Wednesday, May 7, 2008

News and Notes - May 7, 2008

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UTBI-related News

More on GM/Marathon Oil investment in Mascoma

Biofuels Digest Interview with Colin South, President of Mascoma

US News

Corn futures approach record on oil's rise, weather concerns

Some See Oil At $150 a Barrel This Year

Gas Prices Expected to Peak in June

Energy Biosciences Institute makes first 49 biofuel grants (BP’s investment in UC, Berkley, others)

White House Press Briefing (5/5/08) includes long discussion on oil, biofuels, and food prices

Ethanol Standard Debated as Oil Prices Rise

With food costs rising, ethanol benefits now questioned (Sen. Thune campaigns to defend ethanol)

GM Says More Flex Fuel Vehicles Coming Soon (2500 and 3500 series trucks)

Bill Gates cuts stake in Pacific Ethanol to 18.5 percent

TransCanada plans another oil pipeline to Gulf Coast

International News

Denmark: Cellulosic ethanol plant gets more public money

Biofuels not raising food prices - German ministers

India may ban trading in food futures

Linde, Sud-Chemie in cellulosic ethanol venture

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