Malaysia’s national automotive policy is expected to allow for a higher percentage of palm-biodiesel blends over the next few decades, according to International Trade and Industry Minister Darell Leiking.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering releasing its draft proposal to expand sales of higher ethanol blends of gasoline without including simultaneous measures it promised the oil industry to curb biofuel credit speculation, according to three sources familiar with the matter.
The chorus of biofuel critics is getting louder. In an opinion article published in the journal PNAS, a pair climate scientists argued continued support for biofuel production will make it more difficult to protect the climate.
Most prime agricultural land is used to produce food crops, leaving biofuel producers to establish crops on marginal land. The soil on marginal land is often salty, making crop production difficult. But researchers from University of Illinois have found several varieties of perennial grasses that can withstand high salt concentrations.