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Consider the trout

Call me short sighted but I’d been banging on about the water, but I’d completely forgotten the fish. A hole that has been filled by Flyfishmagazine, in its ethanol or ground water post. so consider the trout when you’re thinking about locating your ethanol facility

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Ethanol plants are a bad idea…

Ethanol plants are a bad idea and politicians are at leas venal, according to Residual Forces, which is pretty strident on its dislike of ethanol plants and the demands that they place on water in Minnesota.

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Drying of the West

You might not want to build an ethanol plant west of the Mississippi after you’ve read this article in National Geographic Magazine about the Drying of the West. It looks like the Western states of the US have been enjoying something of a bath for the past 200 years and global warming is pulling the […]

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ConAgra drops Clovis ethanol plan on costs

ConAgra looks to have pulled out of a plan to build an ethanol plant in Clovis, New Mexico, because the price of corn and water would have been too high, according to the Albuquerque Journal. Corn you can expect, but this is the first time that I’ve seen the cost of water as a reason […]

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Water ethanol and California

This pushes many of my buttons, its got water, its got California and its got Ethanol. It is symptomatic of the increasing doubt that the biofuel industry is facing in the US.

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Water Implications of biofuels production

The US National Academy of Sciences has produced a study Water Implications of biofuels production. The key points are: Water is an increasingly precious resource used for many purposes including drinkingand other municipal uses, hydropower, cooling thermoelectric plants, manufacturing, recreation,habitat for fish and wildlife, and agriculture. The ways in which a shift to growing more […]

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We’d like to use an eighth of your avilable water… will that be OK?

We’d like use an eighth of your available water… will that be OK? I’m sure that is not quite how Pacific Ethanol put it to the city of Burley, Idaho, and it won’t be a problem, according to a report on the South Idaho Press, in a clearly written and workmanlike piece. But it does […]

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water again, but its not me

Water again, but its not me this time, on always on, Lee Bruno has looked at the biofuel industry’s need for water… in a piece called Three Biofuel Waves he thinks they need a lot of water.

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Water a problem for biofuels in china and india

Water shortages could follow Chinese and Indian plans to use sugarcane to make biofuels, according to a report from the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) , carried on Planet Ark this morning. The report, Biofuels and implications for agricultural water use: blue impacts of green energy says

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Water corn and alternative fuels

I’ve been going on about water, quite a bit. I make no apologies for it. If I could just quote from Dr Strangeglove (or how I stopped worrying and learned to love the bomb) Ripper: Water. That’s what I’m getting at. Water. Mandrake, water is the source of all

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