Bioenergy Background

Bioenergy. New growth for Germany

Renewable energies are good for the climate – that’s why the German Government wants to double their use by 2010, compared with 2000: for electricity, to 12.5%, and to 4% of its primary energy. More ...

Dec 2004
Techno-economic assessment of biofuel production in the European Union

In regard to the short and middle term options, biofuels seem to have an important role in the European Union with increasing production levels during the last years. Moreover, at the end of 2003, a ...

Aug 2004
Review on biodiesel standardization world-wide

IEA Bioenergy, an international collaboration in Bioenergy, aims to accelerate the use of environmentally sound and cost-competitive bioenergy on a sustainable basis, and thereby achieve a substantial contribution to future energy demands.The main objectives of ...

May 2004
Biofuel for transport

While biofuels production costs are fairly easy to measure, the benefits are difficult to quantify. But this does not necessarily mean that the benefits are not substantial. Increasing the use of biofuels can improve energy ...

Apr 2004
Genetically modified crops - A decade of failure [1994 - 2004]

Friends of the Earth International, in collaboration with other organizations and local communities, has been a leading force against the release of GM crops. Friends of the Earth groups in countries as far flung as ...

Feb 2004
Fuel-cycle energy and emission impacts of ethanol-diesel blends in urban buses and farming tractors

Numerous studies have been conducted to evaluate the fuel-cycle energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission effects of ethanol-gasoline blends relative to those of gasoline for applications in spark- ignition engine vehicles. Those studies did not ...

Jul 2003
Cost of biodiesel production

The primary influences on the cost of manufacture of biodiesel are as follows:• Capital and operating costs of the plant, including the processing plant, services, catalyst, feedstock and product storage, and buildings.• Feedstock used in ...

May 2003
Technical statement on the use of biodiesel fuel in compression ignition engines

The Engine Manufacturers Association (EMA) is an international membership organization representing the interests of manufacturers of internal combustion engines.In 1995, EMA published a “Statement on the Use of Biodiesel Fuels for Mobile Applications.” Since that ...

Feb 2003
Biodiesel emissions

According with the U.S. National Biodiesel Board, biodiesel is the first and only alternative fuel to have a complete evaluation of emission results and potential health effects submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ...

Jan 2003
Comparison of biodiesel with different diesel fuels regarding exhaust gas emissions and health effects

Two years ago, results of a study carried out at Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden, were intensively discussed in the public. In this study the authors – belonging to the group of Olsson – claimed that ...

Jan 2003
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