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Europe Needs More Than Words to Decarbonize Transport
April 24, 2017 – 4:14 pm | No Comment

by Emmanuel Desplechin (ePURE/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  ePURE’s secretary general outlines the European ethanol organization’s discussion points in the face of Commission proposals that would cap crop-based biofuels.   —  Despite agreeing to ambitious climate and energy …

Here Comes BioChina: Amyris, Others Bypass the 4 Myths of Business in the Middle Kingdom
April 19, 2017 – 12:06 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  From California arrives the very interesting news that Amyris has entered into an agreement with Blue California whereby its affiliates will provide access to its fermentation manufacturing in China and …

Government Mind Games are Driving Investors Away from Biofuel & Other Bio-Based Projects
April 14, 2017 – 11:21 am | No Comment

by Colin Ley (AgFunder News)  The closer you get to the commercialization of a development, the harder it becomes to raise capital, and recent government activities around the world are not making life easier for …

Indonesia Labels EU Palm Oil Resolution ‘Discriminative’ and ‘Protectionist’
April 13, 2017 – 10:07 am | No Comment

by Daryl Worthington (Biofuels International)   Indonesia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has denounced the European Parliament Resolution on Palm Oil and Deforestation of Rainforests, describing it as ‘discriminative’.

In addition, the ministry claims the EU decision was …

The EU’s Sweet 16: 16 of the Most Fascinating Projects under Development and in Deployment in Europe
April 11, 2017 – 10:32 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Europe is often thought of as a dead-end for biofuels, owing to a thorny debate over fuel mandates, and agricultural protection. But it’s a reputation entirely undeserved; some of the …

REDII – Taking a Look at the Impact Assessment
April 10, 2017 – 9:39 pm | No Comment

(ePURE)  With its revised Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) the European Commission wants to phase out all conventional biofuels in the EU. But in making its proposal the Commission has ignored many of its own …

EU Clamps Down on Imports of Unsustainable Palm Oil for Biofuels
April 10, 2017 – 9:16 pm | No Comment

(European Parliament/Biomass Magazine)  To counter the impact of unsustainable palm oil production such as deforestation and habitat degradation, particularly in Southeast Asia, the EU should introduce a single certification scheme for palm oil entering the …

Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia Attract International Interest in Developing Homegrown Jet Biofuels
April 7, 2017 – 11:05 am | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  A year after issuing a joint Request for Information (RFI) from parties interested in supporting the development and production of sustainable aviation fuel in the region, Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia say …

First-Gen Fuels under Siege, Hit Back with Hard Data
April 7, 2017 – 9:51 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Ethanol supporters in the US and Australia and first-gen fuels advocates of conventional ethanol and biodiesel in the EU are striking out against what they see as misguided reports that …

Italian Farmers Produce Low Cost Biomethane with Positive Environmental Impacts
April 6, 2017 – 3:13 pm | No Comment

(Ecofys)  Sequential cropping can be a promising model to produce additional biomass without negative impacts on land use change or food production. In a research study for the Italian Biogas Consortium (CIB), Ecofys found that …

The Imports Cometh
April 5, 2017 – 3:09 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  U.S. imports of biomass-based diesel hit extreme heights in 2016, fulfilling a third of the consumption market, driving the domestic biodiesel industry to more actively seek counteracting measures to protect …

Dumping Complaint Could Kill Argentine Biodiesel Exports, Groups Says
April 4, 2017 – 11:13 am | No Comment

by Maximiliano Rizzi (Reuters)  Argentina’s biodiesel exports could be devastated if the U.S. government imposed anti-dumping duties on the coutrtry based on a complaint by the U.S. National Biodiesel Board, the heads of two local industry …

China’s Plan to Make Jet Fuel from Restaurant Leftovers
April 4, 2017 – 11:06 am | No Comment

(NetralNews.com)  Plans to mass-produce jet fuel from restaurants’ waste kitchen oil will come a step closer in China next year when a major state-owned refiner begins construction of a full-scale production plant.

Zhenhai Refining and Chemical, …

MEPs to Call for Clampdown on Use of Palm Oil in Biofuels
April 3, 2017 – 3:50 pm | No Comment

(European Parliament News)  The EU should tackle the environmental impacts of unsustainable palm oil production, such as deforestation and habitat degradation, particularly in South-East Asia, says a non-binding report to be put to a vote …

ICAO Negotiations on CORSIA Scheme Challenging, European Climate Chief Tells EU Environment Ministers
March 28, 2017 – 6:29 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  The goal of stabilising rather than reducing emissions from international aviation through the use of international carbon credits fell below EU climate ambitions but the agreement reached at the ICAO Assembly last October …

Five Things You Need to Know about the ‘Food vs Fuel’ Debate
March 28, 2017 – 5:29 pm | No Comment

by Emmanuel Desplechin (Politico/ePURE)  The European Commission wants to phase out the use of crop-based biofuels in Europe, even though biofuels like renewable ethanol are currently the main driver of EU transport decarbonization. They also …

EU Sees ‘Strategic Advantage’ of Biofuels in Aviation
March 23, 2017 – 7:09 pm | No Comment

by Hannah Black and Sarantis Michalopoulos  (EurActiv) In sectors like aviation where decarbonisation options are limited, there is a strategic advantage in encouraging the use of biofuels, a European Commission official has said.

The aviation sector is dependent …

Academics and IEA Slam ‘Misleading’ Chatham House Bioenergy Report
March 14, 2017 – 11:05 am | No Comment

by Liz Gyekye (Bioenergy Insight)  More than 125 academics have joined the International Energy Agency Bioenergy Technology Collaboration Programme (IEA Bioenergy) slamming Chatham House’s recent report on bioenergy, calling it ‘misleading.

The group of academics from across …

EU Sees ‘Strategic Advantage’ of Biofuels in Aviation
March 13, 2017 – 6:19 pm | No Comment

by Hannah Black and Sarantis Michalopoulos (EurActiv)  In sectors like aviation where decarbonisation options are limited, there is a strategic advantage in encouraging the use of biofuels, a European Commission official has said.

The aviation sector …

Parliament Committee Says Palm Oil Biofuels Usage Should End by 2020
March 13, 2017 – 4:14 pm | No Comment

by Sarantis Michalopoulos (EurActiv)  MEPs adopted a report on Thursday (9 March) urging the European Commission to phase out the use of palm oil as a component of biodiesel by 2020 “at the latest”.

In November, the …

NexSteppe Sorghum Products Approved for Commercial Sale in the European Union
March 13, 2017 – 3:02 pm | No Comment

(NexSteppe)  NexSteppe Inc., a company dedicated to pioneering the next generation of sustainable feedstock solutions for biobased industries, announced today that the European Union has fully approved two NexSteppe Sorghum hybrids for commercial sale in …

MIT Study Estimates That VW’s Dieselgate Scandal Will Send 1,200 Europeans To An Early Grave
March 8, 2017 – 12:35 pm | No Comment

by David Tracy (Jalopnik)  In 2015, Researchers from MIT, Harvard and Hasselt University (in Belgium) estimated that VW’s 482,000 cheating diesels would lead to an estimated 59 premature deaths in the U.S. Now some of those …

REG Crosses 2B Gallon Biomass-Based Diesel Production Mark, Completes Petrotec Acquisition
March 7, 2017 – 6:15 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, REG announced on the sidelines at the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference that the company has sold more than two billion gallons cumulatively of biomass-based diesel, less than  than 3 years after …

UK Biofuels Industry Faces Shutdown Due to Government Crop Cap
March 6, 2017 – 5:41 pm | No Comment

(FG Insight)  Vivergo Fuels, which converts 1.1m tonnes of feed-grade wheat a year into bioethanol, has said it could face closure if the Government ploughs on with plans to restrict crop-based biofuels in petrol.

The UK …

Two-Thirds of Europeans Want More Biofuels
February 28, 2017 – 5:01 pm | No Comment

(German Bioethanol Industry Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A large majority of Europeans want biofuels production and use to grow, according to the German Bioethanol Industry Association.

A recent Europe-wide opinion poll found that 69 percent of consumers …

The Carinata Kings: The Digest’s 2017 8-Slide Guide to Agrisoma
February 28, 2017 – 10:52 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The production of Agrisoma’s Resonance Carinata is being expanded to multiple locations globally to provide a supply of sustainable, non-food oils for meeting the demand for sustainable biofuels. Resonance Carinata …

Mind the (Carbon) Gap: With Sustainable Aviation Fuels, What Will It Take, Who’s Gonna Pay?
February 27, 2017 – 12:29 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  So there’s this gap, say researchers at Utrecht University in their report on aviation biofuels, between the emission goals that airlines have set themselves (call this, carbon-neutral growth), and what …

European Parliament Votes for Reforms to the EU ETS from 2020 that Would Tighten Aviation Emissions Cap
February 24, 2017 – 4:59 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online) The European Parliament has voted to increase the ambition of the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) for the next phase of the scheme starting in 2021, which includes tightening the emissions cap of …

Government Policy Action Is Key to the Large-Scale Deployment of Aviation Biofuels, Hears ICAO Seminar
February 24, 2017 – 4:46 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  Although sustainable alternative fuels are key to meeting the aviation sector’s long-term emissions goals, supportive government policies are required to bring these fuels to global deployment. This was a central theme of last …

Expert: Clear Sustainability Framework Needed for Advanced Biofuels
February 24, 2017 – 4:10 pm | No Comment

by Sarantis Michalopoulos (EurActiv)  If the EU wants to avoid a U-turn on advanced biofuels, then it has come up with a “clear and robust” sustainability framework that will provide policy certainty and investment security, …

Europe Needs a Higher Price on Carbon
February 21, 2017 – 3:00 pm | No Comment

(Bloomberg)  Europe’s promise to lower greenhouse-gas emissions looked bright a dozen years ago, when its leaders created the first big market for trading carbon permits. Sadly, though, its system has failed to encourage investment in …

Fact Sheet: Jobs in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (2017)
February 17, 2017 – 1:07 pm | No Comment

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) defines green jobs as either “jobs in businesses that produce goods and provide services that benefit the environment or conserve natural resources” or …

Will Bioplastics Repeat the Biofuels Saga?
February 14, 2017 – 3:57 pm | No Comment

by Meadhbh Bolger (Friends of the Earth Europe/EurActiv)  It took years for politicians to wake up to the destructive impact of biofuels, in no small part because of their green-sounding name. With bioplastics we risk …

French, German Farmers Urge EU to Keep 7 Percent Biofuel Target
February 8, 2017 – 8:28 pm | No Comment

(UFOP/Biodiesel Magazine)  … UFOP and FOP focused their meeting in Berlin on the last energy proposals from the European Commission. In its “winter package,” the commission proposed to limit first-generation biofuels from 7 percent in 2020 …

Report: Global Biodiesel Market to Surpass $41 Billion by 2021
February 8, 2017 – 8:21 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Dublin, Ireland-based Research and Markets is offering a new 168-page report, “Biodiesel Market—Global Forecast to 2021,” in which the analysts find that the global biodiesel market is projected to surpass $41 …

Australian Canola: European Union Fuels Demand
February 6, 2017 – 9:07 pm | No Comment

by Peter Hemphill (The Weekly Times) More than 80 per cent of Australia’s canola oil will end up in the fuel tanks of Euro­pean cars and trucks, rather than as human food, this year.

Data compiled …

European Commission Proposes Intra-European Flights Should Remain Covered by EU ETS Pending ICAO Progress
February 6, 2017 – 4:46 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  … Since ICAO States agreed at their Assembly in October to implement the phased Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), debate has centred around what the EU should do with its …

SUNLIQUID® 20: Fleet Test with Mercedes-Benz Vehicles Proves Fuel Quality
February 6, 2017 – 3:31 pm | No Comment

(Clariant)  A plus for the environment: Improves particle count emissions and guarantees significant reductions in CO2 emissions using sunliquid® cellulosic ethanol; Field test confirms: Excellent combustion characteristics without additional consumption  —  Clariant, a leading global specialty …

Europeans Want EU Policy to Promote First-Generation Biofuels, New Survey Finds
January 24, 2017 – 4:23 pm | No Comment

by Liz Gyekye (Biofuels International)  Europeans overwhelmingly support the use of conventional biofuels made from crops and believe EU policy should encourage it, according to an EU-wide opinion survey released today (23 January, 2017).

More than …

A 20-Year-Old Startup
January 23, 2017 – 6:45 pm | No Comment

by Gene Gebolys (World Energy/Biodiesel Magazine)  … Trying to make a living in biodiesel for two decades now, the hard way is about the only way it happens.

2016 was a breakthrough year for the biodiesel industry, and …

How a Biofuels Phase-Out Would Hit Europe’s Struggling Farmers
January 23, 2017 – 2:46 pm | No Comment

by Mark Chesworth (Vivergo Fuels/Politico)  Growers in the EU are helping meet climate and energy goals. Don’t abandon them now  —  Biofuels are essential for meeting EU climate and energy goals by helping to decarbonize …

Q&A: Tough EU Battle ahead for Ethanol Says ePURE
January 17, 2017 – 5:48 pm | No Comment

(Argus Media)  Recently appointed secretary of the European renewable ethanol association (ePURE) Emmanuel Desplechin told Argus the continent’s ethanol industry is facing a crucial battle for survival. He said the EU should reverse European Commission …

EU Carbon Targets at Risk from Conventional Biofuels Phase-Out: Experts
January 16, 2017 – 11:31 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In the EU, energy experts told members of the European Parliament in hearings this week that   the European Commission’s proposed phase-out of conventional biofuels by 2030 threatens to remove one …

U-Turn on Phase-Out of Food-Based Biofuels
January 13, 2017 – 4:01 pm | No Comment

(Transport & Environment)  Food-based biofuels can still be counted towards the EU’s renewable energy target, the European Commission has proposed – in a stunning U-turn on its commitment to phase-out first-generation biofuels that are worse …

Wrap: Asian Biodiesel Markets Hit by Drought in 2016 but Find Export Success
December 30, 2016 – 2:06 pm | No Comment

by Samar Niazi (Platts)  The palm oil and PME story in 2016 was dominated by acute drought across Southeast Asia, caused by the most severe El Nino event since 1997-98.  …  The after-effects of the El …

Biofuels Mandates Around the World 2017
December 29, 2016 – 12:15 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Florida, the Digest today releases its annual review of biofuels mandates and targets around the world, looking at the state of biofuels mandates in 64 countries.

The bulk of mandates continue …

Birdlife and T&E to Release Anti-Biofuel Documentary in January
December 28, 2016 – 6:46 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Belgium, following on from the November release of their joint publication “The Black Book of Bioenergy”, Birdlife Europe and Central Asia has again teamed with Transport & Environment on …

Denmark Leads Europe by Giving Green Light to 0.9% Advanced Biofuels Blending Target
December 19, 2016 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

by Liz Gyekye (Biofuels International)  Denmark has agreed plans to implement a 0.9% advanced biofuels blending mandate by 2020 for use in transportation.  This news will provide a boost to second-generation biofuels. For example, biofuels …

Commission ‘Dangerously’ Out of Touch with Reality on Biofuels
December 14, 2016 – 5:52 pm | No Comment

by Dick Roche (EurActiv/Pannonia Ethanol)   A response delivered by Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete in the European Parliament last week demonstrates just how dangerously out of touch with reality the executive is on a policy that …

New EBA Publication on Biomethane in Transport
December 13, 2016 – 11:47 am | No Comment

(Austrian Network Biofuels Newsletter)  The European Biogas Association (EBA) has published a new brochure aiming to serve as an introduction to biomethane in transport, going through its benefits and the challenges that lie ahead. Different …

EU Biofuels Policy – UFOP in Favour of Maintaining 7% Cap
December 13, 2016 – 11:39 am | No Comment

(UFOP)  “The 7% cap for biofuels made from cultivated biomass, first established in 2015, must be maintained beyond 2020.” With this position, the Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP) rejects the …

Commission’s Flip-Flop on Biofuels Puts at Risk Tens of Thousands of Jobs
December 6, 2016 – 6:00 pm | No Comment

by Patrick Kent (Irish Cattle & Sheep Farmers’ Association/Euractiv)  The key element of this renewable energy plan is that the ceiling for the crop biofuel component of EU transport fuels will be slashed from 7% …

Recent Renewables Required Reading: What Can You Skip, What d’ya Gotta Read?
December 2, 2016 – 11:49 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This week, in Washington and Brussels, four news flashes on global renewable fuel volumes appeared on the radar. Can you safely ignore them and get on with other work, or is …

EU Pits Conventional Biofuels against Advanced Biofuels in New 2030 Policy
December 1, 2016 – 11:39 am | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Belgium, Novozymes came out swinging against the European Commission’s 2030 biofuels proposals, saying it’s a move backwards rather than forward, while the Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels from Clariant to …

Commission’s Proposal to Phase out Conventional Biofuels Ignores Science and Jeopardises Biofuel Investments
November 30, 2016 – 7:06 pm | No Comment

(ePURE)  The European renewable ethanol association (ePURE) regrets the European Commission’s intentions to phase out, or significantly reduce, the use of conventional biofuels in Europe, contained in the proposed Renewable Energy Directive for the period …

EC Releases RED II, Proposes First-Generation Biofuels Phase-out and New Sustainability Criterion for Forest Biomass
November 30, 2016 – 6:53 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International) The European Commission has released its long-awaited revised Renewable Energy Directive (RED) and proposed the phase-out of food crop-based biofuels from 2021.

The EC also wants to simultaneously introduce a sub-mandate for advanced biofuels. It …

Europe Doesn’t Have Enough Sustainable Wood and Cow Dung to Meet Its Unrealistic Bioenergy Projections – New Analysis
November 30, 2016 – 4:20 pm | No Comment

(Transport & Environment)  Sustainable wood waste, agricultural residues, manure and other organic residues generated in Europe will only cover around 80% of the EU’s projected bioenergy use in 2030, a new analysis by green groups …

EU Considering Halving Crop-Based Biofuels by 2030: Draft
November 30, 2016 – 3:28 pm | No Comment

by Robert-Jan Bartunek, Sybille de La Hamaide and Alissa de Carbonnel (Reuters)  The European Commission is considering halving the maximum amount of crop-based biofuels used in transport after 2020 over concerns they increase rather than …

European Ethanol Industry Calls for Ethanol Support
November 30, 2016 – 12:13 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  The European ethanol industry is coming together in defense of ethanol as the European Commission has publicly announced that it is considering a gradual phase out of first generation biofuels produced …

ICSA Slams Latest EU Commission Leaked Proposals on Biofuels
November 30, 2016 – 10:46 am | No Comment

(Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers Association) … According to Mr Kent (ICSA president Patrick Kent), this strategy flies in the face of logic. The Commission which was supportive of biofuels has now decided to reverse its …

Petition for rCCU Integration in the RED Presented to European Commission
November 28, 2016 – 7:49 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Belgium, a petition for Carbon capture and use support was presented to Marie Donnelly, Director Renewables, Research and Innovation, Energy Efficiency, European Commission DG Energy; 86 renowned companies and …

Finnish Government Lifts Biofuel Targets
November 25, 2016 – 4:11 pm | No Comment

by Jussi Rosendahl (Reuters)  Finland’s centre-right government said on Thursday it planned to lift the share of biofuels blended in transport fuel to 30 percent by 2030 to help meet the country’s emissions reduction targets.

Paper …

Argentina Biodiesel Producers Fear Losing Access to U.S. Market
November 23, 2016 – 3:31 pm | No Comment

by Maximilian Heath (Reuters)  Argentina’s biodiesel producers fear losing access to the United States, the destination of nearly all their exports, after Donald Trump’s surprise victory in presidential elections earlier this month, representatives of the sector …

EU Transport Will Spew out Extra CO2 the Size of the Netherlands’ Emissions Thanks to Draft Biofuel Plan
November 23, 2016 – 12:00 pm | No Comment

(Transport & Environment)  The European Commission’s leaked draft proposal to continue supporting land-based biofuels until 2030 will increase greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from European transport over the period 2021-2030 by an amount equivalent to the …

EU Politicians Say ICAO Carbon Offsetting Scheme Lacks Ambition and Will Push for Reforms to Aviation EU ETS
November 21, 2016 – 4:16 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  The head of the European Parliament delegation to COP22 in Marrakech said action to address growing CO2 emissions by the international aviation and shipping sectors was insufficient and could jeopardise action elsewhere to …

Q&A: Alcogroup Says Ethanol Is Key to GHG Targets
November 18, 2016 – 4:46 pm | No Comment

(Argus Media)  Belgium-based ethanol producer Alcogroup’s chief executive Charles-Albert Peers spoke to Argus about near-term prospects for the European ethanol market following the introduction of gasoline with a maximum blended volume of 10pc ethanol (E10) …

Bioenergy Byproduct to Soil Savior
November 15, 2016 – 7:04 pm | No Comment

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  Production and sale of biochar at biomass-using plants can result in significant financial gains, but the industry is still working at building its myriad of potential markets.  —  … While there …

Bacteria Turn Trees into Pollution-Eating Machines
November 14, 2016 – 5:24 pm | No Comment

by Anthony King (Horizon Magazine)  Hacking trees by adding bacteria to their roots could help scrub contaminated soil clean of chemicals and metals from industrial spillages and fallouts, a process known as gentle remediation.

Once the …

Commission’s Biofuel Plans Will Cost Europe’s Cereal and Beet Farmers at least €2 Billion per Year
November 14, 2016 – 3:52 pm | No Comment

(ePURE)  On the occasion of the World Ethanol & Biofuels conference taking place in Brussels, the European Association of Sugar Manufacturers (CEFS), the European Confederation of Maize Production (CEPM), the International Confederation of European Beet …

Use of Bacteria to Produce Valuable Substances from Carbon Dioxide
November 9, 2016 – 11:24 am | No Comment

(Goethe University Frankfurt/EurekAlert!)  Goethe University Frankfurt coordinates European two million Euro project  —   Microbes are already used on a wide scale for the production of fuels and base chemicals, but for this most of …

What is Australia’s Biofuel Future?
November 7, 2016 – 6:42 pm | No Comment

(Ecogeneration)  With growing interest in Australia in the production of liquid biofuels, bio-refining experts Geoff Bell, CEO of Australian company Microbiogen, and Ed de Jong, vice-president of development at Dutch renewable chemicals company Avantium, consider …

New Project Aims to Create Equal Market Access for Bio-Based Products: Start of STAR4BBI – STAndards and Regulations FOR the Bio-Based Industry
November 7, 2016 – 10:15 am | No Comment

(Bio-based News/nova-Institut GmbH)  Project STAR4BBI has been created as a means to develop a practical, effective, sustainable and harmonized regulatory network in order to support Europe’s innovative transition to a bio-based economy by removing legislative …

AEBIOM’s 2016 Statistical Report Shows 13% of Bioenergy Consumed Came from Biofuels
November 6, 2016 – 7:25 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Belgium, the European Biomass Association AEBIOM’s 2016 statistical report showed that the European Union’s 28 member states consumed 14.14 kilo tons of oil equivalent of biofuels in 2014, accounting …

Experts on Carbon Capture and Use Launch “Include CCU in RED” Petition in EU
November 6, 2016 – 5:35 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Germany, a group of experts are petitioning European decision makers involved in the revision of the Renewable Package to include six crucial mechanisms in the legislation.

The authors argue that …

Commission Proposals on Biofuels Will Damage Romania’s Interests
November 6, 2016 – 4:59 pm | No Comment

by Laurențiu Rebega (EurActiv/Europe of Nations and Freedom Group)  The change of EU policy on biofuels will undermine Romania’s potential to become one of Europe’s most important sources of clean renewable fuel —  … n addition to …

With Canada and Mexico on Board, Carbon Pricing Could Become a Reality Across North America with Expanded U.S. Action
November 4, 2016 – 11:54 am | No Comment

(Center for American Progress)  Carbon taxes and emissions trading systems, once considered political moonshots in the battle to combat carbon emissions, have found purchase in Canada, Mexico, and parts of the United States, raising the …

ButaNexT: Future of Clean Fuels Presented at E2KW in Paris
November 4, 2016 – 9:49 am | No Comment

(European Commission Community Research and Development Information Service/Greenovate! Europe)  The ButaNexT project presented its research into a new and improved biofuel – biobutanol – at the Energy and Environment Knowledge Week (E2KW) Congress in Paris …

Opinion: Why ICAO’s Emissions Deal Will Not Make A Difference
October 24, 2016 – 11:19 am | No Comment

by Jens Flottau (Aviation Week)  When the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) announced in early October that its general assembly had reached agreement on the Carbon Offset and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (Corsia), the …

With Biofuels, We Are Heading at Full Speed Down a Dead-End Street
October 21, 2016 – 6:50 pm | No Comment

by Jan Paul van Soest (Gasterra/De Gemeynt)  …  The link to the original aims disappears. Some biofuels which fall into the ‘conventional’ category are more effective at reducing CO2 than some ‘advanced’ biofuels. There is always …

BBI JU Showcases Novel Bio-Based Products at the Bratislava Bioeconomy Conference
October 18, 2016 – 7:15 pm | No Comment

(Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking )  The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) together with 4 of its projects, introduced participants to the products and production methods of the future during the Bratislava Bioeconomy conference (BBEC2016) organised …

Copa & Cogeca Warn against EU Plans to Phase out Conventional Biofuels Post-2020
October 18, 2016 – 4:24 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the EU, Copa & Cogeca warned against EU Commission plans to phase out conventional biofuels post-2020 at a high-level dinner debate organized by the European Oilseed Alliance in European …

UPM Partners with NGOs and Green Think-Tanks to Drive Sustainable Low Carbon Fuels
October 18, 2016 – 4:08 pm | No Comment

(Globe Newswire/UPM)  ENGOs, think-tanks and the advanced biofuel industry have been collaborating on defining policy boundaries for European fuels policy that recognises the need to safeguard sustainability while stimulating investments into a truly sustainable advanced …

Commission Admits Policing Biofuels According to Public Opinion
October 14, 2016 – 2:29 pm | No Comment

by Sarantis Michalopoulos (EurActiv)  The European Commission’s proposal for a gradual phase-out of conventional biofuels was based on public opinion, an EU official admitted.  —  Last July, the EU executive published a European Strategy for Low-Emission …

European Farmers Stress Biodiesel Role in Agriculture and Transport Decarbonisation Post-2020
October 14, 2016 – 2:11 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  The European Oilseed Alliance (EOA), the European Biodiesel Board (EBB), and the Vegetable Oil and Protein Meal Industry stress the importance of sustainable energy sources in the low-carbon economy post-2020.

The organisation held on …

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Raizen, Reliance Industries
October 11, 2016 – 12:44 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans, progress and future milestones of strategic stakeholders in the Advanced Bioeconomy. In this slide deck, we looked at …

AlgaEnergy Wins Business Award for the Environment
October 11, 2016 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  AlgaEnergy, a Madrid, Spain-based company that develops and commercializes high-quality nutritional, cosmetic and energy products derived from microalgae, has been awarded the European Business Awards for the Environment 2015/2016 – Section Spain, …

An EU Biofuels Proposal Worth Getting Behind
October 7, 2016 – 1:08 pm | No Comment

by James Cogan (Biofuels Digest)  Europe’s bioethanol association ePure just released a renewables policy paper that’s something to get excited about.

It’s a show of confidence and ambition on the part of Europe’s ethanol CEOs.  Their …

Europe’s 2030 Renewables Policy Needs a Strong Approach on Biofuels
October 6, 2016 – 5:16 pm | No Comment

(ePURE) The European Commission should apply its own latest available science on biofuels if the EU
renewable energy policy is to be a success, says the European renewable ethanol association (ePURE).
In its July Communication on Low …

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to LeSaffre, Corbion
October 6, 2016 – 11:57 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans, progress and future milestones of strategic stakeholders in the Advanced Bioeconomy.  In this slide deck, …

Come to Bioenergy Country: or, the Bioenergy Countries’ Report
October 6, 2016 – 11:31 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the EU, the International Energy Agency has released its Bioenergy Countries’ Report, outlining the national renewable energy targets, total primary energy supply and contribution of bioenergy.  We’ve presented the information …

10-Year Anniversary Videos Offer Unique Glimpse inside REG
October 5, 2016 – 5:01 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Renewable Energy Group Inc. is quietly celebrating its 10-year anniversary with a series of videos being released to commemorate the company’s—and the biodiesel industry’s—significant growth and maturation over the past decade. …

Studies Link Biofuel Demand, Habitat Loss
October 4, 2016 – 6:26 pm | No Comment

by Brad Rich (Coastal Review Online)  As the U.S. and other countries have ramped up development of bio-energy as an alternative to fossil fuels, demand is rising for trees for wood pellets, or biomass, and agricultural …

FCC and Seat Partner in Project to Drive Biogas Production for Vehicular Use
October 4, 2016 – 12:34 pm | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)   …  The project seeks to develop an innovative process for enhancing bioenergy production from municipal, agricultural, and industrial waste, and a progress report was presented at Biometa 2016, held in Barcelona in …

White Biotechnology Market to Reach $487.08 Billion By 2024: Grand View Research, Inc.
October 3, 2016 – 12:45 pm | No Comment

(Grand View Research/PR Newswire)  The global white biotechnology market is expected to reach USD 487.08 billion by 2024, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Rising awareness and emphasis for the adoption of greener …

Understanding Biofuel Standards
October 3, 2016 – 11:35 am | No Comment

By Angela Fivga and Zsuzsa A. Mayer (Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc./Biofuels Digest)  The analysis and standardization of biofuels are in constant development, therefore in many studies they follow a historic view or borrow unsuitable methods …

European Biodiesel Supply Chain Organizes Sustainability Debate at European Parliament
September 30, 2016 – 6:40 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Belgium, the European Biodiesel Board along with FEDIOL and the European Oilseed Alliance is organizing a dinner event in the European Parliament on October 12 discussing the future of …

Global Biodiesel Production and Consumption Statistics
September 30, 2016 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

(IEA Task 39) Global biodiesel production and consumption is forecast to rise by 14% from 2016 to 2020, driven by the fulfillment of current biofuel policies in the US, Argentina, Brazil, Indonesia and the EU, according …

USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Publishes Regular GAIN Reports on Biofuels in Countries around the World
September 30, 2016 – 3:00 pm | No Comment

The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service publishes regular GAIN reports on biofuels in countries around the world. Some of the recent reports included the European Union (download), Japan (download), Philippines (download), Brazil (download), Colombia (download), Canada (download), Thailand …

EU-Canada CETA Agreement Could Devastate European Ethanol Industry, ePure Warns
September 29, 2016 – 6:50 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  The EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) is a major threat to the EU ethanol industry, the European renewable ethanol association ePure warns.

The agreement, which is to be discussed by the EU’s trade …

Biofuels International 2016: Industry Experts Outline 2030 EU Biofuels Vision
September 29, 2016 – 6:11 pm | No Comment

by Liz Gyekye (Biofuels International)  Industry experts have outlined their 2030 biofuels vision at the 9th Biofuels International Conference.  By 2020, the EU aims to have 10% of the transport fuel of every EU country come …

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Unilever, UPM
September 29, 2016 – 3:05 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans, progress and future milestones of strategic stakeholders in the Advanced Bioeconomy. In this slide deck, we looked at …

Industrial Biotech Employment to Triple to 1.5 Million in the EU by 2030: New Report
September 29, 2016 – 2:45 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Brussels, EuropaBio released a report concluding that Industrial Biotech contributes over €30 billion to the EU economy and around 500 000 jobs. The new study was launched in the …

Henrik Erämetsä from Neste to Co-Chair EU Initiative for Advanced Biofuels in Aviation
September 29, 2016 – 2:35 pm | No Comment

(Neste)  Henrik Erämetsä, Head of Aviation Regulation at Neste has been appointed Co-Chair of the EU initiative ‘the European Advanced Biofuels Flightpath’ as a representative of the biofuels industry. Mr. Erämetsä will co-chair together with …

Biofuels International 2016: Industry Experts Outline 2030 EU Biofuels Vision
September 26, 2016 – 4:47 pm | No Comment

by Liz Gyekye (Biofuels International)  Industry experts have outlined their 2030 biofuels vision at the 9th Biofuels International Conference.  By 2020, the EU aims to have 10% of the transport fuel of every EU country …

Distributed Biogas: $11.8 Billion Market Hidden in Plain Sight
September 26, 2016 – 12:25 pm | No Comment

by Warren Weisman (American Future Energy/Biomass Magazine)  The mountains of bureaucratic red tape involved in urban food waste biogas projects, where this hidden $11.8 billion market lies, can be easily avoided or greatly reduced by …

New €3.8M SUPERBIO Project to Support Industrial Bio Innovation in EU
September 26, 2016 – 11:22 am | No Comment

by Theo Kumah (Biofuels Digest)  In the EU, the new SuperBIO project worth €3.8 million primarily targets developing promising industrial value chains in the bio economy. The innovative project is supported through the EU Horizon2020 …

European Ethanol’s Greenhouse Gas Savings Increase 8.5% in 2015: New Report
September 26, 2016 – 10:41 am | No Comment

by Theo Kumah (Biofuels Digest)  In the EU, ethanol’s direct greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) savings compared to fossil fuel have increased from 59% in 2014 to 64% in 2015, an increase of 8.5% against the …

Advanced Enzymes for Lignocellulosic Conversion: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to MetGen
September 26, 2016 – 10:18 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  “Shaping the future of bioenergy and renewable chemicals,” that’s the lofty technological goal which MetGen has set for itself. The company has made a name for itself via participation as …

Design Features of the EU’s Aviation ETS Should Be Strengthened to Deliver Real Emissions Reductions, Finds T&E Report
September 23, 2016 – 5:57 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  Despite imperfections, the inclusion of aviation into the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) has functioned well and enjoys a high degree of compliance, finds a new report by Transport and Environment (T&E) …

CETA Threatens to Trigger US Ethanol Exports to EU through the Back Door – ePURE
September 23, 2016 – 2:54 pm | No Comment

(e-PURE)  The EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA), which is to be discussed by the EU’s Trade Ministers during the informal Council meeting in Bratislava on 23 September, is a major threat to the EU …

Ethanol Europe Deem Low-Emission Mobility Strategy Damaging to Production
September 22, 2016 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

by George Griffiths (Platts)  The European Commission’s Low-Emission Mobility Strategy would lead to the “permanent loss of 133,000 rural jobs supported by the ethanol industry,” Mark Turley, CEO of Ethanol Europe, said Wednesday.

Speaking at the Agro-Inno …

UK’s Argent Energy Wins Awards for Waste-Based Biodiesel Supply
September 21, 2016 – 3:03 pm | No Comment

(Argent Energy/Biodiesel Magazine)  Argent Energy, one of the U.K.’s leading suppliers of sustainable biodiesel, has won two awards at the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) Low Carbon Champions Awards 2016: the Low Carbon Fuel Initiative …

Report Helps Retain Access to EU Market
September 21, 2016 – 2:23 pm | No Comment

by Megan Cechner (Farm Weekly)  A co-funded report by Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre (AEGIC) and Australian Oilseeds Federation (AOF) members has mapped greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for the entire canola lifecycle to ensure Australian canola growers …

RSB EU RED Re-Recognized by the European Commission
September 19, 2016 – 4:33 pm | No Comment

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials is pleased to announce its re-recognition by the European Commission. The decision was published by the commission on Aug. 9 in the Official Journal …

Now Boarding: Commercial Planes Take Flight with Biobased Jet Fuel
September 19, 2016 – 1:06 pm | No Comment

by Melissae Fellet (C&EN)  Aviation industry hopes to cut emissions with renewable fuels  —  This year, renewable jet fuel took off, graduating from demonstration and test flights to some regular commercial use. In January, some …

European Union Contest for Young Scientists: BBI JU Awards Bioeconomy Non-Food Prize
September 19, 2016 – 12:29 pm | No Comment

(Bio-Based Industries/Europe)  The European Union (EU) organises every wear the EUCYS Prize, a Contest for Young Scientists, which was set up to promote the ideals of co-operation and interchange between young scientists. This Contest serves as an annual …

Global Biofuels Market Will Gain Momentum Due to Increasing Energy Security Until 2020, Says Technavio
September 18, 2016 – 1:27 pm | No Comment

(BusinessWire/Technavio)  The global biofuels market is expected grow at a CAGR of nearly 6% during the forecast period, according to Technavio’s latest report.

In this report, Technavio covers the market outlook and growth prospects of the …

Gates Backs Renmatix; Total Inks 1 Million Ton/Year Cellulosic Sugar License
September 15, 2016 – 2:14 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Pennsylvania, Bill Gates is leading the latest investment round into the pioneering cellulosic sugars producer Renmatix as energy giant Total joins in with second investment and a 1 million …

The High-Flown Fantasy of Aviation Biofuels
September 12, 2016 – 1:10 pm | No Comment

by Almuth Ernsting (Biofuelwatch/The Biomass Monitor)  …  As far as Branson and his airline, Virgin Atlantic, were concerned, the flight was indeed no more than a stunt: The “biofuel test flight” burned 95% ordinary kerosene and …

Seeking Low Costs, Painless Logistics: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Advances to Know in Biomass Feedstocks
September 12, 2016 – 10:29 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Amidst the discussion this week of the future of first-gen and advanced biofuels in the EU —   we were intrigued by this slide deck on advances in biomass production for the …

The EU Aims for Bioeconomy Perfect, by Tossing out the Good
September 12, 2016 – 10:19 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … (T)he EU has put itself on a fast-track to limit, if not abandon, first-generation biofuels and focus almost exclusively for its carbon future on advanced biofuels.

Europe has a lot …

The EU Commission Has Lost the Plot on Biofuels
September 8, 2016 – 5:18 pm | No Comment

by Dick Roche (Biofuels Digest/Pannonia Ethanol)  Just as the EU institutions were shutting up shop for the long summer break the EU Commission issued its strategy to reduce transport emissions in the post 2020 period, ‘European …

Europe’s Big 4 Ethanol CEOs (Tereos, Cristal Union, Alco Group, Crop Energies) Are in a Curious Situation.
September 6, 2016 – 4:37 pm | No Comment

by James Cogan (Biofuels Digest/Pannonia Ethanol)  … Together with their smaller peers they produce about 6 million tonnes of the fuel commodity annually, with combined revenues of around 4 billion euro. The product gets blended into …

SuperBIO Project to Support EU Bioeconomy Innovation
September 3, 2016 – 10:21 am | No Comment

(Bio Base Europe/Biomass Magazine)  SuperBIO is an innovation project supported through the EU Horizon2020 funding program. The € 3.8 million ($4.24 million) project supports the development of promising industrial value chains in the bioeconomy. It …

Petroleum Today, Bio Tomorrow, BIOFOREVER
September 2, 2016 – 11:32 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Belgium, the BIOFOREVER  consortium of 14 European companies emerged from stealth with the news that they have started their demonstration project for the conversion of woody biomass to value …

Biomass-Based Diesel Mandates and Trade Trends around the World
September 1, 2016 – 10:25 am | No Comment

by Susan Olson (Genscape/Biofuels Digest)  Biomass-based diesel mandates for blending in transportation fuel have increased in many nations worldwide over the last year. In several of these countries, domestic biodiesel production is underutilized and many …

EPA Signals It Will Start Looking at Mandating Higher Octane Gasoline
August 25, 2016 – 5:18 pm | No Comment

by Richard Truett (Automotive News)  Raising the octane in gasoline — seen as a way to improve fuel economy and reduce emissions in today’s high-tech turbocharged, direct-injected engines — looks like it will get some …

Enerkem’s Facility in Edmonton Becomes the First ISCC Certified Plant in the World to Convert Municipal Solid Waste into Biomethanol
August 24, 2016 – 6:15 pm | No Comment

(Enerkem/Newswire)  Enerkem Inc. (www.enerkem.com), a waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer, announced it has obtained certification from the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) system for the biomethanol production of its Enerkem Alberta Biofuels full-scale facility in Edmonton, …

EU Cannot Ignore Ethanol’s High GHG Savings
August 17, 2016 – 1:59 pm | No Comment

by Robert Wright (ePURE/Ethanol Producer Magazine) At COP21 last year, the EU committed to cutting its total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 40 percent by 2030. As part of its climate and energy …

Europe’s Broken Biofuels Policy
August 15, 2016 – 2:19 pm | No Comment

by Dick Roche (EurActiv)  Public policy should be built on firm foundations. Objective analysis, verifiable facts and solid science are good starting points, but that was absent in biofuels policy-making, writes Dick Roche.

The foundations on …

Out Now: CASCADES – Study on the Optimised Cascading Use of Wood
August 11, 2016 – 5:26 pm | No Comment

(Bio-based News)  The most comprehensive study on cascading use of wood including material flows, barriers and potential measures  —  Efficient and environmentally responsible biomass use is central to sustainable development and key to delivering an …

SuperBIO: Building and Supporting New Bio-Based Value Chains with SMEs
August 11, 2016 – 5:21 pm | No Comment

(SuperBIO) The project runs from 1st of June 2016 until 30th of November 2018. Applications can be submitted until 31st of July 2018.  Project background and aim:  SuperBIO is a Horizon2020 innovation project that aims to …

Aviation Fuel Market – Biofuels, America, Air BP, Shell, Exxon Mobil, Chevron and Gazprom Lead Growth to 2020
August 4, 2016 – 3:15 pm | No Comment

(ReportsnReports.com/PR Newswire)  The global aviation fuel market 2016-2020 research report says impact of falling crude oil prices on aviation turbine fuel is leading to the growth of this market with the last one and half …

World Bank: Biofuels Production Key Factor behind Food Commodity Demand over Past Decade
August 4, 2016 – 1:08 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  … The World Bank report also stated: “Given the energy intensive nature of agriculture, lower energy prices will help reduce the cost of producing food commodities.

“They will also ease policy pressures to encourage production …

ePure: Europe’s Green Transport Strategy Cannot Afford to Ignore Ethanol’s High GHG Savings
August 3, 2016 – 2:57 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  The European Commission has published its Communication on a European Strategy for Low-Emission Mobility report that explores policy options to decarbonise transport beyond 2020.

The European renewable ethanol association (ePURE), representing conventional and advanced …

Sustainable Alternative Aviation Fuels – The Way Forward
August 3, 2016 – 2:05 pm | No Comment

(CORE-Jetfuel)  The Core-JetFuel Final International Conference titled Sustainable Alternative Aviation Fuels – The Way Forward took place on the occasion of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) on 16-17 June 2016 in Brussels, and followed …

Commission Biofuel Plan Puts EU Protein Production at Risk: FEFAC
August 3, 2016 – 1:56 pm | No Comment

by Jane Byrne (Feed Navigator)  EU feed industry representatives urge the EU Commission to evaluate the impact of the proposed phase-out of crop-based biofuels after 2020, warning such a move will have a detrimental impact …

Alternative Fuels for Marine and Inland Waterways Transport
August 3, 2016 – 1:48 pm | No Comment

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe)  A recent JRC (Joint Research Center) report finds that fuels like liquefied natural gas (LNG) and methanol are the most promising alternatives to drive decarbonisation of the shipping sector and ultimately contribute to …

7th Stakeholder Plenary Meeting SPM7 Decarbonisation of Transport
August 3, 2016 – 1:40 pm | No Comment

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe)  The presentations, speaker profiles, abstracts and photos from 2016 European Biofuels Technology Platform (EBTP) 7th Stakeholder Plenary Meeting (SPM7) held in Brussels on 21 June 2016 are now available to view online at:
http://www.biofuelstp.eu/spm7/spm7.html

During the …

Report Features Data on EU Pellet, Biogas Markets
August 2, 2016 – 6:26 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  A report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network provides an overview of the European Union’s biofuel market, including data on wood pellets and biogas.

Regarding …

Doing More (and Better) with Less: 2016 Global Agribusiness Forum Shows the Ways to Provide Food and Bioenergy, with Sustainability, for an Increasing Population
July 26, 2016 – 10:48 pm | No Comment

by Lais Thomaz* and Dan Quadros** (Advanced Biofuels USA) With diverse and dynamic programming involving agribusiness, food safety, nutrition, sustainability and bioenergy, the 2016 GAF achieved its mission to gather producers, companies and academia to discuss …

The EU Offers Strong Support for the Realization of the Kemi Biofuel Refinery
July 26, 2016 – 11:27 am | No Comment

(Kaidi)  The European Commission has decided to grant EUR 88,5 million of NER 300 investment subsidies for the biofuel refinery planned by Kaidi in Ajos, Kemi. . The subsidy, which is directed towards producers of …

A4E Calls on Governments to Support the UN’s Global Scheme to Reduce Airline Carbon Emissions
July 25, 2016 – 5:49 pm | No Comment

(AviationBenefits.org)  Coinciding with the presentation of the European Commission’s “European Strategy for Low-Emission Mobility”, A4E sets out its priorities on environmental policy.

A4E calls on all governments to support the United Nations’ proposed carbon offset scheme …

Certifying Biofuels: Weaknesses in Recognition and Supervision of the System
July 21, 2016 – 6:26 pm | No Comment

(European Court of Auditors)  Weaknesses in the system of certifying sustainable biofuels could undermine the basis of the EU’s 2020 targets for renewable energy in transport, according to a new report from the European Court …

Driving Europe’s Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy
July 21, 2016 – 4:56 pm | No Comment

(European Commission)  The Commission today presented a package of measures to accelerate the shift to low-carbon emissions in all sectors of the economy in Europe. The global low-carbon transition is already underway and gaining momentum, …

Higher Ethanol Use Can Lead to 14% GHG Reduction in European Transport by 2030 – New Study
July 19, 2016 – 9:35 pm | No Comment

(ePURE)  A new study by renowned global consultancy Ricardo Energy & Environment has found that the higher use of ethanol in Europe would contribute to a 14.1% GHG emission reduction in European transport, even after …

EU to Introduce CO2 Emission Limits for Trucks
July 18, 2016 – 12:39 pm | No Comment

by Julia Fioretti (Reuters)  The European Commission will propose limits for the first time on CO2 emissions from trucks and will also set new fuel efficiency standards for cars and vans from 2020, according to …

World Biodiesel Production/Consumption to Rise 14% by 2020: OECD/FAO
July 8, 2016 – 7:05 pm | No Comment

by Chrysa Glystra  and Sean Bartlett (Platts)  Global biodiesel production and consumption is forecast to rise by 14% from 2016 to 2020, driven by the fulfillment of current biofuel policies in the US, Argentina, Brazil, Indonesia and …

CropEnergies Calls for Clarity on EU Ethanol Policy, as It Restarts UK Plant
July 8, 2016 – 3:55 pm | No Comment

(Agrimoney)  Ethanol producer CropEnergies called on the European Union to update its biofuel policy, as it brings its UK plant out of mothballs.  CropEnergies, which is controlled by German sugar group Suedzucker, noted a “pleasing …

Can Brexit Open the Way for Talks with the European Commission on CO2 Tax?
July 1, 2016 – 12:32 pm | No Comment

(Svebio (Google Translation))  One of the consequences of the outcome of the British referendum and upcoming Brexit can be a rethink of the EU’s way of working, not least to meet similar EU-hostile public opinion …