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Corn is not the solution for ethanol

According to a report in the New Scientist magazine, corn is not the best solution for biofuels and may be damaging the environment in the US and ethanol has been dangerously oversold. It’s worth checking out the Rush to Ethanol report from Food & Water Watch and Network for New Energy Choices. Nice to know […]

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Just how much deal making was there in biofuels last year?

Just how much deal making was there in biofuels last year the Wall St Journal has an answer to that quoting research from our friends at New Energy Finance.

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Now uncertainty over ethanol is keeping US gas prices up

Now uncertainty over ethanol is keeping US gas prices up according to the NW Republican blog quoting a report by Jad Mouawad in the New York Times. Gas prices are spiking again — to an average of $3.22 a gallon, and close to $4 a gallon in many areas. And some oil executives are now […]

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Waste carbon monoxide to ethanol

LanzaTech claims to have a technology to convert carbon monoxide in industrial waste gases to ethanol. Looks promising, if the concentration of carbon monoxide is high enough. The trouble is carbon monoxide is pretty toxic so flue gas concentrations will tend to be pretty low…

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