Bioenergy News for June 2009

Bioenergy News Archive

Tanaka: renewables have a "key role to play"

Speaking at the Renewable Energy Finance Forum in New York City, International Energy Agency (IEA) Executive Director Nobuo Tanaka, said that renewable energy sources have a "key role to play with respect to both energy security and climate change".

New report: "5 million US jobs possible in clean tech by 2020"

In a presentation before US policymakers and analysts, leading clean energy CEOs, venture capitalists and academics unveiled the “Gigaton Throwdown,” an assessment of the US’ clean energy potential.

Grassohol – biofuel from grass

A ‘Grassohol’ research project is underway in Wales to develop commercially and economically viable processes to make ethanol biofuel from perennial ryegrass – the most commonly sown grass in the UK which is normally used for grazing or silage.

Economic crisis hits EU and US clean energy, but investment still up

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) says US$155 billion was invested in 2008 in clean energy companies and projects worldwide - not including large hydro – an increase over 2007, but growth is slowing with the economic crisis.

Blair supports UAE IRENA bid

The United Arab Emirates (UAE)'s bid to host the headquarters of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is a major boost for the developing world in the global quest for a sustainable future, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said.

English agricultural society educates farmers on anaerobic digestion

The Royal Agricultural Society of England (RASE) says anaerobic digestion is “one of the key renewable energy options open to UK farmers” and that anaerobic digestion is set for “big growth in rural Britain.”

Energy Frontier Research Center established at NREL

The US Department of Energy’s (DoE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will be the home of the new Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC), which will pursue research on material discovery for energy.