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- 29-31 May 2012, Jonkoping: World Bioenergy 2012 (Themes: biogas, feedstocks, markets, transportation, wood)
- 26-27 January 2011, Gothenburg: Chalmers Energy Conference. (Themes: bio-alcohols, biobutanol, biogas, biomass, cellulosic)
- 22-24 March 2011, Stockholm: Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference 2011. (Themes: biobased products, biorefineries, wood)
- 27-29 September 2011, Lidköping: International Bioenergy Days. (Themes: markets, sustainability, technology, transportation)
- 21 October 2011, Stockholm: Land grabbing in Africa: Global resource scarcity and competition for survival (Themes: biofuels, land grabbing, land use)
- 25-27 May 2010, Jönköping: World Bioenergy 2010 Conference and Exhibition. (Themes: agriculture, combined heat and power, forests, policy, technology, wood)
- 21-23 June 2010, Stockholm: 2010 International Bioenergy Workshop. (Themes: climate change, energy efficiency, economics, environment, markets)
- 26-29 September 2010, Rockford, Illinois, USA: International Bioenergy Days 2010. This annual conference alternates between the United States and Sweden, and includes an emphasises on U.S.-Sweden cooperation on alternative energy. (Themes: economics, policy, Sweden, technology)
- 27-29 May 2008, Jönköping, Sweden: World Bioenergy 2008
- 13-14 October 2008, Gothenburg, Sweden: 3rd BTLtec (Biomass to Liquid) (Themes: biomass, liquid fuels, gasification)
- 7-9 November 2007, Stockholm: Clean Vehicles and Fuels - European Symposium and Exhibition.
- Swedish forests spawn new 'green' diesel, 2 May 2011 by The Local: "In recent years, rising concerns over traditional fuel’s harmful pollutants sparked a global rage for biofuels derived from biomass ranging from discarded corn husks to animal fats."
- "Earlier this year, Preem, a leading Swedish oil company, emerged as the world’s first company to offer an innovative biodiesel made from tall oil, a renewable by-product of the forestry industry."
- "Known as Preem Evolution Diesel, this green diesel is composed of about one fifth raw material and according to the company, cuts carbon emissions by 16 percent when compared to traditional diesel, which corresponds to the leading carbon emissions rate-cut of any biodiesel on the market."
- "Whereas most biodiesels on the market today offer a blend of 5 percent renewable material, Preem’s Evolution is a mix that consists of about 15 percent tall oil and 5 percent rapeseed oil, setting a new global height for renewable content"
- "'It is a good product, but we should also be aware that the world’s tall oil (supply) is very limited and this blend will only serve a fraction of the need,' says Lars Lind, a biofuel expert employed with the Swedish specialty chemical company Perstorp."
- Swedes eye budding biofuels industry, 25 March 2011 by Mmegi Online: "The Swedish government and its private sector are hoping to secure a foothold in Botswana's nascent biofuels industry that kicked off recently with plans for a five million-litre per annum processing plant."
- "Specifically, the Swedes hope to be involved in jatropha research, the "wonder plant" whose cultivation and oil are expected to fuel the processing plant government plans to purchase this year."
- "According to the MoU, the Scandinavian nation is also interested in biodiesel production from animal fat and biogas production from cow dung."
- "The Swedes also hope to cooperate with Botswana in the development of strategies on energy efficiency for the transport sector, as well as on renewable energies and biomass - the renewable energy from biological material."
- "Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) CEO, Jacob Raleru, stressed that the country's energy policy requires 25 percent of all electricity to be from solar power by 2030."
- Global Renewable Capacity Continues to Grow in 2009, Fueled by Policy and Ongoing Investment, 15 July 2010 by REN21: "REN21 is pleased to release its annual publication – the Renewables 2010 Global Status Report (PDF file)".
- "Highlights of 2009 include:
- "Many countries saw record biomass use. Notable was Sweden, where biomass accounted for a larger share of energy supply than oil for the first time."
- "Investment in new biofuels plants declined from 2008 rates, as corn ethanol production capacity was not fully utilized in the United States and several firms went bankrupt....Europe faced similar softening in biodiesel, with low production capacity utilization."
- Download the full report, Renewables Global Status Report 2010 (PDF file)
- "Highlights of 2009 include:
- Greener palm oil arrives in the United States, 29 June 2010 by Mongabay.com: "The first shipment of palm oil certified under sustainability criteria [has] arrived in the United States, according to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)."
- "AAK, a vegetable oils and fats manufacturer based in Malmo, Sweden, announced the arrival of the first shipment of segregated RSPO-certified palm oil to its refinery in Port Newark, New Jersey. Segregated RSPO-certified palm oil has been kept separate from conventional palm oil throughout the supply chain. Most 'sustainable' palm oil users don't actually use segregated certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO), Instead they offset conventional palm oil buy purchasing the equivalent amount of GreenPalm certificates, which represent real CSPO sold elsewhere as conventional palm oil."
- "The RSPO also announced that daily production of CSPO has now surpassed 5,000 metric tons per day."
- "Some critics say the [RSPO] lacks oversight, sets a low bar for compliance, and is underfunded. Supporters argue that RSPO is still a relatively new initiative that needs more time to prove itself."
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