Monday, June 30, 2008

News and Notes - June 30, 2008

US News

Hoarding Nations Drive Food Costs Ever Higher
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/30/business/worldbusiness/30trade.html?_r=1&adxnnl=1&oref=slogin&adxnnlx=1214842692-YaZg2uJX46PQn2Dh3dUb5g

McCain and Obama share energy goals, but not methods
http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0630/p01s02-uspo.html

Bio-insanity: Ethanol subsidies will make food costs from flooding worse
http://www.sltrib.com/ci_9739773

Feeding and fueling the future: the bioenergy potential of reviving abandoned agricultural land
http://news-service.stanford.edu/news/2008/july9/biofuel-070908.html

VeraSun Energy to debut E30 in South Dakota
http://biofuelsdigest.com/blog2/2008/06/27/verasun-energy-to-debut-e30-in-south-dakota/

Ethanol Delays: Is There an Industry Slowdown?
http://www.biofuelsjournal.com/articles/Ethanol_Delays__Is_There_an_Industry_Slowdown_-59461.html

Ill-conceived rush to ethanol
http://www.thestar.com/News/World/article/451291

WI DNR finds hundreds of violations of ethanol plant's permit
http://gazettextra.com/news/2008/jun/29/dnr-finds-hundreds-violations-ethanol-plants-permi/

Food Price Facts
http://www.foodpricetruth.org/facts.htm

International News

95 Mgy S├╝dzucker ethanol plant opens in Germany; largest in Europe
http://biofuelsdigest.com/blog2/2008/06/30/95-mgy-sudzucker-ethanol-plant-opens-in-germany-largest-in-europe/

Will Rice Fuel the Next Ethanol Trend?
http://seekingalpha.com/article/83214-will-rice-fuel-the-next-ethanol-trend

Friday, June 27, 2008

News and Notes - June 27, 2008

UTBI-related News

Tennessee Biofuels Initiative on track to build biorefinery
http://www.biomassmagazine.com/article.jsp?article_id=1754

US News

Food price spike: Is ethanol to blame?
http://money.cnn.com/2008/06/27/news/economy/ethanol_food_prices/

Biofuels Economics: How Many Acres Will Be Needed For Biofuels? Part I
http://www.cattlenetwork.com/Content.asp?ContentID=232488

Soybean market prompts search for alternatives
http://www.iowafarmer.com/articles/2008/06/27/top_stories/04soymarket.txt

SC passes ethanol law challenged by oil companies
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hmEcp6fChJI0XNEVIVB5cKC3FrUwD91I2LOG1

Big Oil challenging South Carolina law
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/business/5859258.html

State (MI) races to be 1st big wood ethanol maker
http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080627/COL06/806270405/1081

Louisiana Law Promotes Non-Corn Ethanol
http://domesticfuel.com/2008/06/26/louisiana-law-promotes-non-corn-ethanol/

Group wants Corzine to ask for ethanol cuts
http://www.courierpostonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080627/NEWS01/806270361/1006

Schwarzenegger criticizes McCain's offshore drilling proposal
http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-me-arnold27-2008jun27,0,1954634.story

General Motors Offers New Model Flex Fuel Vehicles to Better Use E85 Fuel
http://www.biofuelsjournal.com/articles/General_Motors_Offers_New_Model_Flex_Fuel_Vehicles_to_Better_Use_E85_Fuel_-59556.html

University of Kentucky's Center for Applied Energy Research to Offer "Biomass to Biofuels" Course
http://www.biofuelsjournal.com/articles/University_of_Kentucky_s_Center_for_Applied_Energy_Research_to_Offer__Biomass_to_Biofuels__Course-59514.html

Home ethanol maker gets boost from record oil
http://uk.reuters.com/article/oilRpt/idUKN2633753820080626?sp=true

International News

Edmonton to use waste for fuel
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/calgarybusiness/story.html?id=fc1a9f82-301f-48a5-a0fc-109f48cf913e

The Government of Canada Biofuels Bill Receives Royal Assent
http://news.tradingcharts.com/futures/0/8/110476780.html

Thursday, June 26, 2008

News and Notes - June 26, 2008

US News

World biofuels output to more than double by 2030
http://uk.reuters.com/article/oilRpt/idUKN2544946120080625

VeraSun Energy puts 3rd ethanol plant on hold
http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/apwire/e68097d2f8c259b44b56b2c529ffa9d0.htm

Georgia company to produce 1 Mgy of biodiesel
http://www.waltontribune.com/story.lasso?ewcd=51679d30fe5faae7

Perry: Ethanol mandate harms livestock, food industries
http://www.setexasrecord.com/news/213460-updated-perry-ethanol-mandate-harms-livestock-food-industries

Performance Plants Establishes U.S. Biofuels Facility
http://www.performanceplants.com/newsrelease180608.html

Monsanto Targets Higher US Corn Planting, To Boost Prices
http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/djf500/200806251213DOWJONESDJONLINE000648_FORTUNE5.htm

CleanTech Biofuels Enters Agreement with Terra Vista Systems to Develop Additional Revenue Streams Through Carbon Credit Protocols
http://www.biofuelsjournal.com/articles/CleanTech_Biofuels_Enters_Agreement_with_Terra_Vista_Systems_to_Develop_Additional_Revenue_Streams_Through_Carbon_Credit_Protocols-59413.html

Street downgrades ethanol makers, corn refiners
http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/street-downgrades-clobber-ethanol-makers/story.aspx?guid=%7B3DF8DD0B-46B9-45D0-8B5F-5857CD081CF8%7D&dist=msr_1

Kansas State University's Grain Science and Industry Program to Offer Degree in Biofuels Production and Management
http://www.biofuelsjournal.com/articles/Kansas_State_University_s_Grain_Science_and_Industry_Program_to_Offer_Degree_in_Biofuels_Production_and_Management-59384.html

Pacific Biodiesel Opens Quality Assurance Lab in Salem, OR
http://www.biofuelsjournal.com/articles/Pacific_Biodiesel_Opens_Quality_Assurance_Lab_in_Salem__OR-59426.html

Range Fuels Appoints Pat Wood III to Board of Directors
http://www.biofuelsjournal.com/articles/Range_Fuels_Appoints_Pat_Wood_III_to_Board_of_Directors-59286.html

International News

Biofuel use 'increasing poverty'
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7472532.stm

Brazil signs deal to export sustainable ethanol
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/feedarticle/7609299

EU biodiesel capacity seen rising 55 pct in 2008
http://www.reuters.com/article/environmentNews/idUSL2558228720080625

Conservation groups aghast at Kenyan fuel-crop project
http://www.theage.com.au/world/conservation-groups-aghast-at-kenyan-fuelcrop-project-20080624-2w5t.html

DJ Brazil Petrobras To Launch Biofuel Unit Thursday
http://www.tradingmarkets.com/.site/news/Stock%20News/1714012/

Oil-Dependent Japan Tries Turning Rice Into Fuel
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121435999640402271.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

Govt needs to set jatropha price (India)
http://old.thejakartapost.com/detailnational.asp?fileid=20080625.H02&irec=1

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

News and Notes - June 24, 2008

US News

Perry sees harm of ethanol
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/business/energy/5854649.html

Texas Governor Rick Perry's ethanol stance stirs up backers, foes
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/bus/stories/DN-perry_25bus.State.Edition1.2c6876c.html

Scientists Across the Nation Counsel California to Regulate Low Carbon Fuel Standard on Hard Data Only and Not on Speculative Indirect Impacts Where No Data or Consensus Exists
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/scientists-across-the-nation-counsel,445397.shtml

Renewable Energy a 'Finance-driven' Industry
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/story?id=52854

Obama's Evolving Ethanol Rhetoric
http://blog.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2008/06/23/obamas_evolving_ethanol_rhetor.html

Biomaterials Increasingly Driving Investment Interest
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/story?id=52860

Repeal ethanol mandates to ease global food shortage
http://detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080624/OPINION01/806240315/1008

Butterball cites ethanol policy in local job cuts
http://www.rockymountainnews.com/news/2008/jun/24/butterball-cites-ethanol-policy-in-local-job/

Proposed Wilmington (NC) biodiesel plant suspends work
http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20080623/ARTICLE/738709054

Flooding Continues to Limit Ethanol Production
http://www.farmfutures.com/ME2/dirmod.asp?sid=CD26BEDECA4A4946A1283CC7786AEB5A&nm=News&type=news&mod=News&mid=9A02E3B96F2A415ABC72CB5F516B4C10&tier=3&nid=CDCE921A0E404A36B521E00E42F7E5EF

Syntec drops $250K biomass technology licence fee for grain ethanol producers
http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5hAjHYB2FaGD-mF5T0oiYmMaHQQqA

Ethanol company forges new plans (FL)
http://www.bradenton.com/business/story/698490.html

International News

Copersucar eyes rise in Brazil ethanol exports
http://uk.reuters.com/article/oilRpt/idUKN2438313820080624

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

News and Notes - June 24, 2008

UTBI-Related News

Washington: Fundraising difficulties won’t throw fuel project off track
http://timesfreepress.com/news/2008/jun/24/washington-fundraising-difficulties-wont-throw-fue/?local

Mascoma to Play Smaller Role in Pilot Project
http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/mascoma-to-play-smaller-role-in-pilot-project-1041.html

US News

Novozymes to build new USD 80-100 million production facility in Nebraska to meet future demands for enzymes in the bioethanol industry
http://www.novozymes.com/en/MainStructure/PressAndPublications/PressRelease/2008/New+Facility+in+Nebraska.htm

Keith Collins: The Role of Biofuels and Other Factors in Increasing Farm and Food Prices
http://foodbeforefuel.org/facts/studies/role-biofuels-and-other-factors-increasing-farm-and-food-prices

Elam: Biofuel Support Costs to the U.S. Economy: The Key Role of the RFS in a Feedstock Shortage Scenario
http://foodbeforefuel.org/facts/studies/biofuel-support-costs-us-economy-key-role-rfs-feedstock-shortage-scenario

Back away from the biofuels, Obama
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/editorialsopinion/2008013513_biofueled24.html

Switchgrass research fields sprout (AR)
http://www2.arkansasonline.com/news/2008/jun/24/switchgrass-research-fields-sprout-20080624/?subscriber/national

Switching to Switch Grass?
http://www.redorbit.com/news/business/1445728/switching_to_switch_grass/

Postponing Renewable Fuel Standards Will Not Reduce Corn Prices, Says Texas A & M Study
http://www.biofuelsjournal.com/articles/Postponing_Renewable_Fuel_Standards_Will_Not_Reduce_Corn_Prices__Says_Texas_A___M_Study-59329.html

Biofuels put bucks over ducks (CRP discussion)
http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0624/p08s01-comv.html

Vinod Khosla responds to Wall Street Journal: “all biofuels are not the same”
http://biofuelsdigest.com/blog2/2008/06/24/vinod-khosla-responds-to-wall-street-journal-all-biofuels-are-not-the-same/

Weather Bumping Up Corn Prices
http://www.yankton.net/articles/2008/06/23/community/doc4860792818a9a318649046.txt

Blend Standards Set for Biodiesel Nationally
http://www.biofuelsjournal.com/articles/Blend_Standards_Set_for_Biodiesel_Nationally-59321.html

Okoboji (Iowa) area plant set to open amid rising corn prices
http://www.siouxcityjournal.com/articles/2008/06/22/news_business/local/4fe3f7612d62c3ed8625746f0002267f.txt

International News

New use for the noxious weed (tobacco seeds)
http://www.canadianminingjournal.com/issues/ISArticle.asp?id=85908&issue=06222008

DJ Noble To Invest $300M In Brazil Ethanol Mill – Report
http://www.tradingmarkets.com/.site/news/Stock%20News/1706952/

CM to open first ethanol plant in coastal AP today (India)
http://www.newindpress.com/NewsItems.asp?ID=IEA20080624030410&Page=A&Title=Southern+News+-+Andhra+Pradesh&Topic=0

Monday, June 23, 2008

News and Notes - June 23, 2008

UTBI-related News

UT Reports on Progress of Biofuels Initiative
http://www.agriculture.utk.edu/news/releases/2008/0806-Biofuelsprogress.html

UT downsizes ethanol project
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2008/jun/21/ut-downsizes-ethanol-project/

US News

Obama Camp Closely Linked With Ethanol
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/23/us/politics/23ethanol.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

John McCain to push new measures to lower auto emissions
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080623/pl_nm/usa_politics_mccain_cars_dc_2;_ylt=Am9.mbSyPTQO1H1rZ7HFKcwE1vAI

McCain oil plan relies on Middle East
http://www.washtimes.com/news/2008/jun/20/mccain-oil-plan-fosters-reliance-on-middle-east/

EPA May Limit Fuels' Greenhouse Emissions
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121392663842090867.html?mod=dist_smartbrief&apl=y&r=718390

Awash in bad news, makers of ethanol aren't panicking
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2008806200383

International Woodfiber Report: Biomass Projects to Be a $1.5 Billion Market By 2012
http://www.biofuelsjournal.com/articles/International_Woodfiber_Report__Biomass_Projects_to_Be_a__1_5_Billion_Market_By_2012-59125.html

Pellet Properties (Overview of Pellet Industry)
http://www.biomassmagazine.com/article.jsp?article_id=1734

Cereal Process Technologies, LLC Completes Fractionation Plant Startup Phase
http://www.cerealprocess.com/newcontract.htm

Proposed ethanol plant may make dioxins
http://www.post-trib.com/news/1018579,dioxins.article

BioFuel Energy starts up Fairmont (MN) ethanol plant
http://www.kxmb.com/News/249837.asp

DENSO Begins Evaluating the Use of Biodiesel Fuel to Power Industrial Heat Pump Air Conditioners
http://www.redorbit.com/news/business/1440922/denso_begins_evaluating_the_use_of_biodiesel_fuel_to_power/

Sustaining growing population requires bold changes
http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/articles/index.cfm?id=68764&section=Opinion&freebie_check&CFID=49408037&CFTOKEN=18075052&jsessionid=8830e0f58afe4b1e6b36

UH tests ethanol (sugar cane) waste as animal feed
http://starbulletin.com/2008/06/22/news/story02.html

Dynamic Fuels Secures Preliminary Approval for Bonds Venture by Tyson Foods and Syntroleum to use Louisiana GO Zone Bonds
http://www.syntroleum.com/pdf/5.19.08SYNMEarningsAnn.pdf

Abengoa Bioenergy and AEP MEMCO to Move Into New Headquarters in Downtown Chesterfield, MO
http://www.biofuelsjournal.com/articles/Abengoa_Bioenergy_and_AEP_MEMCO_to_Move_Into_New_Headquarters_in_Downtown_Chesterfield__MO-59107.html

Burley ethanol plant shows Idaho's potential for economic opportunity
http://www.idahostatesman.com/opinion/story/410410.html

Stop begging and start drilling
http://www.statesman.com/opinion/content/editorial/stories/06/19/0620weinstein_edit.html

Edgar ethanol-conversion business fueled by air-quality concerns (Company sells flexfuel conversion kits)
http://www.wausaudailyherald.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080620/WDH0101/806200661/1981/WDHopinion

International News

China Sharply Raises Energy Prices
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/20/world/asia/20china.html?_r=2&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

Mitsubishi, others eye non-food ethanol fuel plant
http://uk.reuters.com/article/oilRpt/idUKT16406420080620

Biofuel bill watered down, but still opposed by Nats (New Zealand)
http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/biofuel-bill-watered-down-still-opposed-nats-32430

Thursday, June 19, 2008

News and Notes - June 19, 2008

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US News

Knoxville (TN) ethanol company pulls plug on proposed Illinois plants
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/business/2008/06/18/firm_pulls_plug_on_royal_ethanol_plant

Bio-initiative looking for ‘a few good farmers’ (Memphis BioWorks Foundation)
http://deltafarmpress.com/biofuels/bioinitiative-energy-0617/

McCain calls for building 45 new nuclear reactors
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080619/ap_on_el_pr/mccain

Economists, Environmentalists, and Food Industry Experts Urge EPA to Roll Back RFS
http://www.biofuelsjournal.com/articles/Economists__Environmentalists__and_Food_Industry_Experts_Urge_EPA_to_Roll_Back_RFS_-58979.html

Green power firm picks Lamar; expected to go online in 2011 (50 MW plant to be built in GA)
http://www.barnesville.com/ (Scroll about halfway down)

Frontline teams with Fagen
http://www.ethanolproducer.com/article.jsp?article_id=4345

Biodiesel standard nearing reality
http://www.todaystrucking.com/news.cfm?intDocID=19810

The Economic Impact of the Missouri E-10 Ethanol Mandate
http://www.showmeinstitute.org/publication/id.133/pub_detail.asp

Ethanol Plant Closings May Accelerate As Margins Vanish
http://www.cattlenetwork.com/Content.asp?ContentID=230120

Gulf Ethanol Unveils New Cellulosic Reduction Technology for Sorghum and Other Biomass Processing
http://www.biofuelsjournal.com/articles/Gulf_Ethanol_Unveils_New_Cellulosic_Reduction_Technology_for_Sorghum_and_Other_Biomass_Processing-58963.html

International News

Brazil's Ethanol Exports May Gain From U.S. Floods, Unica Says
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601086&sid=a96rXMrdd5KE&refer=news

Lignol commences construction of major new cellulosic ethanol pilot plant
http://www.lignol.ca/news/2008-jun17.html

Israel set to commercialise algae biodiesel production
http://www.energycurrent.com/index.php?id=3&storyid=11319

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

News and Notes - June 18, 2008

US News

Remarks by John McCain on Energy Security (Text of Houston speech)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2032661/posts

Pelosi Statement in Advance of the President's Anticipated Energy Address Tomorrow (Free Registration Required to View)
http://media.prnewswire.com/en/jsp/latest.jsp;jsessionid=879BAB9B73D00FF0B8D165B6DC7E16AF.tomcat2?resourceid=3758566&access=RS

US ethanol losses from flooding minimal – industry
http://uk.reuters.com/article/governmentFilingsNews/idUKN1734827420080617

RFA: Impact of Flooding on Corn and Ethanol Production Still Unclear, But Last Year's Record Crop Will Help Buffer Losses
http://www.biofuelsjournal.com/articles/RFA__Impact_of_Flooding_on_Corn_and_Ethanol_Production_Still_Unclear__But_Last_Year_s_Record_Crop_Will_Help_Buffer_Losses-58873.html

US Govt's Options In Potential Corn Crisis Limited
http://www.cattlenetwork.com/Content.asp?ContentID=229624

Anaerobic Organisms Key to Coskata’s Rapid Rise
http://www.biomassmagazine.com/article.jsp?article_id=1736

American plant Kudzu is a potential source for obtaining biofuel
http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/health/american-plant-kudzu-is-a-potential-source-for-obtaining-biofuel_10061095.html

Case Approves Use of B20 Biodiesel Blends for Construction Equipment
http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/marketwire/0407454.htm

Florida Farmers Look to Tropical Fruit as Newest Source of Biofuel
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,367541,00.html

Ethanol Industry Urged to Submit EPA Comments
http://domesticfuel.com/2008/06/17/ethanol-industry-urged-to-submit-epa-comments/

EPA Recognizes Two Ethanol Facilities in Iowa and Kansas that Demonstrate Exceptional Energy Savings
http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/dc57b08b5acd42bc852573c90044a9c4/f9ba99260853dd528525746b006390b8!OpenDocument

Making biodiesel on the farm
http://www.capitalpress.info/print.asp?SectionID=67&SubSectionID=782&ArticleID=24256&TM=52092.43

Grass: It’s Not Just for Grazing
http://www.biomassmagazine.com/article.jsp?article_id=1732

International News

Human cost of Brazil's biofuels boom
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/latinamerica/la-fg-biofuels16-2008jun16,0,5384361.story?track=rss

Rostekhnologia Makes Biofuel In Vietnam
http://english.neftegaz.ru/english/info/press/press_rev.php?id=4880

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

News and Notes - June 17, 2008

US News

All Biofuels Are Not The Same (Khosla editorial in Washington Post)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/15/AR2008061501454_pf.html

Street downgrades ethanol makers, corn refiners (Corn futures hit $8)
http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/street-downgrades-clobber-ethanol-makers/story.aspx?guid=%7B3DF8DD0B-46B9-45D0-8B5F-5857CD081CF8%7D&dist=msr_1

Ethanol's advantages far outweigh costs
http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080617/OPINION01/806170326/1002/OPINION

Big Guns Tackle Next-Gen Ethanol
http://www.forbesautos.com/news/headlines/2008/june/fdc061108-big-guns-tackle-ethanol.html

Biofuel research by Austin Peay SU biology prof could help lessen fuel crisis
http://www.clarksvilleonline.com/2008/06/15/biofuel-research-by-apsu-biology-prof-could-help-lessen-fuel-crisis/

Company claims consultant stole ethanol plant idea (Empire State Ethanol sues BBI International)
http://www.dailygazette.com/news/2008/jun/16/0616_ethanol/

Rice hulls/straw to be feedstock for ethanol facility
http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/feedstock-ethanol-0616/

More incentives needed for cellulosic ethanol
http://uk.reuters.com/article/oilRpt/idUKN1629003120080616?sp=true

Gulf Ethanol Announces Completion of Cellulosic Preprocessor for Ethanol
http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release.do?id=868994

Allegro Signs Definitive Agreement to Sell Biodiesel Plant and Related Assets
http://www.primenewswire.com/newsroom/news.html?d=144751

Mendel Biotechnology and MMR Genetics Announce Sorghum Biofuels Collaboration
http://www.mendelbio.com/news/#aa

Fueling Hunger
http://www.syracuse.com/opinion/index.ssf?/base/opinion-2/1213433839123230.xml&coll=1

International News

Naturol (India) to export biodiesel to Europe
http://www.business-standard.com/common/storypage_c_online.php?leftnm=10&bKeyFlag=IN&autono=39855

Nestle Chairman: Biofuels are "ethically indefensible"
http://news.mongabay.com/2008/0614-biofuels.html

Jatropha beckons
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/life/2008/06/13/stories/2008061350060300.htm

Monday, June 16, 2008

News and Notes - June 16, 2008

US News

Biofuels from Switchgrass Offer 540 Percent Return on Energy Inputs (New USDA Study Results)
http://www.naturalnews.com/023423.html

U.S. House subcommittee discusses biofuels
http://www.ethanolproducer.com/article.jsp?article_id=4322

Report: McCain blasts US corn subsidies, supports Brazil's entry onto UN Security Council
http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/06/15/america/LA-POL-Brazil-US-McCain.php

US wants biotech to help solve global food crisis
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080613/sc_afp/wtotradefoodbiotechus

Quest for Oil: Where to Look Is the Question
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121358521129676481.html?mod=dist_smartbrief
and http://www.greenvilleonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080616/OPINION/806160314/1002/NEWS01

When Gas Prices Lead to Roads Less Traveled
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/15/business/15count.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

Beware of the Allure of Ethanol Investing
http://seekingalpha.com/article/81373-beware-of-the-allure-of-ethanol-investing

Consolidation seen for US biodiesel industry
http://www.icis.com/Articles/2008/06/13/9132416/consolidation-seen-for-us-biodiesel-industry.html

Researchers at UTA work on turning lignite into oil
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/bus/columnists/rmiller/stories/DN-miller_15bus.ART.State.Edition1.4db8cbf.html

Ethanol Maker Delays 2 Midwest Plant Openings (Verasun)
http://www.redorbit.com/news/business/1433669/ethanol_maker_delays_2_midwest_plant_openings/

Bio Ethanol and Bio Pharmaceuticals Industries Keep The U.S. Industrial Enzyme Market Afloat
http://www.biofuelsjournal.com/articles/Research_and_Markets__Bio_Ethanol_and_Bio_Pharmaceuticals_Industries_Keep_The_U_S__Industrial_Enzyme_Market_Afloat-58686.html

ICM making food along with ethanol: The fuelmaker is adding a process that will make oil and protein for human consumption as part of ethanol production.
http://www.kansas.com/101/story/435098.html

Barnett: U.S. sits pretty in global food trade network
http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/opinions/x2036715874/Barnett-U-S-sits-pretty-in-global-food-trade-network

Increasing Crop Yield and Commercializing Cellulosic Biofuels are Key to Meeting Demand for Feed, Fiber and Transportation Fuels
http://www.biofuelsjournal.com/articles/Increasing_Crop_Yield_and_Commercializing_Cellulosic_Biofuels_are_Key_to_Meeting_Demand_for_Feed__Fiber_and_Transportation_Fuels-58634.html


International News

Rough ride for bio-fuel options (India)
http://www.tradingmarkets.com/.site/news/Stock%20News/1685587/

Friday, June 13, 2008

News and Notes - June 13, 2008

UTBI-related News

Local production of switchgrass hot topic at UT Beef and Forage Field Day
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2008/jun/13/growing-fuel/

US News

Big Corn and Ethanol Hoax
http://www.creators.com/opinion/walter-williams/big-corn-and-ethanol-hoax-2008-03-12.html

Ethanol focus turns to efficiency
http://www.iowafarmertoday.com/articles/2008/06/12/top_stories/04ethanol.txt

Researchers link E. coli, ethanol by-product
http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2008/06/06/distillers_2008/

Harvard, SunEthanol to collaborate on biofuels
http://media.cleantech.com/2966/harvard-sunethanol-to-collaborate-on-biofuels

MS State Researchers receive EPA Biodiesel Grant
http://www.msstate.edu/web/media/detail.php?id=4274

University of Illinois farm near Pana helps build case for grasses as biofuels
http://www.herald-review.com/articles/2008/06/12/money/1033286.txt

Converting Manure to Oil: U of I Lays Groundwork for One-of-a-Kind Pilot Plant
http://www.aces.uiuc.edu/news/stories/news3557.html

Thieves steal leftover grease to make biodiesel fuel
http://www.wcnc.com/news/local/stories/wcnc-061108-mw-grease.21b3082d.html

International News

European Union Threatens Tariffs on U.S. Biodiesel
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601102&sid=az.1Vr5nZK.U&refer=uk

Neste to build biodiesel plant in Netherlands
http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssEnergyNews/idUSL1363392120080613

Biodiesel can’t be blamed for spiralling food prices says MEP
http://www.nebusiness.co.uk/business-news/latest-business-news/2008/06/10/biodiesel-can-t-be-blamed-for-spiralling-food-prices-says-mep-51140-21049615/

Suncor to Spend C$120 Million to Expand Ethanol Plant (Canada)
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601082&sid=ayKYQk51C6uA&refer=canada

Kiwifruit - the fuzzy, brown fuel of the future?
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/9/story.cfm?c_id=9&objectid=10516152

Venture eyes diesel from woody biomass
http://www.reuters.com/article/environmentNews/idUSL127570420080612

Thursday, June 12, 2008

News and Notes - June 12, 2008

US News

Government: Ethanol helps keep gas prices low
http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/govt-officials-ethanol-helps-keep/story.aspx?guid=%7B81858B8C-CD9D-48AC-8D4D-B7EBB762F3C7%7D&dist=msr_1

U.S. biofuels industry presses for tax breaks
http://www.reuters.com/article/bondsNews/idUSN1119868020080611?sp=true

BP says oil industry did not prepare for high demand
http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/energy/2008-06-11-bp-chairman-oil-demand_N.htm

Energy Dept.: Gas Prices To Stay High
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/06/11/national/main4172516.shtml

Algenol trains algae to turn carbon into ethanol
http://www.reuters.com/article/environmentNews/idUSN1032368520080611?pageNumber=2&virtualBrandChannel=0

Retuning Bacteria: Gene-silencing techniques for bacteria could mean more-efficient biofuel production
http://www.technologyreview.com/Biotech/20891/

Baucus-Backed Measure In Limbo After Failed Cloture Vote (Credits and Incentives for biodiesel, solar, clean coal and other technologies)
http://www.nationaljournal.com/congressdaily/cdp_20080610_9169.php

Coskata Raising Cash to Scale Up Next-Gen Ethanol
http://earth2tech.com/2008/06/09/coskata-raising-cash-to-scale-up-next-gen-ethanol/

Planting of switchgrass plot in Panhandle begins
http://newsok.com/planting-of-switchgrass-plot-in-panhandle-begins/article/3255891/?tm=1213179932

USDA Official Supports Ethanol
http://www.porkmag.com/directories.asp?pgID=675&ed_id=6146

WASDE: USDA raises projections for soybean prices
http://www.biodieselmagazine.com/article.jsp?article_id=2429

Cottondale plant cranks out biofuel (Florida Wood Pellet Plant)
http://www.tallahassee.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080611/BUSINESS/80611004/1003

Arizona's Largest Renewable Energy Plant Commences Commercial Operations
http://www.primenewswire.com/newsroom/news.html?d=144369

International News

Biofuels should run on solar energy not on taxpayers dollars
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/business/story.html?id=eb3acfd2-19fc-4add-b4ee-21de25d57b17

Worldwide trade of wood pellets reached a record three million tons in 2007
http://www.newsdesk.se/view/pressrelease/worldwide-trade-of-wood-pellets-reached-a-record-three-million-tons-in-2007-220698

Peruvian biofuel producer starts jatropha nursery
http://www.energycurrent.com/index.php?id=3&storyid=11127

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

News and Notes - June 11, 2008

US News

Food-related industries launch anti-biofuel campaign (“Food before Fuel”)
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/headline/biz/5829126.html

Biofuels not the reason for rising food prices
http://www.farmersguardian.com/story.asp?sectioncode=1&storycode=19149

Oil consumption forecasts cut as prices surge
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OIL_FORECASTS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-06-10-15-03-15

ICGA and IRFA Expose Trickery of Anti-Ethanol Critics
http://www.wallacesfarmer.com/index.aspx?ascxid=fpStory&fpsid=34224&fpstid=2

Raven Plans to Build Biorefinery to Produce Cellulosic Ethanol From Wood Waste in Washington State
http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/marketwire/0405425.htm

Alabama plant to begin producing ethanol from waste wood
http://www.al.com/news/birminghamnews/index.ssf?/base/news/121317228015730.xml&coll=2

Fibrowatt chooses N.C. Biomass plant site (Poultry Litter for 40MW of power)
http://www.wxii12.com/news/16508364/detail.html

Ethanol Vs. Methanol
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/patrick-takahashi/ethanol-vs-methanol_b_106380.html

Biotech pros press algae into biodiesel production
http://news.cnet.com/8301-11128_3-9964587-54.html

Biofuels burn bright in Oregon's future
http://www.oregonlive.com/commentary/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/editorial/1213142109259720.xml&coll=7

U.S. Corn Crop May Drop 10% as Yields Fall, USDA Says (Update1)
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=amM38atm37ws&refer=us

Plant Fuel Demand Puts Premium on Camelina Crop
http://www.redorbit.com/news/business/1424180/plant_fuel_demand_puts_premium_on_camelina_crop/

BlueFire Ethanol bets on household trash
http://news.cnet.com/8301-11128_3-9961125-54.html

International News

OECD official urges that biofuel subsidies be scrapped
http://bioenergy.checkbiotech.org/news/2008-06-10/OECD_official_urges_that_biofuel_subsidies_be_scrapped/

King Corn wins battle at UN
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/GAM.20080609.RREGULY09/TPStory/TPComment

Suppliers ready for E85 fuel, but pricing still an issue (Thailand)
http://nationmultimedia.com/2008/06/06/national/national_30074889.php

Stanley Ho and Ferro Ribeiro’s Geocapital focuses on biofuels
http://www.macauhub.com.mo/en/news.php?ID=5501

The toxic 'wonder plant' that split world food summit (Jatropha)
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/the-toxic-wonder-plant-that-split-world-food-summit-840538.html

Crude inferno ignites biodiesel interest (India)
http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?newsid=1168870

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

News and Notes - June 10, 2008

US News

Herseth Sandlin Leads Effort to Preserve Renewable Fuels Standard
http://www.usagnet.com/story-national.php?Id=1376&yr=2008

Farm-Belt Voters Favor Eliminating or Scaling Back Corn Ethanol Mandate, New Poll Finds
http://www.nationalcenter.org/PR-Poll_Ethanol_061008.html
and Biofuels Digest analyzes the survey here
http://biofuelsdigest.com/blog2/2008/06/10/poll-finds-41-percent-of-americans-want-to-repeal-ethanol-mandate-but-was-the-poll-manipulated-you-be-the-judge/

Research into biofuel crops under way (Clemson University)
http://www.scnow.com/scp/news/local/pee_dee/article/research_into_biofuel_crops_under_way/7386/

The race for nonfood biofuel
http://features.csmonitor.com/environment/2008/06/04/the-race-for-nonfood-biofuel/

Revenues From Biofuels to Double in Four Years
http://www.usagnet.com/story-national.php?Id=1344&yr=2008

Smear campaign targets ethanol (Ed. - Sen. Grassley shoots back at the Grocers Association)
http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=19712775&BRD=517&PAG=461&dept_id=473182&rfi=6

Governors Supporting Ethanol (Ed. - Midwest Govs oppose RFS waivers)
http://www.farmfutures.com/ME2/dirmod.asp?sid=CD26BEDECA4A4946A1283CC7786AEB5A&nm=News&type=news&mod=News&mid=9A02E3B96F2A415ABC72CB5F516B4C10&tier=3&nid=E1592D5299774EA4A2AB1FDA50AD55A6

Grease shortage worries Oregon's fledgling biodiesel industry
http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2008/06/grease_shortage_worries_oregon.html

Algae oil promises truly green fuel
http://environment.newscientist.com/channel/earth/mg19826595.900-algae-oil-promises-truly-green-fuel.html?feedId=online-news_rss20

USDA says 74 percent of corn emerged, compared to 89 percent five year average, as weather threatens crop failure
http://biofuelsdigest.com/blog2/2008/06/10/usda-says-74-percent-of-corn-emerged-compared-to-89-percent-five-year-average-as-weather-threatens-crop-failure/

Pinnacle Biofuels to Utilize Greenline Industries' Waterless Processing Technology to Produce Biodiesel at Crossett, AR Plant
http://www.biofuelsjournal.com/articles/Pinnacle_Biofuels_to_Utilize_Greenline_Industries__Waterless_Processing_Technology_to_Produce_Biodiesel_at_Crossett__AR_Plant-58372.html

Danisco enzymes improve DDGS
http://www.distillersgrainsquarterly.com/article.jsp?article_id=1252&article_title=Danisco%20enzymes%20improve%20DDGS

U.S. DDGS exports rise
http://www.distillersgrainsquarterly.com/article.jsp?article_id=1250&article_title=U.S.%20DDGS%20exports%20rise

Pollution Violations May Test Public Support for Biodiesel
http://biodieselmagazine.com/article.jsp?article_id=2383&article_title=Pollution+Violations+May+Test+Public+Support+for+Biodiesel

International News

Lula Says Oil Companies Make `War' Against Brazilian Ethanol
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601086&sid=aUetV.5VS3go&refer=latin_america

Pipeline Projects On Hold
http://www.ethanolproducer.com/article.jsp?article_id=4298&article_title=Pipeline+Projects+On+Hold

Money -- and patience -- needed for 2nd-generation biofuels
http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5hPfjVM9kwQUrFli_sUG7PYEfSOgQ

Ethiopia eyes biofuels, says no risk to crops
http://www.reuters.com/article/environmentNews/idUSL0932721220080609

Nitish asks Centre to amend ethanol production law
http://www.business-standard.com/common/storypage_c_online.php?leftnm=10&bKeyFlag=IN&autono=39597

Monday, June 9, 2008

News and Notes - June 9, 2008

US News

In Energy Policy, McCain, Obama Differ on Role of Government
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121296676181055711.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

Colombians to make ethanol from sugar (in Louisiana)
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2008/06/08/Colombians_to_make_ethanol_from_sugar/UPI-43101212969546/

Ethanol Stocks Are Poised to Refuel
http://online.barrons.com/article/SB121279970958653929.html?mod=googlenews_barrons

Ethanol Producers in Trouble as Corn Sets New Record
http://seekingalpha.com/article/80406-ethanol-producers-in-trouble-as-corn-sets-new-record

U.S. bill to cut ethanol tariff going nowhere fast
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/feedarticle/7568523

Gasoline rises above $4 a gallon for first time
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080608/bs_nm/energy_gasoline_price_dc_5;_ylt=ApFjrhH1Ll1cAHdwo_hk7J4E1vAI

Ethanol executive still is fired up about fuel alternative
http://www.sacbee.com/103/story/997094.html

Gov. Henry Signs Bill Funding Oklahoma Bioenergy Center, Strengthens State’s Role in Development of Renewable Energy
http://www.governor.state.ok.us/display_article.php?article_id=1101&article_type=1


International News

Don't blame Brazilian biofuels
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/jun/06/biofuels.brazil

GM Holden planning to build smaller vehicle in Australia
http://business.theage.com.au/gm-holden-planning-to-build-smaller-vehicle-in-australia-20080608-2njm.html

Friday, June 6, 2008

News and Notes - June 6, 2008

US News

Senate action on climate bill seems doomed
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080606/ap_on_go_co/climate_congress_8;_ylt=AobwEFHmYRJjxi_eqF9.PdwE1vAI

Statement by Sec. of Agriculture Ed Schafer on the high level Conference on Food Security in Rome, Italy
http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/!ut/p/_s.7_0_A/7_0_1OB?contentidonly=true&contentid=2008/06/0151.xml

Considering Both Food and Fuel, Ethanol saves families money
http://www.iowacorn.org/news/news_2a.html?NEWSID=82796

Morgan Stanley Says WTI Crude May Reach $150 by July on Freight
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601072&sid=aDTcV34vBOrU&refer=energy

What Comes First? (Industry or Educated Workforce?)
http://www.ethanolproducer.com/article.jsp?article_id=4273&article_title=What+Comes+First%3F

Cellulosic Ethanol Path is Paved With Various Technologies
http://www.ethanolproducer.com/article.jsp?article_id=4269

S.D. voters OK plan for first new U.S. oil refinery in 30 years
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/business/energy/5818136.html

Pennsylvania pushes for passage of $850 million clean energy, biofuels plan
http://biofuelsdigest.com/blog2/2008/06/06/pennsylvania-pushes-for-passage-of-850-million-clean-energy-biofuels-plan/

Dow sees bright future in biotech
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/feedarticle/7566323

Camilla (GA) ethanol plant nears completion (100 mgy)
http://www.walb.com/Global/story.asp?S=8421312&nav=5kZQ

International News

International Energy Agency says 2050 baseline scenario is for oil demand to rise 70% - equivalent to five times today’s production of Saudi Arabia
http://www.finfacts.ie/irishfinancenews/article_1013826.shtml

Mexico blasts U.S., EU biofuel subsidies
http://www.individual.com/story.php?story=83643113

FACTBOX-World biofuels production and its impact
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/B802580.htm

Canadian ethanol capacity soon to hit billion-litre mark
http://www.manitobacooperator.ca/issues/ISArticle.asp?id=85310&issue=06052008&story_id=&PC=FBC

Energy experts: China not to sacrifice food for fuel
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-06/06/content_8318170.htm

Formula 1 considering switch to ethanol?
http://www.f1sa.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2723&Itemid=219

Biofuel industries pleased by U.N. summit resolution
http://uk.reuters.com/article/oilRpt/idUKN0533803820080605?sp=true

Thursday, June 5, 2008

News and Notes - June 5, 2008

US News

Memphis Bioworks Heads to the Farm
http://www.memphisdailynews.com/editorial/Article.aspx?id=37305

12 Companies racing to build cellulosic ethanol plants in the US
http://earth2tech.com/2008/06/03/12-companies-racing-to-build-cellulosic-ethanol-plants-in-the-us/

Armed with Facts, USDA Ready to Defend Ethanol
http://www.farmfutures.com/ME2/dirmod.asp?sid=CD26BEDECA4A4946A1283CC7786AEB5A&nm=News&type=news&mod=News&mid=9A02E3B96F2A415ABC72CB5F516B4C10&tier=3&nid=F9FE8C1645E7436CBB354D4698C01CC6

US Ag Secy Says Genetically Modified Food Output Must Rise
http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20080604-705442.html?mod=dist_smartbrief

Monsanto Seeks Big Increase in Crop Yields
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/05/business/worldbusiness/05crop.html?em&ex=1212724800&en=13c31749831dd592&ei=5087%0A

Ethanol Push Shows Congress is Not Serious About Oil Independence
http://www.redorbit.com/news/business/1415858/ethanol_push_shows_congress_is_not_serious_about_oil_independence/

SunEthanol brings DuPont exec Frey in as CEO
http://www.bizjournals.com/masshightech/stories/2008/06/02/daily29.html

Biotechnology seen as a key to solving food crisis
http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=biotechnology-seen-as-a-k

Start-up takes over abandoned ethanol project
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/business/content/business/epaper/2008/06/03/a7b_alico_0604.html

International News

Brazil cellulosic ethanol plant possible in 5 yrs
http://uk.reuters.com/article/oilRpt/idUKN0440526720080604

Dow Chem Unit, Brazil Sugar Co To Make Plastic From Ethanol
http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/djf500/200806041507DOWJONESDJONLINE000739_FORTUNE5.htm

U.N. shows some sense: International body offers good advice on world food crisis
http://news.tradingcharts.com/futures/6/3/109602536.html

GLOBAL: Bad ethanol, good ethanol
http://www.irinnews.org/Report.aspx?ReportId=78576

End to ethanol could stave off grain crisis
http://uk.reuters.com/article/oilRpt/idUKL0362046020080603

Biofuels make useful villain for food crisis
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/article4061208.ece

Fuel a factor at UN food talks
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-food-summitjun04,0,7088636.story

China needs new policies to kickstart biofuel sector – expert
http://www.forbes.com/afxnewslimited/feeds/afx/2008/06/03/afx5073275.html

Thailand to cut ethanol taxes
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/news/stories/200806/s2264224.htm?tab=latest

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

News and Notes - June 3, 2008

US News

NCGA, Other Grower Groups Demand Food Companies “Cease The Attacks” On Ethanol
http://www.cattlenetwork.com/Content.asp?ContentID=226122

SD Sen. Thune Highlights Farm Bill Biomass Crop Assistance Program for Cellulosic Ethanol Development
http://www.biofuelsjournal.com/articles/SD_Sen__Thune_Highlights_Farm_Bill_Biomass_Crop_Assistance_Program_for_Cellulosic_Ethanol_Development-57924.html

Biofuels in the Future
http://www.biomassmagazine.com/article.jsp?article_id=1672

U.S. DDGS exports rise
http://www.distillersgrainsquarterly.com/article.jsp?article_id=1250&article_title=U.S.+DDGS+exports+rise

Gates set to dump half his stake in Pacific Ethanol
http://www.sacbee.com/103/story/983732.html

Pacific Institute releases study results on GHG emissions
http://www.biomassmagazine.com/article.jsp?article_id=1693

New Solvents May Lead to Better Biofuels (Ionic Liquids)
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/science/jan-june08/ionic_05-30.html

Texas May Get Next Cellulosic Ethanol Plant
http://domesticfuel.com/2008/05/29/louisiana-produces-ethanol-from-other-method-than-corn/

Novozymes will make enzymes for biodiesel
http://www.biodieselmagazine.com/article.jsp?article_id=2416

SunEthanol seeks funding for fuel-making bug (gets new CEO)
http://news.cnet.com/8301-11128_3-9957106-54.html

Kelley Blue Book Marketing Research Study Shows New Car Buyers Associate Biofuel Demand With Rising Food Prices
http://www.biofuelsjournal.com/articles/Kelley_Blue_Book_Marketing_Research_Study_Shows_New_Car_Buyers_Associate_Biofuel_Demand_With_Rising_Food_Prices-58077.html

Cattle: Potential Mold Related Problems In Ethanol Co-Products
http://www.cattlenetwork.com/Feed_Byproducts_Content.asp?ContentID=223012

Groups Push For Ethanol Growth (Hawaii)
http://www.kitv.com/news/16442721/detail.html

International News

World grain prices to remain high with supply tight
http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/world-grain-prices-remain-high/story.aspx?guid=%7B0A39D51B-97EE-4DFA-9D81-C036F1A29479%7D

India unlikely to meet target for biofuel mix
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/Economy/India_unlikely_to_meet_biofuel_mix_target/articleshow/3091496.cms

EP wants to drop the biofuel 10% target
http://www.neurope.eu/articles/87355.php

Brazil not to plant sugar cane in Amazon: president
http://www.tradingmarkets.com/.site/news/Stock%20News/1644634/

DJ Brazil New Sugar Production Dn 25%, Ethanol Dn 4.9% - Unica
http://www.tradingmarkets.com/.site/news/Stock%20News/1649122/

Monday, June 2, 2008

News and Notes - June 2, 2008

UTBI News

Tennessee: Switching grass for gas
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2008/may/31/tennessee-switching-grass-gas/?local

US News

Plant waste biofuels benefit from food debate
http://www.reuters.com/article/ousiv/idUSN2033403920080602

Food Report Criticizes Biofuel Policies
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/30/business/worldbusiness/30food.html?_r=3&ref=business&oref=slogin&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

Anti-ethanol coalition stokes food versus fuel debate
http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/news.aspx?id=90661

Ribbon-cutting ceremony held for largest US ethanol plant
http://new.khastv.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=13463&storytopic=4

Sugar-to-ethanol sweetens farm bill
http://www.capitalpress.info/main.asp?SectionID=67&SubSectionID=619&ArticleID=41942&TM=3644.022

The Bad News about Ethanol you haven’t heard, yet
http://pr.cannazine.co.uk/content/view/316/1/

Report Released: The Effects of Climate Change on Agriculture, Land Resources, Water Resources, and Biodiversity
http://www.usda.gov/oce/global_change/sap_2007_FinalReport.htm

Algae Startups Confront Promise of Miracle Fuel With Big Summer
http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/earth/4266137.html?series=19

U.S. Development Group opens ethanol terminal in Arlington (TX)
http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/stories/2008/05/26/daily30.html

International News

Brazil to defend biofuels at U.N. summit in Rome
http://africa.reuters.com/wire/news/usnL0178405.html

Yesterday's food complacency proves hard to swallow
http://www.foodnavigator.com/news/ng.asp?n=85623-fao-food-price-summit

Growing bio-fuel demand underpinning higher agriculture prices, says joint OECD-FAO report
http://www.oecd.org/document/2/0,3343,de_2649_201185_38893378_1_1_1_1,00.html

INTERVIEW-Biofuel programmes need rethink – UNDP
http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSL29824827

Brazil offers Central America Mercosur and ethanol
http://www.mercopress.com/vernoticia.do?id=13572&formato=HTML

Petrobras plans ethanol export pipelines
http://www.ogj.com/display_article/330170/7/ONART/none/Trasp/1/Petrobras-plans-ethanol-export-pipelines/

Tanzania blows hot and cold over biofuels
http://www.freshplaza.com/news_detail.asp?id=22655

News and Notes - May 29, 2008

US News

Verenium begins commissioning phase of cellulosic ethanol plant
http://boston.bizjournals.com/boston/stories/2008/05/26/daily9.html

CBOT Corn Review: Lower On USDA Decision To Release Lands (Ed. - Cattle grazing allowed on 24 million acres of CRP land)
http://www.cattlenetwork.com/Content.asp?ContentID=224950

Rahall Calls Growth in Ethanol Production 'a Serious Misstep'
http://www.redorbit.com/news/business/1407057/rahall_calls_growth_in_ethanol_production_a_serious_misstep/

Turning Algae Into Gasoline
http://www.forbes.com/2008/05/28/alternative-fuels-biofuels-tech_sciences_cz_kad_0528fuels.html?partner=alerts

Biomass to Biofuels Market Potential – A report available for purchase
http://energybusinessreports.com/shop/item.asp?itemid=1194&affillink=EPRW20080318

International News

Oil Exporters Are Unable To Keep Up With Demand
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121200725158327151.html?mod=dist_smartbrief

Canada House gives green light to biofuel bill
http://ca.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idCAN2739045520080528

Global Trade of Woodchips Increased 6% in 2007, Reaching New Records
http://timberbuysell.com/Community/DisplayNews.asp?id=2627

News and Notes - May 29, 2008

US News

Verenium begins commissioning phase of cellulosic ethanol plant
http://boston.bizjournals.com/boston/stories/2008/05/26/daily9.html

CBOT Corn Review: Lower On USDA Decision To Release Lands (Ed. - Cattle grazing allowed on 24 million acres of CRP land)
http://www.cattlenetwork.com/Content.asp?ContentID=224950

Rahall Calls Growth in Ethanol Production 'a Serious Misstep'
http://www.redorbit.com/news/business/1407057/rahall_calls_growth_in_ethanol_production_a_serious_misstep/

Turning Algae Into Gasoline
http://www.forbes.com/2008/05/28/alternative-fuels-biofuels-tech_sciences_cz_kad_0528fuels.html?partner=alerts

Biomass to Biofuels Market Potential – A report available for purchase
http://energybusinessreports.com/shop/item.asp?itemid=1194&affillink=EPRW20080318

International News

Oil Exporters Are Unable To Keep Up With Demand
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121200725158327151.html?mod=dist_smartbrief

Canada House gives green light to biofuel bill
http://ca.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idCAN2739045520080528

Global Trade of Woodchips Increased 6% in 2007, Reaching New Records
http://timberbuysell.com/Community/DisplayNews.asp?id=2627

News and Notes - May 28, 2008

US News

Bipartisan Senate group, the Ethanol Six, denounces Grocery Manufacturers “smear campaign” against biofuels
http://biofuelsdigest.com/blog2/2008/05/28/bipartisan-senate-group-the-ethanol-six-denounces-grocery-manufacturers-smear-campaign-against-biofuels/

Verenium Begins Commissioning Phase at Demonstration-Scale Cellulosic Ethanol Plant in Jennings, LA
http://www.biofuelsjournal.com/articles/Verenium_Begins_Commissioning_Phase_at_Demonstration_Scale_Cellulosic_Ethanol_Plant_in_Jennings__LA-57786.html

Corn ethanol plant stalls, with sustainability doubts and financing crunch (MI)
http://www.mlive.com/businessreview/tricities/index.ssf/2008/05/corn_ethanol_plant_stalls_with.html

Carbon Americans vs. Ethanol Americans
http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=Y2MwOGMwYWUxMzFhZWE1NTQ2ZDdjZDJiOWQ0ODBjOWI=

Biofuels: Fungus Use Improves Corn-to-ethanol Process
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/05/080527155540.htm

The World According to Ethanol
http://ethanolproducer.com/article.jsp?article_id=4157

Hawaii Governor Lingle Signs Bill To Encourage Biofuel Production
http://www.allamericanpatriots.com/48747776_hawaii-governor-lingle-signs-bill-encourage-biofue

Former state official (NC) pleads guilty to corruption charges (Ed. – took bribes from Agri-Ethanol for permits)
http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/stories/2008/05/26/daily7.html

IRL Technical Director Says Good Fuel Mileage Possible wtih Ethanol
http://www.hoosieragtoday.com/wire/news/00911_mctaggert_144508.php

International News

D1 Oils faces criticism over 'miracle' jatropha
http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/natural_resources/article4004107.ece

Lula (Brazil) proposes "global pact" on biofuels
http://news.tradingcharts.com/futures/4/1/109239014.html

Rice In Your Gas Tank: Boosting Biofuel Production From Rice Straw
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/05/080526153329.htm

Air NZ to test biofuel
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,23771641-1702,00.html