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EIB confirms no biomass conversion for peat-fired plants

lunes, 11 de noviembre de 2019

Ireland: Two facilities will close at the end of next year as there is “no viable business model” to keep them operating

B&W gets insurance payout over delays to plant builds

lunes, 11 de noviembre de 2019

UK/Denmark: Latest update confirms the company has received €8.1m in insurance payouts for its delayed facilities

Ince Biopower 'ran out' of feedstock seven times last winter

miércoles, 6 de noviembre de 2019

UK: Waste wood-fired plant looking at imports to avoid the “nightmare scenario” of running out of feedstock again this winter

UK fund snaps up biomass plants

miércoles, 6 de noviembre de 2019

Spain-based portfolio includes two wood-fired facilities and seven other plants

Protos RDF and biomass-fired plant gets go ahead

martes, 5 de noviembre de 2019

UK: Planning officers had backed the multifuel-fired facility ahead of today’s meeting

EWB Plant Tracker update: November 2019

lunes, 4 de noviembre de 2019

New ‘dormant’ category added to classify projects that have stalled

Permit application for biomass-fired SRF drying facility

lunes, 4 de noviembre de 2019

UK: Facility recently gained planning consent after being built in the “wrong” place

EWB Insight report: October 2019

jueves, 31 de octubre de 2019

This month: Is rail the future for waste transport, landfill will take the brunt of a no-deal Brexit, planning snubs for Nu-Energy EfW plant, but go ahead for Verus Energy Oak and Veolia facilities

175,000t/yr Protos multifuel facility gets backing

jueves, 31 de octubre de 2019

UK: BioSNG-producing facility, which will process waste wood or RDF, is recommended for approval by local authority

IWB to build ‘showpiece’ biomass pyrolysis plant

martes, 29 de octubre de 2019

Switzerland: Facility is due to open next year and will process waste biomass to produce biochar and heat

New owner for 40MWe Templeborough biomass-fired plant

viernes, 25 de octubre de 2019

UK-based fund has taken over facility and says there is a further “significant pipeline of investment opportunities” in bioenergy

Drax eyes £75m payout as Capacity Market restored

viernes, 25 de octubre de 2019

European Commision rules scheme is within state aid rules, after it was suspended last year

Bioenergy investors need ‘coherent framework’ - trade bodies

miércoles, 23 de octubre de 2019

Leading trade bodies call for “coherent and consistent legislative framework” as trilogue negotiations on EU Taxonomy regulation start

Transwaste gets approval for biomass-fired facility in ‘wrong place’

miércoles, 23 de octubre de 2019

UK: Company gets planning consent after building the facility 140 metres away from the previously approved site, but is not allowed to operate 24 hours a day

Verdo gets biomass sustainability certificate

miércoles, 23 de octubre de 2019

Company says it is one of the “first major biomass suppliers” in Denmark to achieve the accreditation

UK-based firm first to achieve woodchip accreditation

jueves, 17 de octubre de 2019

GoodChips has been designed as the woodchip equivalent to the pellet certification scheme ENplus

Drax appoints biomass sustainability board

jueves, 17 de octubre de 2019

UK: New board comprises scientists, academics and forestry experts

Biomass-equipment deal goes to court

miércoles, 16 de octubre de 2019

Ireland/Netherlands: Two companies that were in business for a decade have fallen out over alleged poor quality of equipment

Stobart Energy targets EfW market with new appointment

martes, 15 de octubre de 2019

UK: Business looking to expand “both existing and new commercial partners” in the energy recovery sector after hiring former Viridor commercial manager

Revealed: CoGen's increasing EfW and bioenergy portfolio

lunes, 14 de octubre de 2019

UK: CoGen has five facility developments listed on its website, but ENDS research has confirmed at least 14 plants are linked to its chief executive

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Research Headlines - Novel nanostructures could make smartphones more efficient

miércoles, 6 de noviembre de 2019

imageEU-funded researchers and partners are pushing the boundaries of the laws of physics, developing nanocomposite materials and nanoelectronic circuits to greatly improve energy, thermal and computing performance. This could make smartphones and other electronics more efficient and boost the potential of solar power.

Research Headlines - Bioenergy villages wave goodbye to fossil fuels

miércoles, 23 de octubre de 2019

imageSeven communities in south-eastern Europe plan to install biomass-based district heating systems thanks to an EU-funded project designed to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and strengthen local economies.

Research Headlines - Perovskites promise boost for solar power technology

viernes, 18 de octubre de 2019

imageAn unexpected discovery by EU-funded researchers has opened up a new field of photovoltaic technology that promises a more efficient and economical way to convert solar energy into electrical power.

Research Headlines - Moving wind farming into deeper waters

lunes, 14 de octubre de 2019

imageInstalling wind turbines in deeper waters is an interesting proposition as wind speeds tend to be higher and more consistent further out to sea. An EU-funded project has built a new type of foundation for turbines that overcomes most of the technical challenges and reduces the cost of offshore installation.

Research Headlines - A safe source of drinking water for rural Malawi

miércoles, 14 de agosto de 2019

ImageThe EU-funded WATERSPOUTT project's partners in Malawi are designing and testing an innovative solar-ceramic water filtration system capable of providing local communities with a reliable source of clean water at the household level.

Research Headlines - Europe stands up to lead the solar-thermal electricity way

martes, 13 de agosto de 2019

ImageAll-too-often it takes global disasters or looming events to bring countries together for a common cause. Climate change is perhaps the biggest 'event' of this kind, an existential threat driving international research cooperation in a new sustainable solution called solar-thermal electricity (STE). But it takes leadership to forge such a grand alliance of scientists, engineers, technicians and companies prepared to back progress in this field. Europe stood up when it was needed.

Research Headlines - Newly discovered proteins boost booming biomaterials market

viernes, 2 de agosto de 2019

ImageEU-funded researchers have discovered new families of proteins and enzymes that will enable the development of novel plant-based biomaterials, potentially providing viable sustainable and renewable alternatives to plastics and other fossil-fuel-derived materials and chemicals.

Research Headlines - Propelling wind turbines further offshore

jueves, 18 de julio de 2019

ImageAn EU-funded project has developed an innovative substructure for wind turbines that dramatically cuts the cost of their installation in deep water. This could help harness wind energy further offshore.

Research Headlines - Creating better heat storage technologies

viernes, 5 de julio de 2019

ImageScientists are focusing on technologies for storing heat as a means of increasing the share of renewables in the energy mix. As part of this push, an EU-funded project is testing new materials that perform well at very high temperatures.

Research Headlines - Boosting innovation in bioenergy

lunes, 1 de julio de 2019

ImageAn EU-funded project has helped bioenergy SMEs in six EU countries to become more economically sustainable/profitable and more competitive on the market by supporting them with technical, funding and management guidance, as the EU seeks to meet its climate and energy goals.

Research Headlines - Water consumption solution for efficient concentrated solar power

viernes, 28 de junio de 2019

ImageDeserts and other sun-drenched regions are the ideal location for concentrated solar power plants, but where sunlight is abundant water tends to be scarce. EU-funded researchers are solving this conundrum by developing technologies to comprehensively reduce water consumption, enabling CSP plants to play an even bigger role in addressing the world’s energy and climate change challenges.

Research Headlines - Battery factory to cut Europe's reliance on imports

miércoles, 19 de junio de 2019

ImageThe European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed in principle to provide EUR 350 million in financing to support Northvolt's development of Europe's first lithium-ion battery cell gigafactory. The factory in Sweden will help reduce the EU's dependence on oil and imported batteries.

Research Headlines - Biomass crops are energy efficient and climate friendly

lunes, 17 de junio de 2019

ImageEU-funded researchers planted, harvested, processed and analysed the life cycle of woody crops to establish how efficient and environmentally friendly they are as a source of fuel for electricity and heat.

Research Headlines - Energising a greener, smarter European electricity grid

martes, 11 de junio de 2019

ImageAn EU-funded project has developed nine innovative products to help integrate homes and businesses into a smart European electricity grid. The aim is to make green energy smarter, easier and cheaper to use at home and work - good for the pocket, the planet and Europe's energy security.

Research Headlines - Recycled bulky urban waste gains new value

lunes, 20 de mayo de 2019

imageAn 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.

Research Headlines - Profound changes for shallow geothermal systems

viernes, 17 de mayo de 2019

imageHeat 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.

Research Headlines - Advanced ultracapacitors power a revolution in energy storage

jueves, 16 de mayo de 2019

imageThe 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.

Research Headlines - Breaking down the barriers to 100 % renewable energy

martes, 14 de mayo de 2019

imageAn 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.

Research Headlines - Creating a better low-cost solar cell

miércoles, 8 de mayo de 2019

imageSolar 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.

Research Headlines - Smarter cities mean better quality of life

jueves, 2 de mayo de 2019

imageAn 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.

Research Headlines - Ultra-efficient solar module paves way to photovoltaic future

miércoles, 17 de abril de 2019

imageAn 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.

Research Headlines - Greener chemical processes for a sustainable industry

martes, 2 de abril de 2019

ImageThe 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.

Research Headlines - Smart energy storage heaters boost renewable electricity

viernes, 29 de marzo de 2019

ImageAn 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.

Research Headlines - New technology to integrate solar panels into buildings

martes, 26 de marzo de 2019

ImageAn 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.

Research Headlines - Advancing African water management

lunes, 18 de marzo de 2019

ImageEU-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.