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    Video: Translogic visits Solazyme, finds algae diesel works well in VW Jetta TDI, navy ships
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    As we learned when we visited last fall, Solazyme is doing some interesting things in its South San Francisco lab. Now, our friends over at Translogic put together a video showing the algae-derived diesel being used in a Volkswagen Passat TDI – as well as getting burned by the US ...

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    Official: Hyundai HB20 a Brazil-exclusive flex-fuel car, coming in October
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    The Brazilian Hyundai subsidiary has launched a Brazil-only flex-fuel model called the HB20. It will be manufactured at its new plant in Piracicaba, Brazil, which starts production September 20 ahead of an early October sales launch. Hyundai decided to bring its first Brazil-exclusive car to ...

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    Report: Sugar cane shortage may force Brazil to cut ethanol mix from E25 to E18
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    A sugar cane shortage in April caused Brazil's ethanol prices to soar, rising 65 percent to $6.31 a gallon or more than double what it was the year before. Since Brazil blends its gasoline with a mandated 25 percent ethanol, the rising cost of the biofuel directly affects pump prices. Even though ...

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    Shell, Cosan formalize creation of Razien sugarcane ethanol JV
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    In one of the biggest biofuel deals to date, Shell, along with Cosan – one of the world's leading producers of sugarcane-based ethanol – has launched a multi-billion dollar joint venture (JV) to become a leading producer of the low-carbon biofuel. Named Raízen, this massive ...

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    How Brazil created the international ethanol boom
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    Photo by petrr. Licensed under Creative Commons license 2.0.
    Maybe Americans need to be pointing our fingers south at Brazil for making us spend so much money on ethanol. The William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review has just published an article that delves into how the South ...

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    Fiat to launch new ethanol/diesel engine in Brazil
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    According to an article in The New Economic Times, Fiat is planning to launch a new ethanol-powered engine for the Brazilian market. Ethanol is widely used for fuel in Brazil and half of the country's sugar cane crops are currently used for its production. Fiat intends the motor to be run on fuel ...

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    ENCAP developing soil and agricultural products from biofuel byproducts
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    A company based in Wisconsin called ENCAP has attracted some attention from investors when they recently found an agricultural product with which they can produce using the byproducts from the creation of biofuels like ethanol and biodiesel. In fact, they can use "almost any inert material, ...

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    U.S. joins Interamerican Ethanol Commission but discourages imports
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    U.S. Congress has voted to protect the domestic ethanol industry and extend the secondary tariff of 54 cents per gallon on imported ethanol. The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) praised the move saying that secondary tariff, which is now in place until January 1, 2009, will ensure continued ...

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    Click and Clack tackle cost effectiveness of ethanol
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    Tom and Ray Magliozzi, who host of the popular NPR program Car Talk as "Click and Clack", address the controversial issue of ethanol efficacy. According to a listener's letter,131,000 British thermal units (BTU) are needed to produce a gallon of ethanol. However, that gallon only produces 77,000 ...

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