On June 14, 2016, DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), through UT-Battelle, LLC, published a report determining that bioenergy crops do not impact food security. The report, 'Reconciling food security and bioenergy: priorities for action,' was put together by experts from ten institutions, including ORNL, the International Food Policy Research Institute, the World Bank, and Imperial College London. The report determined that previous studies finding bioenergy crops to blame for food shortages had underlying assumptions that lead to incorrect conclusions. The authors additionally recommended using flex-crop schemes utilizing crops that may be used as either fuel or food depending on economic and environmental changes.
- Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
- DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory Publishes Report Finding ...
DOE Awards $40 Million in Funding for Bioenergy Research Centers
On July 17, 2017, the U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced that $40 million in Department of Energy (DOE) awards will be used to establish four DOE Bioenergy Research Centers (BRC) to be led by a DOE National Laboratory or top university. Each BRC will focus on laying the scientific groundwork for a new biobased economy by providing scientific breakthroughs for a new generation of sustainable, cost-effective bioproducts and bioenergy. The following BRCs were selected based on an open competition with...
DOE Bioenergy Technologies office to request applications for Biomass Research and Development ...
On January 13, 2017, the DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), together with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), announced the intent to issue a request for applications (RFA) titled “Fiscal Year 17 Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI).” Projects funded through BRDI must address one of the foll owing topic areas: Feedstocks development: Research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) focused on feedstocks and feedstock...
BioEnergy Outlook: Interesting Times
There is no historical evidence that the expression “may you live in interesting times” is actually a Chinese curse, but, apocryphal or not, it seems appropriate in the immediate aftermath of the 2016 election. Regardless of one’s political affiliations, there is no denying that the next few years are going to be interesting. For renewable energy in general that might not always be a good type of interesting, but there is hope that biogas might fare better than most, or at least not suffer any...
Non-Profits Release Report On Improvements To The European Commission’s Bioenergy Policy
On September 5, 2016, a group of non-profits, including Oxfam International, Fern, and Greenpeace, published a report outlining policy measures that should be taken by the European Commission (EC) to ensure that bioenergy is as low-carbon and resource efficient as possible. The report, "A New EU Sustainable Bioenergy Policy Report," was published after EC stated a willingness to listen to new proposals to improve sustainable bioenergy policies. EC is planning on proposing an updated bioenergy sustainability...
Biogas plant in Teterow - Case Study
Biogas plant in Teterow in its final stage!The biogas plant of EnD-I’s subsidiary „EnD-I Loick Bioenergy GmbH, Cologne“, built together with the municipality of Teterow and other partners will soon start its test run. This plant has a capacity of 2 MW el. and is only the first of many to come.GLS Tanks scope of supply does include the delivery, erection, water fill test, pressure test and the subsequent insulation of in total 4 pcs. of digesters; each with 16m diameter and 15m height.