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US looks to sugar for biofuels

The United States congress is looking to amend the agriculture act to allow sugar beet and sugar cane grown in the states to be used to make biofuels, according to biopact.

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Brazilian government liberates sugarcane workers from slave like condidions

The Brazilian government liberated sugar cane workers from slave like conditions yesterday, according to a report on ICIS news. (Disclosure: I work for ICIS: About ICIS) 1100 people were released in the first move on a sugar cane field since 2005. A government source said: “We are faced with a modern type of slavery through […]

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EU to restructure its sugar regime

The EU is to restructure its sugar regime, cutting production at the same time as it is promoting biofuels. Does the left hand talk to the right hand? I don’t think so.

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Civil disturbances, ethanol worries greet Bush

Civil disturbances fueled by worries over ethanol have greeted President Bush, on his visit to Brazil. Bush is expected to sign an ethanol deal with President Luis Da Silva. The visit has thrown the US tariff position on biofuels and the pressure on the administration over the issue into sharp relief The BBC has pretty good […]

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Venezuela’s plans for biofuel are they bananas?

Bioethanol aficionados may be pleasantly surprised to see this recent post on Biopact.com which states: According to Prensa Latina state-run company Petroleos de Venezuela is creating a joint venture (not clear with who, but likely a Brazilian partner) for the production of sugar cane based ethanol. The project includes the construction of not less than17 […]

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