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Scrap biofuel support to curb food costs: agencies
June 13, 2011
(Reuters) - Governments should scrap policies to support biofuels because they are forcing up global food prices, according to a report by 10 international agencies including the World Bank and World Trade Organization.
Biofuels from straw and agricultural waste, not food
April 26, 2011
Instead of creating fuel from corn or other food crops, one company is creating so-called "second-generation" biofuels from straw.
Rush to Use Crops as Fuel Raises Food Prices and Hunger Fears.
April 08, 2011
The starchy cassava root has long been an important ingredient in everything from tapioca pudding and ice cream to paper and animal feed. But last year, 98 percent of cassava chips exported...
Boeing: Biofuels 'vital' to airlines' carbon pledge
March 22, 2011
For US plane manufacturer Boeing, biofuels will be key to achieving the airline's pledges on carbon-neutral growth. "Without biofuels we cannot get there. It is a vital contribution," said Antonio De Palmas, Boeing's president for EU and NATO relations, in an interview with EurActiv.
Oregon Sets Building Efficiency Precedent
March 21, 2011
A committee known as the Oregon Reach Code Committee made a historic decision Wednesday to include the Passive House Building Energy Standard as an option within the voluntary state building code being developed for Oregon.
March 08, 2011
New isobutanol-producing and protein-munching microbes from UCLA remind us that biofuels remain in the anything-but-static, eye-popping era of their development.
March 07, 2011
While I was teaching economics at West Point in the early 1970’s, I and many others saw the dangers for our foreign and national security of our growing dependence on imported oil. In a detailed study of the implications of this energy crisis, I warned that we could expect to deploy U.S. military forces overseas in order to maintain access to that foreign oil—a pretty shocking observation considering we were still engaged in South East Asia.
Advanced Biofuels Company Algae.Tec Lists on Frankfurt Stock Exchange and Taps World's Largest Investor Base with NYSE Merger
February 20, 2011
Algae.Tec Limited (ASX: AEB) an advanced biofuels company with a high-yield enclosed algae growth and harvesting system (the McConchie-Stroud System) has been accepted to list on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange(FWB).
Don't blame biofuels for the food crisis
February 15, 2011
Tim Searchinger's Feb. 11 Washington Forum commentary, "How biofuels add to the food crisis," rightly pointed out that biofuels production from grains and oilseeds has contributed to low stocks of major grains, thereby making the market unusually and dangerously susceptible to supply shocks.
Why Biofuels Help Push Up World Food Prices
February 14, 2011
It's easy to miss amid the drama of Egypt — though the two stories are connected — but the world is in the grip of a full-blown food crisis.