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  • Certification system for sustainable biomass production

    The first results of the pilot project started in 2008 and backed by the Federal Ministry for Agriculture were presented at the sustainable certification event in Berlin in February. 'We are already importing some biomass for biofuels. In future use of biomass for energy production should only be encouraged if it has been produced in an environmentally friendly way,' said secretary of state Gert ...


  • EU sustainability criteria do not address agrofuel target problems

    With the publication of its draft Renewable Energy Directive last week, the European Commission confirmed that it plans to plough ahead with a 10 per cent target for the use of agrofuels (also referred to as biofuels) in transport by 2020. The controversy surrounding this measure intensified in the past fortnight when the EU Joint Research Centre and the UK Parliament Environmental Audit ...


  • SCS is First U.S. Certification Body Recognized under the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) System

     Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) is the first certification body in the United States to be accredited by the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) biofuel certification system. SCS has been approved ...


    By SCS Global Services

  • How to adapt to the new market regulation for biomass towards 2020

    Keys to the new European strategy and challenges for the sector over the coming years. The 10th International Bioenergy Congress (10ºCIB) organised by AVEBIOM, on 22nd of September in Valladolid within the framework of ...


    By SMA Solar

  • SCS Global Services Issues First Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) Certification in Northern Hemisphere to Global Clean Energy Holdings

     SCS Global Services (SCS) announced that it has issued Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) certification to Global Clean Energy Holdings (GCEH), a California-based producer of non-food based biofuels, biomass and renewable chemical feedstocks. They are the first North American company to achieve RSB ...


    By SCS Global Services

  • New sustainable `bio-derived` jet fuel industry is achievable

    The report, Flight Path to Sustainable Aviation, predicts that over the next 20 years a new, sustainable, Australia-New Zealand aviation fuels industry could cut greenhouse gas emissions by 17 per cent, generate more than 12,000 jobs and reduce Australia’s reliance on aviation fuel imports by $2 billion per annum. "This study highlights promising options for the aviation industry," said the ...

  • 3rd AEBIOM European Bioenergy Conference 2012 provides knowledge and business opportunities

    Meet the EU decision makers and leading bioenergy companies in the high level AEBIOM Bioenergy Conference 2012 organized in Brussels! Focus 2012: EU legislation, sustainable feedstock supply and market opportunities. The 3rdAEBIOM European Bioenergy Conference 2012 is organized on 25-26-27 June 2012, at the Renaissance Brussels Hotel, in the city centre of the European capital – ...

  • SGS Verifies the 1 Billionth CER issued by the UNFCCC

    The UNFCCC announced on Friday 7th September that it will issue the 1 Billionth Certified Emission Reduction under the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). The CER will be issued to a project at a manufacturing plant in India that has switched its fuel source from coal and oil to locally gathered biomass. As the Designated Operational Entity (DOE) responsible for the ...


    By SGS

  • Renewable Heat Incentive: Amendement regulations 2015

    Today, I am pleased to announce the laying of the Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme and Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2015. These amendments will introduce improvements that are essential to the smooth-running of both Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) schemes. Further detail on the changes brought about by these regulations is provided below. ...

  • Abengoa recognized for third time by the Ethibel Sustainability Index Excellence Europe

    Managed by Forum Ethibel, this index recognizes the leading European companies in the areas of environment, human rights, community impact, business behavior, human resources and corporate governance. Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, has been included for the ...


    By Abengoa

  • Webinar Announcement: The Transatlantic Trade in Wood for Energy

    We need to expand our understanding of sustainability concepts beyond simple growth-to-drain calculations: this is one of the key findings on sustainability standards and greenhouse gas emissions in the transatlantic wood pellet trade set to be announced in an upcoming webinar. Europe’s demand for imported wood pellets is increasing and expected to ...


    By PEFC International

  • IEA technology roadmap biofuels for transport

    A new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA)<http://www.iea.org/> says that the widespread deployment of biofuels can play an important role in reducing CO2 emissions in the transport sector and enhancing energy security, when produced sustainably. With the transportation sector growing considerably, and demand for transport fuels rising globally, the IEA ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • Biofuels can provide up to 27% of world transportation fuel by 2050

    A new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) says that the widespread deployment of biofuels can play an important role in reducing CO2 emissions in the transport sector and enhancing energy security, when produced sustainably. With the transportation sector growing considerably, and demand for transport fuels rising globally, the IEA ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • More households can benefit from renewable heating

    Changes to the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) mean that from Spring 2015 Registered Social Landlords will no longer be required to have a Green Deal Assessment in order to apply for the innovative RHI scheme. If social landlords already have Energy Performance Certificates for their properties, and these are less than two years old, they will be able to apply to the scheme ...

  • Airlines Can Use a 50 Percent Blend of Hydro Processed Biofuel in Planes

    Biobased jet fuel is poised for takeoff in the commercial market as the ASTM International Committee on Petroleum Products and Lubricants has approved the addition of an annex to the biojet fuel specification D7566. Titled "Standard Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuel Containing Synthesized Hydrocarbons," the annex will set fuel properties for hydroprocessed esters and fatty acids fuel ...


  • World`s first Renewable Heat Incentive launched to reduce emissions (Press Notice)

    £860m government scheme expected to increase green capital investment by £4.5 billion up to 2020, stimulating a new market in renewable heat; Incentive to increase number of industrial, commercial and public sector installations by seven times to 2020 A full system of RHI payments will be available to households from October ...

  • The global eco-technology, energy performance and sustainable development show

    Optimization of resources, fighting against climate change and preserving health; more than ever before, Pollutec Horizons is playing its role as a catalyst for major trends in the environment and sustainable development. From 29th November to 2nd December 2011, at Paris Nord Villepinte, the show will be presenting a unique range of innovative solutions, creating numerous opportunities for ...

  • Energy department recognizes nation’s top green power programs

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today recognized four leading organizations for expanding the market for electricity produced from renewable energy sources during the 11th annual Green Power Leadership Awards in San Francisco, Calif. These organizations’ innovative “green power” programs provide consumers with the opportunity to purchase clean energy from ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • ASTM Aviation Fuel Standard Now Specifies Bioderived Components

    Renewable fuels can now be blended with conventional commercial and military jet (or gas turbine) fuel through requirements in the newly issued edition of ASTM D7566-11, Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuel Containing Synthesized Hydrocarbons. The revised standard was approved July 1, 2011. Through the new provisions included in ...


    By ASTM International

  • European Renewables Support Mechanisms Strategy

    Instrumental in this shift in energy policy are support mechanisms, in terms of subsidies and grants, as well as fiscal and other alternatives that may be used either to transform the energy playing field to favor renewables development, or at the very least to kick-start them until such time as they are viable in purely market terms. This report focuses on the range of mechanisms adopted by ...


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