Monday, 19 October 2009

Lie Down in the Grass (Charlie Peacock) - 1968

Today's The Wall Street Journal reports how the credit-crunched biofuels sector is being boosted by the supermajors. We've known about BP and Shell jumping into the act but with ExxonMobil's big move this year to invest in an "algae-to-fuel startup," it is more than just a fad and is perhaps now an established trend.

Among the possible explanations are Renewable Fuels Standard mandates set by governments coupled with restrictions on high-carbon fuels coming down the pike. It spells the need to diversity product portfolios.

To read the enitre article click here and to get caught up on the fundamentals and most recent developments in biofuels, consider taking any of these forthcoming courses:

A Biofuels Overview
7 - 8 December 2009
Oxford, UK

The Emerging Ethanol Energy Markets: A Comprehensive Overview
24 February 2010
Houston, TX

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