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Energy crops can improve EU soil fertility

Recent studies on perennial agriculture to produce biomass for energy have found strong evicence of soil health benefits and carbon sequestration.

Energy crops for biogas: very acceptable costs in Italy

Researchers at the University of Milano, have reported acceptable margins to produce biogas from energy crops in Italy in a very recent publication released on Aug.2014.

Biomass value to increase in next ten years

A survey about biomass vlaue conducted and published by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences showed promising market perceptions. 

Energy crops for biogas in the Caribbean, a great sustainable alternative

Producing energy crops for biogas is not new in Europe. However, highest yielding energy crops in a tropical environment and combined use of wastes and high technology in a very sustainable approach to produce power is something never happened before. 

Biomass in India: Energy crops and biopower could boost sugar sector competitiveness

The sugarcane industry in India is the second in the world. However, several difficulties push the industry in a crisis that only becomes an opportunity for progress if we consider biomass for energy, another big problem in the country.

Pakistan biomass sector: Bagasse-fired power plants to change tariffs

Pakistan biomass sector rising:. The Economic Co-ordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet is to approve standardised security agreement on upfront tariff to be signed by the government

5 benefits from a flexible fuel and biomass supply using a multi-feedstock approach

Diversification helps to reduce risk. Learn about how a flexible fuel biomass supply system can be a better approach. 

Best examples on how biomass can avoid deforestation and improve food security

We have selected most recent peer-reviewed publications showing that biomass stoves implementation can improve household income and reduce deforestation caused by uncontrolled fuelwood collection.  

Biofuels sustainability: Not all alternatives are the same.

From food debate and land use changes effects to biofuels sustainability, a lot of scientific findings show great differences among alternatives. We joined best scientific information. 

Land use changes: new study faces the EU commission on biofuels

Following our recent post on sustainability and land use changes, we include here a new study on land use changes that challenges the EU commission regarding biofuels.