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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • UK MPs call for moratorium on EU biofuel targets

    The UK Parliament's Select Committee on Environmental Audit has just published its first report on the sustainable use of biofuels. Below Environmental Expert publishes the conclustions and recommendations of this report, which calls for stricter standards in the production of biofuels to prevent environmental damage, calling for a moratorium on EU biofuel targets in the meantime: 1.  Biofuels ...


    By UK Parliament

  • Biofuels an important step in achieving a greener aviation industry

    Aircraft emissions, ground transportation and related travel in the airline and airports business contribute to air pollution and global warming, and carbon reduction in this area has long been an area of research. In 2008 alone, U.S. passenger and cargo airline operations required 16.1 billion gallons or approximately 382.4 million barrels of jet fuel. Commercial aviation consumes 3.0 million ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Biofuels can provide up to 27% of world transportation fuel by 2050

    A new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) 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 GLOBE SERIES

  • Bioenergy and biofuels help Helsinki airport go carbon neutral

    Helsinki airport has been awarded the international Airport Carbon Accreditation certificate (ACA) to verify its carbon neutrality. “The ACA certificate awarded to Helsinki Airport is an important ...

  • Energy Department Joins Farm to Fly 2.0

    During Biomass 2014, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy David Danielson announced that the Energy Department is joining Farm to Fly 2.0 to support the development of sustainable biofuels that require no jet engine ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Mission Signs Biodiesel Contract with Global Oil Major

    Mission NewEnergy Limited (Nasdaq:MNEL)(ASX:MBT), a global provider of energy from renewable sources and one of the world’s largest Jatropha plantation companies, is pleased to announce that it has signed a contract to supply sustainability-certified biodiesel to a global oil major. The six month contract will commence in January 2012 and is expected to ...


    By Mission NewEnergy Limited

  • How to adapt to the new market regulation for biomass towards 2020

    Keys to the new European strategy and challenges for the sector over the coming years. The 10th International Bioenergy Congress (10ºCIB) organised by AVEBIOM, on 22nd of September in Valladolid within the framework of ...


    By SMA Solar

  • PhD thesis proposes use of ethanol and heterogeneous catalysts for biodiesel production

    For her PhD thesis, chemical engineer Inés Reyero Zaragoza proposed the substitution of methanol by ethanol for the production of biodiesel and the use of a heterogeneous catalyst, which will “result in a reduction of costs and in the environmental impact associated with the production of this biofuel”. One of the novel contributions of her research has been the synthesis and ...

  • Promoting bioenergy use: policy approaches

    Using some forms of biomass, such as industrial waste wood, agricultural waste and biofuel crops, for energy needs could make a significant contribution to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Europe, but support mechanisms for bioenergy have historically been less effective than for other forms of renewable energy, such as wind power, in European member states. While it is an inherently ...

  • Big Leap in Biomass Use for Heating in Spain

    The Spanish have gone from consuming 100,000 tonnes of pellets in 2010 to 380,000 tonnes in 2013. And forecasts published by various organisations are saying that by 2020 the 1.1 million tonne mark will have been passed The Spanish Association for the Energy Valuation of Biomass ...

  • “Hope, inspiration and progress” at World Bioenergy

    “The overall theme and impression during my morning in Jönköping was one of hope, inspiration and progress. So many different players, from all corners of the world, who are working with very diverse things, from wood chippers to computational models. And all of whom are contributing to a more sustainable long-term future. That gives hope. And inspiration. Many thanks for ...


    By Elmia AB

  • Bioenergy Insight 2017: Q&A session with FutureMetrics’ William Strauss

    The Bioenergy Insight Conference, a world-leading bioenergy event, will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland, on 4 and 5 October 2017, covering the whole bioenergy supply chain. The show will focus on all the new developments and the latest challenges. ...

  • Resurrecting cities

    There is an old maxim that states "Resurrection is harder than giving birth." And while this statement might apply in many areas, it is particularly relevant with respect to the challenges of urban sustainability, where burgeoning urban population growth is bringing together city planners, clean technology developers and architectural designers to create exciting new cities that are pushing the ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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