By Barney Smith When I wrote recently about Biofuels in rather general terms. (See Greenbarrel of 16 July), my interest was aroused by an aspect of Biofuels, namely Biodiesel, which is usually seen as an element in renewables. But, if truth were told, its importance lies more in its decarbonisation attributes than in the claims [...]

By |2020-07-23T13:36:03+00:00July 23rd, 2020|Bioenergy|Comments Off on Biodiesel


By Barney Smith The other great debate of our times is about the future of the planet and global warming. In this, an important place goes to “decarbonisation”, where there is an undoubted place for Biofuels; the question is how important that place is, or should be. (An obvious distinction has  to be made between [...]

By |2020-07-17T08:39:09+00:00July 16th, 2020|Bioenergy|Comments Off on Biofuels


Most motorists have heard of biofuels but not many know much more about them. But as we progress towards an electric-powered future, biofuels should become an important medium term fuel for motor vehicles because of the environmental advantage they will provide, at least until 2040. That is the year, when the UK Government will ban the [...]

By |2019-11-08T15:12:15+00:00November 7th, 2019|Bioenergy|Comments Off on Biofuels

New study suggests palm oil production can have unexpected consequences

Figures for 2016 show that global palm oil production was over 62 million tons. This is the highest production volume of all vegetable oils, exceeding the second biggest oilseed crop by more than 10m tons and thus of considerable significance in terms of renewables. This tonnage is mainly produced by Indonesia (53 per cent) and [...]

By |2018-01-16T17:23:24+00:00January 1st, 2018|Bioenergy|Comments Off on New study suggests palm oil production can have unexpected consequences

Waste-to-Energy: What do they do in Paris?

In London, the responsibility for heating rests on individual arrangements with the various gas and electricity companies, while it is the boroughs which are responsible for providing local waste and recycling collections and the subsequent treatment of the waste. In terms of coverall coordination, the operations of the boroughs merely have to be “in general [...]

By |2017-07-25T10:17:42+00:00January 9th, 2017|Bioenergy, Heating|Comments Off on Waste-to-Energy: What do they do in Paris?
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