20150309 - Brazil to increase ethanol blend to 27 percent
Brazil has announced plans to increase the ethanol blend in gasoline from 25 percent to 27 percent, effective March 16. The increase was announced by government officials on March 4.


20150325 - Air Liquide starts up 2G biofuel plant in Germany
Air Liquide has announced the start-up of a second generation biofuel production plant in Germany through the 'bioliq' project, in partnership with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).


20150325 - MEPs retaliate against EU countries on biofuels draft law
The European Parliament has resisted pressure from member states to water down the draft law on biofuels after five-hour long negotiations on 25 March.


20150325 - EU countries dilute draft law capping food-based biofuels
The European Parliament is losing the battle on limiting the use of food-based biofuels, after it made major concessions to member states following negotiations with the Council, according to a leaked document seen by EurActiv.


20130319 - Biomass’ ‘zero’ ETS rating burns us all
We have no idea if the biomass burned actually reduces CO2 emissions, which raises questions about the energy source's zero rating in the EU's Emissions Trading System, writes Carlos Calvo Ambel.


20150310 - Electric cars could cut oil imports 40% by 2030, says study
Electric cars could cut the UK’s oil imports by 40% and reduce drivers’ fuel bills by £13bn if deployed on a large scale, according to a new study.


20150305 - Neste Oil claims world leadership in biofuels from waste, residue
Over the past few years, Neste Oil has become the world’s largest producer of renewable fuels from waste and residues. In 2014, Neste Oil produced nearly 1.3 million tons (more than 420 million gallons) of renewable fuel from waste and residues. In practical terms, this is enough to power for two years all the 650,000 diesel-powered passenger cars in Finland with renewable NEXBTL diesel manufactured from waste and residues.


20150227 - PM+: Farming lobby warns against cutting EU biofuel targets
Now is not the time to jeopardise the benefits of biofuel production, says Pekka Pesonen.


2015020 - Biofuels: Good news and false solutions
Within the next few months, the path for the future of biofuels in the EU will be set as the debate on indirect land use change (iLUC) is back on the agenda. argues Elmar Baumann.


20150219 - New hopes that tar sands could be banned from Europe
Landmark EU fuel quality directive gets a reprieve, opening the way for more-polluting tar sands oil to be taxed at a higher rate effectively pricing it out of the market


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