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19 August 2013
NREL, Colombian Oil Firm Unlocking Ag Waste for Biofuel
US - The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is working with Ecopetrol, the largest oil company in Colombia, to process the residue from sugar cane and palm oil...
Farm Energy Boosted with Efficiency Projects
US - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced funding for 631 projects across the nation - including 45 in North Carolina - that will help agricultural producers and rural small businesses...
15 August 2013
NFU Farm Energy Service Available at Nextgen 2013
UK - NFU Farm Energy Service will be available at this year’s Ebec 2013, incorporating Nextgen event. ...
14 August 2013
Protein that Helps Tolerate Drought, Flooding Stresses
US - A team including Dartmouth researchers has uncovered a protein that plays a vital role in how plant roots use water and nutrients, a key step in improving the production and quality of crops...
13 August 2013
Iowa Sets Biodiesel Production Record
US - A record for biodiesel production has been claimed this August by the US state of Iowa....
09 August 2013
NFU: RFS Provides Stabilty for Industry Investors
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy in support of this week's announcement of the final...
06 August 2013
Guatemala Faces Biofuels Policy Obstacles
GUATEMALA - Guatemala is the strongest potential biofuels producer in Central America given the high yields of sugarcane and palm oil and its efficient local industries, however the domestic...
01 August 2013
Advanced Biofuels Competition Welcomed
UK - The Renewable Energy Association (REA) has welcomed the launch of a £25 million government competition to drive forward the development of advanced biofuels in the UK. ...
24 July 2013
Purdue Economist to Testify on Biofuels Policy
US - Purdue University agricultural economist Chris Hurt will testify today (July 24) in Washington before a congressional panel considering whether law requiring production of biofuels should...
17 July 2013
Is Anaerobic Digestion Creating More Problems than it Solves?
UK - The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has raised concerns over the rapid expansion in the number of anaerobic digestion (AD) plants using agricultural crops as feedstocks....
09 July 2013
Vivergo Plant to Cut Reliance on Feed Imports
UK - News that bioethanol and animal feed producers Vivergo are to open a new plant will help to ease pressure on farmers after a tough year and reduce reliance on imports, the NFU said....
05 July 2013
Work Stops at Tilbury Biomass Power Plant
UK - RWE npower has taken the decision to halt work on the development of a biomass-fuelled power plant at Tilbury Power Station whilst options on project feasibility are assessed and reviewed. ...
Canadian Ethanol Production to Increase in 2013
CANADA - Since December 15, 2010, Canada has had a federal mandate requiring five per cent of the national gasoline pool to be renewable (ethanol). In addition, many provinces have equivalent...
02 July 2013
Ag Groups Urge Congress to Repeal Renewable Fuels Standard
US - Following an announcement by Sens. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) that they have introduced the bipartisan Renewable Fuels Standard Repeal Act, (S. 1195)...
27 June 2013
The Role of AD in Sustainable Farming
UK - The sustainability of farming in general and bioenergy in particular are hot topics at the moment, with debates on Indirect Land Use Change (iLUC) at European level and the UK government...
21 June 2013
Food vs. Fuel Debate 'Ignores Realities' of Biofuel Production
BRUSSELS - Biofuel production is not the reason for high and volatile prices, which are caused by traditional market fundamentals such as oil prices, exchange rates, weather extremes and ad-hoc...
20 June 2013
EU Supports Zambian Agriculture, Renewable Energy
EU and ZAMBIA - The EU has signed a new agreement to boost agriculture and promote access to renewable energy in Zambia....
US Renewable Fuel Policies 'Harm Foreign Relations'
US - The president of FarmEcon suggests reductions in the affordability of food resulting from American renewable fuel policies have harmed US foreign relations....
18 June 2013
Forage Day to Cover Bioenergy Crop Uses
US - Purdue Extension will co-host a field day on the 21st June to teach forage growers and livestock producers about multiple uses of forage....
Biofuels Industry: 'Address Real Causes of Hunger'
UK - With the G8 summit underway, the UK biofuel supply chain is calling on Prime Minister David Cameron to use the opportunity of the G8 meetings to address the multiple causes of global hunger,...
17 June 2013
Is Corn Still King?
ANALYSIS - Much has changed in the world of commodities since late 2005, writes Darin Newsom, contributing writer to TraderPlanet....
Lord De Mauley to Speak at Biogas Event
UK - Lord de Mauley, Defra Minister for Resource Management, will be speaking at UK AD & Biogas 2013, 3-4 July, NEC Birmingham, on ‘Realising environmental benefits from managing food waste’...
12 June 2013
University Studies New Method for Biofuels
US - A group of researchers from Oklahoma State University have published the first analysis of a genome they say has great potential for the cost-effective production of biofuel....
04 June 2013
Global Food Security Report Argues Against Renewables
UK - MPs on the International Development Committee are calling for concerted action to curb food wastage in the UK as part of wider efforts to improve global food security. ...
31 May 2013
Jatropha is Base for Sustainable Biodiesel Advance
US - Alternative Fuels Americas (AFA) has completed research trials targeting jatropha trees as a feedstock source for sustainable biodiesel....
30 May 2013
Study Helps Farmers Invest in Renewables
UK - A new report reveals how renewable energy companies can combat confusion amongst farmers and landowners and help them invest in renewables. ...
23 May 2013
Plans for UK's Biggest Biomethane to Grid Plant
UK - Purac Puregas Ltd has announced a deal to supply Scotia Gas Networks (SGN) with a biomethane to grid upgrading plant....
22 May 2013
New Technology to Transform Pig Waste to Gas
AUSTRALIA - New technology has been developed by South Australian scientists in China to turn pig waste into biogas and biochar....
17 May 2013
B100 to Fuel Pulling Tractors
US - A partnership between US soybean farmers and the National Tractor Pullers Association (NTPA) will reach another milestone Friday when the NTPA begins allowing the use of 100 per cent biodiesel,...
14 May 2013
Developers Rush to Fit Biomass Projects Within 400MW Cap
UK - The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has launched a “Consultation on a notification process for new build dedicated biomass projects”, with proposals on how to limit new...
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