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ST1 has a plan for decentralised ethanol production

ST1 has an animation about its plans for decentralised ethanol production integrated with the existing gasoline distribution network. Looks interesting. Thanks to Hugh Baker

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Philippines sugar industry gets new biofuel grading

The Philippines Sugar Regulatory Authority has decided to set up a new classification for sugar to be used for biofuels. It looks like a way of properly accounting for sugar which would otherwise be counted as exports. Sugar production in the 2007-2008 crop year hit a 25-year-high of 2.455 million tonnes, which resulted in a […]

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Restaurants set to raise prices as corn cost feed through to plates

 A number of US restaurant chains look set to rise prices this year as higher corn prices ripple along the supply chain, according to Huffington post.The key paragraph is buried towards the end of the article…. Part of the problem stems from protein producers’ plans to cut back onproduction in the next year to avoid […]

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US ethanol replaced about 2.6% of gasoline demand

US this year diverted 24.5% of its corn crop into ethanol production and replaced 2.65% of the total US demand for road transportation fuels — assuming that the 2007 figures for fuel use will be around the same as 2006, according to figures from the US Department of Energy which has issued preliminary ethanol production […]

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Filtertechnic open day

Filtertechnic is having a home-brew open day in Nottingham, UK on 7 June 2008. I’ll be in London, but if I was in the Midlands I might pop along. 

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Swimming in glcyerine?

Are you swimming in glycerine? There’s a potentially useful thread over on the Biofuels and SVO forum outlining a number of uses for glcyerine and the other things that you can use biodesel for. You’ll probably have to register to see it.

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Autumn the season of mellow fruitfulness is coming

Autumn the season of mellow fruitfulness is coming, but will there be enough grain to feed the world through the winter, and drive them to the markets? The numbers for the US have not settled down yet. In March, according to Farmdoc the USDA was estimating that the corn harvest will be there would be […]

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Dynamotive and Argentina in six biofuel projects

Dynamotive and the Argentine province of Corrientes have an agreement in principle to build up to half  a dozen biofuels plants. According to Dynamotive  Dynamotive Energy Systems Corporation (OTCBB: DYMTF), a leader in biomass-to-biofuel technology, and its subsidiary Dynamotive Latinoamericana S.A., have signed an agreement with the Provincial Government of Corrientes in Argentina, and the […]

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Biodiesel, methanol and Methanex

You may remember about a month ago there was a yelp of pain and annoyance from a group of people on the Biodiesel and SVO forum in the US, about a letter that had gone from The Chemical Company, a large methanol distributor, to a number of people saying, basically that they expected thier sub […]

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Stern Reveiew of Climate change

Biofuels such as biodiesel and bioethanol could get a boost later today when the UK Treasury reports the results of a study into global warming by Sir Nick Stern. Listen to what Sir Nick has to say See what my colleage Nigel Davis has to say in his daily chemicals industry comment: Insight

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