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FAO wants biofuel support examined and outlines world biofuel capacity

The United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organisation wants subsisidies, tariffs and tax-breaks for biofuels production examined and possibly reduced in a press release which marks the publication of its annual report The State of Food. That report makes a compelling case for the use of cellulosic routes to biofuels, and by implication for much greater […]

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Asian nations to look closely at biofuels

The nations of Asia and the Pacific are being urged to study the issue of biofuels with greater care before deciding on how they will use their agricultural products to generate energy. Scientists say there is an urgent need to support the current rush toward major decisions on biofuel policies in Asia and the Pacific […]

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The US Food Bill farming and fuel

Dan Imhoff, he explains how the farm bill links the US farming, food and by extension biofuels through state aid for crops like corn, cotton, wheat, soya and rice.

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Water and biofuels

OK, it seems to me that a lot of the talk about biofuels from renewable sources such as cattle waste, wheat, or cassava relies fundamentally on the amount of water available in the locations that are being farmed. My current worry is that

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