Tag: bioenergy

Fish, wildlife & bioenergy: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Sustainable impacts on fish and wildlife habitats

Fish, wildlife & bioenergy: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Sustainable impacts on fish and wildlife habitats

December 11, 2017 |

The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies is working with bioenergy industries and leaders to assist them in the sustainable development of bioenergy that includes our fish and wildlife resources, in the quest towards sustainable bioenergy to meet our nation’s needs for energy independence and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions while also preserving our nation’s […]

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Lead, Squabble or Waffle Away: Shuffling the Deck on Global Bioenergy

Lead, Squabble or Waffle Away: Shuffling the Deck on Global Bioenergy

November 27, 2017 |

By Gerard Ostheimer and Douglas L. Faulkner Special to The Digest While Washington squabbles and Brussels waffles on renewable fuels policy, the rest of the world is eager to grow an advanced bioeconomy to meet urgent needs for energy security, green growth and rural development. In the U.S., fighting between Big Ag and Big Oil […]

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New EU research shows latest data for bioenergy and biofuel pathways

New EU research shows latest data for bioenergy and biofuel pathways

November 23, 2017 |

In Italy, some bioenergy and biofuel pathways have higher (GHG) savings than others, according to the latest data published by the European Commission’s Joint Research Center. For example, electricity produced from maize in biogas plants can result in 80% GHG savings compared to fossil fuel alternatives, provided that gas-tight tanks are in place and agricultural […]

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Colombia’s Bioenergy signs first offtake deal with Terpel

Colombia’s Bioenergy signs first offtake deal with Terpel

June 6, 2017 |

In Colombia, Bioenergy is beginning to sign commercial off-take deals now that it has produced upwards of 800,000 liters of ethanol, with Bogotá-based oil and gas leader Terpel the company’s first deal. The deal as reported doesn’t stipulate volume, just supplying the oil company’s demand. The facility that commissioned in March has a production capacity […]

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Supplying the Bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to DOE feedstocks R&D programs

Supplying the Bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to DOE feedstocks R&D programs

May 23, 2017 |

More than 1 billion tons of biomass could be domestically converted into biofuels and products, say DOE. Biomass could displace 25% of U.S. petroleum use annually by 2030, keeping $260 billion in the United States, adding 1.1 million direct jobs, and reducing annual CO2 emissions by 450 million tons or 7% of U.S. energy emissions. All of that depends on feedstocks, and […]

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UK university launching graphic novel looking at bioenergy and climate change

UK university launching graphic novel looking at bioenergy and climate change

March 21, 2017 |

In the UK, a new graphic novel addressing the big questions around bioenergy and climate change is being launched by The University of Manchester ahead of a major conference this week. In a unique collaboration between artists and researchers working at the cutting-edge of bioenergy, the graphic novel aims to answer some of the big […]

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British Columbia bioenergy industry at risk from focus on large-scale hydro

British Columbia bioenergy industry at risk from focus on large-scale hydro

February 20, 2017 |

In Canada, the new Site C hydroelectric dam currently under development on the Peace River in British Columbia has the bioenergy industry concerned it may be pushed out as the massive project swings the local energy market into surplus and reduces demand for other power supply projects like bioenergy. The province had prioritized bioenergy in […]

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Come to Bioenergy Country: or, the Bioenergy Countries’ Report

Come to Bioenergy Country: or, the Bioenergy Countries’ Report

October 5, 2016 |

In the EU, the International Energy Agency has released its Bioenergy Countries’ Report, outlining the national renewable energy targets, total primary energy supply and contribution of bioenergy.  We’ve presented the information relating to EU counties, below. The complete report can be downloaded here. This report was prepared from IEA statistical data, information from IRENA, and IEA […]

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New report disproves food and bioenergy competition

New report disproves food and bioenergy competition

June 14, 2016 |

In Washington, energy and food security can be simultaneously improved through well-designed biofuel and bioenergy development programs, according to a report released by a team of experts from 10 institutions. The report confronts some of the public’s misconceptions about the food security impacts of biofuels, and offers clarity on the source of these perceptions. One […]

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115 civil society groups call for bioenergy to be excluded from the RED post-2020

115 civil society groups call for bioenergy to be excluded from the RED post-2020

February 9, 2016 |

In the UK, 115 civil society organizations and networks from across the globe have published a declaration calling for bioenergy to be excluded from the next EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED). The declaration is being submitted to a consultation into the renewal of the directive for 2020 onwards. The EU intends industrial bioenergy, i.e. biofuels […]

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