Bioenergy News for February 2012

Bioenergy News Archive

EERC to develop biofuel for US Military

The Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) will develop alternative liquid fuels, including biofuel, for US military applications under a US$906,000 contract from the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc (CCAT).

REEEP funds clean energy in rural Cambodia, Ethiopia and Tanzania

The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) is funding three projects to widen clean energy access in rural Cambodia, Ethiopia and Tanzania.

UK industry renews calls for biofuels target

The UK biofuels industry has stepped up calls for a biofuels target to 2020, amid concerns that the UK could risk losing the benefits of home-grown biofuels industry altogether.

Ameresco builds wastewater biogas facility in Philadelphia

Ameresco Inc and the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) have entered into an agreement for a wastewater biogas to energy facility in Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Project transforms waste into Bio-SNG

A project to deliver an end-to-end process for converting waste to Bio Substitute Natural Gas (Bio-SNG) using Gasplasma technology, has been initiated by National Grid, Advanced Plasma Power and Progressive Energy.

Apple builds 20 MW solar array at North Carolina data centre

Computer giant Apple is building a 20 MW solar array at its Maiden, North Carolina, data centre.

Could biofuels power the shipping industry?

Biofuels could replace conventional fossil fuels in marine transport, helping the industry to become carbon neutral as well as reducing harmful emissions, according to Ecofys.

Biofuel and food industries share potential synergies

Neste Oil Corporation and Raisioagro Ltd say the biofuel and food industries “share a number of major potential synergies” and cooperation could benefit both.

Biofuels could be competitive as aviation fuel by 2020

Some aviation biofuels could be competitive by 2020, but the take-up of biofuels by airlines is likely to be modest in the near term unless governments introduce mandates requiring their use, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

EU energy chief opposes increase in biofuels target

EU energy chief Günther Oettinger is opposing proposals to increase the EU's target of 10% biofuels by 2020 due to environmental concerns.