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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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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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UK Parliamentary podcast on biofuels

The British Parliament has discovered pod casting and has decided to make biofuels the subject of its first trial podcast. Cheers Isabel

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UK parliamentary committee calls for biofuel moratorium

The UK’ House of Commons Environmental Audit committee, which keeps an eye on government environmental policies said today that the UK should pause in its policy to use biofuels to see if they really are environmentally sound, according to Reuters. This is interesting, because it reflects some aspects of the politically impartial Royal Society’s findings […]

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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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Food, waste food and biofuels

Are biofuels going to be a drain on world food resources? Not necessarily was the message at the All Party Parliamentary Renewable Transport Fuels Group meeting held in London yesterday.One of the arguments put forward is that there is a considerable amount of waste food. This seems to be supported by EnCycle, a commercial company, […]

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All Party parliamentary group on renewable transport fuels

The highlight of my professional day will be sloping off to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Renewable Transport Fuels this afternoon to listen to D-1 talk about Jatropha. There’ll be a report on today’s proceedings on ICISnews and I’ll get a less formal blog off about it too. There might even be something for the […]

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Land for food or land for fuel, Unilever speaks out

The conflict between land for food or lan for fuel was highlighted on Monday by at a conference organised by the European Parliament’s green group and reported yesterday by EUobserver.   “Land availability for both food and fuel is very questionable”, managing director Guenther Buck of food-giant Unilever warned. This is an important warning, Unilever is big, […]

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