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: [embed][/embed]

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 investment opportunities in sustainable energy and gathered over 24,760 attendees from 148 countries last year. E4tech will be represented by David Hart, Director, an advisor on hydrogen energy and fuel cells to companies and governments internationally.

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 continue to be developed. E4tech’s estimate for the penetration of biofuels in the aviation fuel mix in 2050 is as high as 85% - given favourable conditions.

The agreements reached at COP16 in Cancun 2010 call for countries to join the UNFCCC’s effort to cut global emissions by half by 2050. Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, said that the Cancun Agreement “needs to be implemented as fast as possible”. E4tech supports this objective, but we also recognise that achieving it will be hard. In the meantime, low carbon innovation must continue. Whether it is by unilateral, bilateral or multilateral means, the need is the same – to make the most efficient, fair and low impact use of the energy resources available to us, whilst capturing economic benefits.

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