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Shell bets on ethanol in $21 billion deal with Brazil’s Cosan

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell Plc plans to make the biggest-ever foray into biofuels by an oil major, striking a deal with Brazil's Cosan to create a $21 billion a year ethanol joint venture.

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Cosan, Shell Plan Sugar, Ethanol Venture in Brazil

Feb. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Cosan SA Industria & Comercio, the world’s largest sugar-cane processor, and Royal Dutch Shell Plc said they plan to combine ethanol, sugar and distribution assets in Brazil.

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U.S. biotech Codexis files for $100 million IPO

Equilon Enterprises LLC, d.b.a. Shell Oil Products US, and tied to Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS-A) is also listed as a top holder with 19.95% of the company prior to this offering.

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Algae biofuels still 10 years away, says Shell

The head of Royal Dutch Shell has said that second-generation biofuels are unlikely to be in widespread commercial use for another decade despite a strong research and development focus from both companies and governments.

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Shell sells stake in German biofuel firm Choren

HAMBURG, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Oil major Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L: Quote, Profile, Research) has sold its shareholding in German second-generation biofuels company Choren, Choren said on Thursday.

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Biofuel Industry Built From Scratch

Iogen, a Canadian firm backed by Shell, makes ethanol from wheat straw and supplied a Shell station in Ottawa for a month last summer

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The race is on to create a new world of energy

AN ARTICLE BY JEROEN VAN DER VEER

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Shell’s Cellulosic ‘First’ Is More of a Second

That was news to MacEwen Petroleum, however — a small regional service station chain based in Maxville, Ontario. MacEwen apparently beat the multinational giant to the punch almost five years ago at a station in downtown Ottawa. And it did so, it seems, using ethanol from Iogen, a cellulosic ethanol maker also based in Ottawa, which recently became half-owned by Shell.

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Shell to blend biofuels with heating oil in Germany

Reuters UK

Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:26pm BST

HAMBURG, June 12 (Reuters) – Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) is launching heating oil with a 10 percent biofuel blend content in Germany, it said on Friday.

Germany compels biofuel blending in vehicle fuels but not in heating oil.

Shell was starting the blending with heating oil voluntarily after positive trials with consumers, a spokesman for the company’s German unit Shell Deutschland Oil said.

The blending component will be largely based on rapeseed oil and sunflower oil, she said. read more

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Virent Energy, Shell Poised for Second-Gen Biofuels Race

Now that the dust kicked up over the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rules for the biofuels industry has settled just a little bit, it’s worth taking a look Virent Energy Systems and Royal Dutch Shell, companies well-positioned in the advanced biofuels race.

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Searching for Deeper Pockets

Energy giant Royal Dutch Shell PLC committed to invest more in Redwood City, Calif.-based Codexis Inc., which is developing enzymes that rapidly turn plants into fuel.

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Shell’s Brash Biofuels Partner

In a partnership with Royal Dutch Shell, Codexis aims to be first to market with a next-generation biofuel.

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The Biofuel Bubble

A horde of startups have smart ideas. But the challenges are many, and the winners likely will be Shell, BP, DuPont, and other majors

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Shell goes to paradise in search of cheap biofuel

Environmentalists fear that Shell’s efforts to go green could end up like Captain Cook on the shores of Kona – left to die in the surf.

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Eating Isn’t Option When Minnesota Corn Burns in Houston Cars

Today, burning crops like corn, soybeans and sugar cane for fuel is policy in the U.S., Brazil and the European Union -- while almost 1 billion of the world’s 6.8 billion people are hungry, the most in a generation.

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As Kermit the Frog observed, it’s not easy being green.

Royal Dutch Shell and Anglo American yesterday became the latest natural resources companies to shelve a clean energy scheme. Their joint A$5bn project in Australia to convert coal into liquid fuels may go ahead, eventually, but not with development costs this high and an oil price this low.

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