Author: CEA

Biofuels Lead Efforts to Protect the Climate

With every passing year, the pathway to a stable climate gets narrower and more difficult to navigate. Meanwhile, the reports from our planet’s top scientists paint an increasingly grim picture of what to expect if the swing in global temperatures cannot be limited to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Flooding, famine, and mass displacement of vulnerable populations threaten to impose an incredible cost. That’s why more than 30,000 leaders from across the globe have gathered in Katowice, Poland for COP24, the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Among those are representatives from the...

Read More

Robust Sustainability Frameworks are key to bioenergy growth

Every drop of conventional biofuel made in Europe is traceable from farm to tank, and comes with certified sustainability credentials.   The vast majority of Europe’s conventional biofuels is comprised of ethanol from wheat, maize and sugar beet and biodiesel from rape seed oil.   To qualify under the Renewable Energy Directive biofuels must be certified as having achieved greenhouse gas savings of at least 50% in comparison to fossil fuels, rising to 60% in 2018 for new production facilities and rising again to 70% by 2030.  All life cycle emissions are taken into account when calculating greenhouse gas savings,...

Read More