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The Malaysian Minster of Plantation Indusries on sustainability

The Malaysian Minister of Plantation Industries spoke exclusively to the World Refinning Association ahead of the Asian Biofuels Roundtable to be held in Malaysia at 23-25 March. It is interesting that there is no discussion of prior informed consent of the people who live in the land and who may not be farmers. He is […]

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Listen to the RFA’s outlook for ethanol presentation

Did you miss the US Renewable Fuel Association’s teleconference about the outlook for ethanol? I did. But I’ll be listening to it over the next couple of days… 

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National Algae Association

I’ve just been pointed at the US-based National Algae Association, which recently appointed Will Thurmond as Chairman, Research and Development Round table. Membership of the organisation is $750/year Researchers can join for £250. 

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RFA comes out against Texas’ plan for a biofuels waiver

The US Renewable Fuel Association has come out strongly against Texas’ request for a standstill in the amount of biofuel it consumes. The Association’s point of view is pretty much that this is a federal mandate and so should be followed because the Texans haven’t shown why, under the terms of the mandate, it should […]

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Two US associations react to rising food prices

The National Biodiesel Board and the Renewable Fuels Association have issued statements refuting the position of many of the US food sales companies that rising food costs are being caused by rising crop prices. They may have a point in the US which consumes a significant amount of processed food where the input of energy, […]

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Now big food is using underground campaigning against ethanol

  Now big food, in the shape of the US Grocery Manufacturers’ Association  is using underground campaigning against ethanol, according to DesMoinesRegister.com ,which is printed deep in the heart of the US cornbelt, Iowa. The website reports Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer saying “Underground things that have been going on for several weeks to generate the public opinion that […]

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Is the price of corn too low?

Is the price of corn too low? Is the rising price of corn feeding through to inflation in the price of food. The answer may not be as clear cut as first appears, sure the price of corn has increased greatly, from a lowish base over the past couple of years, but some research done […]

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European Ethanol Association

There is a new trade group designed to promote industrial ethanol in the European Union… called the Industrial Ethanol Association. It has an interesting view of fair trade in ethanol…

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US’ Sweet adiction to sugar farmers

The price of the US’ sweet addiction to sugar farmers and the potential for further distorting the market for ethanol in the US is explored in a post over on the Politics of Food. Rachel C. Dechenne says in a post about the 2008 sugar program: In June of this year, SUA and an alliance […]

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Biofuel volumes to grow in UK, wheat costs up?

Biofuels volumes in the UK are set to rise, but will the announcement by BP, Associated British Foods and DuPont increase the price of food in the UK? The wide spread availability of biofuels in the UK took a major step forward today as BP, Associated British Foods (ABF) and DuPont announced major investment plans, […]

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