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The relationship between corn, ethanol and autofuel replacement US-style

There is a direct relationship between the volume of corn converted to ethanol with the % of gasoline replaced in the US. Its shown more clearly if you click the line which contains the mysterious word Thi  at the bottom of this poor thumbnail. I’ve created the graph using data from the US Coalition for […]

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Scoping out biofuels

The Scientifc Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE) has produced a report looking at the enviromental impacts of biofuels,. The group makes a number of recomendations for second generation feedstocks, and favours woody or grassy plants. As with the first generation biofuels, the environmental consequences of the next generation depend significantly on the type […]

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Add your pump (if you’re in the US)

The people at the US Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center in the US have the kernel of what could be a great biofuel resource. The USAFAVDC has started to waymark E85 pumps in the US. There are nine on the list, you can add more. 

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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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Direct ethanol fuel cells

Japanese researchers say they have gone some way to overcomnig the difficulties in using ethanol as a fuel cell material. Thanks to Hugh Baker

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Wal-Mart is using biofuel and reclaimed cooking oil in truck fleet

Wal-Mart is using biofuel and reclaimed cooking oil in truck fleet, that’s according to Tree Hugger. Now if a firm the size of Wal-Mart starts getting really serious about used cooking oil then the price is going to hit the roof. 

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Listen to the RFA’s outlook for ethanol presentation

Did you miss the US Renewable Fuel Association’s teleconference about the outlook for ethanol? I did. But I’ll be listening to it over the next couple of days… 

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Eleven eastern US states plan biofuels boost

Eleven eastern US states are planning an indirect boost to biofuels with a plan to significantly reduce emissions from transportation, according to the Environmental News Service. It is hard to disagree with both the Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger (who applauds the move) and Dewita Soeharjono the blogger behind, Talking Green, which is where I […]

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Eleven eastern US states plan biofuels boost

Eleven eastern US states are planning an indirect boost to biofuels with a plan to significantly reduce emissions from transportation, according to the Environmental News Service. It is hard to disagree with both the Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger (who applauds the move) and Dewita Soeharjono the blogger behind, Talking Green, which is where I […]

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Tie auto bail out with flex fuel

Check out the Des Moines Register story about calls that any bail out of Detroit automakers should be tied to higher proportions of flex fuel vehicles in their ranges.That is fine, but I think that it would be much better to tie a bail out with a marked increase in fuel efficiciency across the whole […]

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