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Enterprise-rent-a-car appoints Sayre as academic biofuel director

Enterprise-rent-a-car appoints Dr Richard Sayre as academic biofuel director at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, Missouri. The position was created by the family which owns Enterprise (and also Alamo and National Car rental brands) with a $25m donation to the Danforth Plant Science Center. Nice. He’ll be studying third generation biofuels… […]

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Check out ethanol plant closures in the US

Check out the updating ethanol plant closures in the US on Earth2TechMaps’ Biofuel Deathwatch. Not a name I’d have chosen myself, but the site makes the point that while there are bright spots, like many candidates for the 08 Presidential race are talking about biofuels. What I suspect this map shows is that the economics […]

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World Bioplants

I’ve just been given details of a site that looks like it tries to round up all the world’s new biofuels plants by country its WorldBioplants.com.

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The soy (price) as is high as an elephant’s eye

High soy prices are taking their toll on US biodiesel producers in Delaware and in Wisconsin, according to Domestic fuel. In both of those states, Biofuel plants have opened or are being built with help from state or local funding and have closed or construction has stopped because no one thought to do the sums […]

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Driving around from chemical plant to chemical plant

There’s probably only a limited appeal for this but my colleague, Barbera, over on Chemical Confidential has a number of drives between or too chemicals plants, some with maps.

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Mallow for tomorrow?

Over on environmental graffiti they are lauding the seashore mallow. It is an oily plant that grows in salty land (with a fair amount of water), and would allow biofuels to be made from a crop which is not also used as a food source. To steal a quotation: It is according to John Gallagher […]

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