Biofuels: Webster's Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Nov 26, 2008 - 33 pages
Nonfiction Usage Journalism UsageAtlantic - News: December 21, 2005 - Headline: Rising Energy Prices Make Offshore Oil Drilling a Possibility Again. Author: Greg Flakus. Excerpt: But some energy experts are skeptical about the numbers cited by Mr. Lovins and question the feasibility of developing biofuels on the scale he mentions.Brazil - News: March 9, 2007 - Headline: Bush in Brazil to Push for Ethanol Alliance. Author: Paula Wolfson. Excerpt: Together, the United States and Brazil produce about 75 percent of the world's ethanol. But Brazil is the largest exporter, and is the leader in biofuels research. ... Soteri says the Brazilians are pragmatic and know the growing interest in biofuels in the United States can only benefit their country. He says many here believe President Bush may be trying to promote a program that will prove popular with Americans, and divert attention - even slightly - from the Iraq war.Brazil - News: March 9, 2007 - Headline: US, Brazil Sign Alternative Fuels Deal. Author: Paula Wolfson. Excerpt: Mr. Bush spoke after touring an ethanol distribution facility in Sao Paulo with the president of Brazil, Luis Inacio Lula da Silva. Earlier, foreign ministers from the two countries signed an agreement designed to promote research and development of biofuels and to set the standards for ethanol to become a recognized commodity on world markets. ... Both men talked about the ability of biofuel production to create jobs in the developing world, and cut dependence on oil imports. Among the countries which could lose out in the future if biofuels catch on is Venezuela, one of the world's largest oil exporters.Brazil - News: March 10, 2007 - Headline: US and Brazil Promote Biofuels. Author: Paula Wolfson. Excerpt: The presidents of the United States and Brazil say they have a vision -- a vision of a world where the production and consumption of biofuels is commonplace.Brazil - News: October 16, 2007 - Headline: Brazil, India Pursue Trade in West Africa. Author: Phuong Tran. Excerpt: Shared energy problems have increased alliances between West Africa and Brazil and, another biofuel producer, India. Both countries are helping produce biofuels in Senegal.CERAWeek - News: February 7, 2006 - Headline: Oil Companies, Experts Discuss Alternative Energy Development. Author: Greg Flakus. Excerpt: In his state of the union address last week, President Bush called for programs that would lessen U.S. dependence on foreign sources of oil and gave special emphasis to the development of biofuels like ethanol. Brazil, which has a successful ethanol program based on fuel from sugar cane, is also represented at CERAWeek and Rosenfield says he expects a lot of discussion among participants about such programs.CO2 - News: November 1, 2007 - Headline: Oxfam Says Biofuels Production May Fuel Poverty. Author: Tendai Maphosa. Excerpt: The idea of the EU's biofuels policy is to reduce emissions from transport. But biofuels only have a favorable carbon balance if they are grown and produced in a way which is environmentally sensitive. It's absolutely critical that there are environmental standards as well alongside the social ones, he said. ... There is no reason why these biofuels shouldn't be a good opportunity for developing countries, because, if we have sustainability criteria that are meaningful, that will mean that poor people will be able to participate in the production of these biofuels and benefit from that process. But in the absence of criteria to protect poor people, it's going to be completely the other way, he said.DNA - News: June 29, 2007 - Headline: Scientists Use 'Synthetic Biology' To Create New Bacteria. Author: Jessica Berman. Excerpt: He says researchers expect that custom-engineered cells could be useful in producing biofuels that could help ease the world's reliance on oil.Egypt - News: January 19, 2007 - Headline: Our World - 20 January 2007. Excer

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