biodiesel production

OECD: Biofuels Ineffective at Curbing Global Warming

Article: OECD: Biofuels Ineffective at Curbing Global Warming

PARIS, France, July 17, 2008 (ENS) – Government financial support of biofuel production in the world’s wealthiest countries is costly, has a limited impact on reducing greenhouse gases and improving energy security, and raises world crop prices, finds a new study of policies to promote greater production and use of biofuels in OECD countries. The…

Cargill Penalized for Pollution at Iowa Biodiesel Plant

Article: Cargill Penalized for Pollution at Iowa Biodiesel Plant

DES MOINES, Iowa, March 11, 2008 (ENS) – Water pollution, wastewater pretreatment, and solid waste violations at Cargill’s biodiesel facility in Iowa Falls have netted the agricultural products giant a $100,000 civil penalty. The court order, which was entered early Monday by Hardin County District Court Judge Carl Baker, resolves a lawsuit also filed Monday…

Miraculous Economic Growth In China Ending?

Article: Miraculous Economic Growth In China Ending?

Spiegel Magazine Online has recently run a very interesting interview with China’s Deputy Minister of the Environment: Pan Yue. The topic of the interview is the relationship between economic growth in China and the correspondingly rapid increase in pollution and resource scarcity. Is Mr. Yue making the case that the economic growth boom in China…