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Biofuel prices and farewell

ICIS has a series of price reports toassess biofuels markets globally. We now cover ETBE, biodiesel andfuel-grade ethanol prices in Europe, Asia, the USA and Latin America.  In addition to price reporting, ICIS also provides news coverage of the biofuels market.This will be the last entry in the blog for quite some time. I am […]

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NW Biodiesel Network Forum in May

I’ve just come across the NW Biodiesel Network. It will be holding a forum in Seattle on May 20. The East Side Chapter has meetings at the North Bend Railroad Depot every second Wednesday. (Which looks a lot better than it sounds)

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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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AMFI enewsletter arrives

I’ve just been sent a copy of the AMFI enewsletter. The AMFI is the group which is implementing the Agreement on Advanced Motor Fuels of the International Energy Agency. It appears four times each year, apparently, and gives  around up of some of the more obscure, but vital legislation behind biofuels implementation. Contact Paivi.Aakko@vtt.fi if […]

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CORRECTED: Two Jatropha projects in India

CORRECTEDLinks sorted out.Two Jatropha to biofuels projects have got under way in India in the past two days. According to the SindhToday 100 million Jatropha saplings have been planted in Chhattisgarth. Meanwhile Sulekha.com has Bharat Petroleum to invest Rupee 21.31bn ($438m) in a biodisel project. Good to see India looking to non-food crops to boost […]

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Food vs fuel the debate rumbles on

Its 2009 and some things don’t change… the its your fault, no its your fault arguments over how much the biofuel industry is to blame for high food prices is one argument that is bringing some heat to this frigid January in London. The heat is coming from the US, and is only a little […]

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A Short Essay on Biofuels and Related Matters

This is a guest post from Professor David B. Benson (retired), who is a regular commenter on The Big Biofuels Blog.David’s contact details: dbenson@eecs.wsu.edu Biofuel——-  Photosynthesis uses only a very small fraction of the available sunlight.  This means that growing biomass to make biofuels will require considerable land (and water) resources.  Even so, these are […]

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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 […]

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Life on Myanmar’s biofuels plantation

Tidied upLife on a Myanmar biofuels plantation is explored and found to be pretty rosy in this article from Singapore’s Straights Times. Well it would be, its the Straights Times and its a Singaporean investment. Didn’t look around at any others though… Didn’t explain whether the companies gained the land on the basis of prior […]

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Biofuels are sticking point for EU renewable policy

According to ReutersThompson Biofuels have deadlocked the EU’a renewables policy. 

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