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The next two weeks are going to be important for biofuels in Europe

The next two weeks are going to be important for biofuels in Europe. Setting the tone for policy we have the UK Royal Society calling for Biofuels to meet a 50% reduction in greenhouse gasses than the fossil fuels they replace or be banned. The Royal Society says: Unless biofuel development is supported by appropriate […]

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Governments have responsibiltiy for biofuels policy

UN chief, Ban Ki-moon, has visited a bioethanol plant in Brazil, He too rowed back from the position of UN’s special special rapporteur on the right to food, Jean Ziegler, who said biofuels are a crime against humanity. According to Brazilmag Ban said said: “Some fear that land currently used to grow food will instead […]

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Worth checking out the biofuelwatch blog

Check out the biofuelwatch blog. The report on the COLOMBIA EMERGENCY CONFERENCE “Global Crisis, Human Rights and Agrofuels” makes interesting reading on how life is on the ground for many people at the sharp end of the biofuels business in the developing world. What this reports shows, apart from the lack of civil society in […]

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Biofuel could destabilise society: FAO

Increases in the prices of basic food products could spark “social tension” in developing countries, the head of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Director-General Jacques Diouf said in an interview published Friday, in the FT and quoted by the business inquirer. Get with it Jaques, there have already been food riots in Mexico […]

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Comparative econonmics of first and second generation biofuels

A study in the comparative economics of first and second generation biofuels has been published in Biofuels Bioproducts and Biorefining, a Society of Chemical Industry journal. The key finding in the paper from Mark Wright and Robert Brown, of the Center for Sustainable Environmental Technologies at Iowa State University. Is that: The cost of advanced […]

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