Biofuels worse than petroleum?

The OECD organizatin for economic cooperation and development has released a report indicating that many biofuels "offer a cure that is worse than the disease... The current push to expand the use of biofuels is creating unsustainable tensions that may disrupt markets... Read More...

The first true biofuels company

hawaii bioenergyA consortia of Maui Land & Pineapple, Grove Farm (both part of visionary Hawaii entrepreneur & investor Steve Case's portfolio) and Kamahemeha Schools have contributed to a joint venture, Hawaii Bioenergy. Joining them is Vinod Khosla of Khosla Ventures and two Brazilian firms with existing biofuel technology.

The large amounts of highly productive land, world-leading crop-growing technology and Hawaii's year-round sunny climate & rich soil make Hawaii BioEnergy the first potentially economical and sustainable biofuels company in the United States. Unlike corn-based biofuels, Hawaii BioEnergy's focus is on true positive net energy balance fuels.

Watch this space. Hawaii BioEnergy has the potential be the IBM PC (or perhaps we should say AOL) of biofuels companies.