Tag: food vs fuel

Report says there is enough biomass for biofuels without affecting food supply

Report says there is enough biomass for biofuels without affecting food supply

January 21, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP published a report on global biomass market supply for the purpose of biofuel production in relation to supply in the food and feedstuff markets saying that strong global harvest yields mean that supply on international markets is more than sufficient and is enough to meet worldwide demand, even if many parts of […]

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Food versus fuel fight heats up in Canadian municipalities forums

Food versus fuel fight heats up in Canadian municipalities forums

September 30, 2017 |

In Canada, the food versus fuel debate is getting heated up with Agriculture Minister Lana Popham hearing from local mayors and government officials who are concerned that land is being converted from feeding people to growing non-edible hemp and marijuana. While hemp and marijuana is increasingly being planted in Canada, it is not just for […]

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RFS not to blame for high price of frozen turkey

RFS not to blame for high price of frozen turkey

December 1, 2014 |

In the US, the National Turkey Federation blamed the Renewable Fuels Standard for the high price of frozen turkey, which came in at around $1.60/pound this year. Yet, Corinne Alexander of Purdue University noted that corn prices dropped by more than 50 percent this year from 2013, and that the renewable fuel standard’s role as a […]

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That dread US ethanol policy that reduced foreign oil, saved consumers $800 p.a., and produced more food

That dread US ethanol policy that reduced foreign oil, saved consumers $800 p.a., and produced more food

August 14, 2014 |

In Washington, USDA released its August World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report. The 2014 corn crop is estimated at 14.032 billion bushels. That is 172 million bushels higher than the previous record established in 2013 and new corn yield records are expected to be set in eleven different states. The report estimates 5.075 […]

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“3 Powerful Graphs Behind the Food-vs.-Fuel Debate.”

“3 Powerful Graphs Behind the Food-vs.-Fuel Debate.”

October 20, 2013 |

Today on Twitter: mnlimas: Biotech startup Greenlight Biosciences has a cell-free approach to microbial chemical production suitreport 3 Powerful Graphs Behind the Food-vs.-Fuel Debate: Do policies supporting biofuels real… BErickson_BIO: HowStuffWorks “Top 10 Advantages of Biofuels”

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Neste Oil, Raisio: calm down the confrontation over fuels vs food

Neste Oil, Raisio: calm down the confrontation over fuels vs food

February 10, 2012 |

In Finland, Neste Oil and Raisio jointly stated that the two companies believe that the biofuel and food industries share a number of major potential synergies, and that the confrontational view should be discarded. Looking forward, both companies stated that they believe that it will be possible to make more efficient use of field-based biomass […]

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"Modified motorcycle burns vegetable oil in record-setting run."

"Modified motorcycle burns vegetable oil in record-setting run."

September 19, 2011 |

Today on Twitter. HamonAkenobv: Food Versus Fuel: An Informed Introduction to Biofuels: golden_alchemy: @stuartsharpe @gift_of_the_fab LibDems do not support #DoctorWho – the Tardis does not run on biofuels and he refuses to pay 50% tax BobMetcalfe: In previous life lost a lot of money trying to farm algae for biofuels; happy to see fierce new […]

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Corn prices a "statistically insignificant variable" in driving food price hikes: study

Corn prices a "statistically insignificant variable" in driving food price hikes: study

July 12, 2011 |

In Washington, Informa Economics released a new study (funded by the Renewable Fuels Foundation) entitled “Analysis of Corn, Commodity, and Consumer Food Prices”. Informa concluded that “the statistical evidence does not support a conclusion that there is a strict ‘food-versus-fuel’ tradeoff that is automatically driving consumer food prices higher.” The new study found that “…there […]

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Price of corn to rise, says University of Missouri

Price of corn to rise, says University of Missouri

July 5, 2011 |

In Missouri, analysis by the University of Missouri suggests corn prices will increase approximately 18 cents per bushel if the 45-cent-per-gallon tax credit for ethanol remains. The credit is currently under debate in Congress. The analysis supports an Iowa State University study conducted last year that showed corn prices would decrease by 10 percent if […]

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UK's National Farmers Union criticizes NGOs

UK's National Farmers Union criticizes NGOs

June 2, 2011 |

In the UK, the National Farmers Union is criticizing NGOs for downplaying the benefits of biofuels while focusing on supposed negative aspects, forgetting that increased demand for crops from biofuels encourages on-farm investment and R&D that leads to increased net food production. More on the story.

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