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What ethanol is doing to corn prices in the US

I culled these stats from the Cost of Corn, a report on Kellogg’s profitability last year in mlive.com (everything Michigan) in a report by B. Candace Beeke. * Ethanol production adds 30 cents to the value of a bushel of corn, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. * That increases the closer you get […]

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Celulose, ethanol and corn

The current drive into corn-based ethanol, its limitations and the potential for celulosic ethanol is explored thoroughly in this piece by Tyler Hamilton in the Toronto Star.

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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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OK, so how do we get the ethnol to market

Chatting over lunch, at the First Investing in Clean Fuels forum, we have to wonder how many more rail tank cars will be needed in the US if all the extra ethanol has to be made and moved around the country and if they can all be built in time. Given the largest one that […]

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Marketing ethanol to the people

This is as nice a piece of marketing for ethanol as you could hope to find anywhere. For me it only falls down when

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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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Next generation biofuels

Using crops is the basis of many biofuel projects around the world and there are some interesting views on the way ahead. But what could the next generation of biofuels look like? How about self-digesting corn?. In mid September, this appeared on the BBC’s website. But has Jeremy Thompson of the UK National Non-Food Crop […]

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