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Could methanol be the new ethanol?

Could methanol be the new ethanol in a couple of years time. I ask the question because my good pal, John Richardson, over on the Asian Chemicals Connection blog has an interesting post about a surfeit of methanol due from about 2012, on current reckoning. Now methanol and ethanol, apart from having a carbon difference […]

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Biofuels in the US

I don’t spend all of my time hammering away at this blog. They let me out occasionally. Here’s a video that I made a little earlier this year about Biofuels in the US, it was shot in Texas and features Judith Taylor, who appears in an earlier blog today.

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The linkages between oil and soy prices

The linkages between oil and soya prices, and, more broadly, the link between food and fuel prices is investigated in this report by Judith Taylor, on ICIS News (Disclosure: I work for ICIS: About ICIS) Quoting from Judith’s report for ICIS News. Crude oil prices in the $70s/bbl mean refined soybean oil prices in the […]

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ICIS Biofuel Conference more details

ICIS will be holding its own biofuels conference in conjunction with Kline consulting in St Louis, Missouri, on 14-15 November. They seem to have an interesting speaker panel. (Disclosure: I work for ICIS: About ICIS) I might be there myself…

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Argentina progresses biofuel from seaweed

Argentinian companies are progressing with a process to produce biofuels from seaweed, according to ICIS news. Argentina’s Oil Fox and Biocombustibles de Chubut have teamed up to produce and export biodiesel from seaweed, according to president Jorge Kaloustian of Oil Fox. He added. An undisclosed Swiss partner will bankroll the project with a $60m (€44m) […]

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ICIS Biofuel Conference

ICIS, my employers, will be holding a biofuels conference in conjunction with the Kline Group in St Louis, Missouri on 14-15 November 2007. Our conference department is some way towards securing the first day’s speakers. When I’ve got any more information I’ll pass it on.

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Brazil’s new ethanol futures contract

Brazil launched a futures contract for anhydrous ethanol on its Mercantile and Futures Exchange. The announcement was made on 24 April and the aim is to give producers and investors a chance of some certainty in the market in the future. According to my friend, William Lemos, writing for ICIS news in Houston, Texas : The […]

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Biofuels seminar in Singapore

There is due to be a biofuels seminar in Singapore for people who want to understand the biofuels markets and relationships within and between them. It is being organised by my employer, ICIS and will be held on May 21. About ICIS

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Biofuels conference announced

A new biofuels event is scheduled for St Louis September. It will be called Biofuels 2007- A Global Perspective and will be jointly run by my employers ICIS and Kline & Co. It will be held at the Westin Hotel on 19-20 September. Disclosure: I work for ICIS: About ICIS.

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A new Asia Biodiesel report due

A new Asia Biodiesel report from ICIS is due on  21st March. The report will feature an FOB SE Asia assessment for Palm-based biodiesel (PME), much of which is being exported to Europe. (Disclosure: I work for ICIS: About ICIS) ICIS pricing has developed a global portfolio of biofuels reports in the last 12 months, with Fuel […]

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