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Relax biofuel laws to help ease the food crisis, World Bank says

The World Bank has called for the relaxation of laws requiring crops to be blended into petrol, saying that they are contributing to the global food price crisis. Robert Zoellick, the President of the Bank, said that a “toxic brew”

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Auto industry sues EPA over biofuel blend ruling

Car and boat manufacturers launch legal action challenging EPA decision allowing higher blends of ethanol The roster of court cases faced by the US Environmental Protection Agency was extended again yesterday, when a group of auto and engine manufacturers launched

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Germany to raise it’s bioethanol blending in gasoline

The German cabinet will vote on Wednesday on a proposal to raise the maximum level of bioethanol allowed in blended gasoline to 10 percent in January 2011 from 5 percent now, the country’s environment ministry said on Monday. The move

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Nascar to use B15 Biofuel Blend

NASCAR confirmed earlier reports that it will begin using E15 ethanol provided by Sunoco in its three national series — Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Trucks. NASCAR chairman Brian France was quoted as saying “while fueling the same close, door-to-door racing

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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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