British Airforce to Modify F-35s, Typhoons and Wildcat Choppers to Run on Biofuel

The British Airforce has committed to modifying military aircraft to run on biofuel. My question – does the war end when the chip fat runs out?

Claim: Study confirms contribution of bioenergy to climate change mitigation

That biofuels can contribute to a cleaner global energy mix is widely accepted, but the net benefits of bioenergy in terms of mitigating greenhouse gases (GHG) are moot. Some argue,…

Food Prices and Ethanol Mandates

By Andy May This post is a follow up to my previous post on biofuels, here we discuss the impact of biofuels on food prices in more detail. Ethanol has…

Biofuels

By Andy May According to Exxon-Mobil, 9% of the world’s energy came from biofuels in 2017. They do not expect this percentage to increase by 2040, and it may go…

No end in sight for the biofuel wars

Biofuels are unsustainable in every way, but still demand – and get – preferential treatment Guest post by Paul Driessen, The Big Oil-Big Biofuel wars rage on. From my perch,…

Brazil’s Fires and Biofuels.

Guest post by Jim Steele What’s Natural Brazil’s Fires and Biofuels. Published in the Pacifica Tribune September 11, 2019 From leaf cutting ants that cultivate fungus gardens to flowers that…

Trump Allows For Expanded Ethanol Sales As Chinese Tariffs Squeeze Farmers

From The Daily Caller Michael Bastasch | Energy Editor The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Friday it would allow the year-round sale of higher ethanol gasoline. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler…

Palm oil: Down from the conservation barricades and out of the rhetorical trenches

Oil palm is alternatively seen as a gift from god or a crime against humanity; according to science, it is neither Norwegian University of Life Sciences Oil palm is neither…

Indonesia Threatens to Withdraw From Paris Agreement Over Palm Oil

From Telesur Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan referenced the U.S. and Brazil’s withdrawal from the agreement. As the European Union proceeds with a plan to ban…

The ethanol gravy train rolls on

Opponents make compelling case but can’t derail or even slow this well-protected industry Guest opinion by Paul Driessen Like most people I’ve spoken with, I have no innate, inflexible antipathy…