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Shell is involved in six new biofuel research ventures

Shell announced on 17 September that it was involved in six new research agreements for biofuels. This builds on a number of piecemeal announcements including an interest in a Hawaiian biofuel from algae venture and an agreement with Codexis. The best thing for the second generation biofuels sector would be for another petechm titan, to […]

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farmers and ethanol firms blame oil for food costs

US farmers and ethanol firms blame oil for food costs, according to my pal Joe Kamalick on ICIS news. (Disclosure: I work for ICIS: About ICIS) Looks to me that

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Food prices and food aid

Food prices are rising and this is putting increasing pressure on food aid, according to the United Nations, and reported in yesterday’s Guardian. That report, which has a list of food hotspots, says: “We will have a problem in coming months,” said Josette Sheeran, the head of the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP). “We will […]

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