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Ethanol Is Feeding Hot Market for Farmland - New York Times

While much of the nation worries about a slumping real estate market, people in Midwestern farm country are experiencing exactly the opposite. Take, for instance, the farm here — nearly 80 acres of corn and soybeans off a gravel road in a universe of corn and soybeans — that sold for $10,000 an acre at auction this spring, a price that astonished even the auctioneer.

US Government To Invest $375 Million in Bioenergy Research

The U.S. Energy Department said on Tuesday it will invest up to $375 million in three new research centers that will develop cellulosic ethanol and other biofuels that will help reduce America's gasoline demand.

Brazil To Triple Ethanol Output to 66.6 Billion Liters by 2030

Brazil is likely to more than triple its ethanol output - estimated at over 20 billion liters this season - to 66.6 billion liters by 2030, according to the country's National Energy Plan. The plan - which was approved this week by Brazil's National Council of Energy Policy - sets forth long-term government strategies to meet the country's energy needs in a sustainable way.

Fruit could make 'powerful fuel'

The sugar found in fruit such as apples and oranges can be converted into a new type of low carbon fuel for cars, US scientists have said.

U.S. biofuel push seen lifting gasoline prices

Government plans to subsidize ethanol are making petroleum refineries think twice about investing in expensive capacity increases, creating a bottleneck in US refining capacity and driving up prices.

U.N. Raises Doubts on Biofuels

Biofuels like ethanol can help reduce global warming and create jobs for the rural poor, but the benefits may be offset by serious environmental problems and increased food prices for the hungry, the U.N. said Tuesday in its first major report on bioenergy.

U.N. Raises Doubts on Biofuels

Biofuels like ethanol can help reduce global warming and create jobs for the rural poor, but the benefits may be offset by serious environmental problems and increased food prices for the hungry, the U.N. said Tuesday in its first major report on bioenergy.

Algae to Biofuels Company

This company is working on developing a process of turning algae into biofuels.

Venture capital firms turn their attention to alternative energy

Venture capitalists are turning their attention to one of the fastest growing industries in the world - alternative energy. A husband and wife teamed closely examined a number of potential investments, and decided that biofuel producing algae was their best bet.

Biofuel Discussion

Corn based ethanol has some benefits with respect to making the US less dependant on overseas sources of oil, but from an economic and environmental standpoint it makes little sense.  Cellulosic ethanol, on the other hand, shows a great deal of promise.

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