agriculture biofuel Articles

  • Biofuel, agriculture crops, CDM and food security

    Despite the abrupt emergence of biofuels, little is known about how they will affect human wellbeing – especially the welfare of the most vulnerable groups, such as the poor populations. In order to understand the pathways of impact through which biofuels ultimately affects human well-being, a well-framed and theoretically-consistent quantitative framework is needed, which accounts for both ...


  • Algal biofuels are no energy panacea

    Algal biofuels, like crops, demand land, water, fertilisers, pesticides and inputs that are costly for India, says Hoysall Chanakya Of late, there is heady euphoria over 'green' algal biofuels that are dangled as a panacea for developing countries such as India. While it is true that algal biofuels ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Converting plant waste into biofuels

    Promising advances using yeast and fungi. Written by Nancy W. Stauffer. You can read the original story in MIT News MIT researchers are genetically engineering yeast to break down stubborn plant fibers into sugars that it can then ferment — a first ...

  • Europe’s quest for the best of biofuels

    EU leaders are pushing ahead with ambitious biofuel targets and trying to answer critics of the industry by attaching environmental and social safeguards. Years of work remain putting a proper framework into practice. Meanwhile, biodiesel production is ballooning in Europe’s agricultural heartland. Progress was slow at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Sao Paolo, Brazil, as more than 40 experts from the ...

  • Opportunities for biofuel sustainable development in Bulgaria

    The introduction of Directive 2003/30 EC of the European Union (EU) on biofuels had the ambitious goal to both reduce greenhouse gas emission (GHG) and create new jobs in rural areas. The challenge lies in the availability of premises to convert biomass in energy, which depends on the availability of land. Thus an opportunity has been created on the EU market for biofuels, offering to each Member ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • EU restricts use of first generation biofuels to promote advanced biofuels

    On April 14, 2015, Members of the European Parliament and certain ministers agreed to limit how biofuels derived from agricultural crops would be accounted for in the European Union's (EU) goal to increase the use of renewable energy. The new law caps the use of ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Biofuels: a greener answer to energy needs?

    Biofuels were heralded as a greener solution to growing energy needs, however they have recently come under fire for being environmentally unfriendly and contributing to a world food crisis. On the 15th April, the UK government brought into effect the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO). The RTFO stated that 2.5 per cent of fuel sold in the UK must consist of biofuel, due to rise to five ...


  • Economic evaluation and environmental benefits of biofuel: an Indian perspective

    Biomass based fuel technologies are rapidly developing and the barriers in implementing such technologies are being identified to achieve their widespread commercialisation. The two most common biofuels are biodiesel and bioethanol. About 500 million litres of ethanol is required in India itself for 10% blending to gasoline. Indian Planning Commission sees tremendous potential in Jatropha curcus ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Biofuel Promotion for Environmentally Sustainable Energy and Water Services

    The success of power sector reform in India will rely in part on groundwater management improvements in the agricultural sector. Unreliable power supply and subsidized tariff structures lead to excessive water pumping by farmers who tend to pump water based on the power supply made available to them. Over-pumping contributes to higher energy consumption and rapid depletion of the groundwater ...

  • Second-generation biofuels can reduce emissions

    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 from the University of Illinois and collaborators published their findings in the inaugural edition of the journal Nature Energy. The researchers call it ...


    By University of Illinois

  • Situation analysis on the biofuels industry case study

    Camco conducted a study supported by WWF-Tanzania Programme Office aimed at analysing the impact of the biofuels industry, globally and with particular emphasis in Tanzania. The study examined the industry's existing and potential strengths, weakness and opportunities, as well as the threats it poses to the environment, biodiversity conservation, the agricultural economy and local communities. ...


    By Camco Clean Energy Company

  • EPA approves Argentina’s biofuels for RFS program

    On January 27, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the importation of biodiesel made from soybeans from Argentinian biofuel producers as qualifying for U.S. biofuel credits under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Why airlines keep pushing biofuels: They have no choice

    The number of global fliers is expected to more than double in the next two decades. In order to carry all those extra passengers, airlines are turning to a technology very few can make work on a large scale: converting trash into fuel. They have no other choice. As people in countries such as China, India and Indonesia get wealthier they are increasingly turning to air travel for vacation or ...


    By Associated Press

  • Biofuel, Corn, And Sorghum Farmers Challenge Lowered RFS Volumes

    On January 8, 2016, seven biofuel and agriculture groups requested the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to review the Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) for 2014, 2015, and 2016. The Petition was filed by Biotechnology Innovation Organization, Americans for Clean ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Navy Launches “Great Green Fleet” Featuring Biofuel Powered Ships

    On January 20, 2016, U.S. Navy (Navy) Secretary Ray Mabus and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack launched a Carrier Strike Group (CSG) of ships running up to 50 percent biofuels as part of the "Great Green ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • DOE Announces Up to $8 Million in Funding for Algae Biofuels Projects

    On July 11, 2017, DOE announced the selection of three projects focused on reducing the costs of producing algal biofuels and bioproducts that will receive up to $8 million in funding.    The projects aim to generate high-impact tools and techniques for increasing the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Pentagon solicits advanced biofuels for The Rocky Mountain/West Coast program

    On April 9, 2015, the Pentagon released the Rocky Mountain/West Coast/Offshore Bulk Fuels Annual Buy (RMW) solicitation for biofuels on the FedBizOpps website. This purchase program supports the goal set by the Secretary of the Navy to have half of the Department of the Navy's ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Australian Renewable Energy Agency announces funding for biofuel production

    On February 24, 2015, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) announced $5.2 million in funding that would go to the design and construction of a pilot scale ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • European Court Of Auditors Releases Report On EU Biofuel Sustainability Certifications

    On July 21, 2016, the European Court of Auditors released Special Report No 18/2016: The EU system for the certification of sustainable biofuels. This report assessed the existing biofuels sustainability certification framework of the European Commission (EC) and highlighted key issues with the system. Issues with the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Integration of the soybean production chain and biodiesel: an international parallel to the Brazilian biofuel

    Increasing energy use, climate change and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuels make switching to biofuels a high priority. Demand for biofuel, specifically based on biodiesel, should change the composition of Brazilian exportation of soybean agro–industrial system. Studies of agricultural chains have drawn attention to important roles including international and domestic market, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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