Friday, May 23, 2008

News and Notes - May 23, 2008

US News

Problems with Congress override of farm bill (Ed: Title III, dealing with trade and food aid was the part left out of the package sent to the White House. The debate now is whether or not the remainder of the bill will go into effect or if the whole thing will need to be resubmitted.)
http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/05/22/farm.bill/index.html
and http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=amLpoRc81U8Y&refer=home

Release from oil reserve rejected
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/business/energy/5797594.html

Sen. Lugar Op-Ed: Energy & Food Security Both Necesssary
http://www.agweb.com/get_article.aspx?pageid=143223

BlueFire sees big cellulosic growth in five years
http://www.checkbiotech.org/green_News_Biofuels.aspx?infoId=17996

Ethanol and Food Prices - Preliminary Assessment
http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/ageconfacpub/49/

Baylor Awarded $492,000 to Study Ways to Make Ethanol Cheaper to Produce
http://www.baylor.edu/pr/news.php?action=story&story=51031

General Motors, Discovery Communications Form Media Partnership on First-Ever 24/7 'Green' Network, Planet Green
http://www.autospectator.com/cars/general-motors-corporate/0040621-general-motors-discovery-communications-form-media-partnership-firs

Ethanol group responds to criticism with statewide radio campaign
http://www.madison.com/tct/news//287767

UT research into cheap fuel breakthrough (Univ. of Toledo)
http://www.nbc24.com/news/news_story.aspx?id=136169

BIO analyzes farm bill provisions for advanced biofuels
http://www.biomassmagazine.com/article.jsp?article_id=1651


International News


Evidence that Ethanol Works (Brazil)
http://domesticfuel.com/2008/05/22/evidence-that-ethanol-works/

UN climate chief says biofuels necessary in future
http://www.pr-inside.com/un-climate-chief-says-biofuels-necessary-r604112.htm

Husky turns to corn at Minnedosa ethanol plant (due to rising wheat costs)
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/subscriber/business/local/story/4176483p-4765242c.html

Huge hidden biomass lives deep beneath the oceans
http://environment.newscientist.com/channel/earth/dn13960-huge-hidden-biomass-lives-deep-beneath-the-oceans.html?feedId=online-news_rss20

Canadian biofuels help economy, don't have negative impact on food prices
http://dailygleaner.canadaeast.com/article/303172

UN rights council targets trade, biofuels in food crisis debate
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080522/sc_afp/unrightsinflationfoodpoverty_080522164949

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