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World Bioenergy 2014

An unexpected country invests the most in renewable energy

Official statistics show that China is the country that invests by far the most money in renewable energy. But the picture is completely different when measured by GNP. Then the leader is Uruguay followed by Mauritius, Costa Rica, South Africa and Nicaragua.

“Uruguay was the country in the world to invest the most in renewable energy in 2013,” reported Martin Hullin.That’s the conclusion of fresh statistics presented to the 2014 World Bioenergy conference at Elmia in Jönköping, Sweden in June. Attendees received the information before it was officially presented at a press conference in New York. The annual study is produced by the network Ren 21, Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century.

Read more about which country invests the most in renewable energy.

China uses pellets against smog

China’s big energy problem is a four-letter word: coal.

“Coal is responsible for half the smog in Beijing,” said Hong Hao from the Chinese company Great Resources at the World Bioenergy conference at Elmia in Jönköping, Sweden.

“Pellets are the most cost-effective alternative to coal,” said Hong Hao of the Chinese company Great Resources.The big problem is the countless small and medium-size heat sources that burn coal. They supply 18 percent of the huge nation’s energy but produce more than half the total carbon dioxide emissions.

This is one of the most important explanations why China is the country that is investing the most in renewable energy production – everything from solar- and wind-powered electricity to bioenergy.

Read more about Chinas big energy problem.

Argentina is counting on the EU to lower its customs barrier

Two years ago the European Union raised its tariff barrier against biofuel from Argentina.

That barrier is still in place but when he spoke at the World Bioenergy conference at Elmia in Jönköping, Sweden, Miguel Almada from Alternative Energy in Argentina was convinced that the import duties will be reduced.

“Latin America and Argentina in particular have the best conditions in the world for biofuel production,” Miguel Almada said.“We’re not price dumping. Latin America has the world’s best conditions for producing biofuel.”

The opinion is not merely his own; it is the official position of Argentina’s president.

Read more on our website.

June 2014

Watch our film of the Matchmaking at World Bioenergy 2014.

Matchmaking at World Bioenergy 2014

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