biofuel sustainability News

  • Towards a more sustainable future with biofuels

    Biofuels have a role in future energy production. However, the way in which they are produced and managed can determine if they benefit society, the economy and the environment, concludes a recent report on the sustainable production and use of biofuels. The report examined the life cycle of biofuels for impacts on the climate and environment, focusing on first generation biofuels, such as ...

  • Progress reported on UK sustainable biofuels

    The UK Renewable Fuels Agency (RFA) today released provisional data compiled during the second year of the nation"s the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) that suggests biofuels use has exceeded the government"s target. Almost 1.6 billion litres of biofuels has been reported, accounting for 3.33% of the total of the UK"s road transport fuel. This exceeds the Government"s target of 3.25%. ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Biofuel breakthrough

    Doncaster based biofuel manufacturer, Amplefuel is set to produce 40 million litres of biofuel each year, focusing on making it from used cooking oil and solid fats. The plant, which utilises a variety of feedstocks from waste products, is one of a handful of firms that is able to break the solid fats down to a liquid biodiesel that does not solidify to later cause ...

  • UK biofuels industry - failing badly on sustainability

    The UK Renewable Fuels Agency (RFA) has issued its first report on the impacts of the biofuel supplied in the first year of the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO). This confirms the RFA as the first regulator in the world to monitor and report verified information on the carbon and sustainability performance of biofuels. Several fossil fuel suppliers are shown by the report to have failed ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • IDB releases new version of Biofuels sustainability scorecard

    Update incorporates feedback from five regional consultations and addresses concerns regarding food security, indigenous peoples and biodiversity preservation. The Inter-American Development Bank has released a new version of its Biofuels Sustainability Scorecard, which will enable users to better anticipate the impacts of potential biofuel projects on ...

  • When biofuels and biosecurity meet

    “New agricultural non-food crops, especially those developed to meet the growing demand for biofuels and other renewable industrial needs in the 21st Century, will have to meet triple bottom line – people, planet, profit – criteria,” says CSIRO Entomology’s Dr Andy Sheppard. “Sustainable management of pests in new crops and minimisation of any invasive threats these crops pose to the environment ...

  • Grass Is Greener For Biofuels Future

    A genetically-engineered bacterium developed by scientists in the US can produce ethanol biofuel from coarse, wild-growing switchgrass, rather than using vital food crops such as maize. Scientists in the US claim they have developed a simple, one-step process that turns plant tissue into biofuel. A genetically-engineered bacterium can convert switchgrass into ethanol directly, without any ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • DOE announces additional steps in developing sustainable biofuels industry

    Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman and Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer recently released the National Biofuels Action Plan (NBAP).  The Plan, developed by an interagency board co-chaired by DOE and USDA, outlines specific action areas and goals toward achieving renewable fuels production targets.  Secretary Bodman also announced additional steps the U.S. Department of Energy ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Boeing 747-8 Freighter to Fly to Paris Air Show on Sustainable Biofuel

    Boeing (NYSE: BA) will fly the new 747-8 Freighter to its international air show debut in a doubly historic fashion, flying the airplane across the Atlantic Ocean to the Paris Air Show using a renewable aviation jet fuel – the world's first transatlantic crossing of a commercial jetliner using biologically derived fuel. Boeing pilots Capt. Keith Otsuka and Capt. ...


    By The Boeing Company

  • Moringa Biodiesel qualifies social, technical & commercial criteria for sustainable Advanced Biofuel

    Global biofuel production has grown sevenfold since 2000, and today biofuels provide 7% of road fuel transport by energy basis and can provide up to 27% of world transportation fuel by 2050, To date, food crops (corn, sugar, and vegetable oil) have been the primary source of biodiesels for transportation, but increased use of these fuels has created more problems than solutions: rising food ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Piedmont Biofuels is Certified by SCS Global Services Under the Prestigious Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels Program

     Piedmont Biofuels of Pittsboro, North Carolina has been certified under the internationally recognized Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) Program following a third-party assessment conducted by SCS Global Services (SCS).  Piedmont Biofuels collects used cooking oil from restaurants in the ...


    By SCS Global Services

  • Biofuels benefit billionaires

    Biofuels will serve the interests of large industrial groups rather than helping to cut carbon emissions and ward off climate change, according to research to be published in the International Journal of Environment and Health this month. Simone Vieri of the University “La Sapienza” of Rome, Italy, explains that ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Food as fuel - are biofuels to blame?

    The United Nations has accused the US and the European Union of having taken the "criminal path" by contributing to an explosive rise in global food prices through using food crops to produce biofuels. This comes in the wake of skyrocketing prices and plummeting food supplies in the developing world. But many questions remain as to whether biofuels are the root cause of the current world food ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • IEA technology roadmap biofuels for transport

    A new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA)<http://www.iea.org/> says that the widespread deployment of biofuels can play an important role in reducing CO2 emissions in the transport sector and enhancing energy security, when produced sustainably. With the transportation sector growing considerably, and demand for transport fuels rising globally, the IEA ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • KLM jet into World Biofuels Markets to highlight biofuel strategy

    World Biofuels Markets today announced that Jan Ernst de Groot, Managing Director of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, will appear as a keynote speaker at World Biofuels Markets 2010. The World Biofuels Markets has gained a reputation for being the premier industry networking event for leaders of the biofuels world, and will take place from 15 - 17 March 2010 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. World Biofuels ...


    By Green Power

  • Adding nanoparticles `makes for friendly biofuels`

    Adding 'nanoparticles' improves the ignition of biofuels and makes them emit less toxic fumes, Indian researchers report. The findings that adding alumina nanoparticles helps biofuels and conventional fuels release fewer toxic emissions and smoke when burned in internal combustion engines were published by Ramachandran Bhagavathiammal Anand, associate professor of mechanical engineering at the ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Roundtable reveals international biofuel standard

    Biofuels offer the promise of a low-carbon fuel that could power vehicles and stimulate the world's rural economies. Yet biofuels are also among the most vilified of environmental technologies. Ethanol refineries are not always clean. The labor on biofuel farms is not always fair. The diversion of feedstocks from food to fuel may be driving up global commodity prices. And the forests, fields, and ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Global Biofuels Center Director to address the World Biofuels Market Congress

    HOUSTON, TEXAS (Feb. 22, 2010) – Maelle Soares Pinto, Director, Biofuels Europe, Global Biofuels Center (GBC) will be addressing the World Biofuels Markets Congress on March 17, 2010 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The World Biofuels Markets Congress is Europe’s largest biofuels event with 1,500 attendees including 62 CEO’s and 50+ Vice Presidents addressing a global audience ...


    By Green Power

  • Biofuels: the Once and Future Energy Source?

    Biofuels such as wood and straw are the energy sources of our remote ancestors; will they become a primary fuel for our progeny? And will they be an environmental boon, limiting carbon emissions, or will they accelerate the crash of already threatened ecosystems? The new Issue Brief on biofuels published today by the WBCSD tries to put reality back into the discussion and looks at facts and ...

  • Global Markets and Technologies for Biofuel Enzymes

    Bharat Book Bureau(http://www.bharatbook.com/market-research-reports/alternative-sources-market-research-report/global-markets-and-technologies-for-biofuel-enzymes.html) has recently added the market intelligence report titled " ...


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