Global Renewable Fuels Alliance

(TORONTO) Today, Bliss Baker, the President of the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA), sent letters to congratulate national leaders of 13 countries that highlighted biofuels as part of their Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) plans at the recent Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris.

“These countries should be commended for their leadership in…

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(TORONTO) Today, Bliss Baker, the President of the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA), sent letters to the national leaders of 47 countries that committed to combating climate change as contributors to the historic agreement at the recent Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21).

“These countries deserve credit for their pledged contributions to the ambitious internationa…

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(TORONTO) Today, Bliss Baker, the President of the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA), called upon national leaders to take advantage of the low price and abundant stockpiles of crude oil to eliminate fossil fuel subsidies. Baker pointed to the latest figures from the International Energy Agency (IEA) that estimated global fossil fuel subsidies to be worth $490 billion, and outlined how global oil demand is forec…

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(TORONTO) – Today, at the World Climate Summit under way in Paris, France, the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA) in cooperation with (S&T)2 Consultants Inc., an internationally renowned energy and environmental consulting firm, released a new report “Green House Gas (GHG) Emission Reductions from World Biofuel Production and Use for 2015”.

The report was released to inform debate at World Climate Summit (WCS) ev…

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TORONTO, Canada – Today, Bliss Baker, the President of the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA), called upon world leaders participating in the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) in Paris to signal their support for biofuels as one of the tools to fight climate change.

“This conference is a real opportunity for world leaders to recognize the role that renewable fuels have played, and will continue to…

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The UN FAO has released data showing that global food prices have experience the steepest monthly drop since 2008, casting doubt upon concerns about the impact of ethanol production in food price increases. The recent decline in food prices has coincided with a period of record ethanol production expansion, reaching a high of 94 billion litres in 2014 from 83.5 billion litres in 2012, a 10% increase over this period.…

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TORONTO, Canada- Today, the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA) welcomes UNICA and President, Elizabeth Farina as its newest member.

“Brazil is truly a trailblazer in the global biofuels industry, not only as one of the world’s largest producers of biofuels, but one of the first,” said Bliss Baker, spokesperson for the GRFA. “As the largest ethanol producer in Brazil, we are honoured to have UNICA join our ranks to…

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By GRFA | July 12, 2015 | Financial Times

It is reassuring that the UNFAO Director General, Jose Graziano da Silva, has recognized in a recent op-ed that biofuels production “can be an effective means to increase food security” and, if done right, means “we can have more fuel, more food, and greater prosperity for all”.

This echoes Mr. da Silva’s previous comments at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture earlier t…

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By Bliss Baker | May 13, 2015 | Ethanol Producer Magazine

For several years the biofuels industry has been confronted with misinformation about the role that biofuels production plays in driving up food prices and impairing food security. It has been disseminated in large part by vested interests that have been threatened by the growth of the industry.

While the industry has countered this with the facts, the recent dr…

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TORONTO, Canada – Today, the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA) criticized a new report by World Resources Institute (WRI) for its false data on the environmental and land use impacts of biofuels. The report titled, ‘Avoiding Bioenergy Competition for Food Crops and Land’, makes several hypothetical predictions about biofuels but fails to substantiate its claim that bioenergy is competing for food crops and land.

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