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Ethanol use has environmental downsides

Biofuels have the potential to lessen the impact of human civilization on the environment, but even the greenest of renewable fuels production is not without its dirty underbelly, experts said.

U.S. lawmakers back ethanol on Capitol Hill

It is harder to find a lawmaker who isn't singing the praises of fuels blended from home-grown corn and other renewable sources despite many divisions in the U.S. Congress over how to deal with the U.S. energy supply crunch.

Taxpayer support crucial for biofuel growth

If the 20th century brought global dependency on oil extracted from deserts and seabeds, this could be the century of renewable fuels refined from sugar, corn, soybeans and prairie grass.

EU biofuel targets draw imports, food crops safe

Europe's ambitious targets to encourage greater use of biofuels are unlikely to spark a battle for raw materials between the food and fuel sectors but should attract far more imports and probably frustrate local producers.

Consumers insulated from high corn prices

U.S. consumers should see very little rise in their grocery bills, even as corn futures have reached 10-year highs on increased demand for grain from green-fuel refiners, the head of Informa Economics said on Wednesday.

Brazil's Unica-protection stunts biofuel market

A leader in Brazil's ethanol industry said on Wednesday that the world's top producers of biofuels needed to begin working together toward the common goal of replacing petroleum-based transport fuels.

Consumers insulated from high corn prices

U.S. consumers should see very little rise in their grocery bills, even as corn futures have reached 10-year highs on increased demand for grain from green-fuel refiners, the head of Informa Economics said on Wednesday.

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