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Listen to the RFA’s outlook for ethanol presentation

Did you miss the US Renewable Fuel Association’s teleconference about the outlook for ethanol? I did. But I’ll be listening to it over the next couple of days… 

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Sustainable biofuels are possible says Gallagher report

The Ed Gallagher, chair of the UK’s Renewable Fuels Agency says that sustainable biofuels are possible but: We cannot afford to abandon biofuels as part of a low carbon transport future. Equally, we cannot continue producing biofuels which are ultimately more environmentally damaging than the fossil fuels they seek to replace. This is a whale […]

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RFA comes out against Texas’ plan for a biofuels waiver

The US Renewable Fuel Association has come out strongly against Texas’ request for a standstill in the amount of biofuel it consumes. The Association’s point of view is pretty much that this is a federal mandate and so should be followed because the Texans haven’t shown why, under the terms of the mandate, it should […]

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Two US associations react to rising food prices

The National Biodiesel Board and the Renewable Fuels Association have issued statements refuting the position of many of the US food sales companies that rising food costs are being caused by rising crop prices. They may have a point in the US which consumes a significant amount of processed food where the input of energy, […]

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Mark Lewis Opportunies for biorefining in the North East of England

Mark Lewis Technical Director of the North East Process Industries Cluster spoke about the opportunities for bioresources in the North East of England at the 1st ICIS Bioresources Summit. How to integrate the process to make biofuels and create value out of the other streams. Biorefineries will be large but limited by the ability to […]

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UK renewable fuel agency launched

According to Greenbang, the UK government has, today launched the renewable fuels agency headed by a group of green luminaries…

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Chevron is examining Algae as a fuel source with Governemnt funding

Chevron, the US oil company, and US National Renewable Energy Laboratory scientists will collaborate to identify and develop algae strains that can be economically harvested and processed into finished transportation fuels such as jet fuel. Chevron Technology Ventures, a division of Chevron U.S.A. Inc., will fund the initiative, according to a press release from Chevron. […]

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Renewable Power and Light goes to court

Renewable Power and Light is going to court in the US to sue Safari, which has found itself unable to supply palm oil at a price agreed about two years ago. In a statement to the Alternative Investment Market, part of the UK stock market, RPL said: On 11 July 2007, RPL engaged corporate litigation […]

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US gasoline might reach $6.40/gal

US gasoline prices might reach $6.40/gal according to Ankle-Biting-Pundits, discussing the Renewable Fuels, Consumer Protection and Energy Efficiency Act of 2007, which seems has generated some interesting debate (at least initially, it soon wanders off in to the yah-boo which characterises quite a bit of US political debate in the Blogosphere). One of the commentators, […]

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Tyson is developing animal fat-based renewable fuel

US meat processor, Tyson Foods, which generates around 2.3bn lbs (about 1000 tonnes) of animal fat/year as part of its food processing operations hopes to be able to turn most of it into biofuel by the end of the year, according to a report by Reuters on Planet Ark. This is not the first time […]

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