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Algae News Wrap Up: Tit-for-Tat in the biodiesel game

BusinessWeek reports that Argentina has seized control of its leading oil company from Spanish hands. President Cristina Fernandez infuriated Spain, its largest foreign investor, but elated many Argentines by expropriating Repsol YPF SA’s majority stake in Argentina’s formerly state-owned YPF energy company.

HeraldNet reports on the potential of biofuels in the aviation industry. Highlighting that the motivation is both economic and environmental. Boeing and the airlines it serves know that to ensure their financial future, they must find ways to combat the volatility of fuel costs. Also that noting that with any new industry, one of the barriers to making biofuels viable for aviation is affordability.

R&D Magazine reports on the dangers of using food-based crops for biofuels production. “Using farmland resources has far-reaching implications for food security, energy security, and environmental sustainability” fueling the so-called “food versus fuel” debate.

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