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Halving global energy‐related CO2 emissions by 2050, a target set by the international community will require a doubling of renewable energy generation by 2020. Solid biofuels, fuels derived from biomass or renewable waste feedstocks, is by far the largest renewable energy source so is likely to play an important role in a low carbon future.

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ISOfocus, March-April 2014

This month on ISOfocus

Business smart

As business pressures intensify, one thing is clear: success will demand not only new skills and strategies but also new standardization perspectives on how to build a strong business. This is the “smart-business” difference.

In the ISOfocus magazine (March/April 2014 edition), you'll learn about the three business trends that are changing the way we run our companies and how standards are making inroads to help us thrive and survive.

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