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17 Oct 17 Bioenergy among most cost effective options in Europe’s energy transition

Findings from AEBIOM, the European biomass association, confirm that bioenergy is among the most effective options to achieve Europe’s clean energy transition. AEBIOM published its 2017 Statistical Report on 17 October, shortly before the European Parliament’s ENVI Committee is set ...

18 Sep 17 'World’s first' municipal waste-to-ethanol facility starts production

Enerkem has announced that commercial production of cellulosic ethanol has started at its facility in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. According to a statement from the company, it is the first commerical scale plant in the world to produce cellulosic ethanol from ...

13 Sep 17 China set for ethanol binge as Beijing pumps up renewable fuel drive

China’s bold plan to blend renewable fuels into its gasoline supply within three years will revolutionize its fledging biofuels industry, industry players said, likely spurring billions of dollars in investment in ethanol factories.https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-biofuels-policy/china-set-for-ethanol-binge-as-beijing-pumps-up-renewable-fuel-drive-idUSKCN1BO17W

02 Aug 17 Bringing power to rural and undeveloped areas - Michela Morese visits The Global Energy Leaders Podcast

Maria Michela Morese, Executive secretary of the Global Bioenergy Partnership visited The Global Energy Leaders Podcast to discuss the birth of the G8, and three pillars of sustainable development in regards to bioenergy.You can find the podcast here

29 Jun 17 GBEP works with ECREEE to further sustainable bioenergy uptake in Western Africa

In Ghana, ECREEE collaborated with the Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) and hosted the 5th GBEP Bioenergy Week in the ECOWAS region in Accra, Ghana (5th ECOWAS/GBEP Bioenergy Week) to provide an opportunity to share knowledge and experience with the ECOWAS ...

20 Jun 17 Exxon, Synthetic Genomics make algae biofuel research breakthrough

ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics Inc. announced this week a breakthrough in joint research into advanced biofuels involving the modification of an algae strain that more than doubled its oil content without significantly inhibiting the strain’s growth. Using advanced cell engineering ...

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