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At Least 7 Dead After Drinking Toxic Black-Market Liquor In Cuba

AP | Posted 07.31.2013 | World

HAVANA -- Seven people have died of poisoning after consuming black-market methyl alcohol and 41 others remained hospitalized, Cuban authorities said ...

Country Bans Sale Of Hard Liquor

AP | KAREL JANICEK | Posted 09.15.2012 | World

PRAGUE -- The Czech Republic has taken an unprecedented emergency measure and banned the sale of spirits with more than 20 percent alcohol content as ...

Methanol Laced Liquor Kills 24 in Honduras | Posted 07.11.2012 | Latino Voices

The head of epidemicological security for the Health Secretariat, Tomas Guevara, told Efe that another 24 people were poisoned by the bad booze. ...

Ethanol Vs. Methanol

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick Takahashi

Ethanol and biodiesel are dead, long live methanol! Methanol is the simplest alcohol, with one carbon atom; ethanol has two. Thus, given biomass, it should be cheaper to produce methanol than ethanol. Surely enough, in a comprehensive assessment Stone & Webster performed for the U.S. Department of Energy two decades ago, with the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute as an associate, this fact was confirmed.

Simple Solutions for Our Biofuel Problem

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick Takahashi

The development of sensible next generation biofuels will take a decade, so, in a sense, we are already too late. But the timing is perfect for change, so let's do it the right way this time.