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Consultancy wins new EU bioenergy contract

17 de janeiro de 2020

Work covers impacts of the EU consumption of biofuels, biomass and biogas

Auto sector warning over support for biofuels

15 de janeiro de 2020

Industry groups have called on the European Commission to keep biofuels and LPG in its definition of ‘alternative fuels’ in legislation requiring governments to build up refuelling infrastructure

Pembroke Dock gets permit for waste and wood exports

14 de janeiro de 2020

UK: The site can now store 80,000t/yr of RDF, SRF and waste wood ready for exporting for energy recovery

EWB Insight report: December 2019

20 de dezembro de 2019

This month: Dutch waste tax confirmed, another EfW plant builder in administration, WI BAT published, Drax to be “carbon neutral” by 2030, plus a full facilities round-up

Geminor targets French EfW and waste wood market

19 de dezembro de 2019

French market is maturing and moving away from landfill and incineration without energy recovery

500,000t/yr AD plant sends first gas to grid

13 de dezembro de 2019

Denmark: Facility is due to fully operational next year and will produce about 19 million m3 of biomethane a year

Solör Bioenergi installs two ORC systems at biomass plants

13 de dezembro de 2019

Sweden: Heating plants are located in Svenljunga and Vilhelmina

SRF maker adds biomass heating facilities

12 de dezembro de 2019

UK: Two biomass-fired boilers with a joint capacity of 2MWth have been added to an SRF-making site

Sweden’s first BECCS project opened

11 de dezembro de 2019

Technology is being “optimised” at pilot scale and could be scaled up to capture carbon dioxide from a fully commercial scale bio-cogeneration plant

IrBEA concerned over potential ban on biomass burning

10 de dezembro de 2019

Ireland: Wood fuels should be treated differently to other solid feedstocks, says the bioenergy trade association

Burkhardt strikes biomass-gasification boiler deal

10 de dezembro de 2019

UK: System will be at the centre of a research centre looking at bioenergy carbon capture technology

Drax plans ‘world first’ by being carbon negative by 2030

9 de dezembro de 2019

UK-based station is due to unveil plans at the COP25 talks later today

Ence’s 50MWe biomass plant exports first power

5 de dezembro de 2019

Spain: Plant is on schedule to be fully operational in January next year

Ireland confirms RESS auction to launch next year

3 de dezembro de 2019

Bioenergy is a key area for renewable power growth in Ireland, which is currently led by onshore wind

Privilege Finance launches biogas ‘manifesto’

3 de dezembro de 2019

Investment fund has put £90m into the UK’s biogas sector this year alone, but wants more government support

Waste wood sector faces ‘challenging’ winter

2 de dezembro de 2019

WRA says bioenergy market faces another tough period during the 2019/20 cold season

EPA urges waste facilities to insure against pollution

2 de dezembro de 2019

Ireland: Industry regulator releases figures as it issues new guidance for potentially polluting plants

EWB Insight report: November 2019

29 de novembro de 2019

This month: RRS insolvency details revealed, UK exports of waste to drop, Viridor takes legal action and two legal actions against UK-based EfW plant build fail

Eon reveals plans biomass-fired cogeneration plant

29 de novembro de 2019

€110m project appear to a first move into bioenergy for the firm in Germany

Biomass plant hopes to export feedstock after ‘outages’

28 de novembro de 2019

UK: 40MWe plant can process up to 270,000t/yr of waste wood and has a feedstock manufacturing facility onsite

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Research Headlines - Producing clean energy from thin air? Yes, it is possible

17 de janeiro de 2020

ImageAn 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.

Research Headlines - Reach for the sky for greener energy

10 de janeiro de 2020

ImageWhat 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.

Research Headlines - Sustainable energy - getting more from less

3 de dezembro de 2019

ImageAs 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.

Research Headlines - Power-hungry data centres to go on permanent diet

22 de novembro de 2019

ImageEU-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.

Research Headlines - Novel nanostructures could make smartphones more efficient

6 de novembro 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

23 de outubro 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

18 de outubro 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

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.

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.