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Consumers want greater fuel efficiency

This is a little old, and I’m only linking to it now for our American readers, the Europeans, will of course be on top of this sort of thing… There is a recent poll which shows there is considerable appetite for greater automotive fuel efficiency in Europe. In fact there is : overwhelming support among […]

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European Ethanol Association

There is a new trade group designed to promote industrial ethanol in the European Union… called the Industrial Ethanol Association. It has an interesting view of fair trade in ethanol…

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European Union’s biofuels subsidies measured

The Size and scope of the European Union’s biofuels subsidies is outlined in a new report from the Global Subsidies Initiative, which recently looked at biofuel subsidies in OECD members. Taking some of the key findnings Transfers per tonne of CO2-equivalent removed are estimated to be between 575 and 800 euros for ethanol made from […]

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Biofuel Cities newsletter

Biofuel Cities is a European initiative designed to get more cities in Europe to use more biofuels… there’s a newsletter too.

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Franz Fischler talks about biofuel

Franz Fischler, a former European Commissioner in charge of agriculture talks about biofuels, profitability and energy balances over on Domestic fuel. Worth checking out. One of his later sentences is telling… he says: To meet the EU’s target of 10% renewable fuel target by 2020 but we are also aware that this is only achievable […]

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EU opens distillation tender

EU opens distillation tender to convert unwanted wine into industrial ethanol, according to the Turkish Daily News. The distillation will help take excessive wine off the market and support prices in Europe. As I said in July, this is not a satisfactory state of affairs, why can’t the market operate and to help people pay […]

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Ethanol is not always good, in Barbados

Ethanol is not always a good idea, in countries like Barbados. That is the story the Barbados Free Press has on-line, about the visit of some European Union advisors to the country, who were sent to look into the suitability of converting the Barbadian sugar industry into ethanol production. Worth reading not only for the […]

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Can markets solve global warming?

Gristmill has a couple of interesting blogs on a recent pronouncement from JK Galbraith, who’s been peering over his glasses at a number of conundrums including whether markets can solve global warming.

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UK has enough land to meet RTFO says NUF

The UK has enough spare land to grow crops that would enable the country to meet its Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation, according to a post over on FWi’s Food for Thought blog. Charles Abel says Significantly, the NFU estimates that the UK has sufficient land available to meet the RTFO (Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation) target […]

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Crisis Distillation to start in France and Italy

The French and Italian wine industries are being paid by the EU to distil wine into ethanol, rather than have the price of wine fall because of overproduction. It is a mad world my masters. Why can’t they sell the ethanol as ethanol on the global market and do away with the subsidy? Why not […]

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