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16 Mar 17 NASA study confirms biofuels reduce jet engine pollution

Using biofuels to help power jet engines reduces particle emissions in their exhaust by as much as 50 to 70 percent, in a new study conclusion that bodes well for airline economics and Earth's environment. The findings are the result ...

11 Jan 17 US Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office publishes biofuels report

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) announced the publication of a report, titled Biofuels and Bioproducts from Wet and Gaseous Waste Streams: Challenges and Opportunities. According to the US department, the report is the first comprehensive ...

10 Jan 17 'This is our future' – Kenya's croton tree touted as new biofuels crop

Tall, spindly and grey, croton trees grow everywhere in Kenya. Although they tend to be used for little more than firewood or shade, their nuts turn out to be an excellent source of biofuel. This overlooked plant could be the ...

30 Nov 16 EC releases RED II, proposes first-generation biofuels phase-out and new sustainability criterion for forest biomass

The European Commission has released its long-awaited revised Renewable Energy Directive (RED) and proposed the phase-out of food crop-based biofuels from 2021.  The EC also wants to simultaneously introduce a sub-mandate for advanced biofuels. It also proposes to introduce a ...

16 Nov 16 New 20-country coalition set to promote advanced fuels for the climate

At an event held at COP22, in Marrakech, a coalition of 20 countries interested in the clean energy and the bioeconomy fields announced the launch of the Biofuture Platform, a new collective effort to accelerate development and scale up deployment ...

26 Oct 16 "Every country has bio energy potential" - GBEP Executive Secretary Interview

GBEP Executive Secretary Maria Michela Morese talks with the Eurasia Diary in an exclusive interview on 7th International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development, held from 18 to 21 October in Baku (Azerbaijan).http://eurasiadiary.com/news/interview/80805-every-country-has-bio-energy-potential

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