November 2008

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HPIn Europe: Avoiding 'the coming subsidy trap' of cellulosic ethanol

In my last column, I wrote about my chance encounter with Ingemar Bjurenvall—a crop scientist and innovator who deplores the lack of attention paid to farming itself by the fledgling biofuels ind..

Wright, Tim L., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In my last column, I wrote about my chance encounter with Ingemar Bjurenvall—a crop scientist and innovator who deplores the lack of attention paid to farming itself by the fledgling biofuels industry. We discussed what he sees as a fateful lack of technology and integration on the farm—something that has exacerbated the poor reputation of first-generation biofuels and could scupper even much vaunted second-generation fuels sourced from agro-waste. A Swede, now based in London, Mr. Bjurenvall has a long association with farming and biotechnology, and holds a patent (shelved for the time being) for a precision wide gantry crop production system that seeks to address the shortcomin

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