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Top Ethanol Producer Bailout? Seriously?

Last week, VeraSun, the #2 producer of ethanol in the U.S., filed for bankruptcy.  You would think they would shut the doors and end up selling their assets.  This won’t be the case thanks to the millions of dollars North Dakota citizens have paid in special incentives and taxes for VeraSun. From the North Dakota […]

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Has the Ethanol Boom Run Out of Gas?

VeraSun files for bankruptcy! News Flash: VeraSun, one of the largest ethanol producers announces filing for bankruptcy protection. From the Los Angles Times: VeraSun Energy Corp., the second-largest U.S. ethanol producer, filed for bankruptcy protection after making bad hedging bets on corn, a raw material used to make the fuel. The petition for Chapter 11 […]

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The Impossible Dream? 50% Cellulosic Ethanol

Picture Credit: Anemergencystop Is the U.S. Falling behind on Meeting its 2022 Goal of 50% Mandated Cellulose Ethanol (biofuels)? The government has ordered (mandated) that 36 billion gallons of biofuel be blended into the fuel supply by 2022. Of that, 16 billion must be cellulosic ethanol. No more than 15 billion can be corn ethanol, […]

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Whoa, California Uses More Gas than China?

Doesn’t seem possible but California is the 2nd largest user of gasoline in the world! From Treehugger, check this out! Well, wonders never cease. Talk about a state that needs to wake up and smell the biofuels (except corn ethanol)! Given all the news coverage about the rise of the Chinese economy, you could be […]

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