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Algae, some econonmics

There are some economics on algae as a biofuel here. Ok so BioKing want’s you to buy thier kit, but it should be a guide…

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Can markets solve global warming?

Gristmill has a couple of interesting blogs on a recent pronouncement from JK Galbraith, who’s been peering over his glasses at a number of conundrums including whether markets can solve global warming.

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Argentina’s biofuel bandwagon gets going

Argentina’s biofuel bandwagon gets going, according to a report on AP and over the other biofuel blogs like a rash this morning. AP Says many Argentines are worried that diverting farmland for biofuels – made from corn, sugarcane, palm oil and other agricultural products – will drive up food prices even higher. “This idea of […]

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The economics of biofuels and more

The economics of biofuels and more is going to be covered in a nascent blog from Gerry McKiernan Science and Technology Librarian at Iowa State University Library, Ames. Called The Bioeconomy Blog, I’ll watch it with interest.

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More ethanol means more expensive orange juice

Orange juice prices are set to soar as Brazilian orange growers plunge further into sugar cane, which is used in bioethanol, according to a summary of a report in the Youmiuri Shimbum. According to the Japan Fruit Juice Association, switching from orange to sugarcane cultivation has been promoted in Brazil, which accounts for about 60 […]

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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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Some Lunchtime takeaway from Clean Fuels finance

Key take aways from the second session at the First Investing in Clean Fuels conference Sam Coxe, executive vice president of Credit Suisse said There is no sign of mergers and acquisition activity in the biofuels sector, and there is not great deal of interest from big oil in capacity in the biofuels sector. There […]

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FT gets wind of wheat price rises

The Financial Times has cottoned on to the fact that using wheat for bioethanol could push the price up in coming years…Adam Smith would have been proud… According to the report: Jonathan Kingsman, an agricultural consultant, ­estimates that in Europe a gallon of ethanol will cost about $1.70 to produce from wheat and about $1.90 […]

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Biofuel econmics and Huggers

Well our friendly huggers were almost right, it is almost possible to make biofuels economically in Europe using raw materials dragged across the world.. Here’s the punch line from the abstract (you can’t get any more because its from an expensive, academic journal) Co-production of “green” FT transportation fuels and “green” SNG will be an […]

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