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FAO wants biofuel support examined and outlines world biofuel capacity

The United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organisation wants subsisidies, tariffs and tax-breaks for biofuels production examined and possibly reduced in a press release which marks the publication of its annual report The State of Food. That report makes a compelling case for the use of cellulosic routes to biofuels, and by implication for much greater […]

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Biofuels are involved in “a crime against humanity again”

Biofuels are involved in a crime against humanity again. Only this time it’s NOT growing biofuels that would be the crime. Confused? World opinion certainly is. This time its Brazil’s president Lula who says that discarding biofuels would be the crime. Lula was speaking at a UN meeting in only days after Jean Zeigler, 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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Biofuels are changing agricultural economics

Biofuels are changing agricultural economics according to the OECD and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation in a report on ICIS News. (Disclosure: I work for ICIS: About ICIS) This is

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Biofuels could be very good for third world: UN

Biofuels could be very good for the third world Gustavo Best head of energy policy at the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation, talking to Reuters. He draws an interesting parallel with the Green Revolution of the 1960s: “It’s probably the best opportunity there has been since the ‘green revolution’ to bring really a new wind […]

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Cereal demand and production is going to be tight in 2007

Production of cereals and demand for them is going to be tight in 2007, according to a report from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, in a statement released yesterday. The FAO Says World cereal production in 2007 is on track to reach a record level of 2 095 million tonnes, a rise of 4.8 percent […]

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Australian biofuel association

Austraila is coming closer to having a biofuels users organisation, which is on the point of incorporation, if all goes well this will happen next week. I’ll be watching with interest

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