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Fighting Misinformation One Fact at a Time
March 30, 2017 – 2:52 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  RFA’s president and CEO highlights key facts from the organization’s annual industry outlook handbook in the View from the Hill column  —  …  The handbook dives into …

Oh, the Irony! ‘Eco-Friendly’ Biodiesel Found Environmentally Destructive
March 23, 2017 – 5:05 pm | No Comment

(Sputnik News)  Whereas biofuel is often touted as the “greenest” solution to the Earth’s climate woes, such as global warming, many experts find it at least as damaging to the environment as ordinary fuel. Another …

USDA Releases New Report on Lifecycle Greenhouse Gas Balance of Ethanol
January 13, 2017 – 10:53 am | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  Analysis finds that U.S. corn-based ethanol reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 43 percent compared to gasoline, with additional benefits projected through 2022  —  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the release …

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 …

Senate Committee Hearing Focuses on GAO’s RFS Reports
December 7, 2016 – 12:34 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  On Dec. 1, the Senate Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management held a hearing to discuss the U.S. EPA’s management of the renewable fuel standard (RFS) and two Government …

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% …

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 …

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 …

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) …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Ethanol Blog: Science Improves on Land-Use Change, Biodiesel
September 19, 2016 – 3:27 pm | No Comment

by Todd Neeley (DTN-The Progressive Farmer)  Purdue University agriculture economics professor Wally Tyner isn’t exactly ready to discount the theory of indirect land use change, or ILUC, that has been the bane of biofuels’ existence …

New Data Reaffirms Carbon Benefits of Biodiesel
September 14, 2016 – 7:28 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  Economic modeling by Purdue University continues to reduce predicted emissions of ‘indirect land use change’  —  Biomass-based fuels present a tremendous opportunity to transition toward a more sustainable mix of renewable energy. …

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 …

BioFuelNet Responds To Study Claiming “ Biofuels Are Worse Than Gasoline”
September 8, 2016 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

by Marie-Joe Costantine (BioFuelNet)  Study stating “ biofuels are worse than gasoline” is fundamentally flawed  —  … In the study, when (John) DeCicco and colleagues calculate the CO2 emissions going into the atmosphere, they consider all parts …

Biofuels Are Worse than Gasoline? Creative Accounting Leads to Claim
August 31, 2016 – 5:24 pm | No Comment

by Robert C. Brown (Des Moines Register)  … The genesis of the latest headlines is frustration among certain biofuels critics that life-cycle analysis no longer supports their criticism of biofuels. The solution, of course, is …

The Case Against Ethanol Opponents: They Are Simply Incorrect +VIDEO
August 30, 2016 – 10:37 pm | No Comment

by  Marc J. Rauch (The Auto Channel) … I can’t say for sure, since I haven’t done a count and compared it to a calendar, but it seems to me that the American oil industry has …

Do Biofuels Harm the Planet More than Gasoline?
August 30, 2016 – 9:44 pm | No Comment

Rowena Lindsay (Christian Science Monitor)  A new study suggests that biofuels can mitigate only 37 percent of the CO2 released by burning the biofuel. —  That’s a flawed premise, argues Daniel Schrag, a geology professor …

MichBio Responds to Flawed University of Michigan Research Study on Biofuels and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
August 26, 2016 – 2:45 pm | No Comment

(MichBio/BusinessWire)  MichBio, the biosciences industry association in Michigan, issued the following statement today regarding the release of a University of Michigan research study that claims the rising use of biofuels in the U.S. has led …

Biofuels Worse for Climate Change than Gasoline, U-M Study Says
August 25, 2016 – 12:16 pm | No Comment

by Keith Matheny (Detroit Free Press)  The multi-billion-dollar U.S. biofuels industry — promoted and expanded for over a decade by the federal government — may be built on a false assumption, according to a new University …

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 …

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 …

Bloomberg Gets Duped by Anti-RFS Crowd
August 1, 2016 – 2:17 pm | No Comment

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association)  Here we go again. We didn’t think it could get much worse than the Associated Press hit piece on ethanol in late 2013. But an ethanol hatchet job by …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Boeing in Europe: Supporting Development and Commercialisation of Sustainable Aviation Biofuels
June 13, 2016 – 4:09 pm | No Comment

(Boeing/EurActiv)   Boeing is encouraging regulators to create a strong policy framework to advance sustainable aviation biofuels.

2016 is Boeing’s centennial year: in the past century we have united the world through more efficient air travel and …

It Depends: Heard on the Floor at ABLC Feedstocks
June 8, 2016 – 10:38 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  The headline from the event is that projects and feedstock providers are more engaged than we have seen previously — a wave of technology development that once took place …

Guest Opinion: Misinformation Hurts Ethanol’s Place at Pump
June 6, 2016 – 2:56 pm | No Comment

by Mike Lefever (Post Independent/Citizen Telegram)  … In the end, though, I hope your take away is the same as mine; there’s a place at the pump for ethanol, petroleum and other fuels. We just don’t want …

Scientists Agree, Biodiesel A Key to Global Carbon Reduction
May 17, 2016 – 3:27 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board/PR NewsWire)  World’s experts advance the science of quantifying transportation emissions  —  Scientific experts agree that America’s Advanced Biofuel, biodiesel, holds significant promise in the effort to reduce carbon emissions. Last year, biodiesel …

Feature: Ethanol Producers Say California ‘Carbon Intensity’ Scores Still Too High
May 16, 2016 – 4:26 pm | No Comment

by Josh Pedrick  (Platts)  Most “legacy” ethanol producers who sell their product in California are unhappy with updated “carbon intensity” scores, saying the application process was inconsistent and left scores too high to meet the …

Now Is Not the Time to Kiss the Biofuels Goodbye
May 9, 2016 – 6:34 pm | No Comment

by Dick Roche (EurActiv)  The European Commission’s proposal to scrap the mandate for the use of biofuels and, in effect, to ‘kiss biofuels goodbye,’ is a catastrophic policy based largely on arguments that have no solid …

Europe Continues to Get Biodiesel Wrong
May 6, 2016 – 5:12 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  A provocative opinion piece on Europe’s reliance on unsound indirect land use change theory  —  It is clear there is a politicized agenda in Europe to undermine sustainable, liquid biofuels …

Biodiesel Worse for the Environment than Fossil fuels, Warn Green Campaigners
April 26, 2016 – 7:53 pm | No Comment

by James Crisp (EurActiv)  Instead of reducing them, using biodiesel in transport will increase polluting emissions by 4%, the same as putting an extra 12 million cars on the road in 2020, green campaigners have said.

Biodiesel …

Time for Full Carbon Accounting
April 22, 2016 – 6:22 pm | No Comment

by Zoltán Szabó (Biofuels Digest)  The sustainability aspects of transport fuels are in the spotlight this year in Brussels as a number of key files make their way through the process, namely the Energy Union …

What Do We Do about Palm Oil?
April 18, 2016 – 1:29 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In the world of fuels, Neste Oil has backed away from palm oil in order to expand in the US market on more favorable terms, with palm’s lowly status after …

Crops of the Biofrontier: In Search of Opportunities for Sustainable Energy Cropping
April 15, 2016 – 4:14 pm | No Comment

by Stephanie Searle, Chelsea Petrenko, Ella Baz, and Chris Malins  (International Council on Clean Transportation)  Describes case studies of energy cropping in Europe in the context of advanced biofuel and bioproducts sustainability. — European biofuel policy …

EU Must Increase Ethanol Use to Meet Targets
April 11, 2016 – 7:44 pm | No Comment

by Robert Wright (Ethanol Producer Magazine/ePURE)  Renewable energy use in transport in all 28 EU members has been much less than projected in their National Renewable Energy Action Plans, with the gap widening. Actual ethanol …

Urban Air Initiative, Energy Future Coalition Challenge EPA Data on Ethanol’s Lifecycle Emissions
April 11, 2016 – 4:55 pm | No Comment

(Urban Air Initiative)  Urban Air Initiative joined the Energy Future Coalition and the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition (GBC) in calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to recognize an overwhelming body of new evidence showing …

Make Haste with Waste
April 8, 2016 – 12:08 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … (W)hen you compare them to homogenized, uniform, high-yield, purpose-grown energy crops. residues may be queer, but they are here. Not only available, but reliable, you can count on the …

The Yield Dividend: 5-10X Increase in Sorghum Opening New Options for Africa?
April 1, 2016 – 9:47 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In South Africa,, Chromatin and Zaad Holdings have entered into an alliance to produce and distribute planting seed for grain and forage sorghum throughout the African continent.

In Africa, sorghum is …

EU’s 2030 Climate and Energy Objectives Will Be Missed without Biofuels
March 15, 2016 – 5:28 pm | No Comment

by Peder Holk Nielsen (Novozymes/EurActiv)  If Europe is serious about its climate commitments, and if Europe wants to reduce its dependence on imported oil, then we need to increase the amount of low-carbon biofuels in …

Report Quantifies Land Use Change Impact of Biofuels Consumed in the EU
March 15, 2016 – 4:02 pm | No Comment

(Ecofys) Land Use Change effects differ significantly for various types of biofuels consumed in the EU. Today, the European Commission has published a report by Ecofys, IIASA and E4tech that quantifies the ILUC emissions from …

Building a Bioethanol Coalition in the Fight Against Climate Change
March 15, 2016 – 3:49 pm | No Comment

by Jan Koninckx (DuPont/Biofuels Digest) … (O)ur call is clear: we must act with the utmost urgency as we work toward solutions to help slow man-made climate change. Transportation contributes a quarter of all man-made …

Biofuels Are Back on the EU Agenda
March 3, 2016 – 5:35 pm | No Comment

by Sonja van Renssen (Energy Post)  Biofuels are returning to the political agenda in Europe as EU policymakers start to shape a strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transport after 2020. Biofuels producers continue …

Putting Corn in Your Car Isn’t as Crazy as It Sounds
February 23, 2016 – 8:15 pm | One Comment

by Nathanael Johnson (Grist)  When I first looked at the environmental impact of corn ethanol I thought it was simple: Grow an acre of corn for fuel and it means you have to grow another …

Let’s Not Leave the Discussion in Iowa
February 22, 2016 – 3:41 pm | No Comment

by Dave VanderGriend (Ethanol Producer Magazine/ICM/Urban Air Initiative)  … Regardless of where candidates stood on ethanol, having this first step on the road to the White House begin in Iowa provides an opportunity to talk about …

Meeting the California Low Carbon Challenge
February 22, 2016 – 2:22 pm | No Comment

by Susanna Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Eighty-nine ethanol producers west of the Mississippi River prepare for the revised LCFS.  … After a couple of years in limbo due to challenges to the Low Carbon Fuel …

California Launches New Fuel Policies in 2016
January 27, 2016 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

by Graham Noyes (Biodiesel Magazine/ Keyes, Fox & Wiedman LLP)  California will be the biodiesel market to watch in 2016 as the state implements a diverse portfolio of policies that will directly impact the industry. …

UK Government Prepares for RTFO Consultation
January 20, 2016 – 12:52 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International) The UK Government is preparing to consult on legislative changes to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) this year.

In correspondence published this week, Patrick McLoughlin, the UK’s Transport Secretary, set out plans to decarbonise …

New Biofuels Could Cut Emissions and Preserve Land Used to Grow Food
January 13, 2016 – 11:31 am | No Comment

by Nathan Collins (Pacific Standard)  Researchers combine ecological and economic models to examine the benefits of growing grass as fuel.  —  … Fortunately, corn isn’t the only source of ethanol—in particular, there are perennial grasses like …

California Sugarcane Ethanol Pathway Certified by CARB
January 11, 2016 – 5:59 pm | No Comment

(California Ethanol & Power LLC/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  California Ethanol & Power LLC (CE+P) recently announced the certification of the carbon intensity (CI) pathway for its anticipated sugarcane and sweet sorghum ethanol by the California’s Air …

Study: Second-Generation Biofuels Can Reduce Emissions
January 11, 2016 – 2:35 pm | No Comment

(EurekAlert!/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)  Second-generation biofuel crops like the perennial grasses Miscanthus and switchgrass can efficiently meet emission reduction goals without significantly displacing cropland used for food production, according to a new study. Researchers …

14 More Answers for your Burning Questions about Biofuels, Renewable Chemicals, the New Agriculture, and Biobased Products
December 28, 2015 – 5:34 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Q. How have the US elections and the regulatory situation in the US impacted development of biofuels for other countries, particularly Latin America? …  Not much impact from the 2014 …

Re-Thinking the Carbon Reduction Value of Corn Ethanol Fuel
December 23, 2015 – 11:16 am | No Comment

by Ron Alverson (Ethanol Across America)  It has been seven years since Argonne National Labs (ANL), as part of the Energy Security and Independence Act requirements, first determined the Life Cycle Carbon Intensity of mid-west …

How Renewable Ethanol Can Be Produced Sustainably
December 17, 2015 – 4:33 pm | No Comment

(ePURE) … At ePURE, the association representing European ethanol producers, we believe that renewable ethanol can play an important role in decarbonising transport.

Because ethanol can be blended with petrol to run in existing engines, it is …

DEQ Proposes Last Minute Clean Fuels Tweaks
December 9, 2015 – 7:02 pm | No Comment

by Taylor W. Anderson (The Bulletin)  Environmental panel votes today on break for oil companies through 2018, new ethanol models  —  Top environmental regulators are slated to finish rules today that include big changes for Oregon’s …

11 Top Low-Carbon Fuel Players, WCSBD Publish COP 21 Guide to Slashing Transport-Based Greenhouse Gas Emissions
November 24, 2015 – 11:48 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Switzerland, 11 leading low carbon fuel companies present a comprehensive guide that identifies a variety of available and accessible low carbon fuel solutions.

Today, only 3% of transportation fuels are low …

University OF Illinois Research: Study Shows How Crop Prices and Climate Variables Affect Yield and Acreage
November 18, 2015 – 2:52 pm | No Comment

(University of Illinois/AgriMarketing)  When corn prices increase farmers reap higher yields by making changes. According to a recent University of Illinois study, about one-third of the yield increase derives from more intensive management practices and …

House Science Committee Hearing Exposes Fundamental Flaws in RFS Opponents Attacks
November 4, 2015 – 5:48 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Today (November 3, 2015), the House Science, Space and Technology committee held a joint hearing of the subcommittees on Environment and Oversight titled “Renewable Fuel Standard: A Ten Year Review of Costs …

Clean Fuels Program’s Next Threat: Disputed Science
October 26, 2015 – 2:09 pm | No Comment

by Taylor W. Anderson (The Bulletin)  Climate scientist: policies that encourage biofuels must account for indirect emissions  —  Before starting to implement Oregon’s low-carbon fuel standard , the state must first deal with some math …

RFA: Oregon DEQ Shouldn’t Single out Ethanol
October 22, 2015 – 2:01 pm | No Comment

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Renewable Fuel Association has written the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality a letter expressing displeasure with the state’s proposed amendments for its Oregon Clean Fuels Program.

The association has …

ICAO Must Design Robust Sustainability Criteria for Aviation Biofuels into Its Market Measure
September 30, 2015 – 6:35 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  Aviation industry leaders will gather next week in Geneva for their green conference and congratulate themselves on their efforts to reduce emissions. But a reality check is needed. A bio-fuelled flight here and …

CARB Re-Adopts State’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard
September 30, 2015 – 2:10 pm | No Comment

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The California Air Resources Board has re-adopted a Low Carbon Fuel Standard requiring a 10 percent reduction in the carbon intensity of transportation fuels by 2020.

“Unlike the EPA, California’s …

Nation’s Strictest Regulatory Board Affirms Biodiesel as Lowest-Carbon Fuel
September 28, 2015 – 11:20 am | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)   In a fight to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, California’s Air Resources Board has spent years looking for the cleanest, most efficient ways to cut carbon. Turns out, biodiesel is at the top …

Oregon’s Clean Fuels Law Ignites More Political Wrangling
September 21, 2015 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

by Ian K. Kullgren  (The Oregonian/Oregon Live)  … One of the law’s biggest advocates threatened to join forces with opponents this week over proposed changes. A new environmental coalition launched ads attacking proposed ballot measures. Lawsuits …

Ethanol Working to Benefit Brazil, America, the World
July 20, 2015 – 12:01 pm | No Comment

by Leticia Phillips (UNICA/Ethanol Producer Magazine)    Brazil and the U.S. have a responsibility to collaboratively build a global biofuels market, writes Leticia Phillips of UNICA, following a visit between Brazilian President and President Obama.

In …

EU Council Formally Approves New Biofuel Rules
July 15, 2015 – 12:33 pm | No Comment

(Environmental Expert/ePURE)  EU Ministers have today officially rubber-stamped new rules to address indirect land use change (ILUC) impacts associated with biofuels. The new rules, which have been discussed by the EU institutions for 3 years, …

Europe’s Biofuels Debate Needs to Focus on Implementation
July 2, 2015 – 2:34 pm | No Comment

by Robert Wright (ePURE/EurActiv)   As the debate kicks off on transport within Europe’s 2030 climate and energy framework, policymakers and industry must not lose sight of the challenges, says Robert Wright (secretary general of the …

Big Oil’s Mouthpiece Distorts the Facts
June 29, 2015 – 4:39 pm | No Comment

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association/The Hill)  Sofie E. Miller may have left the Charles Koch Institute in 2012, but she clearly continues to do the bidding of her former employer and the rest of …

BP, Novozymes, Scania, Shell Back Launch of “Biofuels for Europe” Info Site
June 29, 2015 – 11:52 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Brussels, a new interactive website “www.BiofuelsforEurope.eu” launched today in the European Parliament to summarize the latest science on key biofuels issues using fact-based, understandable information.

BP, Novozymes, Scania and Shell have …

Support for RSB As Global Gold Standard Reconfirmed at Annual General Assembly
June 3, 2015 – 4:57 pm | No Comment

(Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials) The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) concluded their Annual General Assembly three-day program with a strong endorsement from participants for the RSB as the most comprehensive standard on biofuels and biomaterials and …

RSB General Assembly Opens with Approval of New Low iLUC Risk Standard
June 2, 2015 – 1:10 pm | No Comment

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials)  The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) kicked off its annual General Assembly meeting with a delegation vote on the new “Low iLUC Risk Biomass Criteria and Compliance Indicators”.

The standard was approved …

Bioenergy & Sustainability: Bridging the Gaps
May 15, 2015 – 2:31 pm | No Comment

(SCOPE) Bioenergy & Sustainability is a collective effort with contributions from 137 researchers of 82 institutions in 24 countries.  The volume is the outcome of an assessment that included a meeting held at UNESCO, Paris, …

Bioenergy Misconceptions and Misinformation
May 15, 2015 – 2:22 pm | No Comment

(Safer Alliance)  What wild accusation have your heard regarding ethanol, biodiesel, biogas or other bioenergy resource?  If you are engaged in research, promotion and advocacy and/or invested in the world of biofuels, you have likely …

For Biofuels and Climate, Location Matters
May 11, 2015 – 4:47 pm | No Comment

(Phys.org)  A new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change shows that, when looking at the production site alone, growing biofuel crops can have a significant impact on climate depending on location and crop …

New RSB Standard Proposed to Certify Low-Risk ILUC Biomass
May 4, 2015 – 4:46 pm | No Comment

by  Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  It may soon be possible to certify that biomass is not only sustainably sourced, but also considered low-risk for indirect land use change (ILUC). The Roundtable on Sustainable …

Do Biofuels Still Have A Place In The Global Energy Mix?
April 30, 2015 – 4:56 pm | No Comment

By Alexis Arthur (OilPrice.com)  Less than a decade ago, biofuels were set to take the energy world by storm. They promised a low-carbon alternative to gasoline, while advances in algae technology were taking biofuels beyond …

Parliament Votes to Approve EU Biofuels Cap, Provides Closure
April 29, 2015 – 4:21 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The European Parliament voted April 28 to approve the cap on first-generation biofuels and provide a degree of closure to the long-debated measure.

The new law caps first-generation biofuels from …

EU Reshapes Its Biofuels Policy
April 17, 2015 – 9:59 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Jettisons indirect land use change for now, citing poor data visibility; caps food-crop biofuels to 7%; limits proposed Directives to 2020.   In Brussels, the European Parliament’s Environmental Committee has voted …

The LCFS Re-Adoption and Its Possible Repercussions
April 8, 2015 – 4:37 pm | No Comment

by John Sens (Biodiesel Magazine/EcoEngineers)  … Some important items that have resulted from this re-adoption process are:

-Setting compliance curve to meet 10 percent GHG reduction by 2020.

-Cost containment measures, including a price ceiling of $200 per …

Industry Provides Input to SAB Biogenic Carbon Emissions Panel
April 6, 2015 – 6:41 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In late March, the U.S. EPA’s Science Advisory Board Biogenic Carbon Emissions Panel held a public face-to-face meeting to review the agency’s Framework for Assessing Biogenic CO2 Emissions from …

Recent Researches of European Scientists Evidence a Strong Possibility to Prevent Deforestation Caused by Biofuel Production
April 6, 2015 – 3:56 pm | No Comment

(Ukrainian Biofuel Portal)  Nonetheless, the ecologists demonstrated their critical attitude towards the results of the research.  Lately, the use of biofuel is regarded as one of the most efficient ways to reduce the emissions into …

California Air Resources Board Holds Workshop on LCFS Re-Adoption
April 6, 2015 – 2:23 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, the California Air Resources Board held a workshop on the Low Carbon Fuel Standard re-adoption process. The CARB workshop presentation is now posted online, …

CARB’s revision of indirect land-use change (ILUC) modeling …

Sustainable Biofuels Highlighted as Key for Future Transport Needs
March 30, 2015 – 3:15 pm | No Comment

(Click Green)  The Transport Energy Task Force has today highlighted the important role sustainable biofuels will play in meeting the UK’s future transport needs, in its concluding report.

The report identified that there is a clear …

MEPs Retaliate against EU Countries on Biofuels Draft Law
March 26, 2015 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

(EurActiv)  The European Parliament has resisted pressure from member states to water down the draft law on biofuels after five-hour long negotiations yesterday afternoon (25 March).

A second trilogue meeting between the co-legislators ended without a …

The New Voices Debuts: The Advanced Bioeconomy Comes to Streamed Video
March 23, 2015 – 4:43 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the advanced bioeconomy takes to the airwaves as The New Voices debuts today as a digital streaming experience — the first three episodes of the program are online today …

Waste-Biogas Is at Least Ten Times More Effective than Crop-Biogas at Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
March 6, 2015 – 10:55 am | No Comment

(Bangor University)  In a paper just released in the leading bioenergy journal Global Change Biology Bioenergy, researchers from Bangor University and the Thünen Institute in Germany conclude that crop-biogas and liquid biofuels are at best …

Economic Models Provide Insights into Global Sustainability Challenges
February 27, 2015 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

(Purdue University)  Using models that blend global economics, geography, ecology and environmental sciences is essential to understanding how changes in trade and natural systems in one part of the world affect those in another, a …

European Parliament Votes against First-Gen Biofuels
February 26, 2015 – 7:45 pm | No Comment

by Danny King (AutoBlog) Just 6 Percent of Euro Fuel Supply Can Come From Biofuel by 2020

European Parliament’s Environment Committee voted Tuesday to put a cap on how much of the continent’s fuel supply can come …

Biofuels: Good News and False Solutions
February 20, 2015 – 11:29 am | No Comment

by Elmar Baumann (Association of German Biofuels Producers (VDB)/Euractiv)   While the discussion hots up, there is good news for all those in favour of biodiesel and bioethanol as more scientific work on iLUC has been published. …

California’s Revised LCFS Challenged: Biofuel Industry Questions Standard’s Lack of Real-World Data
February 18, 2015 – 5:38 pm | No Comment

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer)  Though real-world data suggest biofuel production has not led to so-called indirect land-use change, the California Air Resources Board, or CARB, continues to see ILUC as a vital part of …

Europe Needs to Introduce Practical Incentives for Best Biofuels
February 18, 2015 – 5:25 pm | No Comment

by Robert White (ePURE/Euractiv)  MEPs must move beyond the polarised debate about biofuels and introduce practical measures that will pull Europe’s biofuels policy in the right direction, says Robert Wright.

Later this month, the three-year battle …

EPA Names 10 More Efficient Corn Ethanol Producers
February 12, 2015 – 12:15 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ten more corn ethanol plants were approved through the U.S. EPA’s efficient producer petition process (EP3) at the end of January, bringing the total to 19. The first round of …

A Biofuel Debate: Will Cutting Trees Cut Carbon?
February 11, 2015 – 1:43 pm | No Comment

by Eduardo Porter (The New York Times)  Does combating climate change require burning the world’s forests and crops for fuel? …
Absent a big increase in bioenergy supplies, the climate change panel’s analysis reported, it would …

4 Minutes with… Ian Thomson, President, Western Canada Biodiesel Association
February 11, 2015 – 12:43 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … We’ve lead the low-carbon fuels advocacy in British Columbia as the Pacific Coast states and BC take on clean fuel standards. We’re also very engaged in 2G. …
The Pacific Coast …

Report Based on False Assumption of Either-Or Land Use Approach
February 8, 2015 – 6:33 pm | No Comment

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  In the World Resources Institute (WRI) working paper, “Avoiding Bioenergy Competition for Food Crops and Land,” the authors work off the assumption that land-use decisions are used making an “either-or” …

Report from the 3rd Platts Biofuel Conference, Prague, 17-18 June 2014
February 7, 2015 – 10:07 am | No Comment

by Maija Sihvonen* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Biofuel regulation with initiatives like ILUC (Indirect Land Use Change) and RED (renewable energy directive) were some of the key issues as the speakers in the 3rd Platts biofuel …

EU Must Not Turn Its Back on Biofuels
February 6, 2015 – 1:53 pm | No Comment

(Farming Life)  Crop based biofuels are vital for animal feed, the environment, jobs and fuel, according to Copa-Cocega General Secretary Pekka Pesonen.

Speaking at the recent ‘Fuels for the Future’ conference in Berlin, he added that …

EU Legislators Called on to Recognize Advantages of Biodiesel
February 6, 2015 – 11:17 am | No Comment

(The European Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  On the occasion of a high-level policy conference in Brussels organized by the biodiesel supply chain, prominent researchers have underlined the benefits of biodiesel as well as their reservations regarding …

Time For a Reality Check On Computer Models
January 20, 2015 – 4:51 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Predictive computer models have their place, writes Bob Dinneen of the RFA, but where concrete real-world data and observations exist, they should take precedence. Sound policymaking and …

Making Indirect Land Use Change Go Away
January 15, 2015 – 11:12 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As the specter of falling oil prices spooks the sector, here’s good news from the Land of ILUC — a shocker study pointing a way towards mitigating or eliminating that …

EU Biofuels Policy – Inventory Backup after 2020: UFOP Chairman Vogel Calls a “iLUC Free” Base Amount of 7%
January 12, 2015 – 4:50 pm | No Comment

(German Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants/google translation) “The course for a true inventory of hedging existing biofuels industry after 2020 must be made ​​now.” The European biofuel industry must be able to …

State Panel OKs Rules for Alternative Motor Vehicle Fuels
January 8, 2015 – 7:37 pm | No Comment

by Steve Law (Portland Tribune)  The Oregon Environmental Quality Commission voted Wednesday to approve operating rules for the state’s Clean Fuels Program, which mandates an overall 10 percent reduction in carbon emissions from gasoline and …

University of Minnesota Report Contains Inaccurate and Misleading Information on Ethanol
December 19, 2014 – 12:13 pm | No Comment

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  The recent report released by the University of Minnesota, “Life Cycle Air Quality Impacts Of Conventional And Alternative Light-Duty Transportation In the United States,” contains several inaccuracies and misleading information.

In particular, its conclusion …

Indirect Land Use Change: ARB Needs Evidence, Not Theory
December 12, 2014 – 3:59 pm | No Comment

by Steve Shaffer (Capitol Weekly)  …  More than two millennia later, Sacramento has its own version of the Flat Earth Society—the California Air Resources Board (ARB). Only this time, the debate isn’t over the shape …

California’s ILUC Analysis Must Consider Newly Released Real-World Data
December 11, 2014 – 5:11 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has again called on the California Air Resource Board (CARB) to adjust its current indirect land use change (ILUC) analysis to better reflect real-world land use patterns. …

EU Encourages Action on Advanced Biofuels
December 5, 2014 – 11:30 am | No Comment

(Biofuels International)   Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels (LSB), an industry coalition to promote advanced biofuels, met on 4 December at the European Parliament with Members of the European Parliament, Commission representatives, and stakeholders in Brussels. …

New CARD Study on Indirect Land Use Change
November 18, 2014 – 12:59 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  A new analysis of real-world land use data by Iowa State University raises serious concerns about the accuracy of models used by regulatory agencies regarding “indirect land use changes” (ILUC) attributed …

Growth Energy Submits Comments to Washington State on LCFS Draft Report
November 12, 2014 – 11:19 am | No Comment

(Growth Energy)  Today, Growth Energy submitted initial comments to the state of Washington on their draft report regarding the potential implementation of a Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). Growth Energy’s comments outline how an implementation …

California Soliciting Comments on LCFS Rule Overhaul
November 10, 2014 – 7:00 pm | No Comment

by Isabel Lane (Biofuels Digest) In California, the Low Carbon Fuels Standard (LCFS) is being overhauled, and the California Air Resources Board (ARB) is requesting input during the rulemaking comment period by November 17th. Two …

California Air Resources Board (ARB) Overhauls Low Carbon Fuel Standard
November 5, 2014 – 1:42 pm | No Comment

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) is in the midst of an overhaul of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS).  Two of the issues most important to the low carbon fuels industry are the carbon …

RFA Hammers CARB on ILUC Analysis
October 17, 2014 – 3:03 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)   Renewable Fuels Association’s (RFA) President and CEO Bob Dinneen has submitted a letter to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) where he expresses concern over their analysis of indirect land …

DuPont, Ethanol Europe Renewables Ink Pact for Cellulosic Ethanol in Macedonia
October 17, 2014 – 11:31 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Macedonian government joins as signatory for MOU. 100 million liter cellulosic refinery could start construction in 2016.

… (N)ews arrives from Skopje, Macedonia that the Republic of Macedonia today joined a MOU …

Producers Share Revolutionary Efforts at Corn Ethanol Plants
August 7, 2014 – 2:13 pm | No Comment

by Katie Fletcher (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Many ethanol advocates attending and speaking at the 2014 American Coalition for Ethanol conference are not strangers to the ethanol industry. Even though they have been with the industry …

Biofuels Making Progress on Two Continents
August 6, 2014 – 12:39 pm | No Comment

(RenewableEnergyWorld.com)  New Hampshire, USA — …  In a move that could restore biofuel market uncertainty in Europe, this week (June 11, 2014) energy ministers are expected to reach political agreement on measures to incorporate indirect …

Platts Webinar – European Road Fuels
July 9, 2014 – 7:20 pm | No Comment

by Olatomiwa Bifarin* (Advanced Biofuel USA) Tim Worledge, the Associate Editorial Director of Platts Agriculture relayed some of the history and the status quo of the biofuel industry in Europe during a webinar hosted by …

Prospects of Utilising Biomass in Europe
July 3, 2014 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

by Aino Siirala* (Advanced Biofuels USA)The 22nd European Biomass Conference & Exhibition took place in Hamburg, Germany in June 2014. The conference gathered 1085 attendees from 66 different countries: researchers, policy makers, industry and business …

EU Agreement on ILUC Caps Conventional Biofuels at 7 Percent
June 18, 2014 – 4:05 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  On June 13, the European Union Energy Council announced it has reached a political agreement on measures to incorporate indirect land use change (ILUC) into EU biofuel policies. Biofuel trade …

Proposal on Indirect Land-Use Change: EU Council Reaches Agreement
June 14, 2014 – 12:51 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest/Council of the European Union)   Received at the Digest from the Council of the European Union:   Today’s Energy Council reached a political agreement on the draft directive on indirect land-use change …

Biofuels Forum Underscores Increased Emission Benefits from Ethanol
May 23, 2014 – 5:28 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  Ethanol’s role in the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions was underscored this week in a forum of biofuel value chain partners, conservation and greenhouse gas experts organized by the 25x’25 Alliance …

ILUC Unverifiable and Biofuels Economically Beneficial, Says IPCC
April 17, 2014 – 12:50 pm | No Comment

(Global Renewable Fuels Alliance)  The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UN IPCC) released their “Bioenergy and Climate Change Mitigation: An Assessment” report in Berlin on Sunday that confirmed that biofuels production is economically beneficial …

CARB’s ILUC Analysis Out of Date, Out of Step with Current Independent ILUC Studies
April 14, 2014 – 2:19 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has submitted comments to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) pertinent to CARB’s draft indirect land use change (ILUC) analysis.

Geoff Cooper, RFA’s senior vice president, notes in his submission …

Biofuels: When the Quest for ‘Perfect’ Becomes the Enemy of the Good
April 4, 2014 – 1:45 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  Risk is a word closely associated with the agriculture industry ‑ and rightfully so. Farming and ranching are some of the most risk-prevalent callings on the planet, given the vagaries of weather, …

UFOP: Making the Case for First-Gen Biofuels in EU Policy Future
April 2, 2014 – 2:31 pm | No Comment

(UFOP (Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen e. V. )/Biodiesel Magazine) The European resolution and discussion situation with respect to European Commission proposals for amendments to the Renewable Energies Directive and the Fuel Quality Directive …

European Report Shows Increased ILUC Levels for Ethanol
April 1, 2014 – 5:00 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The European Commission’s Joint Research Center recently published a new report on indirect land use change (ILUC) emissions from biofuels. The study presents the results of a new run …

25x’25, Energy Future Coalition Commend IPCC Work Group’s Recognition of Bioenergy’s Role in Mitigating Climate Change
April 1, 2014 – 4:52 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25 Alliance)  The 25x’25 Alliance and the Energy Future Coalition applaud an International Panel on Climate Change work group for recognizing the valuable role that bioenergy, including biofuels, can play in addressing a …

Developers of Project to Convert Sugar Beets into Ethanol Looking for Commitment from Growers
March 12, 2014 – 1:51 pm | No Comment

by Dave Kolpack (Associated Press/Star Tribune)  Backers of a proposed project in North Dakota that would turn a variety of sugar beets into ethanol have preached patience for the last five years. Now they’re looking …

Scientists Urge CARB to Revisit LCFS Land Use Change Penalties
March 11, 2014 – 3:24 pm | No Comment

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association)  According to the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) and other media organizations, 14 scientists and researchers submitted a letter to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) on March 6 urging the …

California to Consider Updating ILUC for Biofuels
March 11, 2014 – 12:19 am | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  The California Air Resources Board (ARB) is holding two public workshops regarding the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) this week – one to discuss general updates to the LCFS regulation, and the second …

ILUC and the Renewable Fuel Standard: Hard Data Appears for the First Time
February 24, 2014 – 2:18 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  After six years of debate — finally a database appears on actual indirect land use change.  The Partners? Including Google, UNEP, Imazon, the Center for Global Development, the University of …

Time for Rebranding: We Are Protein Producers!
December 26, 2013 – 7:32 pm | No Comment

by Rob Vierhout (ePURE/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  At the yearly F.O.Licht’s World Ethanol Conference, two speakers spoke about ethanol as a coproduct, focusing on front-end separation of high-value protein from the corn, or recovering the yeast to …

EU Biofuel Supply Chain Associations Reject European Council Proposal
December 11, 2013 – 4:28 pm | No Comment

by Sean Bartlett(Platts)  A European Council proposal to amend the Renewable Energy Directive will fail to realize EU targets for greenhouse gas-saving emissions, lead to job losses, and reduce competitiveness across the agricultural and biofuels …

Lithuanian proposal Seems a Missed Opportunity to Incentivise Best Performing Biofuels
December 5, 2013 – 5:41 pm | No Comment

(ePURE) After one year of heated debates on the ILUC (Indirect Land Use Change) file, the Lithuanian Presidency has put forward a proposal which no longer incentivises best performing biofuels.  The distinction between the performance of the …

Biofuel Reform in Trouble
November 22, 2013 – 10:53 am | No Comment

by Dave Keating (European Voice)  MEPs must choose between accepting a weak Council position on control of biofuel or handing the issue to the next Parliament
Attempts by the European Commission to rein in the use …

Wood Bioenergy and Land Use: A Challenge to the Searchinger Hypothesis
November 18, 2013 – 2:13 pm | No Comment

by Roger A. Sedjo, Brent L. Sohngen, Anne Riddle  (Resources for the Future)  A concern of many environmentalists is that the use of biomass energy will decimate the forests. Searchinger et al. (2008, 2009) examined this …

Biofuels and Climate Change: Pulpwood to the Rescue?
November 18, 2013 – 2:08 pm | No Comment

by Bill Chameides (Duke University)  New study concludes that biofuels can be part of climate-energy solution.

The debate has been raging for years. Can biofuels, fuels derived from recently alive plant materials (or manure), serve as …

HLPE Refuses to Release Sources of Funding for Report: GRFA
October 30, 2013 – 1:23 pm | No Comment

(Global Renewable Fuels Alliance)  As the Committee on World Food Security’s (CFS) annual Plenary gets underway in Rome, the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA) is demanding the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security …

Is the ILUC Soap Opera Nearing Its Finale?
October 22, 2013 – 4:22 pm | No Comment

by Rob Vierhout (Ethanol Producer Magazine/ePURE)  It took almost three years for the European Commission to put a bill on the table of the European Parliament and European Union Council of Member States to regulate …

Biofuel Reform Delayed Indefinitely
October 18, 2013 – 6:19 pm | No Comment

by Dave Keating (European Voice)  Legislation will most likely pass into a second reading.

The European Parliament’s environment committee voted today (17 October) to again deny a negotiating mandate to Corinne LePage, the French Liberal MEP …

Ethanol Groups Issue Letter to UN Committee on Food Security
October 15, 2013 – 7:18 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Committee on World Food Security kicked off its annual meeting on Oct. 7 in Rome. Biofuel policy is among the …

Impacts of the EU Biofuel Policy on Agricultural Markets and Land Use
October 2, 2013 – 8:12 pm | No Comment

(European Commission Joint Research Center) This report aims to analyse different scenarios that could occur in the EU in the years to come. First is an assumed situation in which by 2020 biofuels would contribute 8% towards the …

New Study Refutes Myths about Biofuels’ Impact on Land Use
September 25, 2013 – 4:22 pm | No Comment

(AgProfessional.com)  A new report released from researchers in the Netherlands shows that current models assessing the impact of crops grown for biofuel production on land use do not accurately reflect current production and land use …

Future Perspectives of International Bioenergy Trade
September 19, 2013 – 9:31 am | No Comment

by Matzenberger, J., Daioglou, V., Junginger, M., Keramidas, K., Kranzl, L., Tromborg, E. ( IEA Bioenergy Task 40)  According to IEA World Energy Outlook 2012, primary demand for bioenergy will strongly increase up to the year 2035, the …

MEPs Split ahead of Vote on Biofuel Targets
September 6, 2013 – 7:56 pm | No Comment

by Dave Keating (European Voice)   Members of the European Parliament are scheduled to vote next week in Strasbourg on a controversial proposal to limit the amount of conventional biofuel that can be used to meet an …

Land Use Change Greenhouse Gas Emissions of European Biofuel Policies Utilizing the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) Model
September 4, 2013 – 5:13 pm | No Comment

by Thomas Darlington, Dennis Kahlbaum, Don O’Connor, Steffen Mueller, PhD (Air Improvement Resource, Inc./(S&T)2 Consultants Inc./University of Illinois, Chicago)  …The European Union (EU) is considering amending its current biofuel policy. The current policy, adopted in 2009, calls for 10% …

Biofuels and the Straw Man
September 4, 2013 – 4:32 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …ActionAid UK released a report this week focusing on the story of Addax Biofuels in Sierra Leone.

As Addax points out, it was not given the opportunity by Action Aid to …

Biofuel Crops: Food Security Must Come First
August 30, 2013 – 9:05 am | No Comment

by Ben Phalan (The Guardian)  Even so-called ‘good’ biofuels need safeguards to ensure that they don’t damage biodiversity or displace other crops

…Agricultural expansion and intensification are among the greatest of all threats to wild nature. …