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Raising and maintaining biodiesel standards

One of the biggest problems, it seems to me, that biofuel producers face is ensuring that product is the same batch to batch. So its good to see on Domestic Fuel that one third of US biodiesel producers have won BQ 9000 certification from the US National Biodiesel Accreditation Commission (NBAC). Consistent quality is the […]

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European Ethanol Association

There is a new trade group designed to promote industrial ethanol in the European Union… called the Industrial Ethanol Association. It has an interesting view of fair trade in ethanol…

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European Union’s biofuels subsidies measured

The Size and scope of the European Union’s biofuels subsidies is outlined in a new report from the Global Subsidies Initiative, which recently looked at biofuel subsidies in OECD members. Taking some of the key findnings Transfers per tonne of CO2-equivalent removed are estimated to be between 575 and 800 euros for ethanol made from […]

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Biofuels are bad for the planet (again)

Trans National Insitute (which calls itself a world wide fellowship of committed scholar-activists (they’d hardly be uncommited)) has published Paving the way for agrofuels: an unsustainable path It starts by stating: In the face of the climate change threat and the increasing scarcity of fossil fuels, agrofuels are being heavily promoted as a means to […]

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Biofuel Cities newsletter

Biofuel Cities is a European initiative designed to get more cities in Europe to use more biofuels… there’s a newsletter too.

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Video of EU energy policy

Here’s a video from the European Commission about its policy on sustainable energy and replacing petrol with clean alternatives…

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Franz Fischler talks about biofuel

Franz Fischler, a former European Commissioner in charge of agriculture talks about biofuels, profitability and energy balances over on Domestic fuel. Worth checking out. One of his later sentences is telling… he says: To meet the EU’s target of 10% renewable fuel target by 2020 but we are also aware that this is only achievable […]

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EU responds to OECD over biofuels

The European Commission has come out fighting in its assertion that biofuels are a good thing, in response to an earlier comment from the OECD which said that subsidies for biofuels are distorting markets and fueling food price inflation. The EU’s response was reported by Philippa Jones in ICIS News. (Disclosure: I work for ICIS: […]

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EU to restructure its sugar regime

The EU is to restructure its sugar regime, cutting production at the same time as it is promoting biofuels. Does the left hand talk to the right hand? I don’t think so.

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Malaysia Board on EU biodiesel policy

Tan Sri Dr Yusof Basiron the CEO of the Malaysian Palm Oil Council explained why he thinks the European Union needs to get its own house in order before considering preventing non-certificated palm oil imports for use in biodiesel in the New Straights Times last Saturday. The European Commission is considering a certification process to measure […]

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