I am a big fan of bio-fuels for a number of reasons. It allows new and smaller players to enter the energy industry saturated by Big Oil and government-owned corporations. Bio-fuels can be manufactured by simple technologies by almost anyone. It even allows one to live off the grid. If bio-fuels become commercially viable, petroleum based fuels will have face healthy competition and consumers will have more choice. And so on. Here is a round up of recent news relating to bio-fuels.
News story 8: http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/story_generic.jsp?channel=aviationdaily&id=news/avd/2011/08/01/05.xml&headline=Aviation%20Calls%20For%20Government%20Backing%20To%20Boost%20Biofuels