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24 January 2014
NFU Applauds RFS Support from Congress
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued a statement in praise of the two letters 61 members of Congress signed and sent to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today...
Finding the Value Route in EU Bioplastics
EU - European Food & Agri companies are expected to take on key positions in the growing global market for bioplastics. Opportunities arise from their access to bioplastic feedstock, such as...
23 January 2014
Romania Revises Down the Biofuels Mandates
ROMANIA - Citing reasons of technical, legal, and economic nature, Romanian Government amended the blending rates for biofuels in January 2014. ...
21 January 2014
Biofuels Benefits Highlighted at Berlin Green Week
GERMANY - Copa-Cogeca highlighted the major benefits of biofuels for the environment, for the economy, for animal feed, for growth and jobs in EU rural areas and called for a consistant EU policy...
16 January 2014
Record Corn Crop Offset by Feed, Ethanol Usage
US - US farmers produced a record-high 13.9 billion bushels of corn last year, but demand from livestock and ethanol producers is helping support corn prices and may provide modest selling opportunities...
More to Biofuel Production than Yield
US - When it comes to biofuels, corn leads the all-important category of biomass yield. However, focusing solely on yield comes at a high price....
09 January 2014
Honeybee Declines Cause Huge Risk to EU Crops
ANALYSIS - New research has highlighted the huge risk to crops due to diminishing honeybee populations across Europe, writes Gemma Hyland....
New Renewable Energy Website Goes Live
UK - A new website for farm-based renewable energy in Scotland goes live this week....
08 January 2014
NFU Deeply Concerned Over EPA’s Proposed 2014 RFS Targets
US – National Farmers Union (NFU) submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) expressing deep concern with EPA’s proposed 2014 volumes for the Renewable Fuel Standard...
06 January 2014
Significant Step Forward in Biofuels Quest
UK - Scientists at the University of York have made a significant step in the search to develop effective second generation biofuels....
03 January 2014
New Director for £16m Bioenergy Institute
UK - Professor Tony Bridgwater has been appointed as the new Director of Aston University European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI). ...
02 January 2014
RIN Update: 2014 Carry In and EPA's Proposed Rulemaking
US - The EPA released proposed rules for the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in November. The rules reduce both the total advanced and renewable mandate components, not only below the statutory...
1,300 MW of Energy Can be Made from Crop Waste
PAKISTAN - The government has signed a memorandum of understanding with an Indian company for generating electricity from crop waste in Lahore, Provincial Minister for Agriculture Dr Farrukh...
27 December 2013
RSB Works with Boeing to Expand Opportunities for Asian Farmers
MALAYSIA - The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) has launched an initiative, with the help of The Boeing Company, to support small farmers in Southeast Asia by expanding their opportunities...
23 December 2013
Canadian Company RSB Certification for Oilseed Crop
CANADA - PGF Biofuels, in conjunction with Paterson Grain, has become the first Canadian organisation to receive Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) certification....
16 December 2013
USDA, DOE Fund Bioenergy Feedstock Projects
US - The U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Energy (DOE) have announced $8 million in research grants to develop non-food feedstocks that can be used for bioenergy....
12 December 2013
Low Corn Prices Spark Potential for Increased Ethanol Demand
US - Low corn prices on the heels of near-record yields this year could mean increased demand from ethanol producers, export markets and biofuels consumers, Purdue Extension agricultural economist...
11 December 2013
EU Biofuels Supply Chain Rejects ILUC Compromise
EU - The biofuels supply chain, composed of farmers, crushers, traders and biofuels producers, presented its views on the Lithuanian proposal to be discussed by Energy and Environment Ministers...
08 December 2013
Could RFS Cuts Hinder Biofuels Growth?
ANALYSIS - The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 2014 proposed rule to reduce the required amount of biofuels to be produced in 2014 by 2.94 billion gallons could reduce incentive for biofuels...
04 December 2013
Chris Huhne: Growth Will be Green, UK Should Lead
UK - Speaking at the ADBA National Conference in Westminster yesterday, former Secretary of State for Energy Chris Huhne told delegates if we don't have green growth we won't have any growth...
03 December 2013
MEP's Vote to Measure Biofuel Emissions from 2020
EU - European Parliament Approves proposals to measure indirect emissions from biofuels production and cap levels of crop-based emissions....
02 December 2013
Agriculture, Biogas Collaborate to Develop Renewable Energy
EU - A new three year research project will see aquaculture, agriculture and biogas sectors working together to develop renewable energy....
29 November 2013
Lobbying Victory Offers Lifeline to On-farm AD
UK - News that the Government will launch a review of Feed-in Tariffs (FIT) for small scale anaerobic digestion (AD) in January has been described as a possible ‘lifeline’ by the NFU and...
27 November 2013
Government Must Make More of Anaerobic Digestion
UK - Independent sustainability and environment adviser, Tony Juniper has spoken ahead of the ADBA National Conference, next week, saying the industry needs to focus more on supporting climate...
26 November 2013
Proposed RFS Changes 'Bad for Economy and Environment'
US - The Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA) has reacted to the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to reduce its 2014 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO) for the Renewable...
25 November 2013
Cat Litter: Potential New Use for Spent Corn Grains
US - Cat litter that's nearly 100 per cent biodegradable can be made by processing spent grains left over from corn ethanol production....
21 November 2013
Six Meals Wasted a Week Per Household
ANALYSIS - A staggering 4.2 million tonnes of avoidable food waste are being thrown away each year, equating to six meals per week for the average UK household, writes Gemma Hyland....
20 November 2013
REA Welcomes Letter to Prime Minister
UK - The Renewable Energy Association (REA) has welcomed the open letter sent to David Cameron from the Energy and Climate Change Committee, which asks the Prime Minister to confirm that the...
Chris Huhne Speaks in Favour of Renewables
UK - As the debate around new renewables and the cost of energy hots up, former Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Chris Huhne, will speak on “Perspectives on renewable energies...
19 November 2013
CME: Corn Futures Closed Lower Monday
US - December Corn finished down 10 at 412, 10 1/2 off the high and 1/2 up from the low. March Corn closed down 9 1/2 at 421. This was 1/2 up from the low and 9 3/4 off the high....
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