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13 May 16 Biofuels Plant in Hawaii Is First to Be Certified as Sustainable

The trucks roll in and out of the plant at a business park nestled near papaya farms and a forest preserve on the Big Island here, an operation that transforms waste cooking oils, animal fats, fruit and seeds into biodiesel ...

04 May 16 Nicaragua-based firm launches bagasse biomass plant

Ingenio Montelimar, a Nicaragua-based renewable energy firm, officially launched a 38-MW biomass plant in San Rafael del Sur city, according to media reports. The facility is named ‘Green Power’. It will use bagasse as raw material. Bagasse is the fibrous ...

04 May 16 Green transport target will be scrapped post-2020, EU confirms

EU laws requiring member states to use “at least 10%” renewable energy in transport will be scrapped after 2020, the European Commission confirmed, hoping to set aside a protracted controversy surrounding the environmental damage caused by biofuels. The European Commission ...

22 Apr 16 The world needs more land use change: IEA Bioenergy workshop

The workshop, organized during the EUBCE 2016, highlights bioenergy as an opportunity to integrate new biomass production into landscapes to mitigate land use impacts and improve resource use efficiency and sustainability.http://www.eubce.com/conference/parallel-events-workshops-and-project-meetings/workshops-project-meetings/the-world-needs-more-land-use-change.html

22 Apr 16 Palm Oil Industry Fumes as Indonesia Gets Tough on Forest Fires

Palm oil firms have slammed Indonesia’s move to prohibit the use of new land to boost production, saying President Joko Widodo’s latest effort to tackle forest fires could slash jobs and cripple output in the world’s top producer of the ...

08 Apr 16 Biotech breakthrough: Sunlight can be used to produce chemicals and energy

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have discovered a natural process they describe as reverse photosynthesis. In the process, the energy in solar rays breaks down, rather than builds plant material, as is the case with photosynthesis. The sunlight is ...

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