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News and Notes - Nov. 14, 2008

Feature Article

Biofuels and Commodity Turbulence

Agriculture, food prices, and ethanol.....

US News

If a Tree Falls in the Forest, Are Biofuels To Blame? It's Not Easy Being Green

Ethanol start-up Mascoma sheds staffers (inc. Its President)

Reaping a new harvest (POET)

Are alternative fuels reliving the 1980s?

EPA Must Propose a Science-Based Fuel Rule That Advances Innovation and Protects the Environment, Groups Say

David C. Aldous to Join Range Fuels as CEO

Canola still a bit player in U.S. Biodiesel

Company introduces dual-auger grain cart for moving corn, cobs or mix for cellulosic ethanol

Obama likely to tackle energy early on

Obama's Energy Department

Is Ethanol Dead? Not So Fast

Getting the Blend Truth: Does Ethanol Hurt Your Car's Performance?

Forget Corn: Mushrooms May Hold Key to Energy Crisis

Understanding land use change and U.S. ethanol expansion: A Report

Pacific Ethanol Q3 loss reaches $54.9M, shares tumble 16 percent

(Algae) Biodiesel plant with Binghamton roots rejects $1M Pennsylvania grant (Could not meet production goals)

Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc. Announces First Grind at Ethanol Plant Near Obion, Tennessee

Long Corn? Former Iowa Governor In Lead For Agriculture Secretary

The search for alternative aviation fuels: understanding the challenge

Ethanol makers push U.S. to boost fuel blend rate

The Behind-the-Scenes Struggle Over Ethanol

USDA Crops Harvest Estimates

Predicting U.S.-Brazil Ethanol Policy

Researchers push butanol as biofuel answer

Winn Ranger District uses wood for electricity

$40M going into ethanol project (Kinder Morgan pipeline project)

VeraSun forecasts drastically higher 3Q loss

World Ethanol Market to Reach 27.7 Billion Gallons by 2012, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts

Raven Biofuels and Price BioStock Target Mississippi Site for Cellulosic Ethanol Biorefinery

Raven Biofuels Signs MOU With Kamloops Indian Band for Feedstock and Biorefinery Development

Purdue: More Research Needed To Make Good On Biofuel Promise

IEA Says Fading Oil Production Threatens Supply

Noble Foundation receives funds to study switchgrass

Pickens sees government move on his energy plan soon

Oil Majors Await Obama's Plan

Poet’s first commercial corn cob harvest set for 2009

 Firefighters learn how to strike ethanol fires

The Future of Midlevel Blends

Virent announces new board appointments and future CEO

UI economist predicts agricultural recession

Ethanol producer Aventine Renewable Energy hangs on, hopes for a market turn

International News

Air New Zealand to test biofuel on flight (Dec. 7)

Eight nations warn EU over biofuel barriers

Creating an International Renewable Energy Agency

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