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Pacific Ethanol

Video from WSJ Marketline about Pacific Ethanol’s Plant in Stockton, California. Production at the Stockton was suspended in February.  It is now mothballed. Too much capacity, margins too thin, seem to be the story. This isn’t the first time that I’ve written about Pacific Ethanol. Bill Gates cut his holding in Pacific Ethanol back in […]

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ST1 has a plan for decentralised ethanol production

ST1 has an animation about its plans for decentralised ethanol production integrated with the existing gasoline distribution network. Looks interesting. Thanks to Hugh Baker

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Direct ethanol fuel cells

Japanese researchers say they have gone some way to overcomnig the difficulties in using ethanol as a fuel cell material. Thanks to Hugh Baker

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The corn-ethanol carbon balance argument again

There is an interesting video on Climate Central about the amount of carbon dioxide produced when ethanol is made from corn grown in the mid-West of the US. Hard to tell who is right in this debate (if any one is) the different premises are all important and few people seem to try and compare […]

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Obama wants to double renewables production

Over on Greentech media, there’s a piece about Obama wanting to double renewable energy production and make public buildings more energy efficient,  create three million new jobs. Through his Recovery and Reinvestment Plan with strategic investments as a down payment on long term economic future.Hopefully, he won’t have any technological favourites when it comes to […]

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Ethanol videos from RFA

The US renewable fuel association has launched two adverts full of ethnolic goodness. Faces and Places . These ads are pretty simple to the point and interestingly set in Texas. There’s also a video clip on the RFA website about how great it is to produce 9bn gals ethanol/year from corn on the RFA website. […]

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Jim Lovel speaks at National Biodiesl board meeting

Jim Lovell of Apollo 13 spoke at the recent National Biodiesel Board meeting in Orlando, covered by my colleague Stephen Burns for ICIS and caught for posterity on his camera phone.

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Welcome to Robinson Towers

I thought, that you might like to see what my desk looks like. So is my desk tidier than yours?

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Clean my fuel, flex my ride

Clean my fuel: Flex my ride. Webisodes of a show which is pro-ethanol, pro-corn and all AMERICAN. it made me smile, and contains adult content (well a bit of swearing and violence which is intrinsic to the plot). It also contains Ben Afleck check it out. There’s more at the project Phin home page The […]

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Using Biodiesel in South London

One local council’s use of biodiesel in recycling collections

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