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UK grants for clean vehicles

The UK has £100m (around $175m-200m) in grants for vehicles powered by biofuel and other cleantechnologies. According to Cleantech The U.K. Regional Development Agency One NorthEast is takingapplications for its recently-launched £100 million ($173 million USD)Low Carbon Vehicle Integrated Regional Delivery Programme.Funding would start in 2009 and last for five years. 

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Solazyme raises finance

Reports on the internet say that Solazyme has raised more finance, up to $45.4m for its algae based biofuels programme. I’ve had a trawl through EDGAR (worth bookmarking in my opinion) but the company’s filings are all on paper… grrr so I can’t absolutely verify it. But Solazyme has had its profile raised lately and […]

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The end of the free for all…

Kevin Downing on the MaRS blog thinks that it is going to get harder to fund new ethanol plants. I think that he’s right, not only because the regulatory framework that biofuels plants will operate in is likely to change over the coming months and years, but also I think the economics of biofuel production […]

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The soy (price) as is high as an elephant’s eye

High soy prices are taking their toll on US biodiesel producers in Delaware and in Wisconsin, according to Domestic fuel. In both of those states, Biofuel plants have opened or are being built with help from state or local funding and have closed or construction has stopped because no one thought to do the sums […]

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What could derail biofuels

What could derail biofuels. I’ve come across a panel discussion on youTube, its not clear who these chaps are… but I’m assuming that they’ve just given a presentations at a conference about biofuels of some kind. It is interesting that the one thing that two agree on is the cost of capital and the volatility […]

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Barak Obama Detroit and ethanol

Check out The Frontal Cortex’s report on a speech Barak Obama made in Detroit, the US car capital. It ranged over fuel, farmers and the future of Detroit.  Jonah Lehrer says I’d feel better about Obama’s plans if he wasn’t a leading supporter of the tariff on Brazilian ethanol derived from sugar. (There is a tariff of fifty-four […]

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Biofuel microbe development

If its not alge then its bacteria… Bacteria to run our cars, warm our homes from PhysOrg.com The United States Department of Energy has devoted $1.6 million to sequencing the DNA of six photosynthetic bacteria that Washington University in St. Louis biologists will examine for their potential as one of the next great sources of […]

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