Biofuelwatch works to raise awareness of the negative impacts of industrial biofuels and bioenergy on biodiversity, human rights, food sovereignty and climate change. Based in UK and US, we work with national and international partners to expose and oppose the social and environmental damages resulting from bioenergy-driven increased demand for industrial agriculture and forestry monocultures.
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Open Letter to European Parliament Calls for an end to Destructive Biofuels Policies

Credit: Achmad Rabin Taim

Almost 200 civil society groups around the world have published an open letter to the European Parliament, ahead of a vote on important reforms to visit web site EU biofuels policy. The letter calls on Parliamentarians to take action to restrict Europe’s demand for biofuels. Without urgent action, the EU’s biofuel demand will continue to force more →

#axedrax protest in April announced!


Drax is the largest coal-fired power station and single biggest carbon emitter in the UK, and is now also the biggest biomass power station in the world. In return for trashing forests and digging up communities, Drax is receiving massive subsidies when it should have been closed down years ago. Join more →

Tell the Department of Energy: No Genetically Engineered Trees or Crops for Biofuels in the Southeast!


The Department of Energy (DOE) has released a Programmatic draft Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) to determine whether to use $36 million of taxpayer money to test genetically engineered (GE) and hybrid crops in the Southeastern US for bioenergy. The DOE believes without this government funding, production of very good site liquid biofuels and biomass will not increase more →

Campaigners warn Government against granting up to £1 billion of tax payers’ money for Drax carbon capture scheme

Drax CCS project

Biofuelwatch, London Mining Network and Corporate Watch press release for immediate use 19th February 2015

Campaigners warn Government against granting up to £1 billion of tax payers’ money for Drax carbon capture scheme

White Rose Coal Power plant with Carbon Capture and Storage dubbed “White Elephant” as similar US scheme collapses

The US Government has more →