Government of Canada helps Canadian farmers secure new export opportunities in China

In Ontario, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, has concluded his second mission to China where he helped secure new export...

New and Improved! RSB updates its definitive take on sustainability standards

Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) celebrated the announcement at its Annual Assembly of Delegates meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam that its global members have voted...

Bioproducts competition focuses on developing a solid business plan

In the Netherlands, the Bio Innovation Growth mega-Cluster (BIG-C) has opened registration for its first annual global biobased business competition for masters and PhD...

EPA proposes rule changes for RFS to boost cellulosic ethanol production

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a rule change to the Renewable Fuel Standard that would allow poplar and willow trees as...

An EU biofuels proposal worth getting behind

By James Cogan, Special to The Digest Europe’s bioethanol association ePure just released a renewables policy paper that's something to get excited about. It’s a show of confidence...

Aviation climate agreement reached at ICAO

In Canada, the worldwide aviation industry has applauded a crucial climate agreement reached by governments meeting at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) today....

Study says Canadian biofuels policies too expensive for the GHG emissions reductions

In Canada, biofuel policies have helped to reduce GHG emissions, but according to a new report from Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission, these reductions have come...

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In Mexico, ubiquitous summer beer Corona has announced it will test biodegradable, plant-based beer rings early next year. AB InBev, owner of Corona, says the...

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