An economist who makes his living forecasting the future of oils and oilseeds says that the supply of fats and oils in the world is not enough to keep pace with demand.
Demand for ethanol is up and it is becoming evident that domestic production will not be able to supply it all. So, the possibility of lifting the current import duty on ethanol, particularly from Brazil, is being raised in Washington.
This NY Times article is all about how turning corn in to ethanol requires natural gas and the research that is being done to turn ethanol into more cost-effective energy alternative
The headline for the article is “Wall Street storms the Corn Belt to build new ethanol plants”
Here’s an addition to the editorials pages about ethanol
Ethanol is fueling editorial fodder nationwide
Here is a link to today’s Washington Farm Report in the Des Moines Register which discusses the research into how much energy it takes to make ethanol from corn.
It should be no surprise to anyone that ethanol production set a record in 2005
Veridium announces new patent-pending technology for the conversion of exhaust carbon dioxide from the fermentation stage of ethanol production facilities back into new ethanol and biodiesel
An editorial in the Wall Street Journal this week entitled “What’s Wrong With Free Trade In Biofuels?” questions the need for tariffs on low cost ethanol from Brazil if we are really serious about energy security in this country.