German motorists avoid filling with bioethanol

The Germans have a famous passion for automobiles, but it has run smack into European Union directives to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. So rather than ask German drivers to give up those highly tuned Mercedes or BMWs, the government is offering them...

Europe’s biofuel dispute splits the industry

A divisive European debate over the green credentials of biofuels has stalled investment and threatens the future of some producers, but could also create lucrative opportunities, companies said on Tuesday. After a two-year investigation, the European Commission has...

Landfill sites set to harvest biofuel crops

Growing biofuel crops on landfill sites will soon be a reality as Waste Recycling Group (WRG) looks to generate renewable energy from former rubbish dumps. The company has begun planting a combination of miscanthus grass and short rotation coppice (SRC) at 14 of its...