Waste Fat Biodiesel to Power London Buses

John Davis

About one-third of London’s buses will soon be running on biodiesel made from animal fat waste. This article from the Guardian says two bus operators, Stagecoach and Metroline, will get the green fuel from Argent Energy at a 20 percent biodiesel (B20) blend. By March next year, almost 3,000 of the capital’s 8,900 buses will be powered by the B20 …

Biodiesel, International, Waste-to-Energy

Shell Uses Football + Solar to Create Energy

Joanna Schroeder

Shell has been working on some creative ways to create renewable energy and one of their latest projects has been unveiled in Africa using human energy and solar power to create electricity. Music star Akon helped to bring attention to the project at the Federal College of Education in Akoka, Lagos. The new pitch is part of Shell’s #makethefuture program. …

Clean Energy, Electricity, International, Solar

U.S. & Britain Partner to Power Up Africa

Joanna Schroeder

Bringing reliable, renewable power to Africans has been an ongoing conversation around the climate talks in Paris this month. Both the U.S. and the UK have programs with goals to do just this. Going forward, however, the programs will be power amplified with the new collaboration between the two countries. The partnership was announced during COP21 by UK International Development …

Clean Energy, Climate Change, Electricity, International, Renewable Energy

Global Geothermal Alliance Launched at #COP21

Joanna Schroeder

As a means to increase geothermal energy globally, this week during the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, (COP21) a coalition of 38 countries along with 20 development and industry partners have launched the Global Geothermal Alliance (GGA). The nonprofit was organized by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and was founded with the goal of achieving a 500 percent …

Clean Energy, Climate Change, Electricity, Geothermal, International

Global Groups Call on COP21 to Support Biofuels

Cindy Zimmerman

Biofuels organizations representing multiple nations may have their differences but they have come together in a call for world leaders attending the COP21 in Paris to set a goal for increasing use of biofuels for transportation. The call for a global commitment to replace at least 15 percent of the world’s total oil use in transport with sustainable biofuels by …

biofuels, Climate Change, Ethanol, Ethanol News, International

Novozymes CEO at COP21: Biofuels Only Alternative

John Davis

Biofuels are the only alternatives to fossil fuels… that was the message the head of Novozymes told attendees at COP21 in Paris. “Solutions exist for many of the problems we face – it’s about the political courage and long-term vision to implement them,” says CEO Peder Holk Nielsen, who is leading Novozymes’ delegation at COP21, in Paris. “We urgently need …

biofuels, International

Global RFA Urges COP21 to Support Biofuels

Cindy Zimmerman

As world leaders continue to meet in Paris for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21), the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA) is asking them to signal their support for biofuels as one of the tools to fight climate change. “This conference is a real opportunity for world leaders to recognize the role that renewable fuels have played, and …

biofuels, Climate Change, Ethanol, Ethanol News, International