Tag: belgium

WWF digging into EU’s CAP reform to ensure an end to crop-based biofuel incentives

WWF digging into EU’s CAP reform to ensure an end to crop-based biofuel incentives

May 6, 2019 |

In Belgium, WWF has submitted a Freedom of Information request for a crucial assessment of EU farming policy’s impact on the climate. The assessment, carried out by external consultants, has been delivered to the European Commission and was due to be released in summer 2018. National agriculture ministers are set to discuss the reform of […]

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European agriculture commissioner sees forests as key to bioeconomy

European agriculture commissioner sees forests as key to bioeconomy

April 25, 2019 |

In Belgium, the European agriculture commissioner said during the opening of the Our Forests, Our Future conference that forests are key to developing Europe’s bioeconomy that is expected to generate one million new jobs by 2030. The future Horizon Europe program will further enhance funding opportunities in research and innovation for forests and the forest-based […]

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Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia call for support of biofuels as part of RED II

Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia call for support of biofuels as part of RED II

April 17, 2019 |

In Belgium, taking into account the commitments of the EU on climate change emerging from various binding documents, which have already been adopted such as the Paris Agreement, Directive of the European Parliament and the Council on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (RED II) as well as the proposed new […]

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Colombia joins Malaysia and Indonesia on crusade to save palm oil from EU discrimination

Colombia joins Malaysia and Indonesia on crusade to save palm oil from EU discrimination

April 10, 2019 |

In Belgium, the New Straits Times newspaper reports that Colombia has officially joined Malaysia and Indonesia in calling for the European Union to drop its discriminatory treatment of palm oil for biodiesel production. About 95% of the world’s palm oil is produced by the three countries. The countries claim that the ILUC risk policy under […]

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Celignis creates novel methodology for biomass analysis

Celignis creates novel methodology for biomass analysis

April 10, 2019 |

In Belgium, Celignis’s founder discovered that although feedstock composition was a critical factor for the success of biomass transformation processes, precise data was missing for a wide range of feedstocks. To address this issue, and avoid future problems in conversion processes, companies used to subcontract laboratories to chemically analyze biomass samples. This process is time […]

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European bioeconomy could unlock 62 million tons of agri residues annually

European bioeconomy could unlock 62 million tons of agri residues annually

April 8, 2019 |

In Belgium, education, training and awareness raising were identified as key factors to unlock the potential of 62 million tons of agricultural residues available annually in Europe during a policy conference organized by eco-innovation expert group Greenovate! Europe, where innovative examples of circular economy in the agro-food sector were presented. Rural areas cover more than 50% of Europe’s […]

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ePure welcomes European Court of Justice appeal ruling in favor of anti-dumping duties on US ethanol imports

ePure welcomes European Court of Justice appeal ruling in favor of anti-dumping duties on US ethanol imports

February 28, 2019 |

In Belgium, ICIS reports that ePure has welcomed the European Court of Justice appeal ruling upholding the European Union’s 9.5% anti-dumping duties on US ethanol imports in place since 2013. The original case was won by the US’s Marquis Energy in 2016 but this week’s ruling overturns that decision through appeal. An ongoing review of […]

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AB InBev supplying residual alcohol from 0% beer for ethanol production

AB InBev supplying residual alcohol from 0% beer for ethanol production

February 18, 2019 |

In Belgium, AB InBev has teamed with Alcogroup to produce ethanol from the residual alcohol produced in the manufacturing process for alcohol-free beer. Three tanker trucks per week transport about 75,000 liters of residual alcohol for processing, or roughly one liter for every 85 cans of alcohol-free beer. That comes to about 8,500 cans of […]

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European Union publishes eight Argentine biodiesel producers that won’t be subject to anti-dumping duties

European Union publishes eight Argentine biodiesel producers that won’t be subject to anti-dumping duties

February 13, 2019 |

In Belgium, Reuters reports that the official publication of the agreement with Argentina regarding biodiesel imports shows fuel from eight producers will be allowed to enter the European Union without anti-dumping duties. They are Aceitera General Deheza, Bunge Argentina, LDC Argentina, Molinos Agro, Oleaginosa Moreno Hermanos, Vicentin, Cargill and COFCO International Argentina. The price paid […]

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ePure slams European Commission for palm oil sustainability loopholes

ePure slams European Commission for palm oil sustainability loopholes

February 12, 2019 |

In Belgium, ePure says the European Commission has gone most of the way toward banning the use of unsustainable palm oil in EU transport, but it hasn’t quite closed the deal. Instead of acting on the RED II agreement and removing so-called high-ILUC-risk biofuels from the EU’s transport mix, it has left a door open. […]

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