Add your pump (if you’re in the US)

The people at the US Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center in the US have the kernel of what could be a great biofuel resource. The USAFAVDC has started to waymark E85 pumps in the US. There are nine on the list, you can add more. 

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Cellulosic ethanol the US dream and reality

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This graph, produced with data from the Des Moines Register, and another good article from Phil Brasher shows the current gap between US cellulosic ethanol production next year and the curent legislative requirement for it. It looks as if the US will be forced to reduce the volumes that it is legislating for in the next […]

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Who will benefit from biofuel industry distress?

The question: Who will benefit from biofuel industry distress? will be answered in a webcast on Thursday 2 April at 1pm to 2:30 pm Eastern Standard Time. There is a fee.

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Local biofuel projects could share in $200 000 in Latin America

Donors are offering up to $200 000 for a prize winning idea in the Hemispheric energy innovation contest, according to the Temasactuales Blog. The competition is based around ideas for energy innovation and efficiency in the Caribbean and Latin America. Check it out.  

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Obama and Lula spoke about the tariff

Last week end Presidents Lula (Brazil) and Obama  (US) met and had a conversation, According to the ICTSD, Brazil’s Lula pressed Obama on Doha and on the US tariff policy for Brazilian ethanol  this is ICTSD’s take on the conversation The leaders also discussed ethanol production, which Obama acknowledgedhad been “a source of tension between […]

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Poet in talks about an ethanol pipeline to NY harbour

The news that Poet is in talks to discuss the feasibility of a dedicated ethanol pipeline from the Midwest to New York Harbour. Is over the internet like a rash this morning with posts byGreen Car Congress:  POET Joins Magellan Midstream Partners to Assess Dedicated Ethanol Pipeline; Buckeye Drops Out Yankton Press & Dakotan: Ethanol […]

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Follow the tweets on biofuels

For those of us who love Twitter. I’ve aggregated  four hash tags relating to biofuels in a single handy to view feed called #biofuelhashtags. It aggregates  #algae #ethanol #biodiesel and #biofuels into one place. You can see it in the bar on the righthand side . For those of you who don’t know a hashtag […]

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Shell puts all of its renewables eggs into the biofuels basket

Shell will concentrate on biofuels in its future alternative energy investments, according to a story in the Guardian online. I have been slightly surprised that Shell has invested in wind, solar and hydrogen technologies. Shell really understands liquid fuels and liquid distribution. Most vehicles for the foreseeable future will be based on some kind of […]

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Verenium: BP responds

I’ve just had this email from the press office at BP about its joint venture with Verenium which was mentioned in an earlier post today. We remain focused on commercializing the technology that we are developing jointly with Verenium and continue to progress development activities with the commercial JV that we announced in February in order to […]

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Arkansas: promised land for biofuel

Could Arkansas be a promised land for biofuel. This article from Delta Farm Press seems to think so. Of course it doesn’t explain how all the biofuel that could be producecd in the state could be got to the markets that need it? I Wonder how long it would take to get from Little Rock […]

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