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05 May 2014
Government Ducks Opportunity for 'Much-needed' Biofuels Policy Reform
UK - The Renewable Energy Association (REA) is frustrated by the lack of concrete measures to improve the policy framework for sustainable biofuels in Government decisions published last week....
University of Iowa Planting Miscanthus Demonstration Plot
A 13-acre pilot field of Giant Miscanthus (Miscanthus x giganteus clone IL) will be planted Wednesday, May 7 at a field is just outside of Iowa City (south on Highway 1, 0.5 miles from Menards;...
02 May 2014
Cellulosic Biofuels Production Hike
US - Producers of cellulosic ethanol say they can produce more of the fuel this year than the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed last November....
28 April 2014
Energy Department Invest $10 Million in Advanced Biofuel Production
US - The Energy Department is set to invest up to $10 million (€7.2 million) in funding to advance the production of advanced biofuels....
25 April 2014
EPA Cuts 2013 Cellulosic Biofuel Target
US - The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has cut its 2013 target for the use of cellulosic biofuel to less than a million gallons....
23 April 2014
UK Gov't Announces Eight New Renewables Projects
UK - Eight major renewable electricity projects are unveiled today as part of the government’s world leading electricity reforms, giving a massive boost to green growth and green jobs....
21 April 2014
Renewable Energy Must Play Significant Role in Climate Change Mitigation
US - The third working group of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued its report on climate change mitigation. The report finds that climate change is occurring at a rapid...
18 April 2014
USDA Researchers Simplify Pyrolysis Processes for Bio-oil Production
US - Innovations at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are bringing researchers one step closer to developing "green" biofuel production systems farmers can use to meet on-farm energy...
17 April 2014
US Ethanol Exports to Reach Record Level
US - The ethanol industry is expecting to export a record amount of ethanol in 2014, reports Nebraska Ethanol Board....
15 April 2014
Brazil to Increase Ethanol Output
BRAZIL - Brazil forecasts growth in its cane harvest and sugar output, despite the drought in its main sugar-producing region....
Anaerobic Digestion Deployment in the United Kingdom
UK - NNFCC has announced the publication of a definitive report on Anaerobic Digestion (AD) Deployment in the UK, providing a comprehensive regional breakdown of sector development in the UK...
09 April 2014
NFU: Stable Biofuels Policy is Key to Next Generation
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has commended the US Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry for its hearing on advanced biofuels....
02 April 2014
Farmers Union Leaders Attend WFO General Assembly
US - Last week National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson attended the fourth World Farmers Organisation (WFO) general assembly in Buenos Aires, focusing on a number of timely issues,...
27 March 2014
Food & Fuel: Renewables Support Profitable Farming
UK - It is NFU policy that, alongside food production, some farmers diversify into low-carbon renewable energy services of all kinds....
25 March 2014
NFU Outlines Funding Priorities for 2015
US - Last week National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson submitted testimony to the US House of Representatives Subcommittee on Agriculture Appropriations, outlining NFU’s priorities...
19 March 2014
E85 Accessibility Spreads Across the US
US - The 85 per cent ethanol blend is now cropping up in areas outside of the Midwestern states, where it first appeared....
South Africa Ethanol Plant to Begin Construction
SOUTH AFRICA - A major renewable energy plant in Jozini, KwaZulu-Natal, which has been in planning for seven years, is set to start preliminary work in September....
14 March 2014
USDA Financially Backs Advanced Biofuel Production
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing almost $60 million (€43 million) in the production of advanced biofuels....
13 March 2014
Sugar Beets Put Forward for Ethanol Use
US - A North Dakota State University (NDSU) professor and project developers are embarking on a project to cultivate industrial beets to use in ethanol production....
10 March 2014
US Biodiesel Outlook Fueled by RFS Policy Changes
US — Adjustments to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) at the end of 2013 set up an environment for a stable long-term outlook for biodiesel demand, according to a new report from the Rabobank...
03 March 2014
Advanced Biofuels Offer Significant Economic Gains
EU - Expansion in the use of biofuels driven by the European Union’s Renewable Energy Directive (RED) has led to concerns that this may be contributing to deforestation and land use change....
25 February 2014
Potential Growth in Corn Used for Ethanol Production
US - Last week it was argued that corn consumption during the current marketing year appears to be more responsive to lower prices than generally anticipated, particularly in the export market,...
24 February 2014
Biodiesel By-product Could be Used to Protect Soil Quality
UK - Scientists at the BBSRC strategically-funded institute Rothamsted Research have shown that a waste product from biodiesel manufacture could be used to protect soil quality for agriculture....
20 February 2014
Is UK Failing to Harness its Bioenergy Potential?
UK - The UK could generate almost half its energy needs from biomass sources, including household waste, agricultural residues and home-grown biofuels by 2050, new research suggests....
06 February 2014
A Kinder, Gentler EPA?
Analysis - “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is working to build relationships with animal producers to facilitate sustainable agriculture,” according to Jeff Potent, environmental...
03 February 2014
UK Establishes Three New Synthetic Biology Research Centres
UK - Three new multidisciplinary research centres in synthetic biology will be established in Bristol, Nottingham and through a Cambridge/Norwich partnership, thanks to funding from the Biotechnology...
29 January 2014
NFU Responds to State of Union Address on Energy
US - The National Farmers Union (NFU) is encouraged by the president’s commitment to our country’s energy future, said NFU President Roger Johnson following President Obama’s State of the...
27 January 2014
Biodiesel Industry Calls for Ambitious 2020 Targets
EU - The European Commission (EC) has 'missed an opportunity' to tackle Europe’s most pressing environmental challenges, according to the European Biodiesel Board (EBB), following the release...
24 January 2014
2030 EU Climate Goals Announced
ANALYSIS - A reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40 per cent below the 1990 level, an EU-wide binding target for renewable energy of at least 27 per cent, renewed ambitions for energy...
Agricultural Commodity Prices Expected to Remain Firm
EU - Based on a number of assumptions, a new report from the European Commission forecasts that agricultural commodity prices will remain firm over the medium term, supported by growing global...
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