Ethanol Round Up

The High Plains/Midwest AG Journal published a piece called "Iowa is epicenter for renewable fuel".
Yes it is, for now, let’s keep it that way by making education, technology, start up friendly business climate, and fewer political roadblocks the rule of law here in Iowa.

Interesting news from the Biopact blog that Petroleos de Venezuela is creating a joint venture to build 17 ethanol plants in Brazil.  Yes that’s Mr. Chavez’s country and our uber supplier of oil.  If we do our job and lead this industry and this transformation, we’ll be able to license technologies and systems around the globe.  It will be nice to cancel all orders from Venezuela sometime soon.   
E85
Here’s a quick piece from the Motley Fool looking at the investment side of Ethanol’s boom by examining Verasun and ADM.  The piece also discusses the economic implications of DaimlerChrysler, Honda, and GM making biodiesel and E-85 compatible cars.

Politicians are still clogging up the process of finding a home for another plant very close to our Capitol of Des Moines.  So far, this could be the closet plant to see in action as a metro resident.

ChixfriedI just met Simon Robinson on line who runs the Big Biofuels Blog.  He’s based in the UK and his blog has more depth and breadth of bio coverage than most.  I’ve invited him for
Chicken Fried Steak at the Iowa Machine Shed Restaurant and to stay at La Casa de Mitchell’s subterranean apartment, wine cellar, library, and cigar lounge.   (That’s a basement).

"It is the Chicken Fried Steak That Binds Us"  —Doug Mitchell, 2006

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