|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
|20 Oct 16||Turning biofuel waste into wealth in a single step
Lignin is a bulky chain of molecules found in wood and is usually discarded during biofuel production. But in a new method by EPFL chemists, the simple addition of formaldehyde could turn it into the main focus. Most biomass comes ...
|27 Sep 16||Can the aviation industry finally clean up its emissions?
When a South Africa Airways scheduled flight flew from Johannesburg to Cape Town last month, it carried nearly 300 passengers. Neither the passengers or the pilots would have noticed any difference between that flight and any other. But instead of ...