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ICIS has broadened the scope of its biofuel price reports.

ICIS has broadened the scope of its biofuel price reports. In Europe, adding to the comprehensive biodiesel coverage of rapeseed methyl ester (RME) and fatty acid methyl ester (FAME -5 & -0 CFPP), the report will now also reflect biodiesel (methyl ester) prices of palm-based methyl ester (PME CIF ARA T2) soya-based methyl ester (SME […]

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Corn price rise: speculative bubble

The Reuter’s person on the spot at the Chicago Board of Trade says the price rise corn experienced this year was due to a speculative bubble caused by money moving out of stocks into commodities. The price is falling as the economy is changing. Of course there’s no discussion on the effect of reducing the […]

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Holiday time for me

I’m off on annual leave on 1 August returning to the office on 18 August. I’ll be travelling irritatingly slowly up the UK motorway system in an attempt not to have to refill the car any more than I can manage. At £1.18 litre ($8.93/us gal) even with 40 UK miles per gal on a […]

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Is the price of corn related to the price of crude?

Is the price of corn related to the price of crude? Many in the US ethanol business say that it isn’t this chap isn’t so sure…  

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Corn price and investors

Des Moines Register has a piece about the way that moves to reduce the ethanol mandate in the US could reduce the amount of investment in cellulosic ethanol.To which I say:  Duh. well yes if its done wrong I guess it couldThe article by Philip Brasher has some useful numbers on the effect of biofuels […]

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US biofuel industry says: don’t blame us for food price hikes

The US National  Biodiesel Board is telling people that the rise in prices at grocery stores is down to the rise in fuel prices not down to the diversion of food crops in the US into fuel. Joe Jobe, the NBB ceo says that the Grocery Manufacturers Association is campaigning to put the blame for […]

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How much is ethanol costing the US

How much does ethanol cost the US, that’s the question on a post from Say Anything. just to remind us the author spells it out like this… The other think that’s remarkable in this article is just how much the ethanol subisdy is costing us. When we fill up with a gallon of ethanol it’s […]

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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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The end of the free for all…

Kevin Downing on the MaRS blog thinks that it is going to get harder to fund new ethanol plants. I think that he’s right, not only because the regulatory framework that biofuels plants will operate in is likely to change over the coming months and years, but also I think the economics of biofuel production […]

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Is the rising price of corn forcing up the price of food?

Is the rising price of corn forcing up the price of food? Despite the measured tones (and graph) in my previous post (Is the price of corn too low?),the price of bagels in New York seems to be more closely tied to the price of a bushel of wheat than I had previously imagined, at […]

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