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Rocketing Oil prices drive US made Ethanol skyward

Corn-based ethanol is the renewable fuel environmentalists love to hate. But as turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa has sent oil prices soaring, U.S.-made ethanol is making a comeback. Plants mothballed during the economic downturn are reopening. Domestic

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USDA Approves Corn Enzyme for Biofuel Production

Syngenta will sell corn seed with plans for large-scale production in 2012. The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved a genetically modified trait in corn developed by agrochemicals producer Syngenta that could improve ethanol yields, Syngenta said Feb. 11. Syngenta will

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Sweden set on corn biofuel development

Sweden has 310 million litres of installed ethanol capacity using a range of feedstocks including cereals, raw alcohol and pulp. Now a new research project is examining a new feedstock: corn waste. Swedish ethanol producer Sekab and Swedish technology specialist

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