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FAO wants biofuel support examined and outlines world biofuel capacity

The United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organisation wants subsisidies, tariffs and tax-breaks for biofuels production examined and possibly reduced in a press release which marks the publication of its annual report The State of Food. That report makes a compelling case for the use of cellulosic routes to biofuels, and by implication for much greater […]

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US ethanol replaced about 2.6% of gasoline demand

US this year diverted 24.5% of its corn crop into ethanol production and replaced 2.65% of the total US demand for road transportation fuels — assuming that the 2007 figures for fuel use will be around the same as 2006, according to figures from the US Department of Energy which has issued preliminary ethanol production […]

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We are not going to run out of oil any time soon, if the price keeps rising

I’ve been doing some sums again, and the more I do these sums the more I think we have to get away from the idea that biofuels can ever be much more than spit in the ocean of gasoline (remind me of that in five year’s time someone). In the US for example the average […]

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Getting biofuel to the pump

Getting biofuel to the pump is one of those things that the biofuel industry will have to do if its ever going to succeed. Over on the Huffington Post there’s a report by Judy Duggan examining some of the issues that are preventing this. One thing that she doesn’t cover is gasoline distribution infrastructure… which […]

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Chemsystms biogasoline report

ChemSytems, a petrochemical consultancy has published a biogasoline report.

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Very fast Dodge Viper

A Dodge viper hit 220.7mph on a an Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport runway, according to the Losco county News Herald. Top ethanol dragsters are pretty fast, and this is faster than the fastest gasoline powered car over a standing mile. but there’s no news about fuel efficiency

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Fuel rationing in the US?

Raymond J. Learsey, over on the Huffington post is suggesting that the US should adopt fuel rationing as one way of cutting down the amount of gasoline that is consumed by the US. Well you could try rationing,

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Orangutans biofuels food and dilemmas

Orangutans biofuels food and dilemmas lie at the heart of a conversation that’s over in the comments under the Greenpeace biofuels film clip story. Here’s an extract. Hi Jon, Biofuels cannot be based on staple foods in the longer term. On that we are agreed. What I worry about is that additional palm oil or […]

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Numbers on corn and gasoline price and inflation

There are some useful numbers on the effects of changes in the price of corn and gasoline on inflation in the United States in an article written by one of my colleagues at ICIS. (Disclosure: I work for ICIS: About ICIS) cutting to the chase, Al Greenwood says

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OPEC says biofuels could push gasoline prices higher

OPEC says that biofuels could push gasoline prices higher, according to a report on ICIS news quoting the Financial Times. (Disclosure, I work for ICIS: About ICIS) The reasoning behind it goes like this according to secretary-general Abdalla El-Badri:  biofuel production could prove unsustainable in the medium term as it competed with food supplies. In […]

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