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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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1000 entries and what have we learned?

Put out the flags. I’ve reached the 1000 post mark. I started this in October 2006 with an open if sceptical mind. Its been a lot of fun so far. I’ve met a whole bunch of people who have commented on what I’ve written and offered suggestions and I’d like to thank you for that. […]

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Louisana signs advanced biofuels law into being

Lousiana has signed the HB1270 Advanced Biofuel Industry Development Initiative into law. It features the use of  hydrous and anhydrous ethanol as a fuel blend stock that will be derived from plants grown in Lousiana (but not corn) and capable of producing 600gal/acre, with only one-third nitrogen input of con and half the water of […]

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Possible biofuel crops for Mozambique

A preliminary study on biofuel production in Mozambique has suggestedthat the most appropriate crops to use would be sunflower, sugar caneand sweet sorghum, according to a repot in allAfrica.com. The report points out the difficulty of trying to grow a fuel crop which is also a food crop: Iberol had intended to produce biofuels from […]

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Helping the poor help the rich (and themselves)

Helping the poor help the rich (and themselves) has got to be one of the better things to be doing in life. Now this rugged philanthropy has entered the world of biofuels. Over On Biopact, they’re writing about the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics‘ plan to help farmers in those regions, mostly […]

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