Tag: GHG

France requires 60pc GHG from ex-EU biodiesel imports

France requires 60pc GHG from ex-EU biodiesel imports

January 7, 2018 |

In the United Kingdom, Argus Media reports that French biodiesel imports from outside the EU must have a minimum 60pc greenhouse gas savings value from 1 January — a measure that could have considerable impact on trade flows from Argentina. The law, thought to be an attempt to protect French biodiesel production from swelling Argentinian […]

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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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Brazilian researcher given award for improving GHG emissions of sugarcane production

Brazilian researcher given award for improving GHG emissions of sugarcane production

November 15, 2017 |

In Brazil, the director of the Center for Research and Development of Soils and Environmental Resources at the Agronomic Institute of Campinas has been awarded the Norman Borlaug Award on World Fertilizer Day by the International Fertilizers Association for developing a method of sugarcane cultivation that reduces GHG emissions. The method integrates urease inhibitors that […]

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New nickel catalyst converts GHG into chemical feedstock more efficiently

New nickel catalyst converts GHG into chemical feedstock more efficiently

September 16, 2017 |

In Washington, scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are transforming greenhouse gas into chemical feedstock using a new nickel catalyst that operates in water. The new catalyst converts carbon dioxide to formate and has three big advantages compared to traditional carbon dioxide conversion processes. First, it uses water instead of toxic solvents. Second, the catalyst […]

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New EU biodiesel GHG calculations increase market uncertainty

New EU biodiesel GHG calculations increase market uncertainty

September 2, 2017 |

In Europe, new biodiesel greenhouse gas calculations took effect on September 1st with new rules requiring all biodiesel that contains methanol to have reduced GHG savings. Producers now have to recalculate their GHG savings which is resulting in market uncertainty and impacted paper and physical trading. For countries like Germany, this is having an even […]

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Demand for UCOME in Europe falling as other low GHG fuels step up the pace

Demand for UCOME in Europe falling as other low GHG fuels step up the pace

June 5, 2017 |

In Germany, the GHG-based biodiesel-blending mandate has led biodiesel producers across Europe to work to reduce the GHG intensity of fuels, a move which has worked to reduce demand for used cooking oil-based biodiesel. Biodiesel GHG emissions reductions have lowered to 71.5% in 2016 compared to 50.5% in 2014, meaning biodiesel compliant with the German […]

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IRENA says growing biofuel production 10-fold needed to achieve GHG targets

IRENA says growing biofuel production 10-fold needed to achieve GHG targets

March 20, 2017 |

In Germany, global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions can be reduced by 70% by 2050 and completely phased-out by 2060 with a net positive economic outlook, according to new findings by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Perspectives for the Energy Transition: Investment Needs for a Low-Carbon Energy Transition, launched on the occasion of the […]

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CropEnergies says EU will never achieve GHG goals without conventional biofuels

CropEnergies says EU will never achieve GHG goals without conventional biofuels

January 11, 2017 |

In Germany, CropEnergies says there is reason to fear that implementing the draft of the European Commission’s proposed decrease of the share of biofuels made from crops from 7 percent in 2021 to a maximum of 3.8 percent in 2030 would not lead to a decrease in fossil fuel use, but only to a decrease […]

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Transport & Environment says leaked EU biofuels proposal would boost GHG emissions

Transport & Environment says leaked EU biofuels proposal would boost GHG emissions

November 22, 2016 |

In Belgium, Transport & Environment says the European Commission’s leaked draft proposal to continue supporting land-based biofuels until 2030 will increase greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from European transport over the period 2021-2030 by an amount equivalent to the emissions from the Netherlands in 2014. These are extra emissions from using these biofuels instead of regular […]

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USGC study shows corn ethanol likely to meet Japan’s 50% GHG reduction threshold

USGC study shows corn ethanol likely to meet Japan’s 50% GHG reduction threshold

October 24, 2016 |

In Washington, a recently released U.S. Grains Council study finds that a significant portion of U.S.-produced corn ethanol will likely meet Japan’s 50 percent greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction threshold over gasoline, supporting the case for that fuel’s competitiveness and its sustainability compared to other fuel sources. These results will help the Council and its industry […]

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