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Listen to Barak Obama’s take on biofuels

You can hear Barak Obama talking about biofuels on Good fuels. 

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ICIS bioresources summit

ICIS (the people that I work for: About ICIS) will be holding the 2nd ICIS Bioresources Summit, in Hardwick Hall, County Durham, UK on November 25. The conference will discuss the advances in bio-engineering and their impact on biofuels, bio-polymers and other emerging markets. The conference will also address the latest thinking in raw materials […]

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Could Russia become a biofuel superpower?

This is a bit of a long shot but reading this report in the UK’s Daily Telegraph about Russia using big a good harvest as a foreign policy tool, got me thinking about the possibility of it becoming a biofuel superpower. While the trust of the article is about a record wheat harvest, this paragraph […]

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How India could join the biofuel explosion

There’s an interesting article about how India’s policies are stopping India create biofuel on the Hindu  business line. They’re subsidising the wrong thing, apparently. I think. 

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Why is Obama pro corn ethanol and McCain anti?

Those of you who have been following the biofuel positions of the two candidates McCain and Obama in the forthcoming US presidential elections may have wondered why the two men have taken the positions that they have. Ron Way examines the strange politics king makers in corn ethanol country in MinnPost.com. I guess it comes […]

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Ethanol is great, (but not to popular technology)

Ethanol is great if you’re standing for election  in the US this year, says Popular Technology and then starts a balanced video about that . The nugget in the middle of this video is from the University of Minnesota: If the US converted all of its corn into ethanol for fuel it would equivalent to […]

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A journeyman’s view of corn and ethanol

Journeyman TV has a video on YouTube talking about the role of corn ethanol in areas like food prices and US automotive sector. Its worth looking at. I can’t embed it, which is a pity.

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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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Ethanol plants are a bad idea…

Ethanol plants are a bad idea and politicians are at leas venal, according to Residual Forces, which is pretty strident on its dislike of ethanol plants and the demands that they place on water in Minnesota.

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Iowa Caucus and the winner’s policies

I know when I’m not an expert, and while I find American politics fascinating from a distance like the mating ritual of the Capercaillie its not something that I’d claim any kind of expertise in. So I’d recommend having a look at what John Davis has to say about yesterday’s Iowa Primary in Domestic Fuel. […]

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