This month: A CfD-backed EfW project crosses the finishing line, CCS technology progresses, REDII faces further legal action, legal ruling states EfW plants primary role is power production and Amey’s Isle of Wight WtE facility misses end of June date to be operational
Survey polled 93 certified companies from 21 countries, most of which were based in Europe
Netherlands: NGO says it is taking further action over biofuels claims
Ireland-based company faces a challenge relating to a patent infringement over a project its is developing in the US
Concerns raised over “recent increases in the cost of biofuels” compared with fossil fuels mean suppliers could increasingly opt to “buy out” of renewable fuels
UK: Site had applied to increase the amount of feedstock it processed and to take ash from the Barry biomass-fired plant
Norway: Seven-year loan will support the development of wood pellet-manufacturing facility and a 24MWth plant
Netherlands: Facility is due to supply electricity from the early autumn
Denmark: 16-month project will cover biomass-based feedstock for the Amagerværket facility
Ireland-based company questions timing of legal complaint, which was launched on the same day it raised £10m (€11.3m) through a new share drive
EfW and biomass-based CCS projects are now being developed across Europe
UK: “Lack of lack of permitting capacity” has meant “vital projects being unnecessarily delayed for months and, in some cases, years”, according to trade body
Norway-based business had previously revealed it has shipped 2,200t of treated waste wood to the UK last month
European court’s refusal to hear case over RED II’s inclusion of forest biomass-to-energy is to be challenged
UK: Facility provided heat and power to the 2012 games and now supplies housing and businesses
UK: “Hook and haul” deal will see about 100,000 tonnes a week taken by rail to Drax from the ports of Immingham and Hull
UK: Trade bodies says there is a “huge risk” over how the RHI-support scheme is replaced
This month: Political moves hit the EfW sector in Denmark and Germany, politician backtracks after criticising a waste to energy plant, MVV wins “rare” ruling, Amey’s Waterbeach facility loses appeal, and a full facilities round up
Ireland: Company will be the sole gasification technology supplier to three facilities that appear to be previously developed projects in Sligo, Clare County and Shannon
Denmark: Company claims to have set a “new international standard” with the waste it will deliver to the Amager Bakke facility
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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.
IMPROOF is a European Union Horizon 2020 project, which aims to improve the energy efficiency of steam cracking furnaces while reducing emissions of greenhouse gases and NOx.
This workshop is organized by the IMPROOF consortium, registration is open for all stakeholders from both industry and academia.
There will be a free workshop to share the results of the work.It is scheduled to coordinate with the 32nd Ethylene Producers Conference.
The Event will be at The Marriott Marquis Houston, 1777 Walker St. Houston. Attendance is free of charge, but registration is required.Due to the COVID-19 outbreak the event is postponed to 16 August.
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.
An 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.
Installing 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.
The 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.
All-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.