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EU puts tarrif on US Biodiesel

The European Union has started applying tariffs to biofuel exported from the US to the EU. The EU says that American biodiesel is being sold at less than the true cost of production in the US because of local, state and national subsidies to producers and that this competition is unfair. The report comes from […]

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Will water be the limiting factor in biofuel production?

I have blogged in the past about the relationship between water and biofuels. There can’t be conventional grain-based biofuels without water. But there was an interesting post on EurActive a little earlier today in response to the annual Davos meeting. This year it produced a  Water Initiative. Buried deep (page 22),the Davos report it suggests […]

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The EU climate and energy package welcomed by EuropaBio

I’ve just received a press release from EuropaBio, which explains why the organisation likes the recently approved EU Climate and Energy Package…. Here it is. European Parliament’s approval of the Climate and Energy Package provides the European biotech industry with a predictable business environment to develop advanced biofuels   Brussels 17 December 2008   The […]

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European Bioethanol industry welcomes EU 20% by 2020 plan

The European Bioethanol industry body has welcomed the EU’s plan to ensure that 20% of its energy comes from renewable sources by 2020, according to ICIS news.(Disclosure: I work for ICIS. About ICIS)The idea that governments will be able to work cross border, is for me one of the more interesting ideas.  If this goes […]

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Biofuels are sticking point for EU renewable policy

According to ReutersThompson Biofuels have deadlocked the EU’a renewables policy. 

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Can the EU square ethics with trade, should it even try in biofuels?

Can the EU square its desire to import only biofuels that conform to high ethical standards with the needs of free trade? That might sound like the kind of question we’d be covering in an ethics course (which thankfully we’re not). But it is possible that it could be left to the courts, a number […]

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EU Parliament’s decison to change its biofuel approach worries Malaysians

The European Parliament’s decision to change its approach to biofuels has worried the Malaysian government, accroding to a report in Bernama.com.The Euroepan parliament decided on 11 September that there would be a binding 5% quota on the use of biofuels across Europe by 2015 but that there should be less emphasis on palm oil, soya […]

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EU consults on sustainability on using biomass

If you’ve not contributed to the EU consultation on new and renewable energy then you should. Hat tip to GAVE.

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Biofuels Cities newsletter

You should check out the latest edition of the EU’s Biofuels Cities newsletter .

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EU to probe alleged US biodiesel dumping – AFP

Story on ICIS news this morning , that the EU to probe alleged US biodiesel dumping.(Disclosure: I work for ICIS: About ICIS) Good to see the EU getting up and protecting its biofuel producers from what it sees as unfair competition from US biofuel producers. I wonder what the Americans think of this? 

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