Latest Food vs. fuel Stories

2010-09-23 07:17:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite recent challenges of financing and debate about overall greenhouse gas (GHG) benefits, global biofuels demand is still projected to grow by an impressive 133% by 2020 - primarily by government policies and market mandates.

2010-06-03 08:00:00

COLUMBIA, Md., June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Renewable fuels provider New Generation Biofuels Holdings, Inc. (NasdaqCM: NGBF) ("NGBF" or the "Company") and Regent Trend Investment Ltd.

2010-05-25 12:35:00

BLAIRSTOWN, Iowa, May 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In a converted corn ethanol plant 25 minutes from Cedar Rapids, four-story tanks of renewable fuel are quietly bubbling away ready for conversion into fuel-grade ethanol later this week.

2010-04-20 07:50:00

Using productive farmland to grow crops for food instead of fuel is more energy efficient, Michigan State University scientists concluded, after analyzing 17 years' worth of data to help settle the food versus fuel debate.

2010-04-05 19:17:00

SAO PAULO, April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's announcement that the Brazilian government has unilaterally eliminated its tariff on imported ethanol is a major step forward in building a global biofuels marketplace, according to the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA). "UNICA believes that free trade is a two way street and Brazil, as the largest producer of cane ethanol and largest exporter of ethanol in the world, with 60% of the global market, will lead by example and eliminate...

2010-03-25 11:35:00

WASHINGTON, March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to newly introduced legislation from Reps.

2010-03-24 14:15:00

Grocery shoppers face hefty price increases if bad weather withers a U.S. corn crop that is now tethered to grain-intensive renewable fuel mandates.

2010-03-05 15:11:00

MANHATTAN, Kan., March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To feed a world population projected to exceed 9 billion people by 2050, technology that can enhance food production will be a significant asset, according to a Kansas State University agricultural economist. Ted Schroeder, university distinguished professor of agricultural economics, said dramatically increased food prices around the world in recent years, social unrest over food scarcity in countries like Argentina, Bangladesh, Egypt,...

2010-01-06 12:27:02

Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy paper cites economic, environmental and logistical shortcomings.

2009-11-30 06:00:00

COLUMBIA, Md., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Renewable fuels provider New Generation Biofuels Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: NGBF) today announced that on December 9, 2009 NGBF's Chief Technology Officer, Dr.

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