RegGuheert wrote:EU Scraps Biofuel Targets:EU laws requiring member states to use “at least 10%” renewable energy in transport will be scrapped after 2020, the European Commission confirmed, hoping to set aside a protracted controversy surrounding the environmental damage caused by biofuels.
Glad to see a pushback against food/feed-crop biofuels. On a more sustainable note, via GCC:
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2016/05 ... oeibr.htmlDOE to award up to $90M for integrated biorefinery projects
The US Department of Energy (DOE) will award up to $90 million in project funding focused on designing, constructing and operating integrated biorefinery facilities. (DE-FOA-0001232) . . . .
The FOA will include three topic areas:
Pilot scale production of biofuels from high impact cellulosic, algal, or biogas feedstocks. Minimum feedstock throughput must be 1 dry metric ton (DMT) per day or equivalent throughput of algal biomass or biogas. Bioproducts and biopower are only allowed as co-products from the facility.
Demonstration scale production of Biofuels from high impact cellulosic, algal, or biogas feedstocks. Minimum feedstock throughput must be 50 DMT per day or equivalent of algal biomass or biogas. Bioproducts and biopower are only allowed as co-products from the facility.
Production of either biopower or biofuels from biosolids and other allowable Wet Waste Feedstock streams. Bioproducts are also allowed as co-products from the facility. Minimum feedstock throughput must be 1 DMT per day.
No plant based material that is generally intended for use as food or animal feed may be employed as a feedstock. The determining factor will be the typical use of the material in commerce. . . .