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Gulf of Mexico deadzone all bad for biofuels?

Interesting piece over on Maribo about the way that flooding in the Midwestern US could lead  to a big increase in the size of the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico. This is caused each year when excess fertiliser is washed out of farmland along the Mississippi, flows into the gulf and feeds algae […]

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Jatropha good bad or indifferent

Its worth taking a few minutes to look at the blogosphere’s view of Jatropha: Here are three. It is very bad, according to By Sujeet Kumar writing in India eNews and may be harmful to kids, animals, plants and soils. Kumar quotes Pankaj Oudhia, a Raipur-based agricultural scientist, who makes the claims on the basis […]

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ConAgra drops Clovis ethanol plan on costs

ConAgra looks to have pulled out of a plan to build an ethanol plant in Clovis, New Mexico, because the price of corn and water would have been too high, according to the Albuquerque Journal. Corn you can expect, but this is the first time that I’ve seen the cost of water as a reason […]

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Battle of the videos

I don’t profess to understand a word of this. I have no Spanish, as I’ve said before, but we have a battle of ideas in Spanish in video over on YouTube. I hope it is more about the pre-eminence of different Latin American states in ethanol than politics… This is the original This is the […]

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