m not going to make a habit of this, but Archer Daniels Midland reported its second quarter results a little earlier today.

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Shell’s biofuel bets

Ethanol and biodiesel are two of the fuel options energy giant, Shell is looking at for the future and the firm is bringing some rigour to the investigation. Shell claims to be the biggest biofuels distributor in the world, shifting around 3bn litres of bioethanol and other biofuels in 2005, equivalent to the total amount […]

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Lotus’ brings drag racing accleration to the road with bioethanol

Lotus has unveiled a super-fast bioethanol powered road car, according to the Business Innovation Insider . They’re calling it the Exige 265E and it will get you from a standing start to 60 in 3.88 seconds

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Wanted: methanol distributors

Hey! Some of the guys over in the Biodiesel and SVO Forum are pretty brassed off with The Chemical Company a distributor of methanol and Methanex, which itself is big methanol company in Canada, seems to be getting it in the neck. Why are they irritated? The Chemical Company,whihc acts as a bulk distributor for […]

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Bioethanol reorganises in the mid-West

White Energy Holding Company, a U.S. ethanol maker bought a 100m gallon/year (about 380 m litre/year ) greenfield ethanol project from Scoular,a US based agricultural services company. The Plainview, Texas plant, will be a “near twin” of White Energy’s other ethanol facility under construction in Hereford,Texas. The Plainview facility is fully permitted and construction is […]

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Panda to convert corn to bioethanol and use cattle waste for fuel

Bioethanol fans, I’m posting this in advance of its release on Panda Ethanol’s website. You’re seeing it in full, but please keep in mind my earlier posts about economics, aquifers and the amount of water this kind of plant will demand…. It is similar to one that VinodKholsa was talking about in Wired last month. […]

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Virgin looks to railroad biofuels

Virgin, run by Sir Richard Branson, entrepreneur extraordinaire who recently announced plans to invest around $3bn in biofuels over the next 10 years. hopes that invoking biofuels will help him win an advantage over the competition from other applicants for a

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Follow the volume

John G. Melo, previously president of U.S. Fuels Operations for BP has joined Amyris Biotechnologies as chief executive officer and aims to move the company into biofuels. Amryis Biotechnologies has previously been interested in using synthetic biotechnology to make high-value pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals and biofuels. But as John Doerr of KPCB,a large shareholder, and new […]

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