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Jim Lovel speaks at National Biodiesl board meeting

Jim Lovell of Apollo 13 spoke at the recent National Biodiesel Board meeting in Orlando, covered by my colleague Stephen Burns for ICIS and caught for posterity on his camera phone.

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Drying of the West

You might not want to build an ethanol plant west of the Mississippi after you’ve read this article in National Geographic Magazine about the Drying of the West. It looks like the Western states of the US have been enjoying something of a bath for the past 200 years and global warming is pulling the […]

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The potential for waste as a biofuel

I’m giving a paper on 4 December at the 1st ICIS Bioresources Summit in Sedgfield Co Durham UK. Its been a salutary lesson to me about having too much fun over the past 18 months. Its like asking a Jackdaw to go through its nest and pull out a theme, not just the 25 shiniest […]

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Chevron is examining Algae as a fuel source with Governemnt funding

Chevron, the US oil company, and US National Renewable Energy Laboratory scientists will collaborate to identify and develop algae strains that can be economically harvested and processed into finished transportation fuels such as jet fuel. Chevron Technology Ventures, a division of Chevron U.S.A. Inc., will fund the initiative, according to a press release from Chevron. […]

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Water corn and alternative fuels

I’ve been going on about water, quite a bit. I make no apologies for it. If I could just quote from Dr Strangeglove (or how I stopped worrying and learned to love the bomb) Ripper: Water. That’s what I’m getting at. Water. Mandrake, water is the source of all

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Four US biofuel projects get $97m in loans from the US Department of Agriculture

Four US biofuel projects get $97m in loans from the US Department of Agriculture, according to Green car Congress. The firms are * Clean Burn Fuels LLC, in Hoke, County, N.C., is approved to receive $10 million from the Section 9006 program and a $25 million B&I loan guarantee to construct a new ethanol plant […]

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UK has enough land to meet RTFO says NUF

The UK has enough spare land to grow crops that would enable the country to meet its Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation, according to a post over on FWi’s Food for Thought blog. Charles Abel says Significantly, the NFU estimates that the UK has sufficient land available to meet the RTFO (Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation) target […]

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