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The Great Ethanol Boondoggle

The Great Ethanol Boondoggle

Sep 06, 2010 at 13:09 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

One of my biggest disappointments with Obama so far is his continued support of the ethanol boondoggle. The program was ramped up by the Bush administration to achieve energy independence…

Biofuel Sector in African Land Grab

Biofuel Sector in African Land Grab

Sep 06, 2010 at 08:16 | Charlotte Dudley

EU biofuel targets are driving a “land grab” in Africa, according to a report by Friends of the Earth. The report, Africa: up for grabs, released on Monday, says…

A More Rational Approach to Ethanol Policy

A More Rational Approach to Ethanol Policy

Aug 23, 2010 at 10:56 | Robert Rapier

In my recent post Thoughts on an Ethanol Pipeline, I described what I feel would be a more rational approach to ethanol policy than some of the policies that…

The Future Looks Great for the Ethanol Boondoggle

The Future Looks Great for the Ethanol Boondoggle

Aug 01, 2010 at 10:51 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

One of my biggest disappointments with President Obama so far is his continued support of the ethanol boondoggle. The program was ramped up by the Bush administration to achieve energy…

USDA Publishes New Papers on the Energy Return of Corn Ethanol

USDA Publishes New Papers on the Energy Return of Corn Ethanol

Jul 08, 2010 at 02:34 | Robert Rapier

Over the past decade, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has published several papers in which they investigated the energy return of corn ethanol. The energy return on…

Biorefineries have big role in fight against climate change – WEF

Biorefineries have big role in fight against climate change – WEF

Jul 02, 2010 at 08:14 | Graham Cooper

Biorefineries – facilities that convert biomass into fuel, energy, chemicals and materials – have a major role to play in combating climate change, says a World Economic Forum (WEF) report.…

Ethanol: The latest Incarnation of Snake Oil

Ethanol: The latest Incarnation of Snake Oil

Jun 18, 2010 at 13:43 | Energy Tribune

You may never have never heard of Patricia Woertz, or Archer Daniels Midland. Woertz is the CEO of ADM, America’s 27th largest company, and it’s the largest company headed by…

Ethanol Industry Produces a Top Ten Enemies List

Ethanol Industry Produces a Top Ten Enemies List

Jun 17, 2010 at 10:14 | Robert Bryce

Richard Nixon had an enemies list. And now, so, too, do the corn ethanol scammers. Last week, Tom Waterman, the editor and publisher of The Ethanol Monitor, published a list…

Next Generation Biofuels: 5 Near-Term Challenges

Next Generation Biofuels: 5 Near-Term Challenges

Jun 09, 2010 at 19:28 | Robert Rapier

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has just issued a report detailing the outlook and challenges of next generation biofuels. I provided some input during the drafting of the report,…

Ethanol Growing in Popularity Due to Gulf Oil Spill

Ethanol Growing in Popularity Due to Gulf Oil Spill

May 26, 2010 at 09:22 | Geoffrey Styles

The implications for the oil industry from the ongoing Gulf of Mexico oil spill are already taking shape, with the administration calling for a Challenger-style investigation and rewriting the…

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