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The Global Justice Ecology Project doesn’t like biofuels

The ethanol battle has been joined again now that a new Administration is due to take over the White House. The flurry started late yesterday UK time (for  me at any rate) with an email from The Global Justice Ecology Project with a letter (that’s not on the organisation’s website). The gist of the letter […]

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Biofuels and the whole of non-meat farming

Andy Posner, over on the Huffington Post raises some good questions about land use in a world where we’re increasingly using biofuels. I suggest in a comment that perhaps a little high-fructose corn syrup should be fermented to ease the US obesity crisis. Fat chance of that happening then.

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World Bioplants

I’ve just been given details of a site that looks like it tries to round up all the world’s new biofuels plants by country its WorldBioplants.com.

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Biofuels and rationality

There were several studies on biofuels issued last week, while I was away, and I’m grateful to Ron Steenblik of the Global Subsidies Institute for pointing out his group’s new study in of biofuel subsidies in the US, which was launched at on 23 October at a seminar hosted by the German Marshall Fund. Written […]

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European Union’s biofuels subsidies measured

The Size and scope of the European Union’s biofuels subsidies is outlined in a new report from the Global Subsidies Initiative, which recently looked at biofuel subsidies in OECD members. Taking some of the key findnings Transfers per tonne of CO2-equivalent removed are estimated to be between 575 and 800 euros for ethanol made from […]

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