Tag: GHG

US Grains Council urges New Zealand to move forward with ethanol blending

US Grains Council urges New Zealand to move forward with ethanol blending

August 30, 2021 |

In New Zealand, ethanol’s greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction benefits could help New Zealand lower emissions by 30 percent by 2030, reaching net zero by 2050, the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and industry partners told that New Zealand’s policymakers in comments submitted last month. A proposed mandate in New Zealand would go beyond previous efforts by […]

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New GHG accounting and insetting guidelines launched for SAF

New GHG accounting and insetting guidelines launched for SAF

July 20, 2021 |

In the Netherlands, the Smart Freight Centre and MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics have launched new greenhouse gas accounting and insetting guidelines for sustainable aviation fuel to facilitate the use of more SAF and help decarbonize the sector. The guidelines outline an approach to insetting that is flexible enough to drive the long-term value […]

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ReCarbon and H2Renewables to develop 5 large landfill gas to hydrogen projects

ReCarbon and H2Renewables to develop 5 large landfill gas to hydrogen projects

July 17, 2021 |

In California, ReCarbon, Inc., the developer of the patented Plasma Carbon Conversion Unit, a combustion-free, climate-positive greenhouse gas utilization technology, executed a supply agreement with Cleveland, Tennessee-based landfill gas to hydrogen project developer, H2Renewables, LLC to develop five large landfill gas to carbon-negative green hydrogen. ReCarbon CEO and Founder, Dr. Jay Kim said, “ReCarbon is […]

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New Zealand holds public consultant on possible biofuel blending mandate

New Zealand holds public consultant on possible biofuel blending mandate

June 17, 2021 |

In New Zealand, the government is consulting on a proposal to increase the use of sustainable liquid biofuels in New Zealand to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transport. The discussion document, produced by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and the Ministry of Transport, outlines a proposal to put in place a sustainable […]

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UK government selects 24 project for phase 1 of direct carbon capture R&D program

UK government selects 24 project for phase 1 of direct carbon capture R&D program

May 26, 2021 |

In the UK, the government has selected 24 projects for the first phase of its R&D challenge to find direct air carbon capture and greenhouse gas removal technologies, many of which are bio-based. From those projects, a select few will go on to the second phase where pilot projects will be implemented to test and […]

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Princeton researchers lead study looking at what US needs to reach net zero by 2050

Princeton researchers lead study looking at what US needs to reach net zero by 2050

December 30, 2020 |

In New Jersey, with a massive, nationwide effort the United States could reach net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050 using existing technology and at costs aligned with historical spending on energy, according to a study led by Princeton University researchers.  The new “Net-Zero America” research outlines five distinct technological pathways for the United States […]

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UFOP welcomes Germany’s decision to include biomass-based biofuels at 4.4% from 2026

UFOP welcomes Germany’s decision to include biomass-based biofuels at 4.4% from 2026

December 24, 2020 |

In Germany, after long, controversial negotiations, the German government agreed last Friday on key points for the national implementation of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II). In addition to the gradual increase of the GHG quota to 22 percent in 2030, it includes the setting of the cap for biofuels from cultivated biomass at 4.4 […]

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ePure members produce ethanol with an average of 72% GHG savings in 2019

ePure members produce ethanol with an average of 72% GHG savings in 2019

June 25, 2020 |

In Belgium, production and use of renewable ethanol from ePURE members delivered an average of more than 72% greenhouse-gas savings compared to fossil fuels in 2019, according new certified data. This record-high average performance continues an eight-year trend of annual improvements to the climate-change-fighting potential of EU ethanol. Renewable ethanol produced by ePURE members is […]

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$3.3M DOE Project will Measure Bioenergy Crop Carbon Emissions

$3.3M DOE Project will Measure Bioenergy Crop Carbon Emissions

January 26, 2020 |

In Illinois, the U.S. Department of Energy awarded a $3.3 million grant to a multidisciplinary research team at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to develop a precise system for measuring greenhouse gas emissions from commercial bioenergy crops grown in central Illinois. The three-year project through the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE) is […]

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Clean fuel and electric vehicle use in Canada can reduce GHGs by over 50 million tons by 2030

Clean fuel and electric vehicle use in Canada can reduce GHGs by over 50 million tons by 2030

September 15, 2019 |

In Canada, several national clean fuels associations forecast greenhouse gas emissions reductions of over 50 million tonnes (Mt) per year by 2030 through greater production and use of renewable energy in Canada. One of the associations, Advanced Biofuels Canada, estimates that 15 Mt of reductions per year are achievable by 2030 by incorporating modest levels […]

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