Wednesday, August 27, 2008

News and Notes - August 27, 2008

Feature Article

The strange politics of kingmakers in corn ethanol country

Bionews is strictly non-partisan and tries to avoid any article that takes sides in this election year. This article, however, points out how odd both presidential candidate positions on ethanol are when you look at their supporters. Sen. Obama fully support ethanol subsidies, especially corn, while his supporters are often the ones are most often critics of corn ethanol, be it from food vs. fuel issues or environmental concerns. Sen. McCain, on the other hand, opposes subsidies for corn ethanol while is supporters are often corn producers and ethanol producers.
US News

NCGA Editorial: Ethanol Truth Squad Still Needs To Patrol For Inaccurate Information

Wind Energy Bumps Into Power Grid’s Limits

American Ag & Energy Council Announces Formal Organization{7DA2B710-2E74-4051-B280-83964754BDC2}&dist=hppr

SunEthanol, MBI in cellulosic ethanol partnership

Biofuel complex in works for state (algae in Arkansas)

UNL ag economist touts future of ethanol

Range Fuels Appoints Greg King to Board of Directors

(Hopewell, VA) Ethanol plant receives permit

American Ingenuity Leads to Biodiesel Breakthrough

Algae: Biofuel of the Future?

International News

New method enhances efficiency in ethanol production (Japanese cellulosic ethanol research into low-cost catalysts)

UK 'should end biofuel subsidies'

Tequila sunset: The ethanol boom (Mexican farmers switch from agave to corn)

Cosan to invest US$1bn in 618km ethanol pipeline (Brazil)*1bn_in_618km_ethanol_pipeline

Emissions cutting biodiesel supercar on sale next year (UK)

Ethanol takes it on the ear (Canada)

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