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Air New Zealand to try Jatropha based biofuel by end 2008

Air New Zealand to try Jatropha based biofuel by end 2008 the firm is working with Rolls Royce which has been looking at Jatropha-based fuels since 2005. 

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New scientist says non-food biofuel crops are weeds

Non-food biofuel speceis are invasive, according to the New Scientist.  Of course they are, they’re weeds. If people don’t eat plants or the subtances they produce and if the plant is not in someway ornamental, then its a weed. On the brigher side, they should grow quickly, so yeilds should be high.

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I’m off to New York

I’m sitting in a very noisy cafe on a seat with a great view of people bored with shopping in Termainal 3 at Heathrow. I had hoped to be able to fit in a stint as a moderator at the Brussels Biofuels Markets conference later next week. But instead the business I work for has […]

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Is the rising price of corn forcing up the price of food?

Is the rising price of corn forcing up the price of food? Despite the measured tones (and graph) in my previous post (Is the price of corn too low?),the price of bagels in New York seems to be more closely tied to the price of a bushel of wheat than I had previously imagined, at […]

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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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Genencor has given more details of its enzyme for 2 gen biofuels

Genencor has given more details of its enzyme package for second generation biofuels at a press conference in New York today.

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The New York Times gets Jatropha

The New York Times gets Jatropha! in a recent story the newspaper with its finger on the beating pulse of the world’s most important city (after the city in which you live) has discovered the magic plant. My advice: Look out for more Jatropha speculators. My question to them: Will it grow in the Catskills?

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Renewable Power and Light goes to court

Renewable Power and Light is going to court in the US to sue Safari, which has found itself unable to supply palm oil at a price agreed about two years ago. In a statement to the Alternative Investment Market, part of the UK stock market, RPL said: On 11 July 2007, RPL engaged corporate litigation […]

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Air New Zealand speaks about algae biofuels

I asked Air New Zealand to confirm or deny that it was involved in investigating biofuels from algae, after the post yesterday about wild algal jet fuels . Here’s’ what their spokesperson said:

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Now wild algal jet fuel

Aquaflow Bionmic Corporation is now developing wild algal jet fuel. The idea to harvest algae directly from the settling ponds of standard Effluent Management Systems and other nutrient-rich water. ABC says the process helps to optimise the efficiency of

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