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Just how much forest waste is there?

Thinking about my response to the earlier post in Huffington post about using food crops to make biofuels, I started looking at the amount of fuel that could be generated from existing forest materials such as brush wood. There’s a paper on Science direct which gives this as the yield from scrub in Galicia (northern […]

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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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Brazil, US win: win?

Over on GoG2G; Converting Green to Green, Konrad Imielinski is saying the US Brazil ethanol pact was a win win I’m not sure about that, at least in the short term: Its only a win win in the sense that the US gave very little of any value to the Brazilians. Market access is what […]

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Civil disturbances, ethanol worries greet Bush

Civil disturbances fueled by worries over ethanol have greeted President Bush, on his visit to Brazil. Bush is expected to sign an ethanol deal with President Luis Da Silva. The visit has thrown the US tariff position on biofuels and the pressure on the administration over the issue into sharp relief The BBC has pretty good […]

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State of the Union: slow burn, big bang

Getting ideas to come takes a good night’s sleep (or possibly two) and a series of slightly-off topic conversations is the way I like to reach an opinion, and I’ve come to a position on ethanol and Bush’s State of the Union. It looks to me like there: ARE NOT enough rail tank cars, to take […]

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Rounding reaction to the State of the Nation

The number of posts about ethanol has jumped from an average of about thirty/day to over four hundred/day according to technorati today. The interest is driven, of course by the State of the Union and

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Biofuels offer the “SmartWay to Grow & go”

Biofuels got a shot in the arm earlier this week with news that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching: Biofuels, the SmartWay to Grow & Go on its own initiative. I’m not going to get into the mêlée that the Elections due next week are, but

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Reflections on Energy Awareness Month

I after sleeping on it I have decided that the whole idea of October being energy awareness month in the US is almost as lame as the EPA’s energy awareness site site . I mean, do me a favour, it sucks… like a Hoover. What about talking about some insulation, more efficient vehicles, less air […]

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National energy awareness month

In a move that will make all the difference to the bioethanol and biodiesel industries, President George W Bush has proclaimed October Energy Awareness Month. I thought I should tell you as soon as I became aware of it myself. El Presedente was talking at the Advancing Renewable Energy Conference in St Louis, Missouri last […]

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