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25th June 2008, 02:01 AM
(automatically updated/inserted from The Big Biofuels Blog)

Robert Rapier over on the R-squared Energy blog has a pretty good look at the economics of ethanol production (http://i-r-squared.blogspot.com/) in the US at the moment. It is hard to disagree with his conclusion that

As long as the ethanol mandates are driving up the price of corn andincreasing the demand for and cost of natural gas, corn ethanolproducers must chase their tails in a vicious circle (http://i-r-squared.blogspot.com/2008/03/vicious-circle.html).

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