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Land for food or land for fuel, Unilever speaks out

The conflict between land for food or lan for fuel was highlighted on Monday by at a conference organised by the European Parliament’s green group and reported yesterday by EUobserver.   “Land availability for both food and fuel is very questionable”, managing director Guenther Buck of food-giant Unilever warned. This is an important warning, Unilever is big, […]

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The press and getting it almost partly right about biofuels

The British press (of which I am a fully paid up member) is not right about everything all of the time, but its not usually completely off the beam either. So when they report that drivers in the South East of England are having problems with fuel they bought from Tesco and Morrisons because of ethanol […]

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The battle over corn

Over in the US PBS has taken a look at the battle over corn being fought by the food and fuel industries in the US. Some interesting numbers about the area of land we’ll need to plant…

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Delphi adapts components for biofuels

In a significant sign that biofuels (or something very like them) are going to be around for some time into the future Delphi is adapting fuel handling and injection components for biofuels ahead of legislation and car makers specifying the changes, according to Green Car Congress. The move by Delphi, which also makes flex fuel engine […]

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US renewable fuel association, a few questions

It is worth going to check out the keynote speech from the US Renewable Fuel Association meeting in Tucson, Arizona  on 20 February 2007. Speaking as not as one of the “nattering nabobs of negativity” but rather as a skeptical environmentalist there is a lot in RFA president Bob Dinneen’s speech that is very

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