EU Lawmakers Stop Controversial Biofuels from Fueling Planes

Credit to Author: Transport & Environment (T&E)| Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2022 21:50:35 +0000

electric airplanes aircraft zero emission United AirlinesIn a narrow vote, the European Parliament paved the way for the uptake of green fuels in planes. The European Parliament has barred the use of controversial biofuel feedstocks, including intermediate crops and palm oil by-products (PFADs), from Europe’s aviation green fuel mandate (ReFuelEU). Green group Transport & Environment (T&E) calls upon the three main […]

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Benefits Of Biofuels Are A Dangerous Illusion

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Tue, 05 Jul 2022 14:32:33 +0000

Guardian columnist George Monbiot had a few things to say about biofuels recently, none of them complimentary. His latest opinion piece starts this way: “Modern biofuels are touted as a boon for the climate. But, used on a large scale, they are no more sustainable than whale oil.” Has he got your attention yet? Here’s […]

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Peptoids Add Spice To New Biofuel Formula For Aircraft & More

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Thu, 02 Jun 2022 16:05:29 +0000

lignin biofuel waste reduction green chemistry PNNLAs much as we love electric airplanes over here at CleanTechnica, zero emission flight at any significant scale is still years away. That’s why aviation stakeholders are so keen on biofuel. Cost and supply chain issues block the way, but a team of US researchers in the Pacific Northwest has just come up with a […]

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Brazilian Community Leaders Call on EU to Stop Promoting “Ecocide”

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 17 May 2022 23:10:31 +0000

Industrial soybean farming is causing destruction and conflict in Brazil, in part driven by EU biofuel policies. Community leaders from Brazil are asking EU to stop this ecocide. Joint press release from T&E and Rainforest Foundation Norway Community leaders from Brazil are in Brussels this week to urge the EU to correct its disastrous green […]

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Food Crisis: Europe Burns Equivalent of 15 Million Loaves of Bread Every Day in Cars

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2022 13:45:21 +0000

Originally published on Transport & Environment. Europe turns 10,000 tonnes of wheat — the equivalent of 15 million loaves of bread [1] — every day into ethanol for use in cars, a new study shows. Transport & Environment, who carried out the study, calls for a halt to the burning of wheat and other food crops […]

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