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Asia’s Climate Arsenal: Are Biofuels Back?

by Beth Walker (The Third Pole)  Biofuels will dominate future growth in renewables and are essential for decarbonizing the most difficult sectors; China and India should lead the way, argues new

October 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Indonesia Halts All New Palm Oil Plantations for 3 Years

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … The battle continues between the European Union and its anti-palm oil stance due to deforestation and environmental issues, and Indonesia, the leading palm oil producing

September 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Farmers in Guatemala Are Destroying Dams to Fight ‘Dirty’ Renewable Energy

by Simon Granovsky-Larsen (The Conversation)  …  Ixpátz and four other rivers in the Champerico area had been re-routed from their natural courses and into large plantations. Joining forces with other small farmers,

September 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Activists Protest Biofuels outside UN Meeting on Climate Change in Bangkok

(Latin American Herald Tribune)  Activists condemned on Wednesday biofuels at a protest in front of the United Nations headquarters in Bangkok, where an international conference on climate change is being held.

September 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Climate Taxes on Agriculture Could Lead to More Food Insecurity than Climate Change Itself

(International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis/Phys.Org)  New IIASA-led research has found that a single climate mitigation scheme applied to all sectors, such as a global carbon tax, could have a serious

August 1, 2018 Read Full Article

EPA Hasn’t Told the Whole Story of the Benefits of Biofuels

by Byron Dorgan (Arent Fox LLP/National Biodiesel Board/The Hill)  … A recent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report released to Congress on the environmental and resource conservation impacts of biofuel production deliberately misses the mark

July 24, 2018 Read Full Article

One Day at the World’s Leading Biomass Technology Conference, EUBCE 2018

by Steve Bi* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Renaissance-era facades capped with green copper patina and orange clay shingles harmonize seamlessly with imaginative, hallmark-of-Scandinavia, hyper-modern structures in downtown Copenhagen. The city provided the

July 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Saying ‘No’ to Palm Oil Would Likely Displace, Not Halt Biodiversity Loss – IUCN report

(IUCN)  Banning palm oil would most likely increase the production of other oil crops to meet demand for oil, displacing rather than halting the significant global biodiversity losses caused by palm

July 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuels and the Environment: Second Triennial Report to Congress

(Environmental Protection Agency)  This report is the second of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) triennial reports to Congress required under the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA). EISA Section 204

July 2, 2018 Read Full Article

2.5 Million Homes, Businesses Totaling $1 Trillion Threatened by High Tide Flooding

(Union of Concerned Scientists)  Study Finds Coastal Municipalities May Lose Huge Sums in Property Tax Revenue — Accelerating sea level rise in the lower 48 states, primarily driven by climate change, is

June 28, 2018 Read Full Article

Investigation into U.S. Renewable Fuels Policies Finds “Green” Biodiesel Producers Driving Massive Deforestation

(MIghty Earth)  A new investigation, “Burned: Deception, Deforestation, and America’s Biodiesel Policy” by the organizations Mighty Earth and ActionAid USA has found that biodiesel is not the environmentally friendly, “green” fuel

June 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol Discussion Needs to Be Based on Facts

by David Kessel (Marin Independent Journal) … Discussions on energy use and production are important, but need to be based on factual information, not made up red herrings. • The

June 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Residents Voice Opposition to Biofuel Plan by United Riverhead Terminal

by Denise Civiletti  (Riverhead Local)  A proposal by United Riverhead Terminal to install six tanks for storing 108,000 gallons of biofuel at its Northville facility drew intense opposition from residents of

June 22, 2018 Read Full Article

EU Needs to Rethink, Set Goals to Reduce Palm Oil in Biodiesel

by Sudheer Mopperthy (Asian Age)  The EU adopted this new fuel with rigour and pledged that by 2020, 10 per cent of all transport fuels in EU nations would be biodiesel.   … 

April 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Brazilian Biofuel Producers Oppose Further Deforestation of the Amazon

by Claire Stam (EURACTIV.com)  The Brazilian Senate is considering lifting a ban on sugarcane production for ethanol fuel in the Amazon. The plan, supported by the country’s president, has sparked protests

April 6, 2018 Read Full Article

What Happens On The Edges Of Cities When Farmland Gives Way To Development

by Amy Mayer & Erica Hunzinger (Harvest Public Media) … Since 1980, the amount of land being farmed or grazed in the U.S. has dropped 13 percent, according to the

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Neste’s Human Rights Program Making Gradual Impacts on Labor Issues within the Palm Oil Industry

(Neste Corporation)  … In order to truly have impacts in human rights, we have started identifying potential human rights issues and put in motion a plan to manage the associated risks,

March 13, 2018 Read Full Article

First U.S. City to Ban Fossil Fuel Expansion Offers Roadmap for Others

by Kevon Paynter (Yes! Magazine)  Portland, Ore., climate activists celebrate a win against Big Oil as city- and state-level initiatives gain momentum across the country.  —  … A key piece of Shell’s

February 28, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Letter to the Editor: Renewable Fuel Standard Threatens New Jersey Wildlife & Worsens Climate Change

by Kelly M0oij (Audubon Society/Tap Into New Brunswick)  … A decade removed from RFS beginnings has given ample time for evaluation and it’s time to reform the program. As a start,

January 31, 2018 Read Full Article

Updated UFOP Report on Global Market Supply Published

(Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen (Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants, UFOP))  Strong global harvest yields mean that supply on international markets is more than sufficient.

January 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Fish, Wildlife & Bioenergy: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Sustainable Impacts on Fish and Wildlife Habitats

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies is working with bioenergy industries and leaders to assist them in the sustainable development of bioenergy that includes our

December 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Results of UW-Madison Study on Carbon Emissions Disputed

by Carol Spaeth-Bauer (Wisconsin State Farmer)  A University of Wisconsin-Madison study released on Nov. 15 has officials in the ethanol industry frustrated, disputing the methodology of the study saying the claims of the study

November 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Expansion of Sugarcane Ethanol in Brazil Could Cut GHG Emissions

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A massive expansion of land use for sugar cane growth in Brazil, and a subsequent increase in ethanol production with the feedstock could reduce global

November 8, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Marketing Sustainability: How Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAFs) Are Planning to Take Flight

By Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Flying in Formation: Since the first test flight almost 10 years ago, there have been over 40,000 commercial flights supported by four international airports

October 19, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Councilman Shares Biodiesel Plant Concerns

by Roslyn Anderson (MS News Now)  Jackson Councilman Kenneth Stokes urged his colleagues to fight the expansion of a biodiesel plant in the city, citing potential dangers. The Ward Three representative

October 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Project Aims to Turn Roads into Energy Source

(Advantage News)  The Illinois Department of Transportation has approved implementation of a renewable energy demonstration project using grasses collected from mowing highway rights-of-way. The work will implement the findings of

August 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuel Potential in Southeast Asia: Raising Food Yields, Reducing Food Waste and Utilising Residues

(International Renewable Energy Agency) Southeast Asia has considerable resources to produce liquid biofuels sustainably, using biomass feedstocks that would not cause carbon-dioxide emissions or interfere with food supply. Fulfilling the region’s

July 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Corn Farmers, Biofuels Have More to Offer

by Mark Sponsler (Colorado Corn/Journal-Advocate)  … Oxygenating gasoline is required under Clean Air Act amendments, and ethanol — with its clean-burning qualities — has long been regarded as the best additive

July 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Corn Better Used as Food than Biofuel, Study Finds

(Phys.Org/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)  Corn is grown not only for food, it is also an important renewable energy source. Renewable biofuels can come with hidden economic and environmental issues,

June 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Mainland Miami Ponders Returning Neighborhoods to Nature in Order to Survive Rising Seas

by David Smiley (Miami Herald)  On mainland Miami, miles away from the pumps that keep Biscayne Bay from slowly swallowing South Beach, the neighborhood around Ray Chasser’s riverfront house sometimes

June 19, 2017 Read Full Article

City Donates Land to Lure Kwik Star Project

by Tim Jamison (The Courier) The city is donating land and extending sewer in the Martin Road business park to lure a new biodiesel fuel blending facility. Waterloo City Council

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Indonesia Labels EU Palm Oil Resolution ‘Discriminative’ and ‘Protectionist’

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

April 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Biotechnology: Disrupting the Global Asset Classes of National Security

by Jim Lane (BiofuelsDigest)  …  For any society, an even more perfect class of technology assets would allow us to move in either direction — perfect convertibility. When energy prices

April 12, 2017 Read Full Article

EU Clamps Down on Imports of Unsustainable Palm Oil for Biofuels

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

April 10, 2017 Read Full Article

Understanding Land Use Change – Are New Tools Needed?

by Jessie Stolark (Energy and Environmental Study Institute)  Are we using the right tools to understand land use change, particularly at the local level, and how can understanding of land use

April 10, 2017 Read Full Article

US Forest Service and Biomass: A Symbiotic Partnership

by Bob Cleaves (Biomass Power Association/Biomass Magazine)  More than 100 million trees across California, many located in the federally managed Sierra, Stanislaus and Sequoia National Forests, are dead, owing to a

April 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Cattle Pastures and Other Degraded Lands Become New Oil Palm Plantations

(Phys.Org)  A new study published last week in the journal Environmental Research Letters by researchers at the University of Puerto Rico offers the first regional look at lands being converted

February 17, 2017 Read Full Article

New Research: Forcing Local Peoples off Their Lands Drives Almost Two-Thirds of Conflicts Between Companies and Local Communities in Africa

(RightsAndResources.org)  Experts at Dakar event point to a significant cause of investment losses, work stoppages and violence across Africa: the failure of governments and companies to respect the land rights

February 17, 2017 Read Full Article

Technology Roadmap: How2Guide for Bioenergy

(International Energy Agency)  Bioenergy is the largest source of renewable energy today, providing heat and electricity, as well as transport fuels. Yet, more so than for other low‑carbon energy technologies,

February 17, 2017 Read Full Article

USDA Releases New Report on Lifecycle Greenhouse Gas Balance of Ethanol

(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

January 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Fueling Destruction: The Unintended Consequences of the Renewable Fuel Standard on Land, Water, and Wildlife

by David DeGennaro  (National Wildlife Federation)  Since Congress passed into law in 2005 a federal mandate to blend corn-based ethanol and other renewable fuels into conventional gasoline, the increased demand for

December 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Opposition Wants Biofuels Bill Start Date Staggered

by Mary Karugaba  (New Vision)  Staggering the commencement date would help government build capacity. —  … Presenting the opposition’s views on the Biofuels Bills, 2016 to the parliamentary committee on Natural Resources,

December 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Commission ‘Dangerously’ Out of Touch with Reality on Biofuels

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

December 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Commission’s Flip-Flop on Biofuels Puts at Risk Tens of Thousands of Jobs

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

December 6, 2016 Read Full Article

ICSA Slams Latest EU Commission Leaked Proposals on Biofuels

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

November 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Martin County Wants to Beef up Regulation for New Biofuel Producers

by Lidia Dinkova (TC Palm)  The county is following through on its promise to up safety regulation over biofuel producers after a fire and explosion in a local facility last year. According

November 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Food Security Benefits Found in African Biofuels Production

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Biofuels operations under the right conditions can lead to improved household food security in developing countries, concludes a new study. Irish university research is

November 18, 2016 Read Full Article

White House Decarbonization Report Addresses Biofuels, Biomass

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The White House has published a mid-century strategy on decarbonization that addresses biofuels and bioenergy. On Nov. 16, the report was filed with the United

November 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Oxfam Report Exposes EU Lobby Firepower of Biofuel Industry behind Destructive Bioenergy Policy

(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

November 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Officials: Solar Takes Farmland, Evades Fair Tax Share

by Jeremy Cox (DelmarvaNow.com)  … The measure would bar the energy projects from lands in agricultural zones. That would rob solar developers of their preferred land-use type for building. The recipe

October 10, 2016 Read Full Article

Water-Energy Dependence around Pacific Rim Mapped in New Sandia Study

(Sandia National Laboratories)  A wide-ranging analysis of water vulnerability across the Pacific — including the U.S., China, Russia and Japan — has identified hundreds of locations where energy production depends

September 20, 2016 Read Full Article

CAPRi Blog: Impact of Biofuel Induced Land Corruption on Women; The Case of Chisumbanje Ethanol Project

(Collective Action and Property Rights)  In this blog, Farai Mutondoro, Mary Jane Ncube, Manase Chiweshe and Derick Hamunakwadi discuss the impact of land corruption, particularly on women. The blog is

August 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Seaweed Gains Ground as a Pillar of Food Security in South America

by Orlando Milesi (Inter Press Service)  Seaweed, a nutrient-rich foodstuff that was a regular part of the diet of several South American indigenous peoples, is emerging as a new pillar of

July 5, 2016 Read Full Article

RFS Hearing Finds New Issues to Dig into

by Spencer Chase (Agri-Pulse)  … When it comes to land use, Colin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, testified that a University of Wisconsin study had shown that 7.3

June 27, 2016 Read Full Article

The Problem and Promise of Ethanol

by Art Cullen (Storm Lake Times) … So how can we produce ethanol sustainably — that is, a scheme under which farmers can make money without releasing nitrate to the river

June 20, 2016 Read Full Article

It Depends: Heard on the Floor at ABLC Feedstocks

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

June 8, 2016 Read Full Article

The Green Friendship Bridge Series

by Mark Edwards (Algae Industry Magazine)  The Green Friendship Bridge series examines a simple question: “What makes better sense, extending the border wall with Mexico 1,300 miles or taking 13 miles

May 9, 2016 Read Full Article

China’s Grain Reforms to Boost Depressed Corn Processing Industry

by Niu Shuping and David Stanway (Reuters/AgWeek)  China’s plan to let the market set corn prices is bad news for international grain exporters, but should boost the country’s struggling corn

April 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Kinder Morgan Halts Work on $1B Pipeline

(Longview News Journal)  Kinder Morgan is halting work on the $1 billion Palmetto Pipeline after Georgia lawmakers approved a one-year moratorium on permits for petroleum pipelines in the state. The

April 4, 2016 Read Full Article

The Yield Dividend: 5-10X Increase in Sorghum Opening New Options for Africa?

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

April 1, 2016 Read Full Article

US Agency Sets Sights on Grass in Bid to Make a Better Biofuel

by Suzanne Goldenberg (The Guardian)  Arpa-E project deploys drones and robots to breed fast-growing, drought-resistant and greener biofuel from sorghum

March 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels Are Back on the EU Agenda

by Sonja van Renssen (Energy Post)  Biofuels are returning to the political agenda in Europe as EU policymakers start to

March 3, 2016 Read Full Article

Garrett County Board Mulls Gas Drilling Restrictions near Deep Creek Lake

(Associated Press/Frederick News Post)  The Garrett County Commissioners are considering a Deep Creek Lake watershed management plan that would restrict

January 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels and Climate Change: Challenges of Paris Conference

by Demetrio Bueno Carvalho (Astana Times)  … Referring to Brazilian experience, in the past 12 years the blending of ethanol with gasoline

November 13, 2015 Read Full Article

The President’s Long Game on Fossil Fuels

by James P. Lenfestey  (Star Tribune)  …    Keystone would not, as Obama noted, have any noticeable economic benefit to

November 10, 2015 Read Full Article

New Bill Would Keep Fossil Fuel Reserves On Public Lands In The Ground

by Katie Valentine (Think Progress)  …  Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR), along with Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, is introducing

November 6, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Court Appeal of Onida Ethanol Plant Not Slowing Plans as Construction to Start

by Stephen Lee (Capital Journal)  An attorney for a handful of Onida residents opposing the siting of a proposed new

October 28, 2015 Read Full Article

INSIGHT-Power Line Opponents Give Renewables Their Keystone Moment

by Nichola Groom (Reuters)  … The visitor represented Clean Line Energy Partners LLC, a Texas company established to build transmission lines

October 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Group Protests Methane Plant in West End

by Deborah Yetter (Courier-Journal)  A spirited group of protesters marched more than 20 blocks along West Broadway Sunday afternoon to

August 25, 2015 Read Full Article

Future Farm, Future Crop: Utopia or Dystopia? Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 of 5

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As America’s farmers hit retirement age and technology options explode, what comes next? … The

August 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Ethiopia: The Biofuel Myth

by Jose Graziano DA Silva (UN Food and Agriculture Organization/AllAfrica.com)  Over the past several years, biofuels have become a bone

July 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Food in the Age of Biofuels

by Jose Graziano da Silva (United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization/Project Syndicate) … But this is a false dichotomy. The choice cannot be between

July 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Ghosts of Problems Past and Present Loom over Nigerian Palm Oil Plans

by Greg Norman (Mongabay.com)  … Cross River State, a coastal jurisdiction in southeastern Nigeria, still bears the marks of the country’s agricultural

June 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Wasting the Savanna

By Tim Searchinger and Lyndon Estes (The Washington Post/Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs)  In recent

May 11, 2015 Read Full Article

New RSB Standard Proposed to Certify Low-Risk ILUC Biomass

by  Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  It may soon be possible to certify that biomass is not only sustainably

May 4, 2015 Read Full Article

Neighbors Come out in Opposition of Proposed Ethanol Plant near Caldwell

by Torrie Cope (Idaho Press-Tribune)  Residents who live in the area of Lower Pleasant Ridge Road fear that a proposed

May 4, 2015 Read Full Article

Do Biofuels Still Have A Place In The Global Energy Mix?

By Alexis Arthur (OilPrice.com)  Less than a decade ago, biofuels were set to take the energy world by storm. They

April 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Positive Review of “Sustainable Development of Biofuels in Latin America and the Caribbean”

by Thomas N. Thompson  (Biofuels Digest/U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD), Washington)  … This superb collection of essays shows that Latin America is

February 16, 2015 Read Full Article

A Biofuel Debate: Will Cutting Trees Cut Carbon?

by Eduardo Porter (The New York Times)  Does combating climate change require burning the world’s forests and crops for fuel?

February 11, 2015 Read Full Article

Report Based on False Assumption of Either-Or Land Use Approach

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  In the World Resources Institute (WRI) working paper, “Avoiding Bioenergy Competition for Food Crops and

February 8, 2015 Read Full Article

In Major Shift, Obama Administration Will Plan for Rising Seas in All Federal Projects

by Juliet Eilperin (The Washington Post)   President Obama issued an executive order Friday directing federal agencies to adopt stricter building

February 6, 2015 Read Full Article

World Resources Institute Wrong About Biofuels Impact on Land Use and the Environment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Today (January 30, 2015), the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA) criticized a new report by World Resources

February 6, 2015 Read Full Article

To Avoid Worst Consequences of Climate Change, Solutions Must Include Land Use Sector

(Union of Concerned Scientists)  A report from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) finds that reducing emissions from the land

February 6, 2015 Read Full Article

In Colombia, a Palm Oil Boom with Roots in Conflict

by Nick Miroff (The Washington Post)  Long before the massacre, when Mapiripan was just a faraway little place not worth

December 31, 2014 Read Full Article

West Sacramento Says No to Ethanol Trains

by Tony Bizjak  (Sacramento Bee)  The city of West Sacramento and a Texas-based gasoline company are battling over whether it’s

December 23, 2014 Read Full Article

Balancing Birds and Biofuels: Grasslands Support More Species than Cornfields

by Kelly April Tyrrell (University of Wisconsin-Madison)  In Wisconsin, bioenergy is for the birds. Really.  In a study published today

October 17, 2014 Read Full Article

New Report Sheds Light on the Old "Food Vs. Fuel" Bioenergy Debate

by Jennifer Runyon (RenewableEnergyWorld.com) There was never any conflict between using corn for food or for ethanol since corn growers send

October 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Fighting Va. Flooding Linked to Rising Seas Will Be Complicated, Costly

by Rex Springston (Richmond Times-Dispatch) Panel assessing rising seas holds first meeting, discusses action plan Col. Paul B. Olsen, commander of

September 8, 2014 Read Full Article

USDA Provides $328 Million to Conserve Wetlands and Farmland, Boost Economy

(US Department of Agriculture)  Farm Bill program will benefit wildlife and outdoor recreation activity in California Bay Delta Region, Mississippi,

September 8, 2014 Read Full Article

How Two Small New York Towns Have Shaken up the National Fight over Fracking

by Steven Mufson (The Washington Post)  The multibillion-dollar Anschutz Exploration Corp., which helped make its founder, Philip Anschutz, one of the

July 3, 2014 Read Full Article

Proposals for a Reform of the Renewable Energy Directive to a Renewable Energy and Materials Directive (REMD)

by Michael Carus, Lara Dammer, Andreas Hermann and Roland Essel (nova-Institute)  nova-paper #4 “Proposals for a Reform of the Renewable

June 2, 2014 Read Full Article

Using Less Corn Ethanol Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions

(Environmental Working Group)  The Environmental Protection Agency’s pending proposal to cut the amount of corn ethanol that must be blended

May 29, 2014 Read Full Article

The Renewable Fuel Standard and Consumer Food Prices

by John M. Urbanchuk (ABF Economics, Agriculture and Biofuels Consulting, LLP)  The impact of biofuel production mandated by the Renewable Fuel

April 14, 2014 Read Full Article

25x'25 Welcomes IPCC Recognition of Renewables in Mitigating Climate Change

(25 x ’25) The 25x’25 Alliance welcomes the recognition by an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change work group report released

April 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Climate Data Initiative Launches with Strong Public and Private Sector Commitments

by John Podesta, Dr. John P. Holdren  (White House)  … Rising seas threaten our coastlines. Dry regions are at higher risk of

March 19, 2014 Read Full Article

ILUC and the Renewable Fuel Standard: Hard Data Appears for the First Time

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  After six years of debate — finally a database appears on actual indirect land use

February 24, 2014 Read Full Article

Some Good News for a Change: Why The Farm Bill Is a Big Win for Biofuels and Biorefineries

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Industry Organization/Biofuels Digest)  … The true good news is that the Senate conferees prevailed in getting $881

February 20, 2014 Read Full Article

Give Me a Renewable Future

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol enhances America’s economy by creating jobs, raising the GDP, increasing incomes

February 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Changes in Land Use Promotes Biodiversity

(University of Bern, Switzerland)  If grassland used intensively, biodiversity decreases. Particularly affected are rare species, a new study headed by

December 30, 2013 Read Full Article

Time for Rebranding: We Are Protein Producers!

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,

December 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Universities Receive $10M to Study Biofuels

by Martiin Kidston (Missoulian)  If 1 ton of woody debris can produce 50 gallons of fuel, how many gallons of

December 26, 2013 Read Full Article

EU Biofuel Supply Chain Associations Reject European Council Proposal

by Sean Bartlett(Platts)  A European Council proposal to amend the Renewable Energy Directive will fail to realize EU targets for

December 11, 2013 Read Full Article

Financiers of Palm Oil Must Stop Deforestation and Illegal Activity

(Friends of the Earth Europe)  Illegal and harmful production of palm oil in Indonesia is continuing, reveals a new report

November 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Researchers Warn Against High Emissions from Oil Palm Expansion in Brazil

(Science Daily)  Expanding millions of hectares of Brazilian land to produce palm oil for food or for renewable, clean-burning biodiesel

November 20, 2013 Read Full Article

HLPE Refuses to Release Sources of Funding for Report: GRFA

(Global Renewable Fuels Alliance)  As the Committee on World Food Security’s (CFS) annual Plenary gets underway in Rome, the Global

October 30, 2013 Read Full Article

Biodiversity Risks from Fossil Fuel Extraction

N. Butt, H. L. Beyer, J. R. Bennett, D. Biggs, R. Maggini, M. Mills, A. R. Renwick, L. M. Seabrook,

October 29, 2013 Read Full Article

Zimbabwe: Clashes At Chisumbanje Ethanol Plant 'Politically Motivated'

by Tererai Karimakwenda (AllAfrica.com/SW Radio Africa (London))    New clashes between local villagers and the police in the Nyamukwakwa area

September 9, 2013 Read Full Article

Biofuels and the Straw Man

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

September 4, 2013 Read Full Article

Africa: Securing Africa's Land for Shared Prosperity

by Makhtar Diop (AllAfrica)  Few development challenges in Africa are as pressing and controversial as land ownership and its persistent

July 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining Special Issue — Biomass Futures: Estimating the Sustainable Biomass Role for Meeting the 2020 Targets and Beyond

(Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining)  The Renewable Energy Directive (RED) has set a general binding target for the European Union to

May 23, 2013 Read Full Article

WBA: Enough Land for More Food, Feed, Biofuels

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  There is enough land available to produce more food, more feed and more biofuels, which

March 29, 2013 Read Full Article

Council for Agricultural Science and Technology Paper Says 2050 Food, Fuel Needs Can Be Met

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The world will be capable of meeting its needs for food, fuel and

March 25, 2013 Read Full Article

BP Biofuels: Time for “The Really Hard Yards” in Biofuels Commercialization

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  At World Biofuels Markets, BP CEO Phil New delivered a keynote speech which attempted to

March 14, 2013 Read Full Article

Myths and Facts about Bioenergy in Africa

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the Netherlands, PANGEA (Partners for Euro African Green Energy) is launching today a booklet

March 12, 2013 Read Full Article

REA Welcomes Ed Davey’s Support for Biofuels in Europe

by Robin Whitlock  (Renewable Energy Magazine)  …The Renewable Energy Association (REA) has welcomed Energy Secretary Ed Davey’s stance on biofuels at the European

March 5, 2013 Read Full Article

Estimates Reduce Amount of Additional Land Available for Biofuel Production

(American Chemical Society)   Amid efforts to expand production of biofuels, scientists are reporting new estimates that downgrade the amount

February 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Historical Studies Confirm the Existence of Indirect Emissions from Biofuels

(EurActiv.com)  Biofuels made from food crops indirectly generate net emissions of greenhouse gases in the future, confirm the preliminary results

February 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Australia at the Crossroads – Import or Export Aviation Biofuels?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As journalists, at the Digest our job is to ask the 7 Questions. Who, What,

February 26, 2013 Read Full Article

In a World Hungry for Biofuels, Food Security Must Come First

by Olivier De Schutter (The Guardian)  …The new starting point should be to put food security first. Globally, 25% of land

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