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20.8% rise in wood pellet use by CHP plants

16 de janeiro de 2019

Coal conversions and biomass-fired heating networks pushed up Europe’s use of wood feedstock, according to latest figures

EIB faces legal action over biomass plant loan

15 de janeiro de 2019

UK-based campaign group ClientEarth claims “crucial environmental scrutiny” was not applied when the European Investment Bank backed the project

Dried sand deal for BIO4 plant

11 de janeiro de 2019

Denmark: Facility expected to complete construction this spring and open the following winter

Multifuel-fired plant signs equipment deals

10 de janeiro de 2019

Finland: Work is expected to be completed this year and will help deal with moisture created by processing more biomass-based feedstock

Biofuel firm denies palm oil claims

10 de janeiro de 2019

NGO says Finland-based firm’s planned Asian biofuel plant “relies heavily on palm oil”

French industry welcomes biofuel boost

10 de janeiro de 2019

The government has revealed plans to increase the amount of biofuels blended into standard petrol

European Commission backs €320m for new biomass-fired projects

9 de janeiro de 2019

Portugal: Funding is designed to use forestry residues and reduce the risk of fires

Green light for Lithuanian biogas and biomass support scheme

9 de janeiro de 2019

Two schemes supporting a range of renewables and energy-intensive users have been cleared by the EU

Strike action looms over 'derisory' EA pay offer

7 de janeiro de 2019

UK: Unions are against a proposed 1.3% pay rise, but the figure is disputed

Natural gas-to-biomass conversion deal signed

7 de janeiro de 2019

Denmark: Fossil fuel-fired system will be converted to a smaller biomass-fired unit

Twence buys ‘unique’ bio-oil producing facility

14 de dezembro de 2018

Netherlands: Facility uses fast pyrolysis to turn biomass into bio-oil and will become part of Twence next year

University to develop EfW and biomass-fired facilities

14 de dezembro de 2018

UK: Plans revealed for waste and biomass processing “flagship”Translation Energy Research Centre

Plant Tracker monthly update

13 de dezembro de 2018

Developments include progress at two UK-based energy recovery plants and the temporary closure of Denmark's largest EfW facility

Protest over Port Clarence biomass-plant hiring

10 de dezembro de 2018

Union says B&W has promised to hire more locally based workers

New biomass equipment contract for B&W

7 de dezembro de 2018

Netherlands: Deal is for with RWE’s vast mainly coal-fired Amercentrale power plant

First waste-wood FPP agreed

6 de dezembro de 2018

UK: Plan allows wood to be stacked up to eight metres high

UK’s publishes ‘disappointing’ Bioeconomy Strategy

6 de dezembro de 2018

New strategy contains no new policies for funding, according to trade body ADBA

DP recommissions straw-fired plant

4 de dezembro de 2018

Poland: Facility needed an overhaul after failing to reach its full potential since opening four years ago

B&W could lose stock market listing as facility delays continue

4 de dezembro de 2018

Company is behind on delivering EfW and biomass-fired plants in the UK and Denmark

Bioenergy Europe says biomass-to-energy could triple by 2050

3 de dezembro de 2018

Use of agricultural biomass-to-energy is crucial to driving up bioenergy, according to the trade body

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Research Headlines - Getting green renewables into the grid

15 de janeiro de 2019

ImageToday'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.

Research Headlines - Cities use waste heat to save energy and cut emissions

14 de dezembro de 2018

ImageAn 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.

Research Headlines - Innovation in energy technology powers research careers

8 de novembro de 2018

ImageBreakthrough 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.

Research Headlines - Powering a battery storage revolution

18 de outubro de 2018

ImageThe 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.

Research Headlines - Shaping the future of Europe's energy policy

11 de setembro de 2018

ImageThe transition toward clean, efficient and secure energy will require more than just technological innovation. An EU-funded project is applying research insights from across the social sciences and humanities to help guide European energy policy.

Research Headlines - A superconductive breakthrough for wind energy

29 de agosto de 2018

ImageThe world's first superconducting wind turbine will be installed this year off the coast of Denmark - a landmark achievement by an EU-funded project that is set to revolutionise the wind-energy industry through the deployment of lighter, more cost efficient and more potent generators.

Research Headlines - Enzyme discovery could boost biofuel production

28 de agosto de 2018

ImageEU-funded researchers have discovered a new family of enzymes able to break down wood into its chemical components. The findings may lead to more efficient production of biofuels and other valuable chemicals derived from biomass.

Research Headlines - Researchers target quantum breakthroughs

23 de agosto de 2018

ImageAn EU-funded network is carrying out cutting-edge research that could lead to pioneering commercial applications such as ultra-powerful quantum computers, helping to position Europe at the forefront of technological innovation.

Research Headlines - International cooperation key to Europe's energy security

18 de julho de 2018

ImageEU-funded researchers are boosting energy cooperation between the EU and nearby countries to the south and east, advancing knowledge on integrating renewables into energy systems, as well as researching improvements in energy efficiency.

Research Headlines - Wave and tidal-power design and analysis tools make a splash

7 de junho de 2018

Photo of wavesEU-funded researchers have developed new tools for designing and analysing the economic reliability and environmental performance of wave and tidal-energy power farms. These are currently being implemented and validated in real-life situations, while the DTOCEAN consortium has secured further EU funding.

Research Headlines - Renewable energy gets a boost from smarter electricity grids

6 de junho de 2018

ImageConnecting many small renewable energy sources to electricity grids is vital for EU environmental and energy goals. EU-funded research has shown how this can be achieved more efficiently through advanced functionalities that ensure grid stability.

Research Headlines - Island life: laying the foundations for a fossil-free future

4 de junho de 2018

ImageThe award-winning EU-funded TILOS project is tackling the sustainable energy challenges facing Mediterranean islands with practical solutions for storing, sharing and better managing power generated locally from the wind and sun.

Research Headlines - Moroccan and EU researchers set their sights on more efficient renewable energy systems

29 de maio de 2018

ImageMany consider renewable energy systems to be the way forward. However, before such systems can power the future, they first need to demonstrate their viability. Researchers from Europe and Morocco have teamed up to make one specific energy system a reality - dispatchable concentrating solar plants.

Research Headlines - Greening aluminium production

18 de maio de 2018

Photo of a roll of aluminiumAluminium is a vital material. Yet its production consumes vast amounts of raw materials and energy. An EU-funded project has developed waste-ore recycling processes and power-saving furnaces that could shrink the industry's environmental footprint while increasing its long-term competitiveness.

Research Headlines - Delivering cost-effective clean energy to consumers

8 de maio de 2018

Illustration of a globe in a light bulb on a green fieldEU-funded research is ensuring that new policy tools supporting the renewable energy sector - such as auctions - deliver on their promise to provide cost-efficient, carbon-free energy for consumers, helping Europe meet its environmental and economic targets.

Research Headlines - Clean, quiet hybrid electric aircraft take flight

25 de abril de 2018

ImageHybrid and electric vehicles are increasingly common on Europe's roads. Now similar clean and quiet technologies are taking to the skies, thanks to an EU-funded project developing and testing innovative aircraft propulsion systems.

Research Headlines - Innovative rotor sail to cut commercial shipping carbon emissions

18 de abril de 2018

ImageOne of the world's most environmentally friendly passenger ships is harnessing the wind for propulsion, cutting CO2 emissions and fuel consumption, thanks to the installation of an innovative rotor sail developed by an EU-funded project.

Research Headlines - New eco-friendly batteries for tomorrow's electric vehicles

3 de abril de 2018

ImageInnovations in battery design are increasing the acceptability of electric vehicles among consumers. An EU-funded project is developing a more powerful, cheaper, and environmentally friendly lithium-ion battery to meet the expectations of drivers - and boost Europe's competitiveness in the market.

Research Headlines - Knowledge is key to sustainable biomass transition

14 de março de 2018

Image of straw bales in the field after the harvestProviding detailed information on non-food biomass availability and appropriate conversion technologies will help to boost Europe's sustainable transition to a bio-based economy. An EU-funded project is helping to ensure that sustainable biomass is creating new revenue streams for agriculture and job opportunities in bio-based industries.

Research Headlines - Smarter grids for reliable electricity transport

13 de março de 2018

Picture of high-voltage power lines at sunsetAn EU-funded project has developed a probabilistic approach to providing a reliable and affordable electricity supply to European consumers. It uses innovative methods to address the challenges of an increasingly interconnected, flexible and renewables-dominated system.

Research Headlines - Connecting small energy producers to the power grid

8 de fevereiro de 2018

Image of green source symbols: sun, water, windEU-funded research offers policymakers and regulators opportunities to incorporate more small renewable energy producers into national power grids, benefitting both consumers and the environment.