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Biofuel is only partly to blame for high food prices

Rising biofuel demand is among multiple factors fueling food inflation around the globe, but markets today are more able to manage that impact than in 2007, when an aggressive U.S. government mandate sent prices soaring, an agriculture industry executive said

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Posted in Biofuel Production, Food Crops, News

Costa Rica Investments in Bio-fuels, and Sustainable Agro Development

Central America and especially Costa Rica has seen a large surge in Biofuel initiative. There new Biofuel cooperative projects, intercropping (with food and oil bearing plants) development, including a new investment wave called Multi Purpose Real Estate, UBA (United Biofuels

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Posted in Biofuel legislation, Biofuel Production, Biofuel Research, News

UK Farmers told to make their own Biodiesel

BUY a litre of diesel today and it will cost you £1.20, but do it yourself and it can cost you as little as 20 pence per litre. That was what visitors to EBEC – the UK’s largest bioenergy conference

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Posted in Biodiesel, Biofuel for Transport, Biofuel Production, News

Malaysian start-up fund for biodiesel programmes

Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas), Shell, BHP, ExxonMobil and Chevron have been allocated with a start-up fund worth RM1mil each by the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) to set up infrastructure for B5 biodiesel blending facilities. Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister

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Posted in Biofuel legislation, Biofuel Production, News

Study Shows Biodiesel Safer for Workers than Diesel

A new study shows that workers around the exhaust from biodiesel have reduced exposures to health risks than those exposed to petroleum diesel exhaust. New Hampshire’s Keene State College did the study entitled, “Biodiesel versus Diesel: A Pilot Study Comparing

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Bioheat Focus of National Biodiesel Board Webinar

The success of New York City’s 2 percent biodiesel requirement in heating oil … a mix known as bioheat … was recently touted during a webinar hosted by the National Biodiesel Board (NBB). City Councilman James F. Gennaro, who spearheaded

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Algae biodiesel production has to be three times cheaper

The cost of producing biodiesel from algae is now three and a half times more than producing it from oil, and twice as much as producing fuel from rapeseed. Investments in biotechnology would however make it feasible for petrol to

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Posted in Bioethanol Production, Biofuel from Algae, Biofuel Production, News

Indonesia to impose a 2% export tax on biodiesel

Indonesia, a burgeoning exporter of biodiesel in Southeast Asia, will impose a 2% export tax on biodiesel for the first time in October, trade sources said this week. Indonesia uses the average crude palm oil, or CPO spot prices in Rotterdam to

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