Tag: World Bank

COP24 brings new bioeconomy strategy from UK, $200B from World Bank and more

COP24 brings new bioeconomy strategy from UK, $200B from World Bank and more

December 9, 2018 |

Amid rumors of President Trump’s coal and fossil-fuel side event at COP24 (the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) in Poland this week and a Swedish 15 year old climate activist who tells it like it is, all hope for biofuels and bioenergy is not lost with […]

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World Bank funding project to scale up UCO for biodiesel in Uganda

World Bank funding project to scale up UCO for biodiesel in Uganda

April 18, 2017 |

In Uganda, the National Agriculture Research Organization is pushing for hotels, communities and restaurants to collect used cooking oil for later conversion into biodiesel in an effort to remove from the market oil that is no longer safe for human consumption. The World Bank’s Agricultural Technology and Agribusiness Advisory Services is funding the three year […]

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World Bank sees biofuels losing out due to cheaper oil

World Bank sees biofuels losing out due to cheaper oil

July 27, 2016 |

In Washington, the World Bank’s most recent Commodities Markets Outlook says Lower energy prices have also eased pressures to produce biofuels as an alternative energy source. Biofuels production has been an important driver of demand growth for food commodities in the past decade. The OECD agrees that lower demand for biofuel will mean a drop […]

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“Biofuels Market in China 2012-2016: Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth.”

“Biofuels Market in China 2012-2016: Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth.”

September 30, 2013 |

Today on Twitter: katerina_um @WorldBank Do serious research in biofuels & allow those who have ideas to put them into action. U should had done it a long time ago sugarcaneBlog Biofuels Market in China 2012-2016: Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth … – PR Web (press release) bulletinAtomic What Biofuels Can (and can’t) Do @slashdot

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World Bank economists conclude food price increases sparked largely by oil price jumps, not biofuels

World Bank economists conclude food price increases sparked largely by oil price jumps, not biofuels

June 17, 2013 |

At the World Bank, economists took on the problem of food price increases, noting “From 1997–2004 to 2005–12 nominal prices of energy, fertilizers, and precious metals tripled, metal prices went up by more than 150 percent, and most food prices doubled. Such price increases, especially in food commodities, not only fueled a debate on their […]

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World Bank resists Oxfam’s call to suspend large-scale agriculture investment

World Bank resists Oxfam’s call to suspend large-scale agriculture investment

October 8, 2012 |

In Washington, the World Bank has decided that it will continue to fund large-scale agricultural land acquisition projects despite rising pressure following an Oxfam report on the negative effects suffered by developing countries from international land speculation. The World Bank recognized Oxfam’s concerns but announced it did not believe that suspending investment in large-scale agricultural […]

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Germany: no more imports of food-crop based biofuels

Germany: no more imports of food-crop based biofuels

January 23, 2012 |

In Germany, government advisors have discouraged any increases in imports of food products to produce biofuels. According to a report from the Bio Economic Council, doing so could threaten the supply of food in developing countries. This report follows the World Bank and World Food Programme’s requests last June that governments end policies to support […]

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Global grain prices to rise 3% in wake of biofuels expansion: World Bank

Global grain prices to rise 3% in wake of biofuels expansion: World Bank

June 29, 2011 |

In Washington, the World Bank says biofuel expansion means global prices for corn and other major grains could rise by as much as 3% and the price of sugar by 8%, according to its new internal research, which is based on a simulation model covering 25 countries or regions through 2020. Using a global economic […]

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World Bank chief calls for relaxation of biofuels mandates to ease food price pressure

World Bank chief calls for relaxation of biofuels mandates to ease food price pressure

[ 0 ] April 19, 2011 |

In Washington, the World Bank is putting partial blame for food riots and unrest in North Africa on national policies that promote biofuel use—especially pointing the finger at US use of 1/3 of its corn crop for ethanol. World Bank head Robert Zoellick is calling for biofuel policies to be relaxed during times of food […]

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