Posts Tagged ‘biofuels’

  • Used cooking oil as biofuel

    How Are French Fries and Airplanes Similar?

    Nov 27, 13 • 436 Views • Businesses, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Environment, Government, Innovation, Macroeconomic Measurement, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    The same oil that fried your potatoes might have fueled your airplane. Correctly processed, biofuels made from used cooking oil burn 80% cleaner than fossil fuels. Just add to that the incentive of US subsidies, emission limits and carbon taxes and you have

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    Food or Energy?

    Apr 11, 11 • 185 Views • Demand, Supply, and Markets, Developing Economies, Economic Debates, International Trade and FinanceNo Comments

    Biofuels create dilemmas. Whenever nations mandate converting corn or sugar into biofuel, their prices soar. People whose diets depend on these commodities are the first to suffer. What to do? Lower food prices or increase energy conservation? China’s