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African Jatropha plantations.

The author of this article in All Africa.com is pretty much anti anything to do with big oil and biofuels from food crops. But if you can make it half way through page two there’s a run down on who’s growing Jatropha and where in East Africa. 

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Africa a green gold rush

Africa is becoming a the next battleground for biofuels, according to an article in Speigel on-line. The story was pointed out to me by David Benson, a regular commenter on the blog.To me it points out the need for informed free consent by the people affected to the deals that the biofuels companies are offering. […]

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BioEnergy Africa to list on the UK Alternative Investment Market today.

BioEnergy Africa is scheduled to list on the UK Alternative Investment Market today. The firm has a number of projects in Mozambique, according to the Independent Newspaper. 

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Is US biofuel policy about soaking tax payers and starving the world

Is US biofuel policy about soaking tax payers and starving the world? The Richmond Times Despatch thinks so in its InRich Blog. Barton Hinkle’s piece makes the link between food aid, the ability of biofuel to lift the rural poor in developing nations out of subsistence farming and on the corruption that accompanies much food […]

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A view from the Heathrow climate camp on Biofuels

Here is a view on why biofuels could actually be bad for the planet from a person at the Heathrow Climate camp. Do you think she’s right, please let me know.

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Mozambique is looking to ethanol

Mozambique is considering investing in a massive ethanol programme to cut oil imports and supply its growing manufacturing and tourism sectors with low-cost energy according to Science and Technology Minister Venancio Massingue, quoted on African Agriculture. He said: “It’s our plan to start massive production and reduce fuel imports, boost agricultural production and tourism.”

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