- 18-22 June 2012, Milan: 20th European Union Biomass Conference & Exhibition (Themes: algae, biomass, biorefineries, crops, European Union)
- 24-27 June 2012, Ravello: EAAE Seminar and 16th ICABR Annual Conference on the political economy of the bioeconomy: Biotechnology and Biofuel (Themes: biofuels, technology)
- 4-6 May 2011, Verona: Bioenergy Expo 2011. (Themes: biofuel, biogas, biomass, cogeneration, wood energy)
- 4-7 February 2010, Verona: BIOENERGY EXPO - Renewable Resources Event - exhibition & workshops & dynamic show. (Themes: bioenergy, sustainability, renewable energy, technology).
- 22-23 June 2010 , Milan: Biogas Europe. (Themes: biogas, cogeneration, European regulatory framework, biogas infrastructure, markets, technology, waste feedstocks)
- 8-11 November 2010, Venice: Third International Symposium on Energy from Biomass and Waste. (Themes: biomass, gasification, waste-to-energy, etc.)
- 4 March 2009, Rome: 2nd Bio-Ethanol Conference: Second Generation Bioethanol - a realistic challenge. Organized by the Global Bioenergy Partnership and Il Sole 24 ORE Formazione (Themes: GBEP, ethanol, second-generation biofuel)
- 16-18 November 2009, Rome: World Summit on Food Security. (Themes: agriculture, climate change, food security, food-versus-fuel debate, poverty)
- Preceded by a Civil Society Forum, 14-16 November 2009 in Rome.
- 3-5 June 2008, Rome: High-Level Conference on World Food Security and the Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy - (Themes: food security, climate change). Organized by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). To be preceded by a series of expert meetings and stakeholder consultations; see meetings schedule.
- 1-4 October 2008, Rome: 4th International Exhibition of the Biofuel Industry and Technology. As part of ZeroEmission Rome 2008.
- 22 October 2008, Rome: Policy Dialogue on Potential Sustainable Wood Supply in Europe (PDF file). (Themes: Europe, wood)
- 5-8 November 2008, Rimini: Sustainable International Biofuel Summits & Expos 2008
- 17-20 November 2008, Venice, Italy: Second International Symposium on Energy from Biomass and Waste.
- Senegal president regrets deaths in biofuels clash, 28 October 2011 by AFP: "Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade said on Friday he 'deeply regrets' two deaths after clashes broke out over a disputed biofuels project in northern Senegal, and wants an explanation."
- "Two people were killed and 22 injured in the village of Fanaye, where people attacked each other with sticks and machetes in a dispute over the project which will see 20,000 hectares given to an Italian investor to cultivate sweet potatoes for the production of biofuels."
- "A local organisation defending land rights in the village said the project would lead to 'displacement of villages, destruction of cattle and desecration of cemeteries and mosques.'"
- "Senegal has in recent years pushed the idea of using its land for biofuel production, with the backing of Brazil and Wade's fervent support."
- European Commission Funds Global Project to Produce Ethanol, Biodiesel and Bioproducts From Algae, 24 May 2011 by PR Newswire: "Nine partners from seven countries have joined in an innovative project to show that ethanol, biodiesel and bioproducts can be produced from algae on a large scale."
- "The BIOfuel From Algae Technologies (BIOFAT) project, largely funded by the European Commission's Seventh Framework Program, aims to demonstrate that biofuels made from microalgae can offer energy efficiency, economic viability and environmental sustainability."
- "BIOFAT seeks to maximize the benefits from algae while minimizing environmental impacts. Along the way, the project will introduce the world to the algorefinery, a facility that can produce high-value co-products in addition to biofuels."
- "This project will be carried out by a transnational consortium drawn from the academic, industrial and public sectors and include the University of Florence (IT), A4F-AlgaFuel (PT), Ben-Gurion University (IL), Fotosintetica & Microbiologica (IT), Evodos (NL), AlgoSource Technologies (FR), IN SRL (IT) and Hart Energy (BE)."
- Kenya biofuel project opposed, 23 March 2011 by AFP: "The Kenyan franchise of Italy's Nuove Iniziative Industriali is planning to farm 50,000 hectares of jatropha near Malindi, a seaside tourist resort in southern Kenya."
- "'Taking into account the emissions produced throughout the production and consumption process... jatropha would emit between 2.5 and six times more greenhouse gases,' said ActionAid, Nature Kenya and the British Royal Society for the Protection of Birds."
- "The groups said the project is driven by commercial interests in Europe where the European Union has set a target to produce 10 percent of transport energy from biofuels by 2020."
- "The United Nations Environment Programme said in 2009 that jatropha can mitigate greenhouse gas emissions if grown on degraded land, but can also be carbon intensive if its farming entails land use changes."
- Global Bioenergy Partnership (Website) (GBEP)
- International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
- UN FAO
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