Tag Archives | 2008

A time to look back and a time to look forward

As 2008 draws to a close it is time to look back and assess how well I did in my predictions for 2008, at the start of the year, and let you know about a couple of guest bloggers who have very kindly agreed to guest post for me while I’m on holiday. The two […]

Continue Reading

UK buries biomass will miss target

The UK is not doing enough to turn waste biomass into fuel, says the Guardian.  Key passage:“Of an estimated 7.5m tonnes of domestic wood waste, much fromconstruction and demolition, some 80% goes to landfill. Only some 4%becomes sustainable energy from biomass,” adds White [chairman of Wood for Gold], who says the UKneeds only about 2.7m […]

Continue Reading

US Clean Cities program displaces 0.2% of US gasoline demand

The US Clean Cities program has displaced 0.214% of US road fuel demand in 2008, according to figures relased by the organisation which show that a total of 384m gal were reduced from a total of all road fuel of 174 930 m gal in 2006 (the last year for which figures are available) at […]

Continue Reading

Listen to Barak Obama’s take on biofuels

You can hear Barak Obama talking about biofuels on Good fuels. 

Continue Reading

US on track to deliver second biggest ever corn crop

The US is on track to deliver the country’s second biggest ever corn crop, according to numbers from the US department of agriculture and reported on ICIS news.(Disclosure: I work for ICIS: About ICIS)My pal William Lemos’ report says: The USDA said in its monthly report itexpects 12.07bn bushels of corn in the 2008/09 crop […]

Continue Reading

Clinton backs push to cellulosic ethanol

Bill Cliniton, sometime US president, has been talking at the National Clean Energy Summit, in Las Vegas, last night. According to earth2tech, in 10 Things the US Government should do for clean power he said: We need to accelerate the move from corn-based ethanol to moresustainable biofuels. The conversion ratio is twice as good, but […]

Continue Reading

The Wall St Journal has a low opinion of the farm bill

The Wall St Journal has a pretty low opinion of the farm bill. Written like it is, it is hard to disagree with the opinion piece. Hat tip to the conservativerevolution blog.

Continue Reading

US ethanol demand for corn 2008

There was an interesting speech, the other day by Joseph Glauber, the US Department of Agriculture’s cheif economist. The key passage for us is: The U.S. corn market will continue to be dominated by ethanol production in the coming year. Ethanol corn use for 2008/09 is projected to increase 28 percent and account for 31 […]

Continue Reading