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Work starts on Kemi-based 18MWth biomass-fired plant

11 de outubro de 2019

Finland: Facility is due to open to start commissioning in 2021 and will process locally sourced woodchips

Helsingør-based biomass plant fires up

9 de outubro de 2019

Denmark: Woodchip-fired facility has capacities 58.5MWth and 15.9MWe

UK offers bioethanol Brexit lifeline

8 de outubro de 2019

Government says it will "adjust tariffs" to support UK producers in the event of a no-deal Brexit

Controversial EIA process for biomass plant continues

3 de outubro de 2019

The Welsh government has written a letter saying the plant should not be allowed to become operational without an environmental impact assessment

EU executive backs district heating through biomass

3 de outubro de 2019

Biomass included in EU strategy to reach carbon neutrality by 2050

Regulatory position statement for waste wood extended to 2020

3 de outubro de 2019

UK: Extension gives the sector more “time to prepare thorough guidance” – WRA

EWB Insight report: September 2019

1 de outubro de 2019

This month: Only two EfW projects gain CfD support, developments at the delayed Renaissance and Port Clarence facilities, as well as the liquidation of a biomass plant operator and the usual facilities roundup

North Ayrshire Council to outline latest biomass-fired heating plan

1 de outubro de 2019

UK: Biomass-fired district heating system is planned to provide heating and hot water to all 122 homes in a new development

300MWth biomass boiler conversion project launched

26 de setembro de 2019

Sweden: Boiler was originally put into operation in 1976 and plans are for new work to run the system for a further 25 years

Biomass sustainability certification system starts testing

26 de setembro de 2019

System is designed to help suppliers and users meet RED II’s under-development biomass criteria

Liquidation for biomass-gasification plant operator

25 de setembro de 2019

UK: Administrators have been appointed to company “operating and maintaining” 21MWe facility

Bioenergy and direct air capture ‘key’, says UK government study

25 de setembro de 2019

Large-scale roll-out is only expected to take place by the 2030s and 2040s, according to study

Heating oil ban an ‘opportunity’ for bioenergy

25 de setembro de 2019

Germany: Proposed 2026 ban would offer the biomass sector the opportunity to expand pellet use, according to trade body

Uncertainty surrounds Port Clarence biomass project

24 de setembro de 2019

UK: Developer says "every effort to find a positive outcome" for the delayed 40MWe facility is being made

Approval for 6MWe multifuel facility

20 de setembro de 2019

UK: Advanced thermal conversion “vortex” system will process up to 16,000t/yr of plastic and biomass

Waste wood masks leap in Scottish EfW use

18 de setembro de 2019

Waste-wood recovery plunges by 16% as overall tonnage sent to EfW plants increases by only 0.5%

Deal signed to build E Wood biomass-fired plant

13 de setembro de 2019

Belgium: Facility will process 180,000t/yr and have capacities of 20MWe and 7.5MWth

Saica opens first French biomass plant

13 de setembro de 2019

Facility will process up to 101,000t/yr of waste wood

Farmers back bioenergy to cut emissions

11 de setembro de 2019

UK: Bioenergy and CCS could reduce agriculture emissions to net zero by 2040, say farming trade body

Plans for UK’s first ‘net zero’ carbon cluster launched

9 de setembro de 2019

Majority biomass-fired Drax part of humber decarbonisation drive

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Research Headlines - Moving wind farming into deeper waters

14 de outubro 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.

Events - Stunning Final Conference - 18 September 2019, Paris (France)

14 de agosto de 2019

Horizon 2020 STUNNING project aims at accelerating the adoption and innovative refurbishment packages and business models for attractive, energy-efficient building innovations.

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

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

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

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

18 de julho 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

5 de julho 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

1 de julho 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

28 de junho 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

19 de junho 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

17 de junho 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

11 de junho 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

20 de maio 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

17 de maio 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

16 de maio 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

14 de maio 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

8 de maio 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

2 de maio 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

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

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

29 de março 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

26 de março 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

18 de março 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.

Research Headlines - Solar fuel turns to plants for inspiration

13 de março de 2019

ImageAn '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.

Research Headlines - Helping emerging energy market players make the right calls

5 de março de 2019

ImageEurope'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.