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NGOs ramp up pressure against peat-to-biomass project

16 de agosto de 2019

Ireland: Conversion of one major facility was turned down last month and campaign groups hope a similar fate will befall another planned conversion

Margam signs news biomass feedstock deal

15 de agosto de 2019

UK: Contract covers 50,000t/yr of waste wood, which is about 14.2% of the facility’s overall need

German wood pellet production leaps 13%

14 de agosto de 2019

Production in H1 2019 increased by 150,000t compared with the same period in 2018

Dutch consultancy scoops RED II biomass deal

13 de agosto de 2019

Work relates to European Commission’s 35% renewable energy target for the period 2021-2030

New permit application for multifuel-pyrolysis plant

12 de agosto de 2019

UK: Proposed facility will take up to 180,000t/yr RDF and waste wood

Biomass-fired Kymijärvi III supplies first heat

6 de agosto de 2019

Finland: 190MWth plant is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019

Bavaria pushes biomass-fired heating plants

6 de agosto de 2019

Germany: Ten small-scale plants have been funded with another 16 in the pipeline

NI department tenders five-year biomass-supply deal

6 de agosto de 2019

Contract is due to start in October if a deal is struck

299MWe biomass-fired build ‘on track’ despite layoffs

5 de agosto de 2019

UK: Reports emerge of up to 700 subcontractor layoffs, but facility remains on-track to be operational next year ENDS has learnt

Biomass conversion refusal threatens Irish climate plans

2 de agosto de 2019

Denial of permission to switch a power station in the Irish midlands from peat to biomass puts the country's climate plans in jeopardy, prime minister Leo Varadkar has said

Former co-firing coal plant to close down

1 de agosto de 2019

UK: Facility's operator blamed "challenging" market conditions for coal power

EWB Insight report: July 2019

25 de julho de 2019

This month: Waste fires a burning issue for energy recovery sector, Dutch government proposes a waste import tax, Veolia gets another no from the government for a Hertfordshire-based EfW plant and a full facilities round up

Peat-to-biomass conversion work turned down

24 de julho de 2019

Ireland: Gradual switch to biomass was planned to have been completed by 2027, but plant now faces closure next year

Drax cuts carbon emissions by 52%

24 de julho de 2019

UK: Profits also up at part biomass-fired facility

EA reveals illegal waste-related incidents up 50%

23 de julho de 2019

UK: Watchdog is also concerned a no-deal Brexit may boost criminality in the waste sector

E10 consultation delay is ‘bonkers’

18 de julho de 2019

UK bioethanol industry is in a “state of collapse” owing to delay in publishing the consultation, according to APPG for British Bioethanol

Lahti Energia and Fazer sign bioenergy plant deal

16 de julho de 2019

Finland: Planned facility is due to be completed in autumn 2020

EBA calls for policy support to grow anaerobic digestion sector

15 de julho de 2019

Europe’s policymakers need more EU-wide targets for biogas and biomethane production, according to the European Biogas Association

Asnæs Power Station starts processing woodchips

8 de julho de 2019

Denmark: Six months of hot commissioning now under way

More Environment Agency staff on 'work-to-rule' over pay dispute

4 de julho de 2019

UK: Watchdog is responsible for permitting of EfW, biogas and biomass-fired facilities in England

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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.

Events - EU Sustainable Energy Week 2019 - Shaping Europe's Energy Future - 17-21 June 2019, Brussels, Belgium

22 de maio de 2019

The 14th edition of EUSEW will take place from 17 to 21 June 2019.

The event will include a 3-day policy conference offering various networking opportunities between 18 and 20 June 2019, an EU Sustainable Energy Awards competition with a public vote for the citizens' award and local events, Energy Days, held across Europe throughout the months of May and June.

The policy conference under the theme "Shaping Europe’s energy future" will focus on latest policy advancements and solutions for a climate-neutral Europe by 2050.

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.

Events - Horizon 2020 Energy Info Days - 25-27 June 2019, Brussels, Belgium

2 de maio de 2019

The Horizon 2020 Energy info days will take place between 25-27 June in Brussels. They will present the funding opportunities for research, innovation and market uptake projects on clean energy.

The event will help potential applicants in preparing successful proposals for Horizon 2020 calls for the year 2020.

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.