The EU is currently developing a taxonomy within its Sustainable Action Plan to indicate how climate-friendly different economic activities are
A “framework agreement” has been struck with a US-based biomass business
UK: Auction process is due to kick off in less than two weeks’ time
EU-based producers and agricultural sector faces financial woes due to cheaper imports, according to trade body ePure
Welsh Government admits it might have breached EIA regulations, but environmental watchdog says plant's permitting is legal
Trade body urges more support for the role of “flexible renewables to stabilise the power system”
Denmark: Facility is to process up to 1.2 million tonnes a year of woodchips
UK: Comment made by legal expert giving evidence as Northern Ireland’s inquiry into the “cash for ash” nears the finish line
UK: Two research projects will share investment
UK: Small-scale system is part of a development looking at carbon capture technologies
This month; Scotland faces infrastructure capacity gap as 2021 landfill band looms, EC does not sign green gas pledge, new EfW plant becomes operational in Scotland and a full facilities round up
UK: Concern comes after regulator asks for proof of planning before agreeing subsidies
Heat previously supplied to a closed paper mill will now be supplied as steam to housing
Finland/Sweden: Projects focus on a new bioproduct mill, a new sawmill and overhauling a pulp mill
UK: NGO demands government makes decision on whether facility needs an EIA
Majority biomass-fired Drax is carrying out the only UK-based trial of CCS
Netherlands: Six greenhouses will benefit from the heat produced by the plant
UK: Up to 80,0000 of RDF, SRF and biomass destined for energy recovery could be stored at the site
France: Contract will see a recovery boiler converted to process biomass
The market should grow by more than 6% a year over the next three years, according to analysts
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The 14th edition of EUSEW will take place from 17 to 21 June 2019. The event will include a 3-day policy conference offering various networking opportunities between 18 and 20 June 2019, an EU Sustainable Energy Awards competition with a public vote for the citizens' award and local events, Energy Days, held across Europe throughout the months of May and June.The policy conference under the theme "Shaping Europe’s energy future" will focus on latest policy advancements and solutions for a climate-neutral Europe by 2050.
The 12th SET Plan Conference will take place between 12-14 June in Bucharest, under the auspices of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU and will be merged with the external ENVE (Environment, Climate Change and Energy ) Commission and Conference from the European Committee of the Regions, where more than 120 EU local and regional leaders are working on environment, climate change, energy and space policies.
The SET Plan & ENVE Conference in Bucharest will focus strongly on the interaction of different stakeholders with local and regional authorities on the road towards a clean energy transition. This will be accomplished by the strong involvement of partners working together for this unique SET Plan and ENVE Conference edition:
An EU-funded project has developed more efficient ways to obtain high-quality, recyclable raw materials from bulky waste. The advances contribute to Europe's efforts to reduce landfilling, recover valuable raw materials for reuse by industry, and protect the environment.
Heat from the Earth is in plentiful supply - and innovation could help to reduce the cost and further improve the efficiency of technology for its extraction. An EU-funded project has set out to upgrade shallow geothermal systems and underground thermal storage. Part of the research is conducted in Turkey, where activities focus on the grouting.
The most advanced ultracapacitors in the world are now being manufactured on an industrial scale and deployed commercially thanks to an EU-funded project, providing potent, reliable and fast-charging energy-storage solutions for renewable power grids and electric vehicles.
An EU-funded project is developing new energy system concepts to tackle the technical electricity-grid-based challenges that stand in the way of achieving 100 % renewable electricity in Europe.
A webinar on EIC prize Fuel from the Sun: Artificial Photosynthesis, intended to discuss the grand final phase of the competition and other questions related to this prize will take place on 27 May 2019
The prize on Artificial Photosynthesis will reward the best technology that produces sustainable fuel by combining sunlight, water and carbon via artificial photosynthesis. The contest is open to individuals, groups, organisations and companies in Europe and internationally. The deadline for applications is 3 February 2021.
The event link will be provided only to registered participants.
Solar cells made with the mineral perovskite are very attractive as a means of producing green energy, largely because of their low cost. An EU-funded project set out to optimise these potentially revolutionary components to help bring renewable energy to a broader market.
The Horizon 2020 Energy info days will take place between 25-27 June in Brussels. They will present the funding opportunities for research, innovation and market uptake projects on clean energy.The event will help potential applicants in preparing successful proposals for Horizon 2020 calls for the year 2020.
An EU-funded project is developing user-centric, smart solutions that will help Europe's expanding urban areas boost their citizens' quality of life and improve the environment as they grow.
An EU-funded project has achieved some of the highest efficiencies ever recorded for a solar module, paving the way for broader commercial deployment of concentrator photovoltaic systems to help drive Europe's transition to renewable energy.
The EU-funded ENACT project has used a combination of computer simulation and experimental validation to develop more efficient and sustainable chemical processes for the energy and pharmaceutical sectors - good for the environment, health, and the EU's competitiveness.
An EU-funded project has brought affordable energy-storage technology into people's homes with smart night-storage heaters, helping the EU to meet its renewable electricity targets.
An EU-funded project is developing a new generation of solar panels that can be part of traditional house elements like roofs, windows and glass facades. The innovative solar panels can be integrated so well in a building that they are not even visible. This will encourage the take-up of solar energy by European consumers and give the European construction industry a competitive advantage.
This research policy workshop will focus on how to move forward the innovation chain in the EU for bioenergy, advanced biofuels and renewable fuels, contributing to the clean energy transformation in energy and transport, in line with the Strategic Development Goals and the EU Communication “Clean Planet for All”. For this purpose, the workshop will identify the research and innovation needs, the strategy and the roadmap for bioenergy, biofuels and renewable fuels to make the European industrial energy and transport sectors economically and environmentally sustainable, secure and competitive in the global markets.
The agenda will focus on the value chains of advanced biofuels, renewable fuels, intermediate bioenergy carriers and biomass-based cogeneration of heat and power. The entire innovation sequence will be discussed, from breakthrough technologies to applied research and demonstration, pre-commercial scale financing and market up-take support measures. Results from the entire portfolio of around 60 projects supported under the European Union’s Framework Programme Horizon 2020 – Secure, clean and efficient energy challenge will feed into the discussion.
The views of the engaged EU Member States and of research and industrial stakeholders will be an important additional contribution, to identify non-technological support pathways through new tools, research concepts, the mobilization of national actions, private engagement and financing mechanisms. The workshop will then report on the progress of the innovation chains, the effectiveness of pushing innovative solutions into the market and their broader penetration into the energy and transport mix. Policy recommendations based on project results, the Member States’ interests and plans, as well as the views of the stakeholders, will also be collected and reported.
The event will be free of charge upon registration through EUBCE user area.
EU-funded researchers are using mathematical models to improve water management in Africa. Their aim is to balance the water, energy and food needs of communities in a sustainable way while allowing for economic development.
An 'artificial leaf' being developed by EU-funded researchers to produce fuel from sunlight, carbon dioxide and water, could tackle soaring global energy demands, the growing impact of climate change, and dwindling supplies of fossil fuels.
Europe's changing energy market is attracting new, smaller players that lack experience and know-how when it comes to negotiating commercial transactions. An EU-funded project has come up with a solution to help them make better decisions.
An EU-funded project has developed guidelines and tools for energy providers and policymakers that are empowering businesses, communities and households to use electricity wisely, saving consumers money and promoting sustainability.
Climate change mitigation, green labels, renewable energy, clean technology... we are familiar with the words, but how much do we really know and what do we think about them? The EU-funded SILCI project is exploring the world of low-carbon innovations and how they spread through processes of social influence.
Finnish firm AW-Energy is tapping into wave power as a clean energy source. A loan supported by the InnovFin-EU finance for innovators initiative under the EU's Horizon 2020 programme and extended by the European Investment Bank has helped it bring its WaveRoller device to the commercialisation phase.
Today's clean, renewable energy is bringing power to millions with virtually no adverse environmental impact. An EU-funded project is modelling the power sector and assessing different scenarios for the further integration of green renewables into the electrical grid.
An EU-funded project is helping European cities to run district heating and cooling systems with waste heat. Solutions provided through the project capture and use this affordable and plentiful resource to help households, factories and offices save energy.
Breakthrough battery technologies will play a vital role in achieving the EU's goal of lowering carbon emissions by storing renewable energy for use around the clock and increasing the uptake of electric vehicles. EU-funded research is developing new energy-storage options that will have an enormous impact in Europe, creating new jobs and helping to protect our environment.
The atomic structure of common table salt could hold the key to a revolution in energy storage. EU-funded researchers are developing batteries that will extend the life of your mobile, power electric cars farther and support Europe's transition to renewables.