Tag Archives | Europe

Biofuel prices and farewell

ICIS has a series of price reports toassess biofuels markets globally. We now cover ETBE, biodiesel andfuel-grade ethanol prices in Europe, Asia, the USA and Latin America.  In addition to price reporting, ICIS also provides news coverage of the biofuels market.This will be the last entry in the blog for quite some time. I am […]

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Consumers want greater fuel efficiency

This is a little old, and I’m only linking to it now for our American readers, the Europeans, will of course be on top of this sort of thing… There is a recent poll which shows there is considerable appetite for greater automotive fuel efficiency in Europe. In fact there is : overwhelming support among […]

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Biofuel Cities Europe has its own forums now

Biofuel-cities Europe has its own forums now. Naturally they are biased towards the European side of the Atlantic, but if their forums are as useful as their email newsletters then they should be worth a look. You have to register, but that’s free.

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Biofuels Cities newsletter updated

Check out the latest Biofuel Cities e-newsletter. Interesting stuff about the feasibility of a global biofuel standard and some useful news to start with.

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US exports to EU threaten global biodiesel – EBB

The European Biodiesel board is worried enough about the US exports of biodiesl to the Europe to start drafting a complaint to the World Trade Organisation about it, and warned the US National Biodisel Board meeting in Orlando, Florida that US biodiesel exports to the EU threaten global biodiesel industry. Hattip to Stephen Burns, a […]

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The next two weeks are going to be important for biofuels in Europe

The next two weeks are going to be important for biofuels in Europe. Setting the tone for policy we have the UK Royal Society calling for Biofuels to meet a 50% reduction in greenhouse gasses than the fossil fuels they replace or be banned. The Royal Society says: Unless biofuel development is supported by appropriate […]

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Europe is facing a biofuel feedstock crunch

Here’s an American perspective on the European Biofuel feedstock situation. He says Europe is facing a biofuel feedstock crunch, that the same could happen in the US too.

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Biofuels Cities update

If you don’t know about the EU’s Biofuel Cities group, you probably should. The fifth and latest email newsletter is out now.

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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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The carbon footprint of biofuels and petrofuels

SRIC’s Carbon Footprint of Biofuels & Petrofuels report suggests that… land use is so critical [to the environmental impact of biofuels] that – at least from a global warming viewpoint – northern European farmers should plant trees and burn petrodiesel rather than plant rapeseed for biodiesel. Greenhouse gas emissions are reduced more by converting a […]

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