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13 May 2015
Biofuel Sustainability Dependent on Location
AUSTRIA - Growing biofuels instead of other crops can have a significant impact on climate depending on the location, according to new research from the International Institute for Applied Systems...
12 May 2015
Biofuel Production Between Vegetable Crops Viable
US - Using double-cropping systems to grow biofuel crops in the same fields as vegetables can produce reasonable yields of both, according to new research from the University of Illinois....
01 May 2015
NFU Urges Biofuel Production Increase
UK - The National Farmers Union of the UK has urged the government's Department for Transport (DfT) to improve markets for biofuel crops and increase biofuel production....
28 April 2015
Maize to Lead Global Grain Contraction
GLOBAL – Smaller maize output will drive a ‘modest decline’ in global grain production this year....
23 April 2015
Switch for Alternative Plant Photosynthesis Pathway Discovered
US - A switch has been identified for an alternative pathway of energy flow in photosynthesis, which helps to balance plant metabolic needs, according to new research....
20 April 2015
Can Bioenergy Sustainably Contribute to Future Energy Supplies?
BRAZIL - A report by an international scientific organisation showed that bioenergy can help to meet energy demands in the future, despite concerns over increasing food supply requirements....
16 April 2015
US NFU Disappointed by Cuts to Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency
US - NFU President Roger Johnson says he was disappointed in the US House of Representatives Energy and Water spending subcommittee’s reduction of funds for renewable energy and energy efficiency...
Future of Biofuels Use in MEPs’ Hands
EU - The NFU is urging UK MEPs to reject a draft law limiting the amount of crops involved in biofuel production which is to be presented to the European Parliament (EP) at the end of the month....
14 April 2015
NFU Urges EPA to Stick to Statutory Target Levels
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson says he is hopeful the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) timeline for releasing Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) target levels...
01 April 2015
Agricultural Waste Could be Useful as Biofuel
UK - It is estimated that more than 400 billion litres of bioethanol could be produced each year from crop wastage. ...
09 March 2015
UK Government Aspires to £100 Billion Bioeconomy
UK - In a cross-departmental policy paper released last week, the Government has highlighted the economic and environmental potential of the emerging bioeconomy, estimated by last year’s House...
05 March 2015
Dry Soils Exacerbated 2006 Heatwave in Northern France
FRANCE - New areas of land suitable for agriculture will open up under climate change’s effects, new research predicts, particularly in far northern regions of the world. However, the overall...
26 February 2015
EU Vote on Biofuels ‘Undermines Food Security’
EU - The latest vote by the European Parliament’s Environment Committee signifies a bad day for sustainable biofuels and damages renewable energy policy across Europe, the NFU has said. ...
11 February 2015
Chances of Saving with Solar Energy Greater for Farms than Homes
US - The probability of saving money by using solar energy rather than standard grid electricity is 92 per cent for Indiana farm businesses and about 50 per cent for homes, Purdue University...
09 February 2015
Concerns that Reformed RFS Act Could Destroy Biofuels Industry
US - NFU President Roger Johnson has warned that the elimination of the corn-based ethanol mandate and blend cap will 'gut' the nation’s biofuel production....
05 February 2015
NFU: Agriculture Has Already Done Its Part to Reduce Deficit
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has commended President Obama’s 2015 Budget Proposal, noting its crucial investments for family farmers, ranchers, and rural America....
04 February 2015
US Department of Energy Invites Comments on High Energy Crops Proposals
US - The US Department of Energy's (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy is welcoming comments on its Engineered High Energy Crop (EHEC) program's draft environmental impact statement....
27 January 2015
Extensive Display of Renewables Technology at Borders Open Day
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland’s Renewables Development Initiative (RDI) is giving Scottish farmers the chance to view the most extensive display of renewable technologies to be seen on one farm....
15 January 2015
Renewables Initiative Opens 2015 Programme with Borders Visit
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland’s ground-breaking Renewables Development Initiative (RDI) will open its 2015 programme of events in the Borders, with a look at a new anaerobic digestion plant set...
13 January 2015
Head of AD Association Hits Back at Criticisms
UK - Last week at the Oxford Farming Conference in the UK, environmental campaigner and author, George Monbiot, launched an attack on several farming practices....
06 January 2015
Lower Grain Prices Help US Ethanol Stocks to Swell
US - The latest data in relation to ethanol production and stocks suggests that US ethanol producers are continuing to take advantage of relatively inexpensive grains, despite five-year low gasoline...
31 December 2014
Renewables Revolution in the Scottish Countryside
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland’s Renewables Development Initiative (RDI) is driving a renewables revolution on Scottish farms and crofts....
11 December 2014
UK Advanced Biofuels Demonstration Competition Launched
UK - The Department for Transport funding is supported by significant private sector investment and will enable the construction of up to three demonstration biofuel plants, the first of their...
02 December 2014
What is the Pace of Corn Consumption?
US - The pace of corn consumption remains mixed relative to the current USDA projections for the marketing year, writes Darrel Good....
28 November 2014
Farmers Reminded Renewables Can Take Time
UK - Next week (Tuesday, 2 December), all farmers are invited to view the anaerobic digestion (AD) plant that has been integrated into a new dairy unit at East Knockbrex Farm near Newton Stewart....
26 November 2014
How Much UK Land Goes Into Bioenergy Production?
UK - An estimated 51 thousand hectares of agricultural land in the UK were used for bioenergy in 2013. ...
24 November 2014
Delay of 2014 RFS Volume Standards a ‘Serious Disappointment’
US - Responding to the news that the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volume targets would not be released before the end of the year, NFU President Roger Johnson called the news a 'serious disappointment'....
Angry Reaction to Missed Deadline on Renewable Fuels
US - The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced it will not issue a final 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) until next year, missing its deadline by more than a year, much to...
24 October 2014
Stronger 2030 Targets will Help Renewables Reach Zero Subsidy
UK - The Renewable Energy Association is calling on European leaders to set effective renewable energy targets for EU Members States in the 2030 energy and climate framework, which will be finalised...
22 October 2014
Solar Subsidies Cut to Safeguard Farmland
UK - A new move by government will help rural communities who do not want their countryside 'blighted' by solar farms....
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