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Two Michigan Universities gain grants to study sustainable biofuel from trees

Two universities in Michigan have won grants to study how to use the state’s forests sustainably to make biofuels.Hopefully it will add some clarity to the current concern in the state about there being enough suitable timber in the forests of Michigan’s Northern Peninsula to sustain biofuels production.

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More on Michigan State’s big cellulosic ethanol drive

I wrote a couple of days ago about a company called Frontier Renewable Resources, a joint venture between JM Longyear and Mascoma that is planning to convert trees in Michigan into ethanol for biofuel. There has been a follow up story in the Michigan Messenger. Patrick K. Egan at the Messenger has managed to talk […]

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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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What ethanol is doing to corn prices in the US

I culled these stats from the Cost of Corn, a report on Kellogg’s profitability last year in mlive.com (everything Michigan) in a report by B. Candace Beeke. * Ethanol production adds 30 cents to the value of a bushel of corn, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. * That increases the closer you get […]

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