Cover crops: A cover story for business-as-usual biofuels
Cover crops seem like a low-carbon solution for meeting the demand for alternative fuels. However, alternative uses for cover crops need to be taken into account.
For Canada’s Clean Fuel Standard, not all wood is good
Although the solid fuel pool is expected to be the smallest contributor to the proposed Clean Fuels Standard’s broader target, its implementation could have a substantial effect on the climate impact of the program overall.
Germany’s RED II implementation plan supports the country’s ambitious climate goals
The German Ministry of the Environment’s proposal goes beyond the Directive’s requirements to limit certain biofuels.
On alternative fuels, the House Climate Crisis Action Plan doesn’t think big enough
The proposed low-carbon fuel standard, although well-intentioned, may double down on past mistakes
Your frying pan is an untapped well of biodiesel potential
What’s driving the growth in used cooking oil collection, and how high can it go?
Will someone please tell me if biofuels are good or bad for the environment?
Biofuels are confusing because they’re complicated, and they’re complicated mainly because of indirect effects.
Kein cap? There’s more than meets the eye with the EU’s waste fats and oils limit
Amending Germany’s ban on animal fats in its advanced fuel policy could bring considerable unintended consequences.
A seemingly innocuous cellulosic biofuel pathway
Though corn kernel fiber is nominally a “waste” product, when diverting it to make cellulosic ethanol, how it is removed can significantly influence the final climate impact.
The European Commission serves up real limits on palm biofuel
European Commission’s revised delegated act will significantly reduce, but not eliminate, the amount of palm oil used in biofuel in the EU
The low-ILUC loophole could allow business-as-usual palm oil imports for biodiesel in Europe
The EC will will soon decide on criteria for classifying high- and low-risk indirect land use change (ILUC) biofuels under the RED II. If the Commission gets it right, this provision could make a positive difference without becoming a giant loophole.
Renewable gas is a distraction for Europe
The European gas industry argues we should continue using natural gas infrastructure and vehicles because the European Union’s gas supply can be transformed to a fully renewable resource by 2050. Is this really possible?
EPA sets a first in accurately accounting for GHG emissions from waste biofuel feedstocks
In a rule released last month, EPA became the first regulatory body to accurately account for greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from displacing waste, residue, and byproduct biofuel feedstocks from pre-existing uses.