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High price of edible oils slows Asian biofuel production

The high price of edible oils slows Asian biofuel production, according to a report from ICIS news by my pal Anu Agarwal in Singapore (Disclosure: I work for ICIS: About ICIS) “No more than 10 biodiesel plants are running in Asia,” said Chris De Lavigne, Global VP Consulting at Frost and Sullivan. And most are […]

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Chicago board of trade offers monthly agricutlural updates

The Chicago Board of Trade is offering monthly global agricultural market up dates, from 15th of each month.

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Veg oil was a fine choice for Bob Teixeira

Veg oil was a fine choice for Bob Teixeira, a guitar teacher from Charlotte North Carolina. He converted his Mercedes, bought some soya bean oil and set off down the road only to be fined $1000 last month for not paying his motor fuel taxes, according to the Charlotte Observer. Sounds like a familiar story…

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Just how politically sustainable is using food for fuel in the US?

Just how politically sustainable is using food for fuel in the US. There’s an interesting post over on dtn Ag Policy Blog (limited trial, and limited access, I had to pretend to be Canadian) about the sustainability of the US’ Biofuel policy. The key lines for me are USDA Chief Economist says that the rising […]

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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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Flavoured biofuels

In the light of Tyson’s proposed entry into biofuels, and Tyson’s interest in Chicken, Pork and Beef which ‘flavour’ of exhaust gas would you prefer from your Tyson-Brand biofuel? a) Southern fried Chicken b) BBQ Beef c) Roast Pork and as a vegetarian option d) Juicy Jatropha e) Silky Soy f) Creamy Canola please vote […]

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Brazilian dilemmas

Two interesting and contrasting views on how biofuels could affect the Brazilian ecosystem are outlined in Ethablog and biopact. Ethablog looks at the common interests between Archer Daniels Midland and the governor of Matto Grosso state. Biopact wonders whether Brazil could produce enough bioethanol to take carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and slow global […]

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American Biodiesel plans East Toledo plant

American Biodiesel is planning a biodiesel plant in East Toledo, Ohio that will refine soya bean oil and employ 25 people, according to Toledoblade.com. .

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