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The big green bus goes to Piedmont Biofuels and gets a chemistry lesson

The big green bus goes to Piedmont Biofuels in North Carolina and gets a chemistry lesson. When you’ve seen the videoyou can check out the Piedmont Biofuels energy blog which is nicely cooperative.

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Ethanol plants recieve big subsidy cheques

A couple of plants in North Dakota have been heavily subsidised by the state in the past 18 months, according to the Grand Forks Herald and posted by Ron Steenblik onto Del.icio.us.For me the interesting thing is that the plants have only been in existence for around 18 months…

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A salutory lesson in fuel efficiency

I’ve just been given a salutory lesson in fuel efficiency on my way back from a week’s holiday. I took the holiday after filming for a week in the US for my employer ICIS around the NPRA’s recent convention in San Antonio, Texas. You can see the output at ICIS TV. Granted that I got […]

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Santa tells it like it is

Santa Claus tells it like it is… He’s making a list, he’s checking it twice

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Self-digesting sweet potatos

North Carolina State Unviersity is developing a self digesting sweet potato, according to Biopact. I guess timing the harvest right is going to be critical if that technology ever takes off.

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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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Switchgrass and domestic heating

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Now it’s Big Biofuels fault

Now its Big Biofuels fault that gas prices are so high and fuel efficiency of cars running ethanol blends in the states is so poor. Well that’s the conclusion of Rob in North Dakota. I think he’s wide of the mark blaming Big Biofuel, for a couple of reasons, firstly compared to big oil, big […]

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Should biofuels production be confined to the tropics?

The Biopact blog has looked at the commercial viability of a number of potential biofuel crops. The blogger suggests that people in temperate latitudes will only find growing crops such as rape seed and wheat making sense commercially when the price of oil is considerably higher than it is now. Green fuels based on low […]

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