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Bioenergy bodies call for RED II sustainability and taxonomy alignment

22 de março de 2019

Trade bodies representing the biogas, biomass and biofuel sectors urge “consistency” in policy

Port takes largest wood-pellet delivery

21 de março de 2019

UK: Feedstock was destined for the majority biomass-fired Drax power station

New biofuel from wine-production waste

20 de março de 2019

Spain is the world's third largest wine producer and could use the waste to boost biofuel production

Biomass gasification and biomethane production costs falling

19 de março de 2019

New study highlights production costs could fall by half by 2050

IWB’s wood-fired plant operational

18 de março de 2019

Switzerland: Two-year build has ended and facility is ready to go

Administration for Interserve after losing debt-plan vote

15 de março de 2019

UK: Company’s woes stem from delays to an ill-fated venture into waste and biomass-fired plant builds

Grangemouth biomass plant faces planners again

15 de março de 2019

Planning approval for the site is valid until next year, but a local authority is concerned about slow-progress impacting on promised land remediation

Albioma signs coal-to-biomass conversion loan

14 de março de 2019

France: €68m deal will allow the company to convert facility to fully fire on biomass

Crunch talks for EfW builder Interserve

13 de março de 2019

UK: Company has struggled to hand over a number of waste and biomass-fired plant builds

Wood Group to build US biofuel plant

12 de março de 2019

UK-based company will develop gasification-equipped facility that will turn waste wood into biofuel

Catholic Church tenders £800m deal with biomass-fired element

12 de março de 2019

Deal covers church properties in England and Wales

Bio-oil conversion considered for Stockholm power plant

11 de março de 2019

Sweden: Utility company looking at adding 25 years to fossil-fuel fired plant built in the 1970s

Asnaes biomass plant readies for woodchip firing

11 de março de 2019

Denmark: Biomass-fired unit is due for commercial operation in December

Geminor snaps up Norwegian biofuel producer

8 de março de 2019

Company says deal strengthens its position in the Nordic secondary fuels market

UK’s first commercial-scale bioSNG plant revealed

7 de março de 2019

Facility is due to process up to 175,000t/yr of waste, including RDF and biomass

B&W hands over Templeborough biomass plant

5 de março de 2019

UK: Delayed 42MWe facility completed more than a year late

Legal challenge over EU forest biomass support

5 de março de 2019

Organisations and individuals want the removal of forest biomass from RED II as they do not consider it renewable

CoGen reaches £3m crowdfunding target

1 de março de 2019

UK: Fundraising drive has reached its minimum target for the project, which the company says is the first energy recovery plant to use crowdfunding

EWB Insight report: Feb 2019

1 de março de 2019

This month: Is the UK halfway through building a portfolio of EfW plants, facilites progress in Corby, Darwen and the Rookery South EfW faces yet another day in court

B&W targets Asia-based biomass builds

27 de fevereiro de 2019

Company has struck a deal to supply water-cooled vibrating grate technology to several countries through an India-based business

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Events - Paving the way towards clean energy and fuels in Europe - 29 May 2019, Lisbon, Portugal

21 de março de 2019

This research policy workshop will focus on how to move forward the innovation chain in the EU for bioenergy, advanced biofuels and renewable fuels, contributing to the clean energy transformation in energy and transport, in line with the Strategic Development Goals and the EU Communication “Clean Planet for All”. For this purpose, the workshop will identify the research and innovation needs, the strategy and the roadmap for bioenergy, biofuels and renewable fuels to make the European industrial energy and transport sectors economically and environmentally sustainable, secure and competitive in the global markets.

The agenda will focus on the value chains of advanced biofuels, renewable fuels, intermediate bioenergy carriers and biomass-based cogeneration of heat and power. The entire innovation sequence will be discussed, from breakthrough technologies to applied research and demonstration, pre-commercial scale financing and market up-take support measures. Results from the entire portfolio of around 60 projects supported under the European Union’s Framework Programme Horizon 2020 – Secure, clean and efficient energy challenge will feed into the discussion.

The views of the engaged EU Member States and of research and industrial stakeholders will be an important additional contribution, to identify non-technological support pathways through new tools, research concepts, the mobilization of national actions, private engagement and financing mechanisms. The workshop will then report on the progress of the innovation chains, the effectiveness of pushing innovative solutions into the market and their broader penetration into the energy and transport mix. Policy recommendations based on project results, the Member States’ interests and plans, as well as the views of the stakeholders, will also be collected and reported.

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The event will be free of charge upon registration through EUBCE user area.

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.

Research Headlines - Smart energy delivery, smarter energy consumers

5 de março de 2019

ImageAn EU-funded project has developed guidelines and tools for energy providers and policymakers that are empowering businesses, communities and households to use electricity wisely, saving consumers money and promoting sustainability.

Research Headlines - Power of 'social' in low-carbon innovation take-up

25 de fevereiro de 2019

ImageClimate change mitigation, green labels, renewable energy, clean technology... we are familiar with the words, but how much do we really know and what do we think about them? The EU-funded SILCI project is exploring the world of low-carbon innovations and how they spread through processes of social influence.

Research Headlines - WaveRoller - turning waves into electricity

21 de janeiro de 2019

ImageFinnish firm AW-Energy is tapping into wave power as a clean energy source. A loan supported by the InnovFin-EU finance for innovators initiative under the EU's Horizon 2020 programme and extended by the European Investment Bank has helped it bring its WaveRoller device to the commercialisation phase.

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.