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The Zero-Emission Planet: IRENA Says “Affordable, Achieveable”.
March 24, 2017 – 4:03 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Eliminating Energy-Related Carbon Emissions Possible, New IRENA Study Finds

Since the election of Donald Trump as US President, we’ve heard a great deal less about “reductions in greenhouse gas emissions” from …

Eliminating Energy-Related Carbon Emissions Possible, IRENA Study Finds
March 22, 2017 – 6:59 pm | No Comment

(Zawaya)  …  The report also describes how the energy sector transition needs to go beyond the power sector into all end-use sectors. Renewables need to account for the majority of power generation in 2050, based …

Veterans Encourage President to Include Ethanol, RFS in Energy Plan
March 22, 2017 – 2:01 pm | No Comment

by Rachel Gantz (Renewable Fuels Association)  More than 120 military veterans working and investing in the ethanol industry sent a letter to President Trump last week, urging him to include a prominent role for ethanol …

Big Bird, You’re Fired! And All of You Enviros, too! Trump Thumps, Dumps in New Budget
March 20, 2017 – 12:24 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Good-bye ARPA-E, DOE, Loan Guarantee program, Energy Star, OPIC, USTDA, NEA, and the Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Program. Even Big Bird gets the guillotine.  In Washington, the White House released …

Government of Canada Invests $43 Million in Clean Technology Innovation
March 14, 2017 – 12:22 pm | No Comment

(Government of Canada/CNW)  Investments support Canadian-based technologies and create opportunities for businesses to grow and contribute to clean economic growth. —  Technology and the innovation it helps promote are key to the future of Canada’s …

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 …

Germany’s Environment Minister Says ‘Excessive’ Use of Land for Bioenergy Crops Was a ‘Mistake’
March 7, 2017 – 3:21 pm | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)  There has been excessive use of land for bioenergy crops in Germany which has led to a loss of species, according to the German environment minister Barbara Hendricks.

Hendricks, speaking to the magazine Mehrwert, …

ARPA-E 2017: Optimism Turns to Tension as Sector Prepares to Protect Energy R&D Funding
March 6, 2017 – 6:28 pm | No Comment

by Krysti Shallenberger (Utility Dive)  … At stake is funding for the Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy, more commonly known as ARPA-E. Created in 2007 as a technology incubator under the purview of the Department of Energy, ARPA-E’s …

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 …

Heard on the Floor at ABLC 2017 – Day 2
March 6, 2017 – 12:22 pm | No Comment

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  ABLC guests heard Governor Paul LePage from Maine invite all of us to his beautiful Northern state that has many existing and promising biomass projects and even backyard farms …

FutureMetrics Has Published a New White Paper: “Alternative Facts” in the Recent Chatham House Study
March 6, 2017 – 11:03 am | No Comment

(FutureMetrics)  Providing misleading, inaccurate, and sometime outright fiction as facts could be called propaganda. With overtones of Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, the term “alternative facts” has recently been coined.

Either way, it is information that is …

DOE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office Sees Greater Collaboration with DOE Office of Fossil Energy in Its Future
March 1, 2017 – 12:22 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  This morning at the “Defense Production Act (DPA) Advanced Drop-in Biofuels Production Project Round 2 Industry Roundtable” held at the US Department of Agriculture in Washington, DC, Zia Haq, …

Scottish Farmers Body Calls for Rethink over Distillery Biomass Plants
February 28, 2017 – 4:33 pm | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)  The Scottish Tenant Farmers Association (SFTA) is repeating its warning to the UK government that the “headlong drive to produce renewable energy from by-products of the distilling industry through anaerobic digesters and biomass …

UK Claim That Burning Biomass Is Clean Seen as ‘Flawed’
February 28, 2017 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

by Anna Hirtenstein (Bloomberg/Renewable Energy World)  The U.K. government’s view of biomass as a carbon-neutral energy source is a “flawed assumption,” according to report from Chatham House. The U.K. counts emissions from the supply chain that …

Exxon’s New Chief Endorses Carbon Tax to Combat Climate Change
February 24, 2017 – 2:01 pm | No Comment

by Joe Carroll (Bloomberg)  Darren Woods makes first blog post since succeeding Tillerson; Comment mirror’s former CEO’s long-standing position on levy  —  In his first blog post since succeeding Rex Tillerson, the new head of Exxon …

Trump at the Renewable Pump: Will He Bump, Thump or Dump?
February 24, 2017 – 10:48 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Let’s look at the letter behind the headlines.

“Rest assured that your president and this administration values the importance of renewable fuels to America’s economy and to our energy independence. As …

Rocky Road Ahead for Farm Bill’s Energy Title
February 20, 2017 – 8:40 pm | No Comment

by Jessie Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  The Farm Bill’s Energy Title provides loans and grants to farmers, ranchers and small businesses to encourage investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency and the production of …

The Republican Carbon Tax Is Republican, Say Republicans
February 18, 2017 – 5:43 pm | No Comment

by Robinson Meyer (The Atlantic) There’s just one problem: other Republicans.   …  But in an unregulated market, there’s no mechanism  to keep people from emitting carbon dioxide, because it is cheap.

So, et voilà, you invent …

MECO on Track to Beat Renewable Energy Goals–State Aims to Be 100 Percent by 2045
February 17, 2017 – 2:17 pm | No Comment

by Chris Sugiduno (Maui News)  … MECO’s updated Power Supply Improvement Plan calls for Molokai to reach the renewable energy benchmark by 2020, with Lanai completing it by 2030 and Maui by 2040. The plan submitted …

The $40 Carbon Tax Is Dead as a Doornail, and Here’s Why
February 13, 2017 – 10:16 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This past week, a group headed by former Secretaries of State George Shultz and Jim Baker proposed dramatically to introduce a $40 per ton carbon tax in order to address …

Duckworth to Perry: American-Made Renewable Energy Reduces Reliance on Foreign Oil, Improves National Security
January 24, 2017 – 7:00 pm | No Comment

(Senator Tammy Duckworth) U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) shared with the nominee to be the Secretary of the Department of Energy (DOE), Governor Rick Perry, how her military service in Iraq taught her about the danger …

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 …

Trump Releases “An America First Energy Plan”
January 20, 2017 – 3:54 pm | No Comment

(White House)  Energy is an essential part of American life and a staple of the world economy. The Trump Administration is committed to energy policies that lower costs for hardworking Americans and maximize the use …

Perry’s Time to Shine Today
January 19, 2017 – 10:59 am | No Comment

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  PERRY PARTY: Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry finally has his day in the spotlight this morning to make his case for running the Energy Department. Given the agency’s mishmash …

Biodiesel Industry Honors Year of Achievements, Industry Growth
January 18, 2017 – 12:01 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)   Clean air champions, policy drivers, fleet influencers highlighted with industry awards  —  The biodiesel industry saw record market growth in 2016 and this year’s National Biodiesel Board industry awards highlight champions …

BETO Publishes Analysis of Biofuels and Bioproducts from Wet and Gaseous Waste Streams
January 16, 2017 – 11:59 am | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Today (January 10, 2017) the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) announced the publication of a report, titled Biofuels and Bioproducts from Wet and Gaseous Waste Streams: Challenges and …

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 …

Uganda: Kakira Sugar Opens Shs130 Billion Ethanol Plant
January 9, 2017 – 1:49 pm | No Comment

by Isaac Mufumba (All Africa/The Monitor)  Kakira Sugar Limited, a local sugar producer, has started commercial production of ethanol at a $36.6 million (Shs133b) distillery.
The joint managing director, Mr Mayur Madhvani, told Daily Monitor in …

Gearing Up for Farm Bill Season
January 6, 2017 – 4:40 pm | No Comment

by Jessie Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  EESI will take periodic looks at the ongoing debate surrounding the anticipated 2018 Farm Bill. This article is the first in the series.  — …  Amidst a backdrop …

Republicans Can Cancel Some Obama Environment Rules. But They’ll Have to Choose Carefully.
January 6, 2017 – 3:15 pm | No Comment

by Chelsea Harvey (The Washington Post)  … Two bills under consideration in Congress, each expected to go to a swift vote, could help expedite the process of undoing recent regulations — or even make it more difficult …

The Clean Tech Primer 2017
January 6, 2017 – 10:44 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In New York, Raymond James released its Clean Tech Primer 2017, arguably the most cogent and concise summary of activity and prospects across the gamut from solar power through to …

New Laws That Take Effect January 2017: Clean Heating Fuel Tax Credit
January 3, 2017 – 12:11 pm | No Comment

(New York State Senate)  Clean Heating Fuel Tax Credit: The 2016-17 budget extended the Clean Heating Fuel Tax Credit from Jan. 1, 2017 until Jan. 1, 2020. It also requires that beginning in 2017, to …

Top 10 Bioeconomy Predictions for 2017
January 3, 2017 – 11:25 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A mere “The Year in Rewind” as we sail into 2017? Not the good ship Digest! Instead, we dust off our crystal ball and offer our predictions for the year ahead.

As the …

Iowa Energy Plan Includes Role Ethanol Can Play in State’s Future
January 3, 2017 – 8:57 am | No Comment

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds has released to the public the Iowa Renewable Energy Plan, which establishes priorities and provides strategic guidance for Iowa’s energy future.   …   “IRFA …

Rescuing the Low-Carbon Energy Transition From Magical Thinking
January 2, 2017 – 3:02 pm | No Comment

by David M. Hart (Information Technology and Innovation Foundation)  …  This paper describes four forms of magical thinking about the energy transition that are prevalent in the United States. “Climate-change denial” wishes away the need …

Major Boost for UK Biojet as Government Proposes to Extend Renewable Transport Fuel Incentives to Aviation
January 2, 2017 – 2:52 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  The UK aviation industry has welcomed a proposal by the government to extend one of its main policies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transport to include aviation, which could provide a major …

DOE BETO Releases New Strategic Plan; Biofuels to Constitute 25% of US Transportation Fuels by 2040
January 2, 2017 – 2:09 pm | No Comment

(Green Car Congress) The US Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) released its new strategic plan, titled Strategic Plan for a Thriving and Sustainable Bioeconomy. The strategic plan—with a vision for 2040—lays out BETO’s mission …

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 …

Lux Research: FOG-Based Biodiesel Remains Significant Opportunity
December 28, 2016 – 11:11 am | No Comment

(Lux Research/Biodiesel Magazine)  Biomass-based diesel and conventional electricity lead the race to meet new emissions reduction goals, and diversified energy companies are well-placed, according to Lux Research.

Traditionally policies to promote greener transportation fuels have focused …

Fantastic 5: US States Getting It Done, Making Biobased Happen
December 27, 2016 – 7:37 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … the most innovative public-private policies are likely for some time to proceed out of regions, provinces and states.

In some ways, in the United States the forces arrayed against the Renewable …

Regional Feedstock Partnership Report Highlights Work to Enable the Billion-Ton Vision
December 27, 2016 – 7:01 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The Regional Feedstock Partnership (the Partnership)—a multi-institutional collaboration of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S. Department of Agriculture, representatives from land-grant universities, and industry—was first established to address issues …

Trump’s Nixonian Pivot
December 22, 2016 – 2:22 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  News of high-level appointments have been streaming out of Trump Tower all this week and last, and two trends are already clear: it’s a group mostly out of the business …

Ashraf Visits PSO’s Biodiesel Project
December 20, 2016 – 2:03 pm | No Comment

(The News) Pakistan State Oil (PSO) has taken an initiative towards alternative fuels by launching a pilot project for production of bio-diesel. For this purpose, the PSO has developed Jatropha Model Farm at Marshalling Yard, …

Why You Should Care about Low Carbon Fuels and Vehicle Initiatives
December 19, 2016 – 2:53 pm | No Comment

by Tammy Klein (Future Fuel Strategies/OurEnergyPolicy.org)  Citizens and policymakers in many countries have never been more committed to combating climate change across all sectors. One high-emitting sector that is often overlooked, when compared to industry …

Trump Taps Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke as Interior Secretary
December 14, 2016 – 11:58 am | No Comment

by Juliet Eilperin (The Washington Post)  President-elect Donald Trump has tapped Republican Rep. Ryan Zinke, who has represented Montana’s at-large congressional seat for one term, to serve as secretary of the Department of the Interior, according …

Estonia Last EU State to Begin Transitioning to Biofuel
December 13, 2016 – 6:20 pm | No Comment

(Estonia Public Broadcasting)  The Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure submitted a bill amending the Liquid Fuel Act which would require liquid fuel suppliers to add fuels produced from renewable sources, known as biofuels, to …

Trump Taps Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to Head Energy Department He Once Vowed to Abolish
December 13, 2016 – 12:59 pm | No Comment

by Juliet Eilperin and Steven Mufson (The Washington Post)  President-elect Donald Trump has picked Rick Perry to head the Energy Department, said two people familiar with the decision, seeking to put the former Texas governor in …

Birth of Mideast Renewables?
December 13, 2016 – 12:51 pm | No Comment

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  Squeezed budgets from low oil prices since mid-2014, combined with rising energy demand, will boost demand for renewable energy and efficiency technologies across the Middle East, according to a …

Not So Prolific: U.S. Shale Faces A Reality Check
December 13, 2016 – 11:55 am | No Comment

by Nick Cunningham (OilPrice.com)  …  Speaking at the National Oil-equipment Manufacturers and Delegates Society (NOMADS) in Houston a few months ago, IHS Markit’s associate direct for Plays and Basins, Reed Olmstead, poked holes in the notion …

DfT Proposals Risk £1Bn of Investment in the North-East
December 7, 2016 – 12:39 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Energy Association)  DfT publishes consultations on the future of renewable transport, setting out long term targets towards 2030.  Consultation proposes capping fuel crops to below EU levels, risking existing UK plants and supply chain. …

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% …

UPDATE 1-China Aims to Double Ethanol Output to 4 Mln Tonnes by 2020 – Agency
December 6, 2016 – 12:36 pm | No Comment

by Dominique Patton (Reuters)  China is aiming to produce 4 million tonnes of ethanol by 2020, doubling output from the current level, even as it keeps tight control over the use of food grains to make …

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 …

Why Trump Needs to Embrace Obama’s Fuel Rules to Make America Energy Independent
November 30, 2016 – 7:45 pm | No Comment

by Jason Bordoff (Reuters)  Since the Arab Oil Embargo four decades ago, every president has promised to wean the United States off the need for foreign oil. President-elect Trump is no different, promising in his speeches and …

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 …

America’s Rural Voters Are Ready for Renewable Energy Too
November 30, 2016 – 3:39 pm | No Comment

by Lloyd Ritter (The Hill/Agriculture Energy Coalition)  … Rural energy’s potential is strong. Farmers, ranchers, farm coops and businesses want to minimize costs or generate new income through energy. They can do this by investing in …

Canada to Adopt National Low Carbon Fuel Standard
November 28, 2016 – 6:54 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Canada, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna announced that Canada will adopt a national clean fuels standard, as an important step for climate action and the growth of …

Jatropha Oil: Ghana’s Next Potential Source of Biofuel
November 28, 2016 – 3:29 pm | No Comment

by Theophilus Kumah* (Advanced Biofuels USA) With the issue of biofuels and renewable energy making waves all over the globe, it is therefore not surprising when Africa (particularly Ghana) is not left out on investing …

Dems Shouldn’t Toss-Out Clean Energy Options. Especially Not Now
November 18, 2016 – 3:53 pm | No Comment

by Ryan Fitzpatrick (Real Clear Energy)  …  The latest attempt to tie our own hands behind our back is H.R. 5180, a bill that would neuter America’s most effective mechanism for bringing low-carbon liquid fuels …

White House’s Mid-Century Climate Change Strategy Includes Biofuels
November 18, 2016 – 10:04 am | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the White House released a mid-century strategy (MCS) that envisions economy-wide net GHG emissions reductions of 80 percent or more below 2005 levels by 2050. …  Second-generation biofuels …

Biodico Completes Resource Assessment of Zero Net Energy Farm
November 17, 2016 – 8:43 pm | No Comment

(Biodico/Biodiesel Magazine)  Biodiesel producer Biodico Inc. announced Nov. 16 that it has completed its resource assessment to support the next stage of development for its “Zero Net Energy Farm” project, which is funded in part …

Trump Can Make the U.S. Energy-Independent—If He Goes Green
November 17, 2016 – 7:54 pm | No Comment

by Geoffrey Smith (Fortune)  The U.S. can realize President-elect Donald Trump’s dream of independence from foreign oil “foes” and “cartels”–but he likely won’t live to see it unless he embraces the kinds of policies he’s …

Obama Administration Launches Sustainable Biofuels Innovation Challenge
November 17, 2016 – 3:59 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, as part of a wide ranging policy announcement from the Obama Administration, the Department of Energy launched a Sustainable Biofuels Innovation Challenge to develop ways to produce, at …

Trump Won. What Does It Mean for Low Carbon Fuels & Vehicles?
November 17, 2016 – 3:32 pm | No Comment

by Tammy Klein (Biofuels Digest/Future Fuel Strategies)  … With Trump’s outspoken refusal to accept the reality of climate change and promise to reinvigorate the fracking and coal industries, are LCFV initiatives stone dead? What can we expect …

Renewable Energy Will Do Just Fine In President Trump’s America
November 16, 2016 – 4:54 pm | No Comment

by James Conca (Forbes)  Energy did not make any difference in who we chose for President on Tuesday. But the energy sector won biggly, nonetheless.  President-Elect Donald Trump supports an all-of-the-above energy strategy with a heavy …

WBA Calls on COP22 Delegates to Push for Carbon Tax to Aid Paris Climate Agreement
November 15, 2016 – 7:25 pm | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)  The World Bioenergy Association (WBA) has called on the delegates attending the 22ndConference of Parties (COP22) at Marrakech, Morocco to push for a carbon tax to help countries achieve the targets set out …

Canadian Producers Poised for Carbon Reduction Era
November 15, 2016 – 4:51 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The state of the Canadian ethanol industry at year end.  —  Optimism is growing among Canadian biofuel producers as the federal government is embracing carbon reduction strategies in …

Not Energy Independent, Yet
November 15, 2016 – 4:13 pm | No Comment

by Rick Uldricks and Hudson Councilman Casey Weinstein (Twinsburg Patch) In truth, when it comes to energy security, there is good news to be found, but not at the bottom of a well.  —  Fossil fuel boosters …

Norwegian Consumers Transitioning to Biodiesel Heating Oil
November 15, 2016 – 3:18 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Norway, consumers have begun transitioning to biodiesel for heating as fossil fuel-based heating oil will likely be banned by 2020. Some municipalities require the underground oil tanks to be …

New Survey: Vast Majority of Environmentalists Want RFS Corn Ethanol Mandates Reduced
November 14, 2016 – 10:59 am | No Comment

(American Council for Capital Formation)  With Incoming Trump Administration, Reforms to Ethanol Mandates Could Provide Early, Bipartisan Win  —  As the Trump administration readies to take the reins, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) could serve …

Bioenergy with CCS Is a Credible Decarbonisation Technology
November 9, 2016 – 11:06 am | No Comment

by Geraldine Newton-Cross and Dennis Gammer  (ETI) To tackle the causes of climate change, the UK has committed to an 80% reduction in its greenhouse gas (GHG ) emissions by 2050, compared to 1990 levels. Meeting these targets will require …

Oxfam Report Exposes EU Lobby Firepower of Biofuel Industry behind Destructive Bioenergy Policy
November 7, 2016 – 4:08 pm | No Comment

(Oxfam)  The European Union must overhaul its current bioenergy policy, which is based on getting fuel from plants, because the industry is linked to the eviction of thousands of people from their lands, out-competing food …

Ethanol’s Prime Spot in the E&C Chairman’s Race
November 7, 2016 – 12:20 pm | No Comment

by Mark Drajem & Ari Natter and James Rowley (Bloomberg)  … Similar to Hillary Clinton’s dilemma on pipelines, a Trump administration could be caught between competing interests on approval for renewable projects or transmission lines on …

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 …

Con: Wind an Even Bigger Boondoggle than Ethanol
October 24, 2016 – 8:59 pm | No Comment

by Mark J. Perry  (South Coast Today/American Enterprise Institute)  … No question, there is a lot of hype about wind power being a huge potential source of energy. Its advocates like to point out that 80 million …

Tapping Landfills to Generate Power Seemed Smart. So Why Is the Industry Threatened?
October 24, 2016 – 7:44 pm | No Comment

by Ralph Vartabedian (Los Angeles Times)  …

The problem began after the AQMD issued a complex 39-page rule requiring that by no later than Jan. 1, landfill methane power plant emissions meet the same standard as other types of engines …

Energy Lessons from Podesta’s Inbox
October 21, 2016 – 6:00 pm | No Comment

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  … Comb through the tens of thousands of messages from John Podesta’s hacked inbox long enough, and you can find a veritable roadmap to the energy policy Hillary Clinton would …

UK Government Responds to CCC Decarbonisation Recommendations
October 21, 2016 – 2:03 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International) The UK government has released its response to the Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) recommendations to reduce the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions. The CCC’s progress report, published in June 2016, focused on its priorities for …

Carbon Pricing in North America – Leading a New Era of Climate Policy
October 19, 2016 – 6:10 pm | No Comment

by Tamaki Stiles * (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Reducing greenhouse emissions is a shared goal in North America.  In fact, presidents of the United States and Mexico and the Prime Minister of Canada met in June …

Biogenic CO2 Coalition Launches Grassroots Outreach: Urges EPA to Remove its Regulatory Roadblock to Development of the Bioeconomy
October 12, 2016 – 12:34 pm | No Comment

(Biogenic CO2 Coalition)  Today (October 6, 2016), a coalition of major agricultural groups launched a grassroots campaign to urge the Environmental Protection Agency to remove its regulatory roadblock to development of the emerging bioeconomy.

The Biogenic …

Climate’s Growing Role in Presidential Race
October 6, 2016 – 12:13 pm | No Comment

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  …   YOU BUILD ME UP: The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate released a report today that found $90 trillion in infrastructure investments will be needed over the …

Conservatives, 1 Environmental Group Oppose Renewable Energy Tax Credit Extension
October 5, 2016 – 2:14 pm | No Comment

by Jack Fitzpatrick (Morning Consult)  Two conservative organizations and an environmental group are opposing the extension of tax credits for certain renewable energy sources that Democrats have supported for months.  Friends of the Earth, Taxpayers for Common …

AOG Transfers Ownership of Addax Bioenergy Sierra Leone
October 5, 2016 – 12:49 pm | No Comment

(AOG)  AOG has transferred 75.1% ownership of Addax Bioenergy (SL) Limited (‘Addax Bioenergy’), its sugarcane bioethanol and renewable electricity operation in Makeni, Sierra Leone, to a group of investors led by Sunbird Bioenergy Africa Limited …

What a Donald Trump EPA Will Look Like with Climate Change Skeptic Myron Ebell at the Helm
October 4, 2016 – 3:04 pm | No Comment

by Paul Raeburn (Newsweek)  … (Myron) Ebell, the director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and a prominent climate-change skeptic, was chosen at the end of September to head the …

Clinton’s Plan to Reduce US Oil Consumption Likely Won’t Work
October 4, 2016 – 11:39 am | No Comment

by Tom DiChristopher (CNBC)  … Clinton says she would extend standards for vehicle fuel efficiency, methane emissions, building codes and appliance standards that President Barack Obama implemented or supported, according to a campaign spokesperson. Clinton supports …

USDA Results: Powering America with a More Sustainable Energy Future
October 3, 2016 – 3:51 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  … The Obama Administration has pursued a carefully balanced approach, deploying technologies that improve the very best of our existing energy sources, while rigorously implementing policies that invest in the second and …

Biofuels Developments in Australia
September 30, 2016 – 2:48 pm | No Comment

by Susan van Dyk and Stephen Schuck (IEA Bioenergy Task 39 and Bioenergy Australia)  …  While Australia has large energy resources, it is a net importer of crude oil and refined petroleum products. In
2013, net product imports were …

Biodiesel Takes a Bite Out of the Big Apple’s Carbon Emissions
September 28, 2016 – 4:31 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board/PR Newswire)  New York City passes legislation to increase cleaner-burning biodiesel in heating oil  —  The City of New York has taken another significant step in reducing the region’s carbon footprint by passing …

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 …

Seattle Adopts UCS’s Oil-Saving Plan, Aims to Cut Oil Use in Half
September 26, 2016 – 12:14 pm | No Comment

(Union of Concerned Scientists)  The Seattle City Council is expected to pass legislation today (September 19, 2016) that requires staff to develop a plan to cut the city’s oil use in half by 2035. Seattle …

Do We Still Need a Renewable Fuel Standard?
September 23, 2016 – 5:12 pm | No Comment

by Anne Steckel (National Biodiesel Board/The Hill)  Headlines tell us the world is awash with oil. Gas costs less than bottled water in many places, and petroleum markets are in a prolonged slump that’s wreaking …

Trump Backs off Plan to Eliminate EPA
September 23, 2016 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

by Kyle Feldscher (The Washington Examiner)  Donald Trump appeared to back off his proposal to eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency as president, instead promising to “refocus” the agency on a less regulatory-heavy mission.

He promised to …

Sell Last Gasoline Car by 2035 to Meet Climate Goals, Study Says
September 19, 2016 – 5:52 pm | No Comment

by Alister Doyle (Reuters)  The last gasoline-powered car will have to be sold by about 2035 to put the world on track to limit global warming to the most stringent goal set by world leaders last …

Ottawa to Impose a National Carbon Price on the Provinces
September 19, 2016 – 10:47 am | No Comment

by Shawn McCarthy (Globe and Mail)  The Liberal government will move this fall to impose a minimum, national carbon price on provinces that fail to adopt their own pricing system for reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, a plan …

Renewable Energy CEO Declares Hunger Strike
September 14, 2016 – 1:42 pm | No Comment

by Warren Weisman (American Future Energy)  My name is Warren Weisman, I am the former CEO of the failed renewable energy manufacturer Hestia Home Biogas. Hestia was the first-of-its-kind company in the world to offer …

Reconciling Food Security and Bioenergy: Priorities for Action
September 12, 2016 – 5:57 pm | No Comment

by Keith L. Kline, Siwa Msangi, Virginia H. Dale, Jeremy Woods, Glaucia M. Souza, Patricia Osseweijer, Joy S. Clancy, Jorge A. Hilbert, Francis X. Johnson, Patrick C. McDonnell, Harriet K. Mugera (Global Change Biology Bioenergy)  Understanding the complex interactions among food security, bioenergy sustainability, 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 …

With More People Hitting the Road, It’s Time for a Carbon Tax
September 12, 2016 – 9:25 am | No Comment

(The Washington Post)  … Even with current conditions factored in, government experts project that fuel-efficiency standards will put much more downward pressure on gasoline use in coming years, helping to bring consumption well below historical highs …

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 …

Blog: Competing with Sub $50 Oil – a Strategy for Biofuels
September 3, 2016 – 9:41 am | No Comment

by Irshad Ahmed  (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels International)  If bioenergy represents a sustainable energy future for the planet, then why must it compete with oil prices to be deemed a feasible energy alternative for the society?

The answer …

California Assembly Approves Climate Change Law
August 25, 2016 – 12:04 pm | No Comment

by Anshu Siripurapu (Sacramento Bee)  After an intense floor debate, a bill extending California’s greenhouse gas emission targets squeaked by in the Assembly on Tuesday.

Senate Bill 32 was seen as a crucial step for reauthorizing the …

Court Upholds Obama’s Social Cost of Carbon Accounting for Federal Regulations
August 23, 2016 – 1:43 pm | No Comment

by Robert Walton (Utility Dive) The Obama Administration has won a significant victory for its use of a social cost metric to determine the impacts of new environmental and efficiency rules, in a unanimous circuit court decision that appeared …

Weltec to Develop AD Plant for Colombian Egg Producer
August 16, 2016 – 9:08 am | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)  German bioenergy developer Weltec Biopower will shortly start building an anaerobic digestion (AD) plant for Colombia‘s largest egg producer.

The 800kW biogas plant is to go live in early 2017. In terms of the …

[Exclusive] Where Do Environmental Groups Stand on Bioenergy?
August 15, 2016 – 11:11 pm | No Comment

by Josh Schlossberg (The Biomass Monitor)  … The Biomass Monitor contacted representatives for the following organizations (listed alphabetically) to determine their stances on biomass power and heating, liquid biofuels for transportation, and trash incineration: 350*, Center for …

Interactive Workshop on Biomass Feedstocks – After the End of the Sugar Quota — September 8, 2016 — Cologne/Bonn Airport, Germany
August 12, 2016 – 7:44 pm | No Comment
Interactive Workshop on Biomass Feedstocks – After the End of the Sugar Quota   —   September 8, 2016   —   Cologne/Bonn Airport, Germany

The European Union is the world’s biggest producer of beet sugar and the principal importer of raw cane sugar for refining. The EU sugar market is regulated by production quotas, a minimum beet price and …

EPAct’s 11th Birthday Is Something to Celebrate
August 12, 2016 – 11:49 am | No Comment

by Rachel Gantz (Renewable Fuels Association)  On Monday, Aug. 8, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct) celebrated its 11th anniversary. Not on a first name basis with acronyms? It’s the law that gave us …

Feedstocks for the Bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Behind the Scenes look at the Billion Ton Report
August 9, 2016 – 10:46 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Last month, the DOE released the first volume of its monumental two-volume update of the Billion Ton report, looking not only at the economics of biomass but also the environmental …

Governments of Canada and Quebec Support Innovative Renewable Fuel Oil Project
August 8, 2016 – 11:40 am | No Comment

(Ensyn)  Support for clean technology innovation is vital to growing Canada’s economy and addressing climate change. With its abundance of renewable biomass, Canada has the potential to develop a strong and globally competitive bioenergy sector.

The Governments of …

Commission to Study Maine’s Biomass Industry to Meet in August
August 2, 2016 – 6:14 pm | No Comment

by Katie Fletcher (Biomass Magazine)  … This past April, Maine enacted a resolve establishing the 13-member commission. Members include two from the Senate and three from the House of Representatives. Four members are appointed by the president …

It’s Time to Rethink Methane
August 1, 2016 – 6:10 pm | No Comment

(GNA Journal)  GNA hosted its second-annual Rethink Methane Symposium on June 29-30 in Sacramento, California, which gathered more than 250 attendees to look at impediments and obstacles to harnessing the state’s substantial renewable methane feedstocks …

Hillary Clinton’s Climate and Energy Policies, Explained
August 1, 2016 – 1:38 pm | No Comment

by David Roberts (Vox)  … I’m going to break this down as a series of numbered lists — not one, not two, but five lists of three:

The three key facts the campaign took as starting points

[Exclusive] Bioenergy Industry Consultant Critiques Scientists’ Letter to Congress
August 1, 2016 – 12:31 pm | No Comment

by Josh Schlossberg (The Biomass Monitor)  A white paper by a bioenergy industry consulting firm critiques a recent letter sent to Congress by 65 U.S. scientists opposing a carbon neutral “biomass” amendment to an energy policy …

Adopting a Circular Economy: The Biorefinery Concept
July 27, 2016 – 1:43 pm | No Comment

by Paul Hudman (Renewable Energy World)  … For many governments, part of this shift involves adopting a circular economy approach, utilising all aspects of ‘waste’ throughout the production chain.

The concept of the biorefinery embraces this standard by …

ABC: Bill Signals Building Support for Nutrient Recycling, Biogas
July 25, 2016 – 6:26 pm | No Comment

(American Biogas Council/Biomass Magazine)  Last week, Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Pat Robert, R-Kan., introduced new bipartisan legislation, the Agriculture Environmental Stewardship Act (S 3248). This latest bill is a companion to identical House legislation …

GOP Platform, Which Calls Coal ‘Clean’, Would Reverse Decades of U.S. Energy and Climate Policy
July 21, 2016 – 7:46 pm | No Comment

by Steven Mufson (The Washington Post)  The Republican Party platform adopted Monday night would bring a total about-face on U.S. energy and climate policy, declaring that the priority placed on combating climate change under President …

Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Intelligence Pack
July 21, 2016 – 6:48 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Waste Intelligence) Complete the form and you will receive four 30 minute presentations PLUS audio:

UTILITY CASE STUDY: BUILD, OWN AND OPERATE AD by Jim Lucas, Market Development Manager, SoCal Gas
CLOSING THE LOOP: …

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, …

GOP Platform Proposes Turning EPA into a Commission
July 19, 2016 – 10:37 am | No Comment

by Eric Wolff, et al. (Politico Morning Energy)  … The Republican Platform 2016 offers a fresh plan for an old GOP target: it calls for converting the EPA into a bipartisan commission. As Pro’s Alex Guillén …

UDSA GAIN Reports Address Polish, Lithuanian Ethanol Production
July 18, 2016 – 6:34 pm | No Comment

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Total production of bioethanol in Poland is estimated at 200,000 metric tons, according to a report filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network. The domestic …

The New Fuel Industry Says California Should Stay the Course on Low Carbon Fuel Standard
July 15, 2016 – 7:53 pm | No Comment

(Yahoo! Finance/CALSTART)  Nearly 60 producers and providers of clean fuels — ranging from electricity to renewable diesel — signed a joint letter urging state policymakers to sustain the state’s low carbon fuel policy. The industry …

A Simple Regulatory Solution for Biogenic Emissions
July 8, 2016 – 6:01 pm | No Comment

by Bob Cleaves (Biomass Magazine/Biomass Power Association) …  Also at the top of the list is how the plan will eventually treat biomass.  For us, there is a very simple solution: If fuel is derived from …

A Grand Bargain? Gov. Jerry Brown in Talks with Oil Companies about Climate Change Programs
July 8, 2016 – 11:13 am | No Comment

by Chris Megerian and Melanie Mason (Los Angeles Times)  Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration has been talking directly with oil companies in hopes of reaching a consensus on extending California’s landmark climate programs, opening a back channel …

The Navy Builds Strength by Saving Energy
July 6, 2016 – 11:34 am | No Comment

by David Ignatius (The Washington Post)  The week of July Fourth is a good moment to salute an unlikely champion of saving energy and switching to alternative fuels — the U.S. Navy. Once a supreme …

BioFutures: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Queensland’s 10-Year Bioeconomy plan
July 5, 2016 – 5:19 pm | No Comment

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The BioWizards of Oz: The Digest’s 2016 Special Report on Australia
July 5, 2016 – 4:09 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Who’s running the show? Inconclusive Aussie election points to minority government, hung parliament — … The Australian Broadcast Commission reported that strong swings to Labor in Queensland and New South Wales …

Top Science Groups Tell Climate Change Doubters in Congress to Knock It Off
July 1, 2016 – 5:01 pm | No Comment

by Jason Samenow (The Washington Post)  … The effort to draft the letter was spearheaded by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), whose leader, Rush Holt — a former member of Congress, vigorously promoted its …

Renewable Biofuels Are Vital to an All-of-the-Above Energy Strategy
July 1, 2016 – 4:52 pm | No Comment

by William Feehery (The Hill/DuPont Industrial Biosciences)   … One of the most vital and immediate tools at our disposal in the campaign for energy independence is renewable fuel. It is the only technology that can …

Biofuels Solve Finland’s Energy Strategy
July 1, 2016 – 1:25 pm | No Comment

by Jouko Kyytsönen (Maaseudun Tulevaisuus (Google Translation))  Finland’s energy strategy to cut emissions from transport biofuels, Minister of Economic Affairs, Olli Rehn said.  —  … According to Rehn, cost-effective ways to cut emissions trading external sector emissions …

2016 Energy Efficiency Forum
June 30, 2016 – 3:15 pm | No Comment

by Sharon Ji (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The U.S. Energy Association and Johnson Controls sponsored a conference on strategies and data analysis of energy efficiency which took place on Thursday, June 23 at National Press Club …

Environment-Obsessed Berlin Divests Fossil Fuels
June 24, 2016 – 3:39 pm | No Comment

by Chris White (The Daily Caller)  Berlin’s parliament voted Thursday to divest its $852.8 million public pension from oil and gas companies. The decision to purge fossil fuel assets makes Berlin the second capital to divest …

A Disappearing Non-Renewable Carbon User Fee
June 23, 2016 – 11:00 am | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA/BiofuelNet Canada)  If we are serious about reducing Climate Change caused by Greenhouse Gases (GHG), then we need serious action. First, include the price of Greenhouse Gas effects in the …

Psst! Heard on the Floor at the International Bioenergy Conference
June 22, 2016 – 11:47 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The eyes of the world might well be on tiny Prince George, British Columbia these days — because that is the proposed site of Canfor’s commercial-scale biofuels and chemicals project. …

California’s Landmark Cap and Trade Program Faces Uncertain Future
June 16, 2016 – 3:31 pm | No Comment

by Rory Carroll (Reuters)  California’s greenhouse gas reduction program is in a battle for its life, and uncertainty about its future has spooked buyers of its carbon permits  —  California in 2012 became the first …

The Huge Flaw in How Congress Is Approaching Burning Wood for Energy
June 16, 2016 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

by Chelsea Harvey (The Washington Post)  … The controversy centers on a specific provision in theHouse appropriations bill for fiscal year 2017 regarding the burning of biomass (typically wood and other plant material) for energy. The bill proposes that …

REN21 Report Shows Global Increase in Ethanol Production
June 15, 2016 – 7:31 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  REN21 recently published its annual overview on the state of renewable energy, reporting 2015 was a record year for renewable energy installations. Renewable power and renewable heat both increased, …

Power Plants Are No Longer America’s Biggest Climate Problem. Transportation Is.
June 15, 2016 – 4:53 pm | No Comment

by Brad Plumer (Vox)  A new energy era is upon us: For the first time since 1979, America’s cars, trucks, and airplanes emit more carbon dioxide than its power plants do. … The story here is that …

Reconciling Food Security and Bioenergy: Priorities for Action
June 15, 2016 – 11:35 am | No Comment

by Keith L. Kline, Siwa Msangi, Virginia H. Dale, Jeremy Woods, Glaucia M. Souza, Patricia Osseweijer, Joy S. Clancy, Jorge A. Hilbert, Francis X. Johnson, Patrick C. McDonnell, Harriet K. Mugera (Global Change Biology: Bioenergy) …  Understanding the nexus of food security, bioenergy sustainability, and resource management …

Expanding the Bioeconomy: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Using the Billion Ton Report
June 15, 2016 – 11:03 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This analysis was presented by Jonny Rogers at ABLC Feedstocks 2016, and is the result of is a collaborative effort between the U.S. Department of Energy, Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), …

Govt Moves to Revive Plan to Make Biodiesel
June 14, 2016 – 2:48 pm | No Comment

(Katmandu Post) The government has formed a committee to study the possibility of making biodiesel from jatropha seeds.  Jatropha oil, which is extracted from the seeds of the plant known locally as sajiban or kadam, is …

DOE Requests Information on Revolutionary Biomass Supply Systems Supporting a Billion-Ton Bioeconomy Vision
June 14, 2016 – 2:27 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) Feedstock Supply and Logistics Program is responsible for developing technologies to support Advanced …

Bioenergy Has Significant Potential to Reduce Fossil Fuel Reliance in Cities, New Study Finds
June 14, 2016 – 10:52 am | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)  Bioenergy has the significant potential to become a pillar in the future energy portfolio of cities, according to a new report by the World Bioenergy Association (WBA).

The new study from World Bioenergy Association …

Has Shifting to Renewable Energy Become ‘Irreversible’?
June 10, 2016 – 5:42 pm | No Comment

by Jonathan H Harsch (Agri-Pulse)  … At the heart of the battle is whether it makes sense to transition from fossil fuels to renewables like biofuels, wind, and solar energy. At issue is the choice between steering …

GOP to Rule Out Carbon Tax
June 8, 2016 – 1:05 pm | No Comment

by Timothy Cama (The Hill) House Republicans this week will vote to condemn taxes on carbon dioxide emissions, slamming the door on an idea that some members of their party have flirted with in the past.

The …

G7 Nations Pledge to End Fossil Fuel Subsidies by 2025
June 6, 2016 – 3:24 pm | No Comment

by Karl Mathiesen (The Guardian)  Leaders of the UK, US, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the EU urge all countries to join them in eliminating support for coal, oil and gas in a decade …

Constantinides Calls For More Sustainable Heating
June 2, 2016 – 12:03 pm | No Comment

(Queens Gazette)  City Council Member Costa Constantinides, joined by environmental groups and others, rallied in support of his bill INT. 642 on May 25. The legislation would ensure more sustainable energy consumption by increasing the …

Cars and Trucks Burn Almost Half of All Palm Oil Used in Europe
June 2, 2016 – 11:53 am | No Comment

(Transport & Environment)  …  In 2014, 45% of all the palm oil used in Europe ended up in the tanks of cars and trucks, data from EU vegetable oil industry association Fediol and obtained by green …

Where Did Biofuels Technologies Come from?
June 2, 2016 – 10:05 am | No Comment

by Gerald Kutney  (Lee Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  … From the time of the caveman until the early Industrial Revolution, biofuels – namely wood and the advanced biofuel of the day, charcoal – reigned supreme.  Both fossil fuels and …