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NACSAA Readies Push for New Round of Ag Recommendations at COP24

(Solutions from the Land)  With the latest round of global climate talks set to take place in Katowice, Poland, in a few weeks, the North America Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance (NACSAA),

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Global Cooperation Forum: Towards a Common Preflight Checklist for the Biofuture Takeoff

(Biofuture Platform)  Relevant stakeholders gather within ABLC Global 2018 to discuss a “minimum checklist” of actions to create the right environment for the global takeoff of the low carbon bioeconomy.  —  The

November 9, 2018 Read Full Article

The Biofuture We Need: A Brief Video Introduction

(Biofuture Platform)  This short documentary film, prepared in partnership with BluOrange, presents an introduction to the main goals of the Biofuture Platform and the overall context behind them  —  We are very

November 9, 2018 Read Full Article

UNIDO Promoting Ethanol Clean Cooking in Tanzania

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Tanzania, UNIDO is promoting a project to roll out the use of ethanol clean cookstoves in an effort to reduce charcoal use for cooking. The Global

August 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Japanese Startup Cultivates E-Money Platform for Asian farmers

by Akane Okutsu (Nikkei Asian Review)  Japanese startup Nippon Biodiesel Fuel is set to launch its AgriNet website that connects farmers with other sectors — such as agrimarkets, equipment dealers and banks

August 16, 2018 Read Full Article

How the Global Heatwave Is Harming Agriculture Today and Creating Problems for the Bio-Economy Tomorrow.

by Tom Joslin (Bio-Based World News)  … Few of you will have escaped the heatwave that seems to have enveloped most of the northern hemisphere. Soaring temperatures exceeding 46°C have been recorded

August 10, 2018 Read Full Article

ICAO Council Reaches Landmark Decision on Aviation Emissions Offsetting

(International Civil Aviation Organization) The ICAO Council made important headway today on the key international standards supporting the UN aviation agency’s Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation, or ‘CORSIA’.  

July 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Leveling the Playing Field: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Renewable Reserves Accounting

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In November 2011, the Digest ran a story on a remarkable proposition — advanced by Richard Hamilton, then CEO of Ceres — that biofuels companies –

July 2, 2018 Read Full Article

A Bio-Based, Reuse Economy Can Feed the World and Save the Planet – UN Agency

(UN News)  Transforming pineapple skins into product packaging or using potato peels for fuel may sound far-fetched, but such innovations are gaining traction as it becomes clear that an economy based on

May 28, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

UNFCCC Ag Work Program Approval Affirms Old Adage: ‘World is Run by Those who Show Up’

by Ernie Shea (Solutions from the Land/25 x ’25)  Over the past 10 years, Solutions from the Land (SfL) and 25x’25, our clean energy platform, has been supporting a group of

May 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Beyond the ICAO’s CORSIA: Towards a More Climatically Effective Strategy for Mitigation of Civil-Aviation Emissions

(GreenAir Online)  In a peer-reviewed research article published in the journal Climate Law, air transport economist Chris Lyle examines ICAO’s role in addressing international aviation’s growing emissions since referral by the UNFCCC to

April 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Weak Governance at UN Shipping Agency Delaying Action on Climate Change

(Transparency International Secretariat)  The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) is at risk of unresolved conflicts of interest due to shortcomings in its governance, according to preliminary key findings of a new study by Transparency

April 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuture Platform: Insights from COP23

by Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  In order to meet the global temperature reduction target which was agreed upon at the Paris Climate Accord, delegates from the Biofuture Platform met

January 4, 2018 Read Full Article

UN Conference Closes with Renewed Urgency for Greater Ambition to Tackle Climate Change

(UN News Centre)  …  The 19 Member countries of the ‘Biofuture Platform,’ including Brazil, China, Egypt, France, India, Morocco, Mozambique, also announced on Thursday formal agreement on the development of

November 20, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

U.N. Aviation Agency Recommends Weaker Rules for Biofuels: Sources

by Allison Lampert (Reuters)  The United Nations’ aviation agency on Friday recommended scaling back criteria for biofuels used on international flights as part of a compromise with developing countries who felt

November 13, 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

Shift to Sustainable Food System in Europe Is Possible, but Faces Challenges

(European Environment Agency)  Making Europe’s production, consumption and trade in food environmentally sustainable is possible, but it will require a major shift in public attitudes, policies and knowledge and seizing current

October 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Producers Work with UN to Accelerate Shift to Low Carbon

(Ethanol Europe Renewables, Ltd./EurActiv)  EERL partners with UN Climate Change for COP 23  —  Ahead of the UN Climate Conference in Bonn (COP 23, 6-17 November), Ethanol Europe Renewables Ltd (EERL) and

October 19, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Airbus Exec.: EU ‘Bonus’ for Aviation Biofuels May Be Too Little

by Frédéric Simon (EurActiv)  The European Commission’s proposal to incentivise the production of biofuels for aircraft with a 20% “multiplier” goes in the right direction, says Thierry Nowaczyk from Airbus. The

October 17, 2017 Read Full Article

Second ICAO Conference on Alternative Aviation Fuels Held in Mexico

(International Civil Aviation Organization) At the 39th Session of the ICAO Assembly, Resolutions A39-2 (Consolidated statement of continuing ICAO policies and practices related to environmental protection – Climate change) reaffirmed the

October 12, 2017 Read Full Article

NGOs Slam UN Aviation Agency Plan for Biofuels

(Phys.Org)  Nearly 100 environmental and poverty fighting groups jointly released a letter Tuesday slamming a UN proposal that backs large-scale use of biofuels in commercial planes. Extensive burning of biofuels would

October 10, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Interview — Growing Food or Fuel on Our Land?

(European Environment Agency)  Only a decade ago, biofuel production from plants was hailed as an ecological alternative to fossil fuels. Recently, it has come to be seen as competing with

August 31, 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

High Potential in North America for Low-Carbon Jet Fuels but Unlikely to Make Impact on ICAO Emissions Goal

(GreenAir Online)  North America has a higher potential for the production of sustainable alternative jet fuels than other regions of the world because of its available resources but it is

June 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Trump’s Withdrawal from Paris Is Bad News for the ICAO Emissions Deal

by Aaron Karp (Air Transport World)  I expect to hear a lot of talk over the coming days, particularly at the IATA AGM in Cancun that starts June 4, about

June 2, 2017 Read Full Article

CORSIA Aviation Carbon Emissions Scheme Must Learn Lessons from UN’s Flawed Offset Mechanism, Says Study

(GreenAir Online)  While ICAO deliberates over rules concerning what offsets should be eligible under its carbon scheme for international aviation, a study prepared for the European Commission concludes the UN’s

April 28, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Center for Climate Strategies Builds Economic Transition Modeling Capacity in Cameroon

(Center for Climate Strategies)  As a part of the Africa Low Emissions Development Strategies (ALEDS) project, the Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) is supporting local self-determination and global integration by

April 20, 2017 0 comment 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

New UN Report Shows Food vs Fuel Fallacy

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  A new report from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) finds that food prices declined for the fifth year in a row in 2016,

January 17, 2017 Read Full Article

Masdar Institute Faculty Wins 2016 L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science Middle East Fellowship Award

by Clarence Michael (Masdar Institute)  Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi Presents Award to Dr. Hanifa Taher Al Blooshi for Research in Designing A NEW Novel System for

November 25, 2016 Read Full Article

GRFA Calls for Strong Global Commitment to Biofuels at COP22

(Global Renewable Fuels Alliance/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On Nov. 16, Bliss Baker, the president of the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance, called on negotiators participating in high-level events now underway at COP22

November 17, 2016 Read Full Article

From COP 22 in Marrakech: 20 Countries form BioFutures Platform

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  At COP22, in Marrakech, a coalition of 20 countries interested in the clean energy and the bioeconomy fields launched of the Biofuture Platform, a new

November 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Obama Administration Launches Sustainable Biofuels Innovation Challenge

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

November 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuture Platform to Launch November 16

(UNCTAD)  During the second week of COP22 in Morocco, a number of countries will launch a multi-stakeholder mechanism to facilitate collaboration and policy dialogue in the areas of advanced bioenergy

November 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Workshop In Mexico City Offers Information, Expertise To Local Industry

(U.S. Grains Council)  Mexican authorities considering how ethanol fits into their country’s energy mix heard from U.S. researchers about air quality, lung health and other quality of life benefits and

November 2, 2016 Read Full Article

Historic Aviation Climate Agreement Reached at ICAO

( International Air Transport Association ) The worldwide aviation industry has applauded a crucial climate agreement reached by governments meeting at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) today. The negotiations,

October 6, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Global Biodiesel Production and Consumption Statistics

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

September 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Reconciling Food Security and Bioenergy: Priorities for Action

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

September 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Obama Eyes Big Finish on Climate

by Timothy Cama (The Hill)  President Obama is hoping to complete two more international agreements to fight global warming in the coming months, shoring up his climate change legacy. His

September 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Baseline Report of Clean Cooking Fuels in the East African Community

(Project Gaia)  Ethanol fuel production represents a significant opportunity for economic and social development in the East African Community (EAC) region. Ethanol can be produced locally using a variety of feedstocks that

September 5, 2016 Read Full Article

U.N. Aviation Emissions Pact to Let States Opt out in First Phase: Sources

by  Allison Lampert and Julia Fioretti (Reuters)  A new global deal on curbing aviation emissions will likely give states the right to opt out of its initial voluntary phases, according

August 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Greener Flying Could Land Aviation Industry with $60bn a Year Bill

by Madeleine Cuff (Business Green)  UN aviation group says replacement of traditional jet fuel with sustainable alternatives is possible by 2050, but would cost billions and have major impact on global

August 4, 2016 Read Full Article

A4E Calls on Governments to Support the UN’s Global Scheme to Reduce Airline Carbon Emissions

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

July 25, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

3 Ways Youth are Engaging with the Global Goals

by Donya Nasser  (United Nations Foundation)  In 2015, world leaders adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which provide a shared global development agenda from now until 2030. These goals build on the

March 3, 2016 Read Full Article

Second-Generation Biofuel Markets: State of Play, Trade and Developing Country Perspectives

(United Nations Conference on Trade and Development)  UNCTAD’s first report on the state of biofuel technologies in 2007 highlighted a sector with great potential, but at the time that was

February 23, 2016 Read Full Article

UN Flags Biofuels Slowdown, as Food Prices Renew Decline

(Agrimoney.com)  The United Nations highlighted a cooling in the competition by biofuels plants for crops as it revealed a return by food prices into decline, as cereals and meat values

December 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Hyacinths and Sawdust Used to Combat Africa’s Cooking Pollution

by Anna Hirtenstein (Bloomberg/The Washington Post)  A brew made from sawdust and water hyacinth flowers may help reduce the millions of lives lost across the developing world from the fumes of

November 17, 2015 Read Full Article

IEA Says 3-Fold or Greater Increase in Biofuels Possible by 2040

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The International Energy Agency released its latest World Energy Outlook 2015, saying there are clear signs that an energy transition is under way.

November 16, 2015 Read Full Article

In Search of 100 Million (Truly?) Clean Cookstoves

by Marc Gunther (Nonprofit Chronicles)  …  “Why exactly are we ahead with 100 million more wood burning stoves in the world? It’s an output metric and not an impact metric,” says

November 3, 2015 Read Full Article

These Cheap, Clean Stoves Were Supposed to Save Millions of Lives. What Happened?

by Marc Gunther (Washington Post)  … Of those 28 million cookstoves, only 8.2 million — the ones that run on electricity or burn liquid fuels including liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), ethanol

November 2, 2015 Read Full Article

FAO and France Urge Including Agriculture in Global Climate Change Debate

(Food and Agriculture Organization/Ag Professional)   All countries should strive to ensure an ambitious agreement to tackle climate change, putting food security and agriculture at the centre of debates on the

October 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Can Help Slash U.S. Carbon Emissions — Report

by Amanda Reilly (E&E/Governors’ Biofuels Coalition)  Biodiesel can contribute significantly to U.S. carbon dioxide reduction goals, according to a new analysis released by the industry’s main trade group. The report

October 2, 2015 Read Full Article

The 800 Ways Taxpayer Money Supports Fossil Fuel Industries

by Reed Landberg (Bloomberg/Renewable Energy World)  If the world seeks to lower carbon emissions, why is support for fossil fuels so strong? —   As world leaders converge on New York

September 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Why Do Biofuels Seem to Be Stalled?

(Deutsche Welle) On the heels of the VW scandal, many are asking why eco-friendly transport seems to be stalled. Biofuels that don’t compete with food production may indeed play an important

September 28, 2015 Read Full Article

The African Development Bank and Partners Host Energy Week in Abidjan

(African Development Bank Group)  The African Development Bank (AfDB) is hosting and co-organizing Energy Week, a series of events, including high-level discussions and partnerships focusing on lighting up and powering

September 15, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

UN Data Suggests Ethanol Production Does Not Increase Food Prices

(Biofuels International)  The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UN FAO) has released data showing that global food prices have experienced the steepest monthly drop since 2008. According to the

September 14, 2015 Read Full Article

UN Data Shows That Ethanol is Not Causing Food Price Rises

(Global Renewable Fuels Alliance)  The UN FAO has released data showing that global food prices have experience the steepest monthly drop since 2008, casting doubt upon concerns about the impact

September 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Dear EPA: The RFS Supports Food AND Fuel

by Coral Didion (Renewable Fuels Association)   Food versus fuel is the misconception that we are diverting farmland and crops toward biofuel production to the detriment of the food supply. Didion

September 11, 2015 Read Full Article

Sustainable Development Agenda: 2030

by William Colglazier (Science Magazine)  On 25 to 27 September, United Nations member states will formally adopt the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as key elements of the post-2015 development agenda (1),

September 8, 2015 Read Full Article

COP21 Offers Opportunity to Relaunch Biofuels Debate

by Robert Wright (Ethanol Producer Magazine/ePURE ) While the EU has put strict sustainability rules on biofuels, little to no discussion has taken place about developing similar rules for fossil fuels,

August 25, 2015 Read Full Article

Commentary on the Recent Development of Price Indices for Oilseeds and Meals

(Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)  In July, the FAO price indices for oilseeds and meals rose by

August 11, 2015 Read Full Article

Fossil Fuel Industry Must ‘Implode’ to Avoid Climate Disaster, Says Top Scientist

by Damian Carrington (The Guardian)  ‘The age of carbon is over’ and a transition to a greener economy is inevitable, says

July 13, 2015 Read Full Article

Renewables Critical for Island Economies: IRENA Report

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Brussels, International Renewable Energy Agency released three reports today for Fiji, the Marshall Islands

July 6, 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

Collaboration with Government of Ethiopia, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Horn of Africa Regional Environment Centre and Network (HoA-REC&N) will place Stoves in Refugee Camps and Urban Settings

(Project Gaia)  Babington Technology announced today its donation of almost $100,000 worth of especially adapted field feeding equipment to Project

May 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Sustainable Bioenergy High-Impact Opportunity Launches

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In Denmark, Novozymes and partners including the FAO, Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), Bloomberg New

May 21, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

UN Sustainable Energy for All Announces Global Bioenergy Initiative

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials)  UN FAO, Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Carbon War Room, KLM, Novozymes and

May 20, 2015 Read Full Article

National Farmers Union Concerned over Omission of RFS from GHG Reduction Plan

(National Farmers Union/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson recently expressed concern over the exclusion of the renewable

April 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Climate Change: UN Backs Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign

by Damian Carrington (The Guardian)  Keep it in the ground.  Framework convention on climate change says it shares aim for strong

March 17, 2015 Read Full Article

UN’s Pro Biofuels Stance an ‘Important Milestone’ for Agriculture

by Olivia Midgley (Farmers Guardian)  Sustainable biofuel production can offer additional incomes for farmers as well as helping to achieve

February 6, 2015 Read Full Article

IEA International Bioenergy Conference October 26-29, 2015 Berlin, Germany

  IEA International Bioenergy Conference   October 26-29, 2015  Berlin, Germany

Realising the world’s sustainable bioenergy potential Under the auspices of the German Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture, Christian Schmidt, the bioenergy conference

December 17, 2014 Read Full Article

At Climate Talks, UN Calls Fossil Fuels 'High Risk' Investment

by Alister Doyle (Reuters)  Falling oil prices show the “high risk” of fossil fuel investments compared with renewable energies, the

December 15, 2014 Read Full Article

Finance for Climate Action Flowing Globally Stood at $650 Billion Annually in 2011-2012, and Possibly Higher

(United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change)   Publishes 2014 Biennial Assessment and Overview of Climate Finance Flows Report.  Annual

December 4, 2014 Read Full Article

UN Report Outlines Growing Biofuels Role in Developing Economies

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Biofuels now account for 1 percent of global energy use, a new report from

November 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Biofuels Remain an Important and Growing Sector for Developing Countries, New UNCTAD Report Says

(United Nations Conference on Trade and Development)  The report entitled: “The State of the Biofuels Market: Regulatory, Trade and Development

November 5, 2014 Read Full Article

U.N. Panel Issues Its Starkest Warning Yet on Global Warming

by Justin Gillis (The New York Times)  … Despite growing efforts in many countries to tackle the problem, the global situation

November 3, 2014 Read Full Article

Biofuels Help Boost Sustainable Transport and Support Rural Development in Africa: GRFA

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Today, as the first African Sustainable Transport Forum gets under way in Nairobi, Kenya, the Global Renewable

October 29, 2014 Read Full Article

Ethanol Slashes GHG Emissions

by Bliss Baker  (Global Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In advance of important climate change meetings set for Septemeber, the Global

October 1, 2014 Read Full Article

Countries, Companies Mobilize around Carbon Pricing ahead of UN Summit

by Valerie Volcovici  (Reuters)  The World Bank said Monday that 73 national and 11 regional governments and some 1,000 companies

September 29, 2014 Read Full Article

Collaborative Aviation Climate Action Takes Flight

(Air Transport Action Group)  The aviation sector joined other business and government groups at the United Nations Climate Summit today

September 25, 2014 Read Full Article

KLM Picks Amyris-Total Renewable Jet Fuel as Climate Takes Center Stage in NY and at the UN

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Renewable jet fuel makes another remove forward — as a new study concludes that delay

September 25, 2014 Read Full Article

Climate Change Is Real. Want to Live? It's Up to People Like You

by Jarvis Cocker (Creative Time Reports/The Guardian)  … You whisper now, but could it be that there is a higher power than

September 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Divest/Invest: Global Charities Challenged to Help 'Save Civilization'

by Deirdre Fulton  (Common Dreams)  Could world’s wealthy philanthropic foundations spur a ‘tipping point’ on climate action? A group of

September 16, 2014 Read Full Article

UN Draft Document for Application of UNFC-2009 to Renewable Energy Resources Open to Comment through Sep. 12

by Isabel Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Europe, the UN draft document, “Generic Specifications for Application of the United Nations Framework

August 25, 2014 Read Full Article

Why Business Leaders Support a Price on Carbon

(The World Bank)  The companies we turn to every day for electricity, transportation, consumer goods, and even electronics face risks

August 11, 2014 Read Full Article

OECD-FAO Outlook Report Predicts Growth in Ethanol Production

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A new agricultural outlook report published by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development

July 21, 2014 Read Full Article

EPA Funds Cook Stoves Research to Ameliorate Air Quality and Mitigate Climate Change

By Olatomiwa Bifarin* (Advanced Biofuel USA) If the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) systematic analysis study of 2010 is anything

May 30, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

Oil Seen as Main Driver of Ethanol and Grain Prices in UN Study

by Rudy Ruitenberg  (Bloomberg)   Oil prices were found to be the main drivers of ethanol and grain prices in a

December 16, 2013 Read Full Article

Financing Bioenergy, and Making Better Investment Decisions – via Renewable Proved Reserves

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … In November 2011, the Digest ran a story on a remarkable proposition — advanced by

November 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Why UN Climate Talks Are Still Relevant: Report from COP 19 in Warsaw

by Michael Davidson (East Winds/The Energy Collective)  We are heading into the second week of UN climate negotiations in Warsaw

November 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Water Demand for Energy to Double by 2035

by Marianne Lavelle and Thomas K. Grose (National Geographic)  The amount of fresh water consumed for world energy production is on

March 12, 2013 Read Full Article

RFA Condems UN Biofuels & Food Security Study

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Earlier this month, the U.N. Committee on World Food Security (CFS) has released a draft study on biofuels and

February 2, 2013 Read Full Article

Biofuel Causing World Hunger

by Rudy Ruitenberb  (BusinessDay/iAfrica.com)  Biofuel output from agricultural commodities has contributed to surging world food prices in the past decade, says

January 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Setting the Example

by Robert Vierhout (ePURE/Ethanol Producer Magazine)   … Hopefully, European regulators will take note of what has happened. If they

January 2, 2013 Read Full Article

Sustainable Energy for All: Focus of Sustainable Energy Symposium

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The United Nation’s emphasis of “Sustainable Energy for All” (SE4All) in 2012 wrapped up

December 14, 2012 Read Full Article

The Price of Ignoring Climate Change Is Rising; Reducing Petroleum Dependence Is Part of the Solution

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  Greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations in the atmosphere are continuing to rise, and the world’s leading

November 30, 2012 Read Full Article

The Potential Role of Biofuels in Commercial Air Transport – Biojetfuel

(International Energy Agency Task 40)  This report is an overview, not a detailed analysis, of the use of biofuels in

November 30, 2012 Read Full Article

FAO Publishes Book on Biofuels Co-Products Use in Animal Feeds

(American Association of Swine Veterinarians)  The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization recently published a book entitled Biofuel co-products as livestock

September 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Food Crises and Technological Phobia

by Drew Kershen (BioFortified)  …I do not write to enter the debate focused on fuel standards, markets and commodity speculators.  

September 7, 2012 Read Full Article

Carbon Credits Gone Awry: Coolant Companies Raise Output of Harmful Gas

By Elisabeth Rosenthal and Andrew W. Lehren (The New York Times)  …But where the United Nations envisioned environmental reform, some manufacturers

August 9, 2012 Read Full Article

No One Size Fits All, Says Bio-Fuels Panel at Rio+20

(United Nations Conference on Trade and Development)  On the eve of the official opening of the UN Conference on Sustainable

June 22, 2012 Read Full Article

UNEP Releases Global Renewables Status Report 2012

by Megan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Kenya, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) published its Global Renewables Status Report 2012,

June 13, 2012 Read Full Article

Soil Erosion Increasing Global Warming Threat: UNEP

by Nina Chestney (Reuters)   Global warming will get worse as agricultural methods accelerate the rate of soil erosion, which depletes

February 20, 2012 Read Full Article

U.S. Will Lead New Effort to Cut Global Warming from Methane, Soot

by Brian Vastag (The Washington Post)  With global efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions stalled, the United States and five

February 20, 2012 Read Full Article

FAO Chief Biofuel Criticism ‘Misinformed,’ Industry Lobby Says

by  Rudy Ruitenberg (Bloomberg Business Week)  Criticism of biofuels and their impact on commodity prices by the new director general of

January 25, 2012 Read Full Article

US a Cereal Offender on Ethanol, Says UN

by Rudy Ruitenberg (Sydney Morning Herald)  The US policy to produce ethanol biofuel from corn is raising prices for the

January 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Horn of Africa Famine – Ethanol Cookstoves for Dadaab Refugee Camp

(Project Gaia)  Project Gaia, Inc., a U.S. non profit with operations in East Africa, is working with the UNHCR and

November 30, 2011 Read Full Article

Cassandra Lin, Rhode Island Student, Applauded For Recycled Biodiesel Project

by Pete Danko (Earth Techling/Huffington Post)   …The child this time is 13-year-old Cassandra Lin, who two years ago came

October 19, 2011 Read Full Article

Joint Nature Conservation Committee Publishes “Indirect Land Use Change from Biofuel Production: Implications for Biodiversity”

by Monika Bertzky, Valerie Kapos & Jörn P.W. Scharlemann (Joint Nature Conservation Committee)  Inference from production statistics and modelling studies

August 30, 2011 Read Full Article

FAO's New Leader Lays out His Plans

by Mark Tran  (The Guardian)  After narrow win in leadership contest, José Graziano da Silva pledges to reform the UN’s

June 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Bioenergy and Food Security Criteria and Indicators (BEFSCI) project

BEFSCI is reaching out to producers to catalogue and showcase innovative approaches that have been used in sustainable bioenergy initiatives. We

May 4, 2011 Read Full Article

Global Food Crisis, Biofuels and Land Grabs in Ghana

by Bright Owusu  (Ghana mma)  The time has never been riper for the people of Ghana to speak out about

April 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Deforestation Continues, but More Slowly, Report Says

 World deforestation, mainly the conversion of tropical forests to agricultural land, has decreased over the past ten years but continues

March 26, 2010 Read Full Article

United Nations Environment Programme Bioenergy Issue Paper Series

As bioenergy policies are increasingly being adopted by governments, it is important for decision makers to have the most up

November 11, 2009 Read Full Article

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