Thursday, March 09, 2006

Idaho, South Africa, GM, Oh My!

Bill to require Idaho gas to contain ethanol dies in House committee
A proposed requirement for Idaho service stations to eventually sell gasoline with 10 percent fuel made from corn or straw died in a House committee Wednesday.

They will study the issue over the coming summer.

South Africa Company to Build $1 Billion Ethanol Plants
Construction of the first plant, expected to cost about 700 million rand ($111.4 million) and was due to break ground next month, with a completion date for late 2007.

The plant, in South Africa's Free State province, will require a further 200 million rand to purchase about 375,000 tonnes of maize yearly for processing into about 473,000 litres of ethanol daily.

GM Eyes Bigger Ethanol Push in Minnesota
General Motors Corp said Wednesday it would partner with renewable energy company VeraSun Energy Corp. to boost the number of gas stations in Minnesota where consumers can fill up their vehicles with the alternative fuel ethanol.

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