A recent report by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics highlights the need for a repositioning of EU biofuel policy. The Council report concludes that biofuels per se are not unethical but that policy as it stands can encourage unethical practices. It calls for a global mandatory sustainability standard for biofuels. Its conclusions on the most […]
E4tech made a submission to the European Commission’s public consultation on indirect land use change (ILUC) in October 2010, following the publication of E4tech’s causal-descriptive study on the indirect land use change impacts of biofuels. E4tech’s study was also mentioned in the the UK Government response to the consultation. The most robust long-term approach for […]
E4tech invites you to the World Biofuels Market 2011 Congress and Exhibition in Rotterdam from the 22nd to the 24th of March. E4tech Director Ausilio Bauen will speak about Sustainability, Certification and iLUC and Algae Biofuels. Dr Bauen is also one of the judges for the 3rd annual Sustainable Biofuels Awards. Please visit us at […]
E4tech’s Ausilio Bauen is on the Advisory Board and Sustainable Biofuels Awards Judging Panel of the 3rd annual World Biofuels Markets 2011 conference in Rotterdam 23 March. The aim of the awards is to contribute to greater focus on sustainability criteria in biofuel innovation and development. The awards will go to the nominees with the […]
The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has updated its 2050 Pathways Analysis, considering input from 116 stakeholders across the energy industry. E4tech responded to this Call for Evidence in 2010. Our recommendations regarding biomass conversion technology efficiencies have been directly implemented in the update, with DECC creating three new bioenergy trajectories. As […]
David Hart was invited to give a business perspective on the Summit discussions, together with representatives from REN21, Chatham House and Institut für Solare Energiesysteme (ISE). See the website here for more information and pictures from the conference.
Indirect land use change is explained in this presentation by Dr. Chris Malins, International Council on Clean Transportation. Dr. Malins talks through E4tech’s oilseed rape biodiesel ILUC scenario prepared for the UK Department for Transport, as part of a broader study on the ILUC implications of biofuels. See video here or click link:
E4tech is recruiting new consultants for our offices in the UK and Switzerland. Continued growth in all our business areas means that we are expanding our teams in both locations. Read more about our vacanies here.
E4tech will be speaking about hydrogen as a fuel of the future at the Technology Forum of the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi 19 January 2011. You are welcome to join the session and to visit E4tech in the Swiss Pavilion at the exhibition. WFES is the leading global forum promoting innovation and […]
The International Air Transport Association, IATA, states that biofuels offer the greatest hope for aviation to reach carbon emissions targets and that government support for the industry could be crucial. An E4tech report for the UK Committee on Climate Change in 2009 identified a significant potential for use of sustainable biofuels in aviation if technologies […]