New $570m plan for energy efficient homes in Mongolia

A third of the population live in urban ger areas, or settlements of low and middle income households, which suffer from poor sanitation and inadequate solid waste management

BP and Bunge bond over bioenergy in Brazil

The joint venture aims to become a highly efficient producer of sugarcane ethanol and generate renewable electricity

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Biomass ‘now provides 11% of UK’s electricity’

The Renewable Energy Association says this is equivalent to four Sizewell B Nuclear power stations

New fuel labels to provide biofuel content to drivers

The labels will appear on the pumps at every forecourt and on the filler caps of all new vehicles by September 2019

EU Parliament approves energy efficiency, renewable targets

The new rules are expected to help households and businesses reduce their energy bills while cutting carbon emissions

Bioethanol producer Vivergo Fuels to close for good

The company cites the government’s delay in implementing the E10 fuel – which contains more bioethanol than traditional petrol – as one of the reasons

Canada chips in $1.89m for greener pulp mill

Domtar aims to transform woody biomass into value-added bio-products, such as biofuels

US bioenergy sector gets $78m boost

Organisations are being invited to bid for a share of the funding

EU approves Italy’s €4.7bn public support for biofuels

Italy’s plans to provide €4.7 billion (£4.2bn) of public support for advanced biomethane and biofuels have been approved by the European Commission. The scheme, which will run until 2022, supports the production and distribution of second and third-generation biofuels for use in transport. Under the project, producers of advanced biomethane and biofuels receive a premium […]

US-Israel fund invests $4.8m in clean energy

A programme funded by the US and Israeli Governments has announced $4.8 million (£3.6m) for five new clean energy projects. The Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Energy programme is a joint partnership between the US Department of Energy, the Israel Ministry of Energy and the Israeli Innovation Authority. The funding will support projects in […]