October 18, 2012
Natural gas and oil are hot topics in the media these days, but many investors are turning to British Columbia's bioenergy riches as a province-wide source of new jobs and real economic growth.
March 23, 2012
At 30 billion gallons in 2011, the global biofuels industry has become big business. With a stake in future oil production and "easy oil" increasingly difficult to source, the world's largest oil companies have each charted strategies to bring biofuels to market at scale.
February 03, 2012
Air Resources Board approves Advanced Clean Cars Rules designed to save drivers money, create jobs, and cut smog and greenhouse gas emissions
January 11, 2012
California appealed a ruling by a federal judge who blocked the state’s low-carbon fuel standard after finding that it discriminates against out-of-state corn ethanol and crude oil and violates the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution.
November 07, 2011
A new Conference Board of Canada study assesses the economic
impact of the ethanol industry in Canada, its environmental and health effects, and the balance between the energy required
to produce ethanol and the amount of energy generated.
October 13, 2011
A new report from Pike Research predicts the biofuel industry will double in size to USD185 billion by 2021.
September 20, 2011
Two British Columbia researchers are making a significant contribution to the development of clean energy through their study of the genetics of the poplar tree.
July 28, 2011
Genetically modified blue and green algae could be the answer to the world's fuel problems. Bioengineers have already developed algae that produce ethanol, oil and even diesel -- and the only things the organisms need are sunlight, CO2 and seawater.
June 30, 2011
Expanding biofuel production to meet various national targets in the next decade would have a limited impact on the global economy, but poor people in some developing countries would find it harder to afford an adequate diet, according to recent World Bank research.
June 29, 2011
Environment Minister Peter Kent has announced the Government is moving ahead with the 2 percent renewable content requirement in diesel fuel and heating oil. The biodiesel requirement comes into effect on July 1st