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Distillers grains and cattle.

OK this is slightly off beam, but a lot of people are very keen of feeding distillers grains to cattle. For some ethanol plants it is the most profitable part of the business. Animal husbandry is not an area that I know much, if anything about. At home we struggle to keep goldfish alive above […]

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Fertilizer and biofuels

The New York Times has discovered that you need fertiliser to grow corn. The august organ has also discovered that not all the nitrogen fertiliser gets absorbed by the plants and that it can run off into rivers and cause dead zones where these discharge into the sea. Thanks to uncorrelated.

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The FT has noticed that there’s a link between oil and palm oil prices

The FT has noticed that there’s a link between oil and palm oil prices in a piece in today’s edition. In as much of the article that the paper is making free, they say: The prospect of crude oil staying above $100 a barrel is pushing the price of palm oil to record highs as […]

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New York Times likes fuel efficiency over biofuels

The United States will not meet the dual challenges of reducing global warming and its dependence on foreign suppliers of energy until it manages to reduce energy consumption. That should be its main goal. That was part of an op-ed piece about the US Biofuels market in the New York Times Today. Lots of good […]

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The New York Times gets Jatropha

The New York Times gets Jatropha! in a recent story the newspaper with its finger on the beating pulse of the world’s most important city (after the city in which you live) has discovered the magic plant. My advice: Look out for more Jatropha speculators. My question to them: Will it grow in the Catskills?

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Sweden calls for tariff-free biofuel trade

Sweden’s Minister for Foreign Trade, Sten Tolgfors recently used the,Taipei Times (where else) to call for the global trade in biofuels to be tariff-free. Sweden’s starting point is the conviction that a more liberal trade regime, coupled with global standards, is needed. As a first measure, Sweden argues for the elimination of all tariffs on […]

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Now uncertainty over ethanol is keeping US gas prices up

Now uncertainty over ethanol is keeping US gas prices up according to the NW Republican blog quoting a report by Jad Mouawad in the New York Times. Gas prices are spiking again — to an average of $3.22 a gallon, and close to $4 a gallon in many areas. And some oil executives are now […]

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FT gets wind of wheat price rises

The Financial Times has cottoned on to the fact that using wheat for bioethanol could push the price up in coming years…Adam Smith would have been proud… According to the report: Jonathan Kingsman, an agricultural consultant, ¬≠estimates that in Europe a gallon of ethanol will cost about $1.70 to produce from wheat and about $1.90 […]

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