Tag: sustainability

EU bioenergy potential from a resource efficiency perspective

EU bioenergy potential from a resource efficiency perspective

July 3, 2013 |

Report calls for a broader biomass mix and more perennial crops. In the UK, Bioenergy production must use resources more efficiently, says a new report from the European Environment Agency, and follow EU resource efficiency principles. The report, ‘EU bioenergy from a resource efficiency perspective’, primarily looks at the potential for energy from agricultural land, […]

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BASF develops new sustainability metric for Canada

BASF develops new sustainability metric for Canada

June 11, 2012 |

In Canada, BASF is set launch a new method to measure sustainability in Canada. The company’s new proprietary tool, AgBalance, uses a set of 69 indicators to calculate the social, economic and environmental impact of various farming practices. The results help growers identify the most impactful levers to improve their overall sustainability score. BASF is […]

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Canadians push for food industry reform to assist sustainability movement

Canadians push for food industry reform to assist sustainability movement

September 6, 2011 |

In Canada, citizens concerned with balancing the need for sustainable energy, and the need for sustainable food supplies are putting pressure on policy makers to cut red tape and increase investment and productivity in agriculture. According to Food & Consumer Product of Canada, food industry regulations have not been significantly updated since 1953 and do […]

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Global Bioenergy Partnership launches 24 sustainability guidelines

Global Bioenergy Partnership launches 24 sustainability guidelines

[ 0 ] May 25, 2011 |

In Italy, the Global Bioenergy Partnership, a government-level organization of 23 countries, has established a set of 24 sustainability guidelines that it will introduce at the upcoming G8 meeting. In addition the Partnership has approved to launch a capacity building initiative that seeks to promote the optimum use of modern bioenergy for sustainable development. The […]

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Netherlands' NEN launches biofuels sustainability certification scheme

Netherlands' NEN launches biofuels sustainability certification scheme

[ 0 ] February 2, 2011 |

In the Netherlands, the national standards institute NEN has launched a sustainability certification scheme with Rotterdam Climate Initiative to certify the sustainability of all kinds of biomass including solid, liquid and gaseous fuels. The scheme has been sent to the European Commission for approval as a voluntary certificate under the Renewable Energy Directive. More on […]

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