Bioenergy News for January 2013

Bioenergy News Archive

US government grants $10 million to algae fuel research

The US government has granted $10 million to unlock the potential of biofuels made from algae, in an effort to diversify the fuels used in transport.

UK: Green Deal goes live

The UK Government’s pay-as-you-save scheme, the Green Deal, has gone live, offering domestic households access to energy saving home improvements without any upfront costs for the first time.

Obama opens door for renewable energy push in US Obama opens door for renewable energy push in US

In his inaugural speech for his second term in office, U.S. President Barack Obama has upped the ante, promising to show global leadership on climate change and support the development of clean energy...

Half of new US power capacity in 2012 renewable – FERC

Almost half of all new generating capacity installed in the United States during 2012 was renewable, a new report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has said.

China to join International Renewable Energy Agency

China has announced it will join the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), a milestone in international efforts to double the share of renewable energy worldwide by 2030.

IEA-RETD launches new policy action plan IEA-RETD launches new policy action plan

A new publication from Elsevier, developed by the IEA Implementing Agreement for Renewable Energy Technology Deployment (IEA-RETD), explores six policy categories that are "essential" for the acceleration of renewable energy deployment.

DP CleanTech to build US$34.1 million straw-fired plant in Poland

Danish biomass firm DP CleanTech has agreed a deal with Polish Energy Partners (PEP) to build a 30MW straw-fired power plant in Winsko, south west Poland.

European nations pledge cash to bioenergy research

Eight European nations have committed a total of €47 million over the next three years to develop innovative bioenergy projects throughout Europe, and stimulate up to €100 million in further private investment in the technology.

Wind and bioenergy industries celebrate as US renewable energy tax credits saved

The renewable energy industry’s new year has kicked off to a good start after the United States’ Congress extended the wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) by one year as part of a package of measures to avert a “fiscal cliff” in the US budget.