Biomass is “needed” for the transition to a climate-neutral and circular economy, according to the government
Ireland’s home-grown biomass could help reduce fossil fuel use and help deliver “the circular carbon economy”, according to the trade body
UK: Deal will see waste wood taken from three local authorities
HWRCs are a source of waste wood for the biomass-to-energy sector
UK: Five-year contract will cover recycling APCr from the 40MWe facility
Germany: Two-line facility is due to be operational in the middle of 2023
Finland: Replacement boiler is needed for the forest biomass and peat-fired facility
Companies including Drax and Velocys sign letter asking for more support of negative-emission technologies
Finland: Talks on a statutory merger were launched last month after Valmet bought a stake in the company
France-based companies own significant EfW and other waste infrastructure across Europe and beyond
UK: Project received government funding in 2017 and the energy centre for the scheme is due to open in two years time
Sector calls for clear policy direction for replacing biomass in the future
UK: Facility has been “running normally” for a full year, but suffered feedstock supply issues during the lockdown resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic
This month: English RDF exports collapse, Norway’s CCUS project moves forward, LafargeHolcim reveals plans to double waste processing by 2030 and Severn Water unveiled plans for another thermal hydrolysis-powered facility
Finland-based Enviroburners has operated since the 1970s and has supplied Andritiz for “decades”
Austria-based company has announced contracts in Finland and Singapore
UK: Facility has had an issue with claims of higher prices for heat in the past
Denmark-based company has launched its new procurement platform online
CCUS development is the culmination of years of work at pilot projects focusing on an EfW plant and cement-producing facility
The EU wants to limit increases in bioenergy up to 2030, despite the fact the industry currently supplies 49% of all the bloc’s renewable energy jobs
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Amid an urgent need to cut carbon emissions to combat climate change, EU-funded researchers have developed a new generation of highly efficient power plants for generating heat and electricity from biomass.
Waste is only waste if you cannot put it to good use! EU-funded researchers have developed a circular value chain deriving income sustainably from wet straw, biogas digestate and similar residues, via products such as fertiliser, fuel pellets and mushroom substrate and boosting energy generation in the process.
An EU-funded project has helped to drive the development and use of smart grid solutions across Europe. It has also provided external engineering teams with free access to state-of-the-art facilities to enable them to carry out their own research.
An EU-funded project has developed a European version of high-efficiency, next-generation solar technology and a low-cost manufacturing process. The innovative solar cells could boost a switch to solar energy and recharge European solar-panel production.
An EU-funded project has perfected the production of bio-oil and altered boilers to heat homes - recycling farm and forestry waste whilst cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
An EU project has developed highly innovative 'living' bricks that contain chambers of microbes capable of turning human waste, such as urine and grey water, into valuable resources, electricity and clean water.
More predictable than the wind and sun, tides have a massive potential when it comes to generating clean electricity. With tidal turbines already generating electricity within our seas, the challenge facing the industry now is to reduce costs. A consortium of EU-funded organisations has been using this knowledge to create a novel turbine able to make tidal energy more competitive.
A single test strip - the first platform to couple a methanol fuel cell with a biosensor - could act as a self-powered, easy-to-use, disposable, and low-cost test for diseases such as cancer, say EU-funded researchers.
EU-funded researchers have mapped out possible pathways to achieve the drastic technological, economic and societal transformations needed for the EU to become carbon neutral by 2050, meet its commitments under the Paris Agreement and lead global efforts to tackle climate change.
A Spanish start-up will soon start beta testing an innovative renewable energy solution, building on the results of an EU-funded project that helped develop a low-cost, low-maintenance and low-noise alternative to wind turbines.
An EU-funded research team has developed an efficient process to produce energy from CO2 - an innovation that could help Europe make the switch to a more sustainable, competitive economy.
What if a child's toy inspired an alternative to fixed wind turbines? An EU-funded project has developed a low-cost, highly productive 'kite' generator. Now nearing commercialisation, it could offer sustainable power to remote communities or people on the move.
As the world relies more on renewable energy to limit climate change, an EU-funded project has produced insights into how nanotechnology could support cleaner power and promoted university-business links for targeted future innovation in this field.
EU-funded researchers are on the verge of slashing the energy used by internet data centres to help cut CO2 emissions. By developing a model to optimise energy in real time, they aim to make the centres more efficient without affecting performance.
EU-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.
Seven 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.