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2017 June 12
Bioenergy continues as the largest renewable energy source globally
WBA publishes Global Bioenergy Statistics 2017 report.
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2017 June 06
President of World Bioenergy Association becomes a co-chairman of the International Conference "BIOMASS FOR ENERGY 2017"
International Conference "BIOMASS FOR ENERGY 2017" received support from World Bioenergy Association (WBA).
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2017 June 02
Biomass development in Japan: A key sector with rapid growth potential
WBA and REI (Renewable Energy Institute) co-organized a 4 day bioenergy mission trip to Japan
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2017 April 11
Lithuanian Bioenergy experts visit Sweden
WBA and LITBIOMA organize a 2-day mission trip for delegates from Lithuania to Sweden.
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2017 April 05
E-Learning SERIES: Large Pockets of Sustainable Biomass Revealed!
World Bioenergy Association webinar series:This webinar shows registrants that sustainable biomass is out there, and this is just the tip of the iceberg.
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2017 March 15
Misleading report on wood based bioenergy misinterprets facts
WBA disagrees with the Chatham House report – Woody Biomass for Power and Heat: Impacts on the Global Climate.
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2017 March 01
Welcome to the new and improved website!
It is more important now than ever to get the right message to the right people in a simple and efficient manner. This new website aims to do that!
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2017 February 24
WBA publishes Bioenergy Mission Report: Lithuania
World Bioenergy Association (WBA) undertook three study tours in Lithuania during the year 2016. The results of these missions are highlighted.
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2017 January 25
WBA urges for global bioenergy development
WBA urges for global bioenergy development to mitigate climate change at 5th Central European Bioenergy Conference, Graz
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2017 January 19
The role of bioenergy in Europe after COP 21 Paris: Graz Declaration
From 18th to 20th January 2017 WBA participated in the 5th Central European Biomass Conference in Graz, Austria.
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2016 December 08
WBA Press release on EU winter package 2016
On November 30, 2016, the European Commission presented the package on “Clean Energy for All Europeans”.
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2016 November 15
WBA Fossil Exit Strategy
Europe needs a fossil exit strategy to achieve the targets of Paris. The core of this strategy should be an exit path that distributes the burden of this fossil fuel replacement evenly over the present and coming generation.
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2016 November 15
REN Alliance Side Event at COP22
The REN Alliance joined forces at COP22 in Marrakech to demonstrate how renewable technologies working together can meet energy needs at island, rural, city, national and regional levels.
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2016 November 11
WBA Declaration to COP22
The World Bioenergy Association (WBA) proposes fossil exit strategy with a carbon tax as they key message to the delegates at COP22 in Marrakech.
2016 October 26
WBA welcomes new members
WBA is pleased to welcome 1 full member and 7 associated members to our association.
2016 October 20
WBA Press release: Response to EU biofuels policy
WBA responds to EU proposal to phase out conventional biofuels support post 2020
2016 September 08
Enerstena becomes official supporter of WBA
The World Bioenergy Association (WBA) is pleased to announce that Enerstena Group has become an official supporter of WBA.
2016 July 14
WBA Factsheet: Clean and efficient bioenergy cookstoves
The World Bioenergy Association (WBA) is pleased to announce the release of the factsheet ‘clean and efficient bioenergy cookstoves’- the tenth in the series of publications.
2016 June 20
WBA launches the Global Bioenergy Statistics 2016
The World Bioenergy Association (WBA) is pleased to publish the 3rd Global Bioenergy Statistics report. The report shows that bioenergy is growing at a steady pace.
2016 June 20
World Bioenergy Association elects President from Lithuania
The World Bioenergy Association (WBA) is pleased to announce that Remigijus Lapinskas has been elected as the new President of WBA.
2016 June 08
The important role of bioenergy in European cities
In the battle against climate change, cities play a decisive role. Without a targeted policy for cities to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, climate mitigation policies cannot be successful.
2016 May 18
EU Consultation on Sustainable Bioenergy
WBA position on a sustainable bioenergy policy for the period 2020 - 2030
2016 March 10
WBA urges for carbon taxes now to meet climate targets
The best strategy to strengthen the position of renewables now is the introduction and – where they already exist – the increase of carbon taxes.
2016 March 03
New WBA Factsheet: Global biomass potential towards 2035
WBA releases a new factsheet on biomass potential
2016 February 29
WBA welcomes new members
New associations and companies join: Litbioma, Svensk Torv, Meva Energy, Bioenergy Recycling AB and Simens Industrial Turbomachinery AB
2016 February 18
Solid biomass is cornerstone of future energy portfolio
WBA response to declaration ‘Large scale bioenergy must be excluded from the renewable energy definition'
2016 February 01
WBA mourns the loss of Prof. Sribas C Bhattacharya
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of our friend and colleague Prof. Sribas Bhattacharya on January 29 2016.
2015 December 14
WBA Press release: WBA signs a MoU with Sudan
The purpose of the MoU is to support the role of Higher Council in managing wastes and residues that are presently a management and environmental problem.
2015 December 10
Technology solutions are in place for 100% renewable future
International renewable energy organisations have come together at COP21 in Paris to demonstrate that reliable 100% renewable energy is not only possible, but that systems already exist today with significant potential for expansion.
2015 December 02
Carbon tax - key instrument for energy transition!
WBA Svebio paper on carbon tax
2015 November 30
WBA call to COP21
Proven technology, economical viability and social acceptance show renewables are the future!
2015 November 27
The Paris Agreement is Adopted
The Paris Agreement aiming to limit global warming to less than 2 degrees compared to pre industrial levels has been adopted unanimously at COP21 conference in Paris, France on 12th December 2015.
2015 November 16
Declaration from biofuels sector to leaders at COP21
The declaration was released during the Advanced Biofuels Conference in Stockholm during September 2015. Since then, the declaration has received more than 50 signees and support from 28 biofuel companies (As of 16.Nov.2015).
2015 June 30
WBA launches Global Bioenergy Statistics 2015
The World Bioenergy Association is pleased to launch the 2nd version of the Global Bioenergy Statistics report.
2015 June 25
New factsheet: Thermochemical gasification of biomass
The World Bioenergy Association (WBA) is pleased to announce the release of the factsheet ‘Thermochemical Gasification of Biomass’ – the eight in the series of publications.
2015 June 10
WBA Press release: WBA elects two new vice presidents
WBA elects two new vice presidents - Dr. Benard Muok (Kenya) and Dr. Tanay Sidki Uyar (Turkey)
2015 May 22
WBA Press release: Abengoa World Bioenergy Forum 2015
Biofuel industry needs far reaching and ambitious targets combined with stable framework conditions.
2015 May 05
WBA welcomes new members in April 2015
New members in April 2015
2015 April 29
Newsletter Reports
Reports
2015 March 16
Welcome! New members to WBA network
Companies and associations from Austria, Sweden and Turkey join WBA!
2015 February 15
WBA releases advanced biofuels factsheet
WBA Press release: Advanced biofuels factsheet launched
2015 January 27
Oil price drop as tool to fight fossil carbon emissions
We call upon governments to take the low price of oil as a window of opportunity to act against fossil carbon emissions!
2014 December 11
Memorandum on Energy and Climate
Parties to the UNFCCC shall agree on a switch towards 100% renewable energy in order to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions in the long term.
2014 December 10
WBA Lima Initiative: Climate and Energy 2035
A Global Renewable Energy Action Plan (GREAP) for 2035 as a guideline for business and policy towards a world no more than 2°C warmer.
2014 December 05
Kolkata Roundtable on Bioenergy Issues and Options
WBA attended the roundtable on Bioenergy Issues and Options - jointly organized by Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) and the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management (IISWBM).
2014 December 04
WBA/WWEA Press release: Press conference COP20, Lima
Towards the climate conference PARIS - mapping the way towards 100% renewable energies
2014 December 03
WBA Press release: Press conference COP 20, LIMA
Towards the climate conference PARIS - mapping the way towards 100% RES
2014 November 26
WBA Side Event at COP20
In Lima, Peru on December the 5th, during the COP20 the WBA will present a side event titled "Success in Paris: Mapping a road towards 100% renewables".
2014 October 29
Welcome! New members to WBA family
3 new company members
2014 September 19
WBA Press release: UN Climate Summit 2014, New York
WBA expects starting point for global renewables transition
2014 July 15
Welcome! New members to WBA family
Two full members and one associated member
2014 July 10
WBA Plea: For a responsible European energy and climate policy
World Bioenergy Association (WBA) congratulates the new Members of European Parliament (MEP) for their responsibility in the European level.
2014 June 24
WBA Press Release: WBA visits Pécs, the green city in Hungary
Biomass replaces coal and gas in the heating system in Hungary.
2014 June 13
REN Alliance Side Event at UNFCCC SB40 in Bonn, Germany
REN Alliance Side Event - UNFCCC SB40
2014 June 04
Commercial bioenergy venture in Africa wins the 2014 World Bioenergy Award
Congratulations to Jörgen Sandström from Sweden!
2014 June 04
REN21 Global Renewable Energy Status Report 2014 Now Available
Renewables 2014 Global Status Report
2014 June 04
NEW! - First Ever WBA Global Bioenergy Statistics 2014
Download the FIRST WBA Global Bioenergy Statistics Report
2014 May 21
Meet the World Bioenergy Award 2014 nominees!
World Bioenergy 2014 is less than two weeks away and the five final candidates for the World Bioenergy Award 2014 are chosen.
2014 May 12
WBA Press Release: EU dependency on fossil energy imports workshop
How EU can reduce dependency on fossil energy imports with bioenergy.
2014 April 18
WBA Press Release: Five Finalists for the World Bioenergy Award 2014
The five final candidates to the World Bioenergy Award 2014 are now chosen. One of them will be announced as the winner on June 3 at the opening session of World Bioenergy 2014 in Jönköping, Sweden.
2014 April 01
WBA Press Release - IPCC Working Group II Report
WBA Press Release - IPCC WG2 Report
2014 March 28
Show Guide and Programme for World Bioenergy 2014
The programme for World Bioenergy 2014 is now finalized and available on World Bioenergy website.
2014 March 11
3 Years after Fukushima 100% RE is a matter of political will - Press Release
Go 100% Press Release - Three years after Fukushima: 100% renewable energy is only a matter of political will.
2014 January 28
WBA Press Release - Report on latest EU Climate Policy
World Bioenergy Association on the proposals for the EU Commission on the new climate policy. Minus 40% CO2 emission a minimum target, 27 percent renewables in 2030 not acceptable!
2014 January 22
WBA Press Release - Report on the Central European Biomass Conference
World Bioenergy Association: Bioenergy – the pillar of the European “Energiewende” – is now a booming industry worldwide.
2013 December 19
WBA meet with 39 Embassies in Stockholm to promote the World Bioenergy Conference 2014.
WBA meet with 39 Embassies in Stockholm on the 4th of December for promotion of the World Bioenergy Conference 2014.
2013 December 13
New members to join WBA!
WBA welcomes six new members
2013 December 10
WBA sign Protocol of Cooperation with the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina
WBA sign the Protocol on Cooperation in preparation of strategic documents for the use of bioenergy in the territory of the AP Vojvodina.
2013 November 22
VIDEO - Watch WBA leaders interviewed at the COP19
Climate Change TV interviews WBA leaders at the COP19 in Warsaw
2013 November 20
WBA with REN Alliance COP19 Press Release: How to follow the IPCC mitigation scenario
REN Alliance with WBA Press Release: How to follow the IPCC mitigation scenario - intermediate targets for 2035!
2013 November 20
Watch the REN Alliance Press Briefing Online
Warsaw Climate Change Conference - November 2013
2013 November 18
COP19 WBA Press Release - Call for Governments to commit to 100% Renewable Energy Target
The Global 100% Renewable Energy Coalition today called at the UN climate summit upon national governments to commit to 100% renewable energy
2013 November 11
WBA and REN Alliance to hold official side event at COP19 in Warsaw on the 18th of November
Side event: Integrated technologies towards 100% renewables: Case studies and examples at national and regional levels
2013 October 18
WBA Press Release - IPCC Report
WBA Press release from IPCC report
2013 July 30
New members to join WBA!
WBA welcomes 2 new Members and 1 new Silver Sponsor.
2013 May 31
WBA launches new fact sheet 'Biogas – An important renewable energy source'
Biogas - An important renewable energy source - Fact Sheet
2013 May 31
WBA Press Release - Biogas - An important renewable energy source
Biogas - An important renewable energy source - Press Release
2013 May 30
New members to join WBA!
WBA welcomes six new members
2013 May 20
WBA board member named as Kenya’s First Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Water and Energy
Professor Judi Wakhungu is named as a Kenyan Government Minister
2013 April 25
WBA Press Release - New Global Alliance calls for 100 Percent Renewable Energy
WBA Press Release - Call for 100% Renewable Energy
2013 April 19
WBA at the meeting of the OSCE, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europa
WBA President Heinz Kopetz pushes for sustainable bioenergy to mitigate climate change
2013 March 27
WBA launches new fact sheet on Biofuels for Transport
The WBA's fourth fact sheet 'Biofuels for Transport' is available here. A full version of this fact sheet is available for members of the WBA.
2013 March 27
WBA Press Release - More Biofuels Needed In The Transport Sector
WBA launches the fact sheet: Biofuels for Transport - the renewable alternative - More biofuels needed in the transport sector
2013 March 26
SVEBIO Press Release - Sweden's energy supply is now 50% renewable
Sweden has reached the renewable energy target set in the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) eight years ahead of time.
2013 February 21
Sustainably managed forests can save at least ten times more CO2 than unmanaged forests
Sustainably managed forests can save at least ten times CO2 than unmanaged forests. WBA, AEBIOM, ABA appeal to policy makers to take scientific results into account when establishing harmonised EU sustainability criteria and future bioenergy policy.
2013 February 08
WBA President Heinz Kopetz in Nature magazine
The article "Renewable resources: Build a biomass energy market" was published in Nature 494, 7 February 2013.
2013 January 29
New members to join WBA!
WBA welcomes two new members
2012 December 12
Press release: REN Alliance Side Event at COP18
Towards 100 % renewable energy: Case studies and examples from regions and municipalities.
2012 December 04
Invitation to Press Conference: Carbon neutrality of sustainable biomass for energy at COP18
World Bioenergy Association will present a fact sheet on Carbon neutrality of biomass from forest.
2012 December 04
Webcast from yesterdays Press briefing "Towards 100 % Renewables - the Key Role of Communities"
Watch the REN Alliance webcast from yesterdays Press briefing at COP18.
2012 December 04
Carbon taxes can efficiently transform energy systems
Read and watch Kjell Andersson's explanations about carbon taxes
2012 December 04
WBA launches new fact sheet on Carbon neutrality of sustainable Biomass from forests
The third WBA's fact sheet "Carbon neutrality of sustainable Biomass from forests" has been launched during COP18 UN Climate Change Conference, Doha.
2012 November 27
REN Alliance Hosting Side-Event at COP 18 - Towards 100% Renewables: Case Studies and Examples from Region and Municipalities
The REN Alliance will introduce the theme of a 100% renewable energy future and case studies that demonstrate how municipalities and communities are playing a key role in attaining this vision.
2012 November 14
WBA continues to highlight bioenergy opportunities by publishing the second fact sheet on Biomass CHP
This second fact sheet concerns the application of combined heat and power (CHP) technology in connection to district or industrial heating / cooling systems.
2012 October 24
Press release: The WBA begins campaign to highlight key developments across the entire bioenergy industry
Starting today the World Bioenergy Association, WBA, will highlight opportunities in the field of modern bioenergy by publishing a short series of science-based information fact- sheets. A fact sheet on modern Small-Scale biomass heating systems and their beneficial applications is the first in line to be launched.
2012 October 12
New members to join WBA!
WBA welcomes five new members
2012 July 06
IRENA releases report on cost of biomass for power
Renewable power generation technologies are becoming increasingly competitive.
2012 June 14
WBA board member moves from biopower to electric cars
World Bioenergy Association’s board member and entrepreneur Kai Johan Jiang wants to make the Swedish car manufacturer a leading producer of electric cars powered by green electricity.
2012 June 11
Renewables mainstream role confirmed in 3 new reports
IRENA, UNEP and REN21 have published three separate reports.
2012 May 31
Presidential election in WBA
Dr Heinz Kopetz has been elected as the new president of the World Bioenergy Association, WBA.
2012 May 30
The World Bioenergy Award to North America and Africa
The winner of the World Bioenergy Award 2012 was announced on 29 May in Jönköping Sweden: Mr. Harry Stokes, USA.
2012 May 23
World Bioenergy Award 2012 - forerunners of the global bioenergy industry
The six final candidates to the World Bioenergy Award 2012 are chosen. One of them will be announced as the winner on May 29 at the opening session of World Bioenergy 2012 in Jönköping, Sweden.
2012 May 22
New issue of World Bioenergy Magazine out now!
WBA proudly presents a #4 of the World Bioenergy Magazine.
2012 May 11
New members to join WBA!
WBA welcomes six new members
2012 May 03
Last day of World Bioenergy dedicated to sustainable bioenergy trade
World Bioenergy 2012 launches Sustainable Bioenergy Day, dedicating 31 May to the development of a sustainable bioenergy market.
2012 April 23
Advertise in Bioenergy No 4
A great opportunity to advertise your bioenergy business!
2012 April 19
Six final candidates for the World Bioenergy Award 2012
The six final candidates to the World Bioenergy Award 2012 are now chosen.
2012 April 16
Four new members to join WBA
WBA welcomes 4 new members.
2012 March 13
The World Bioenergy Award 2012
All nominations must be submitted before the 15th of March.
2012 February 07
WBA at the Climate change studio at COP17
Listen to Andrew Lang, Jennipher Handoondo and Heinz Kopetz from WBA.
2012 January 20
Global Verification Scheme for Sustainable Biomass for Energy
A new document developed by the World Bioenergy Association is now available on our website.
2011 December 19
The World Bioenergy Award
A collaboration between World Bioenergy 2012 and the World Bioenergy Association.
2011 December 07
WBA initiative sent to the President of the COP17, H. E. Ms. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane
Concern: Proposal for a ‘Durban Initiative – Concerned countries moving forward to 2 t CO2/capita by 2040’.
2011 December 06
Let’s get serious-about the possibilities to reach the 2°C target
Let’s get serious - about the possibilities to reach the 2°C target
2011 November 23
New ILO study says greener economies will require development of new green job skills
Greener economies will require development of new green job skills
2011 October 24
REN Alliance Releases Position Paper on Green Climate Fund
Green Climate Fund focus should be on renewable energy investment
2011 October 14
Download presentations from the WBA Workshop Global Bioenergy Outlook
The purpose of this half-day event was to show benefits of efficient use of biomass all over the World.
2011 July 14
The "Bio-trade Equity Fund"-Reducing risks of investing in biomass supply
The presentations from the workshop in Brussels on 29 June are now available for download.
2011 May 10
Renewable energy can meet the world energy demand
According to the The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's new report
2011 April 15
Carbon tax in EU countries opens for renewable energy
Carbon tax in all EU countries. This could be the result of the proposal to revise the EU Energy Tax Directive, presented yesterday by the European Commission.
2011 April 12
WBA President Kent Nyström at The Next Generation Power & Renewables Summit Europe 2011
WBA President Kent Nyström is attending as one of the workshop leaders. Read his message.
2011 April 12
MHG System wins the Finnish Green ICT competition
MHG's idea; Development of Global Sustainable Monitoring System for Feedstock Supply Chain Management.
2011 April 11
The World Bioenergy community sends our thoughts and sympathy out to the Japanese people
We send our thoughts and sympathy out to the Japanese people as they begin to come to terms with the terrible aftermath of the recent earthquake and ensuing tsunami.
2011 February 07
The Renewable Energy Finance Forum–Latin America & Caribbean
REFF-LAC will address the rapidly changing state of renewable energy finance, and insights about the path ahead.
2010 December 09
WBA proposal to the president of the COP H. E. Ms. Patricia Espinosa
WBA have composed a proposal for a CANCUN initiative
2010 December 06
PRESSRELEASE - WBA's message to COP16
Certification Criteria for Sustainable Biomass for Energy Necessary to Create a Global Market
2010 December 01
WBA will present Certification Criteria for Sustainable Biomass for Energy
World Bioenergy Association will present certification criteria for sustainable biomass for energy on Monday 6 December at a press conference at the World Climate Summit in Cancún.
2010 November 30
New reports from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
New reports from Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
2010 November 26
Bioenergy in Zambia
Report from WBA mission to Zambia, June 2010
2010 November 18
Biomass from sustainable forest: a carbon neutral source of renewable
Biomass from sustainable forest: a carbon neutral source of renewable
2010 November 12
The age of cheap oil is over
Renewables are entering the mainstream, but long-term support is needed
2010 November 10
Presentations from the WBA Side Event at DIREC, Oct 28 2010, India
The recently held Delhi International Renewable Energy Conference (DIREC), October 27-29, gathered ministers and Government representatives from 71 countries.
2010 May 27
Prizewinning researcher saves natural forests with bioenergy
Prize-winning researcher saves natural forests with bioenery. The first Bioenergy Award Winner - Laércio Couto
2009 December 17
COP15: REN Alliance calls for Global Investment Fund for Renewable Energy
The International Renewable Energy Alliance (REN Alliance) calls for renewables to be at the forefront of the post-2012 climate action regime.
2009 December 03
Global Potential for Bioenergy Sufficient to meet Global Energy Demand
A position paper by World Bioenergy Association (WBA) based on a report by the Department of Energy and Technology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) shows that the global potential to produce biomass for energy in a sustainable way is sufficient to meet global energy demand.
2009 November 30
Lower prices force GE to close down solar panel plant
General Electric plans to shutter a solar panel manufacturing facility in Delaware due to falling prices in the solar industry, according to the company.
2009 November 30
Indian refiner scoops up Brazilian ethanol company
India’s largest sugar refiner has purchased a Brazilian sugar cane and ethanol supplier, marking the Indian giant’s first acquisition in the Latin American country.
2009 November 30
KLM passengers fly on biofuel-powered flight
Dutch airline KLM has become the first airline to carry passengers on a test flight powered by renewable jet fuel.
2009 November 30
EU signs on to IRENA
The European Union (EU) has agreed to abide by the statutes of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
2009 November 30
Cars could soon be running on a biofuel produced from a common legume tree
A team of experts at the University of Queensland (UQ) has been studying 20,000 Pongamia pinnata (Indian beech) trees lining Brisbane's streets as a green and cost-effective alternative to dwindling fossil fuels.
2009 November 17
New report focuses on clean-tech job trends
A leading clean energy research and information service has launched an annual report on employment opportunities in the clean-tech sector.
2009 November 17
Alfa Laval wins order for ethanol plant in Vietnam
Vietnam’s PetroVietnam Group has chosen Alfa Laval to supply equipment and engineering solutions for an ethanol plant the company plans to build in the north of the country.
2009 November 13
Investment to promote bioenergy in Northern British Columbia
A Canadian bioenergy support network announced plans to fund a project to help Northern British Columbia become a bioenergy industry leader.
2009 November 12
Millions to help fund expansion of Universal Bioenergy, Inc.
US-based biofuel producer Universal Bioenergy Inc has secured a multi-million dollar investment to help fund future growth and expansion.
2009 November 11
Brazilian frustration continues over US ethanol tariff
Brazil remains frustrated that the US has yet to remove tariffs on ethanol imported from the South American country, as climate experts continue to debate the environmental benefits of biofuels based on corn versus sugar cane.
2009 November 09
Project aims to develop Finland-specific emissions reduction solutions
Finnish fuel producers Neste Oil and St1 are joining forces as part of a project designed to lower energy consumption and emissions on Finnish roads.
2009 November 06
EU and India agrees on the two degree target
This target means that the global temperature must not be allowed to rise by more than two degrees compared with pre-industrial levels.
2009 November 02
Grants to spur development of cellulosic biofuel production
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded more than $20 million to five companies developing ways to improve the production of cellulosic biofuels.
2009 November 02
Big oil’s money gives biofuels industry a boost
The biofuels industry is getting a boost from an unlikely set of investors – the traditional oil companies whose products biofuels are meant to replace.
2009 October 28
UN report finds biofuels can both help and harm the climate
In some cases, switching from gasoline to bioethanol can cut CO2 emissions by 60 percent
2009 October 23
Bioenergy as part of a sustainable energy future
Building a mix of sustainable energy sources demands cooperation and coordination among a number of renewable energy technologies and techniques.
2009 October 19
Brazil to boost production as biofuel mandates proliferate abroad
Brazil plans to invest nearly $3 billion over the next five years to boost the country’s biofuel production capacit
2009 October 01
Biofuel use to double 2015
Global biofuel use is expected to increase twofold by 2015 and Brazil will remain the world's top exporter of biofuel, according to a report released Wednesday by Hart Energy Consulting.
2009 October 01
WWF highlights innovations that combats climate change
Bioenergy important when WWF highlights innovations that combats climate change.
2009 September 29
Chemrec Awarded One of Europe’s Largest Government Grants for Next-Generation Biofuels Plant
Investment grant for industrial demo of the Chemrec technology for production of the renewable motor fuels BioDME and Biomethanol.
2009 September 28
Anglesey Aluminium shifts to biomass
One of the UK's largest single electricity users shifts to become a biomass-fired power station – has applied to the government for permission to build a 300MW biomass-fired power station
2009 September 22
IEA Bioenergy Review: Bioenergy a third of global primary energy supply in 2050
Bioenergy could sustainably contribute between a quarter and a third of global primary energy supply in 2050.
2009 September 22
Thermochemical Pioneer, wins prestigious Award
Tony Bridgwater, Professor of Chemical Engineering at Aston University in Birmingham, UK has been awarded the Don Klass Award for Excellence in Thermochemical Conversion Science.
2009 September 22
Green light for wood pellet mill near Mount Gambier, Australia
A $25 million wood pellet mill in Portland, Australia has been given the green light.
2009 September 17
IRENA + REN-Alliance: Landmark for renewables
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the International Renewable Energy Alliance (REN-Alliance) have agreed to work together in order to speed up the utilisation of renewable energy sources worldwide.
2009 September 04
Svebio: Bioenergy bigger than nuclear and hydro in Sweden
This increase of Bioenergy is one reason Sweden has been able to reduce it's green house gas emission with 9% since 1990.
2009 August 28
Global Sustainable Bioenergy Project Launched
A group of scientists from around the world recently launched a project which will attempt to resolve many of the issues related to the sustainable production of energy from biomass.
2009 August 28
IRENA Interim DG to hold key-note address at WB-CVF 2009
What role will IRENA have in pushing renewables forward on a global level?
2009 August 26
ExxonMobil announces leap into algae-based biofuels research
Oil company ExxonMobil has announced plans to invest $600 million in efforts to develop liquid transport fuel from algae.
2009 August 24
Greenland explores shark-based biofuels
Researchers in Greenland are looking into whether or not one of the world’s largest species of sharks could be a source of biofuel for the native Inuit population.
2009 August 17
France’s AREVA signs India biomass power deal
French energy firm AREVA has announced plans to team up with Astonfield Renewable Resources Limited to develop biomass power plants across India.
2009 August 14
US scholars reach consensus on benefits of biofuels
Eleven scholars from several respected US universities have concluded that biofuels can be produced in large quantities, but only if they come from feedstocks with low emissions of greenhouse gases throughout their life cycles.
2009 August 12
IRENA excludes nuclear power, to support renewables only
Nuclear power is not on IRENA:s agenda and oilproducers will have to look into renewable energy options because the oil will run out, Interim Director-General of IRENA, Ms. Hélène Pelosse says in an interview with Reuters.
2009 August 10
Global biofuels market to approach quarter of a trillion dollar in a decade: report
The global biofuels market will likely surpass a quarter of a trillion dollars in just over ten years, according to a recent report.
2009 August 07
G8 nations agree to climate change targets
The world’s leading industrial nations took important steps toward reducing carbon emissions at the recent Group of Eight (G8) meeting in Italy, but most of the hard work involved in making concrete progress still lies ahead.
2009 August 04
Canadian forestry industry employs genomics to track bioenergy feedstock growth
A Canadian-led research effort will apply develop genetic engineering tools to help more accurately predict when bioenergy feedstock will available.
2009 August 03
EU approves BP-DuPont biofuels venture
The European Union has given the green light to a joint venture between the DuPont chemical company and energy company BP to develop a new generation of biofuels.
2009 July 28
European Commission publishes template for National Renewable Energy Action Plans
The template regulates in detail how the member states have to set up their Renewable Energy Actions Plans until June 2010.
2009 July 28
National laboratory sketches America’s 10 biggest energy challenges
The latest edition of the magazine put out by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee outlines what the editors see as the ten biggest energy challenges facing the United States.
2009 July 27
Pentagon looks to algae for cheap military-grade biofuels
The US military is funding a number of research projects in hopes of developing algae-derived biofuels to help lower the costs of operating its massive fleet of planes and other vehicles.
2009 July 22
US pellet producers ramp up to meet European demand
With more European utilities choosing wood pellets to fuel power plants, the southeastern United States is increasingly becoming a major pellet exporter.
2009 July 13
New Zealand Greens want biofuel sustainability criteria
New Zealand’s Green Party wants to reintroduce biofuel sustainability criteria in order to keep promotional grants away from companies that cut down rain forests in order to produce biofuels.
2009 July 13
World Bank supports coal plant modernization in India
India has been approved for a $180 million loan from the World Bank to help it modernize the country’s coal-fired power plants.
2009 July 10
Dow Chemical announces project to harvest ethanol from algae
Dow Chemical is joining forces with a small start-up company to build thousands of bioreactors that will use algae to convert carbon dioxide into ethanol.
2009 July 06
Ms. Hélène Pelosse (France) elected as Interim Director-General of IRENA
Ms. Hélène Pelosse from France becomes Interim Director-General and Abu-Dahbi the interim HQ of IRENA
2009 July 02
Europes potential for creating an eco-efficient economy
A newly-produced report ‘A European Eco-efficient Economy’ focuses on Europe’s potential for creating an eco-efficient economy, one of the areas that will be given priority during the Swedish EU Presidency.
2009 June 29
Wood pellet manufacturing set to take off in Australia
An Australian company which recently opened its first wood pellet factory is looking to help from a German equipment maker in its quest to become the world’s largest pellet manufacturer.
2009 June 29
Report from CANBIOs "Making Bioenergy Projects Work" Event
Biomass projects, big and small, face the same major issue – minimizing cost of biomass supply.
2009 June 26
China launches it's first bioenergy research hub
China has opened its first bioenergy research centre, signaling a concrete step forward in the government’s efforts to develop new sources of energy.
2009 June 24
"Residues-to-Revenues" Conferences Draw Huge Australasian Interest
June 2009 marked a big shift from talking and planning to action and production on the wood-pellet scen in Australasia
2009 June 24
More to biomass than just fuel: ex-EU agriculture official
“No one should think that we can just switch from an oil-based to a biomass-based economy right now”
2009 June 17
Presentations from WBA Bioenergy Forum, June 12 2009, Beijing, China
The recently held WBA Bioenergy Forum was a great success attracting many representatives.
2009 June 16
Industrial-scale bioenergy from algae ‘a reasonable possibility’
Algae may someday be a source of bioenergy on an industrial scale, but it remains difficult to say exactly when that may happen, according to the head of the newly launched European Algae Biomass Association (EABA).
2009 June 16
WBA joins the International Renewable Energy Alliance (REN Alliance)
The World Bioenergy Association (WBA) has now joined the International Renewable Energy Alliance (REN Alliance)
2009 June 16
Oil producers argue for delay in new US biofuel rules
The US oil industry is urging the government to postpone new rules designed to promote biofuel use in the United States, arguing that too much work remains to be done.
2009 June 16
German parliament preserves biofuel blending targets
The upper house of the German parliament has upheld biofuel blending targets and rejected a proposed tax-hike on biofuels.
2009 June 15
Ash recycling at Elmia Wood slash conference
At a slash conference in Jönköping, Sweden, kicking off Elmia Wood 2009, 139 delegates from 29 countries gathered to learn more on effective handling and utilisation of slash.
2009 June 10
Wood rewrites power plants’ emissions equations
A number of power companies in Europe and the United States are switching to wood to fire plants traditionally fueled by coal.
2009 June 10
Company to breed cold-resistant jatropha
A US-based company has identified what it says are several strains of cold tolerant jatropha capable of thriving in the United States.
2009 June 09
Bioelectricty more water-efficient than biofuels
Generating electricity from biomass uses nearly half the water needed to produce biofuels, according to a new study
2009 June 05
Bioenergy key to Canadian forestry industry's revival
Forestry company executives in Canada are hoping bioenergy can help the industry survive a current global slump.
2009 June 05
Colombian ethanol output to double in 2009: minister says
Colombia’s agriculture minister forecast his country’s ethanol output would more than double by the end of the year
2009 June 02
Biofuels soon a reality for commercial jets
Biomass-based jet fuel may start replacing petroleum fuels on commercial airliners within a year, according to Boeing executive.
2009 May 28
G8, EU and G5 shows renewable insight
The parties believe that a comprehensive strategy to respond to the climate change challenge must necessarily envisage a portfolio of different renewable energy sources through policy and regulatory improvments to boost investments in bioenergy.
2009 May 25
Bioelectricity more efficient than biofuels
With biofuels producers facing a finite amount of land which can be converted for production, researchers have begun to examine ways to maximize biomass’s “miles per acre”.
2009 May 25
‘Green jobs’ buoy UK employment market
The number of job openings in the UK’s environmental sector continues to grow, despite the economic downturn which has dampened prospects in so many other sectors.
2009 May 25
US confirms ‘indirect land use’ key to emissions estimates
New calculations from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) demonstrate how the inclusion of “indirect land use” can affect estimates of greenhouse gas emissions.
2009 May 13
Renewables Global Status Report: Energy Transformation Continues Despite Economic Slowdown
Ethanol and biodiesel production both increased by 34 percent to 67 and 12 billion litres respectively. More renewable energy than conventional power capacity was added in both the European Union and United States for the first time ever.
2009 May 05
WBA forms working groups on standardisation and sustainability
During it´s March meeting important progress was made by the WBA interim board giving shape to WBA’s ambitious action plan for the year ahead.
2009 April 28
More than 120 scientific articles shows greenhouse gases increase
More than two years have passed since the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its landmark fourth assessment (AR4) on the possible causes and effects of global climate change.
2009 April 24
Pellets Roadmap for Europe
AEBIOM, the European Biomass Association has recently published a brochure "Pellets Roadmap for Europe".
2009 April 21
G8 points towards bioenergy to increase food production
In its final declaration from the recently held Agriculture Ministers meeting in Csion di Valmarino, Italy, the G8 acknowledged the need for development of agriculture in order to meet increasing demand for food.
2009 April 17
Australian oppurtunities
Do you know how to chip burned hard wood for bioenergy?
2009 April 16
CanBio Report: Addressing barriers for Bioenergy
Regulatory hurdles have restricted the deployment of bioenergy technologies in Canada, for decades.
2009 April 09
FAO and Pisces report on Small-Scale Bioenergy Initiatives
FAO and Pisces report contains descriptions and preliminary lessons on livelihood impacts from case studies in Asia, Latin America and Africa
2009 April 08
10.000.000 tonnes of pellets
The Wood Pellets Association of Canada (WPAC) estimates that the global pellet production 2007 was ten million tonnes.
2009 April 01
Sustainable Vehicle Fuels - Do they exist?
Bilsweden (the Swedish organisation for car-makers and importers) has funded a report raising the question if there are any sustainable vehicle fuels.
2009 March 04
Biofuel is good for Africa’s farmers
Increased demand for biofuels is a positive development for Africa’s farmers. Farmers have been getting paid less and less for their products, but now prices for farm products are on the rise, and farmers’ incomes are rising with them.
2009 March 03
Meeting the challenge of global carbon management
“The world’s forest, grassland and agricultural ecosystems not only help to fulfill human society’s needs for food, energy and materials but also harbour a wealth of biodiversity of intrinsic and utilitarian value,” according to Jan-Erik Petersen of the European Environment Agency.
2009 March 03
Digging for green gold in Ghana
Ghana has a very favourable climate for growing plants for renewable fuels.
2009 March 03
Certification is the key for sustainability
Creating a workable, internationally applicable system for sustainability certification is vital to promoting public acceptance and a functioning market for biofuels.
2009 March 03
Dryer for pelletproduction
The Atlas-Stord Rotadisc(r) drier is an alternative to the direct fired drum drier.
2009 March 03
Soot cleaning system
AEROVIT is a system for removal of soot and deposits from boilers, using compressed air to create computerized shock waves of immense power.