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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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Biofuels feature… but you’ll have to wait

It’s been a busy few days, the other parts of my job have been pressing and I think that I’m back above water again for a few days at least. One of the more enjoyable things that I have been doing is writing a feature for ICIS Chemical Business on Second Generation Biofuels. I’ve had […]

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London to get ring of biofuel power stations

London is to get a ring of veg oil fueled electricity generation stations, according to a report on the BBC. What is not clear from the report, which says the company planning to build up to eight stations, is the economics. At what price does veg oil become uneconomical and is there really enough used […]

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Syngenta and Proteus in biofuel joint venture

I notice that Syngenta and Proteus have formed a joint venture to create enzymes to help make second generation biofuels. This is not Syngenta’s first jv in this area. It would be intetresting to know how the different techologies complement each other.

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New Generation Biofuels offers stock, gains trials

New Generation Biofuels is offering stock for sale through its prospectus. New Generation uses a proprietary technology exclusively licensed in the US from Ferninando Petrucci, who owns around 5.4% of the firm. The financial engineering behind the relationship is at least as tricky as the technology. Before you follow the link to EDGAR it is […]

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New Generation biofuels plans to list on Nasdaq

New Generation Biofuels plans to move its listing from the American Stock Exchange to Nasdaq and has announced plans to build a 50m gal/year plant in Baltimore, Maryland. New Generation says it will be making second generation biofules from oils and animal fats. The firm produces a biofuel emulsion in water. That looks like an […]

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1000 entries and what have we learned?

Put out the flags. I’ve reached the 1000 post mark. I started this in October 2006 with an open if sceptical mind. Its been a lot of fun so far. I’ve met a whole bunch of people who have commented on what I’ve written and offered suggestions and I’d like to thank you for that. […]

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Second generation biofuels and Gallagher

The Gallagher review has this to say on second generation biofuels they are immature, they could produce greenhouse gas savings, but only if they’re not grown on land currently used for agriculture and that they need significant incentives and support if they are to become significant players after 2010. In general, GHG savings from advanced […]

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Burning biomass with coal

Burning biomass with coal to reduce carbon dioxide emissions at power plants could yeild enviornmental benefits. It at least has the benefit of using minimal energy to process the biomass before burning. According to Earth2Tech blog A Polish coal plant, which will cofire biomass (burn biomass at the same time as coal) to help reduce […]

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Biofuels for municpal power generation

If you’re into using biofuels for municpal power generation, it might be worth going along to the inaugural Bio Power Generation Forum meeting in Beligium in April

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