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FAO wants biofuel support examined and outlines world biofuel capacity

The United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organisation wants subsisidies, tariffs and tax-breaks for biofuels production examined and possibly reduced in a press release which marks the publication of its annual report The State of Food. That report makes a compelling case for the use of cellulosic routes to biofuels, and by implication for much greater […]

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Tapioca shortage may hit china’s biofuels

According to a report on reuters, China is facing a tapioca shortage which may hit the country’s bioethanol business. This looks like demand has outstripped supply, in December 2006 ust over a year ago the Chinese government saw the biofuel potential of non-food crops and Chinese people were being exhorted to plant non-food crops, including […]

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Indonesia plans to pack 10% biofuel into blends by 2010

Indonesia plans to blend 10% biofuels in its fuel by 2010, according to Cassava vs Yams. Which makes me wonder where that leaves the econonmics of western biofuel producers predicated on palm oil imports. Palm oil is up 12% since the start of the year, according to the blog.

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George Monbiot’s take on biofuels

UK Columnist George Monbiot has turned his gaze on the global bifofuels business, and doesn’t like what he sees. He makes some pretty good, if uncomfortable points about wealthy people’s ability to pay more for food than the poor. He does miss the point that in Swaziland, where there is a shortage of food and […]

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Indonesia’s Medco to invest in cassava-based Ethanol

Indonesia’s Medco to invest in cassava-based Ethanol in at least one of three factories it is expecting to build in the country for between $135-144m, according to the Investor daily, quoted by Planet Ark. Medco plans to export the ethanol to India, according to the report. Indonesia plans to plant more than 5 million hectares […]

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