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In-depth: The challenge of using biofuels to cut transport emissions

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Backyard operation to process used cooking oil for use as fuel in diesel vehicles at Burry Port, Carmarthenshire, Wales, UK. Credit: Jeff Morgan 02 / Alamy Stock Photo.

Liquid biofuels still have a significant role to play in meeting the UK’s climate change targets, a new report says

July 19, 2017 — The Royal Academy of Engineering analysis, commissioned by the UK Department for Transport (DfT) and now-defunct Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), reviews Continue reading In-depth: The challenge of using biofuels to cut transport emissions

Biofuels needed but some more polluting than fossil fuels, report warns

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Demand for food-based biofuels, such as palm oil, can drive rainforest destruction, the report emphasises. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Royal Academy of Engineering report backs increased use of biofuels but says more should come from waste rather than food crops

July 14, 2017 — Biofuel use needs to increase to help fight climate change as liquid fuels will be needed by aircraft and ships for many decades to come, finds a new report requested by the UK government. Continue reading Biofuels needed but some more polluting than fossil fuels, report warns