Dead End Road: The False Promises of Biofuels

Our partner organization, Biofuelwatch, has published its new in-depth report, “Dead End Road” on cellulosic biofuels, with an in-depth look at each of the commercial-scale facilities worldwide claimed to have been commissioned or operational since 2010. See this Executive… Read More

EARTH MINUTE: Biofuels, Carbon Offsets Are False Solutions for ‘Green’ Air Travel

This week, Global Justice Ecology Project executive director Anne Petermann’s regular Earth Minute segment on the Sojourner Truth radio show focused on an open letter sent from 89 organizations from 34 countries to end plans promoting biofuels and carbon offsets… Read More

UN Plan for Aviation Biofuels and Carbon Offsets Condemned Worldwide

By Biofuelwatch.org.uk   80 organisations from 35 countries have called on the UN’s International Civil Aviation Agency (ICAO) to ditch plans for aviation biofuels and carbon offsets, as the Agency’s governing body convenes in Montreal to finalize proposals… Read More

25 Countries Reject Biofuel Plan for Air Travel

Anne Petermann, Global Justice Ecology Project executive director, spoke about how an increase in air traffic relates to climate change for her Earth Minute feature for the Nov. 1 edition of the Sojourner Truth Show. Petermann points out… Read More

WATCH: Aviation Biofuels – What ICAO’s Proposals Really Means

On 6th October, Biofuelwatch published its report “Aviation biofuels: How ICAO and industry plans for ‘sustainable alternative aviation fuels’ could lead to planes flying on palm oil”. During this webinar, report author Almuth Ernsting will present the key… Read More

Almost 100 Organisations Worldwide Condemn UN Aviation Agency’s Biofuel Plans

An in-depth report released by Biofuelwatch last week shows that feedstocks (raw materials used to produce biofuel) other than palm oil cannot be converted to aviation fuels on a large scale either because of technical obstacles, or for… Read More

Report: Algae Biofuel Claims Overhyped; GE Algae Poses Environmental Risks 

SAN DIEGO, C.A. – As the Bio-Based Live Americas conference meets today to discuss topics including industrial scale production of biofuels and chemicals via genetically engineered (GE) microorganisms such as GE algae, a new report suggests that these organisms pose… Read More

New Report Investigates Failures, Costs and Dangers of Biofuels

Via Biofuelwatch.org.uk:   “Biotechnology for Biofuels” includes in-depth investigations of three biofuel companies – Algenol, Mascoma, and Solazyme/TerraVia, and will be updated with forthcoming reports on algal and ligno-cellulosic biofuels, followed by further materials. Policy-makers and industry leaders… Read More

Stop a Billion-Dollar Gift to the Palm Oil Industry!

Via Rainforest-Rescue.org: Indonesian activists are sounding the alarm: “The only group that will benefit from this policy are private palm oil companies,” explains Zenzi Suhadi, a campaigner for the Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi). “With this biofuel… Read More

Know Where Your Bridge Is Going Before You Build It

By Rachel Smolker Originally published on The Huffington Post. For years we have been told that corn ethanol was a “bridge” to more advanced biofuels that would be better for the environment. Similarly, we were sold the bill… Read More