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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDF1Radio Iowa is reporting the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) and Homeland Security and Emergency Management have released a report on the study of the rail transport of oil and biofuels in the state. The Iowa DOT believes it is the first such report nationally that included a look at how the state is prepared to prevent spills, preparedness in the event of a spill, response to an incident, and recovery from an incident.
  • Food and Agriculture Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) has released its International Biofuels Baseline Briefing Book. This report presents the international baseline 10-year projections for the international biofuels market.
  • Finland’s Finnair and TAP Portugal have emerged as the two least polluting carriers in a study of 20 of the world’s biggest airlines. A study of the greenhouse gas emissions produced by the airline industry from 2007 to 2014 revealed none are showing a significant reduction over the seven years for those that provided the data. In the study Finnair had the smallest carbon footprint in 2014, with TAP Portugal and Virgin Australia in the top three least polluting airlines, while American Airlines, following its merger with US Airways in 2013, had the largest footprint in the study with fellow US carriers Delta and United Airlines also large polluters in this sample.
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