Global ambitions for PV and wind deployment could be thwarted by bottlenecks in the global supply chains for these technologies. A major new study conducted by E4tech for the IEA-RETD takes a long term global view of supply chains and recommends vital and often urgent steps needed to avoid bottlenecks. The “RE-SUPPLY” report, which E4tech […]
News Archive | November, 2012
On Thursday 22 November E4tech Director Ausilio Bauen will talk about making renewable jet fuels a reality at the Biofuels International 2012 conference in Antwerp, Belgium. Ausilio will discuss issues such as technology and feedstock options, industry status and global initiatives, production costs, and drivers and challenges for the development of the sector.
How can you tell if a gas field contains more reserves than a biofuels plantation? Comparing renewable energy with fossil fuels may seem perverse to some, but for others it is increasingly important. Whether it is investors choosing which energy companies to invest in, or large firms allocating capital to diverse projects, they all find […]
Bioplastics could play a big role in the future, but their environmental benefits depend upon the specifics of their production. This week E4tech’s Sabine Ziem and LCAWorks’ Dr Richard Murphy presented a life-cycle assessment, water footprint and land-use change study for the Brazilian chemicals producer Braskem. As the world’s first producer of polyethylene derived from […]