UK: Financial results appear to show facility has missed out on subsidies, giving its owner the option to scrap the deal
Spain: Company says it will take “surplus” biomass to produce bio-SNG
Denmark: Facility’s new turbine has been lifted into place
UK: EPP contract signed, while pilot tests on waste-derived fuel have been “successful”, according to the developer
The company abandoned two waste gasification plants at a loss of about €876m two years ago
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UK: Several recommendations have been made after a 10-year bioenergy review
Ukraine: Work includes installing 30 biomass-fired boilers to supply a district heating network
Netherlands: EU puts more than €19m into project, which aims to “showcase innovative technology”
This month: Tough time for the biofuel sector, UK-based projects drop out of CfD process, Ireland's lack of landfill capacity an emergency and a full round facilities round up
Ireland: Move is part of the utility’s attempt to move to decarbonise by moving away from peat
Scheme says it is the first international system for the “booming” woodchip market
Netherlands: Cogeneration facility has been “future proofed” to process a variety of feedstocks
Ireland: Company’s plans to move to more biomass-to-energy production could cost “hundreds” of jobs
Decision to halt production at UK facility comes on the heels of rival Vivergo also closing its site in September
Finland: Valmet had already secured the contract to supply the facility’s boiler
Finland: Company to build more biomass-fired plants as it backs government move to replace coal-firing in the 2020s
UK: Business says turnover has tripled since it was set up in 2015
UK government says country will produce less renewable heat due to its proposed ban on financial support for urban biomass-fired plants
Finland: Facility is due to be operational “early” next year
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Since its first edition of 2008, the Stakeholder forum has brought together the European Fuel Cell and Hydrogen community. More than 10 years after, it continues to create a unique environment for making new connections or renewing old ones and serves as a forum to discuss the role of fuel cells and hydrogen in the energy and transport sectors and beyond.
This year's edition will gather representatives of EU institutions, industry and research and other energy, climate and transport stakeholders around the following topics: Session I - Building the road to consumers - will address the strategic development of the Hydrogen Infrastructure in Europe Session II – Working together: towards sectoral integration - will highlight the importance of sectoral Integration through collaboration with other players Session III – Delivering Jobs & Growth - will discuss the European Hydrogen Economy in a worldwide context, and fuel cells and hydrogen as areas of economic growth and job creation.
The Stakeholder Forum will be preceded by Programme Review Days (PRD) on 14- 15 November 2018, and the Awards for the best hydrogen and fuel cells success story, in the evening of 15 November. The conference will provide for various opportunities for information exchange and general networking among participants.
Breakthrough 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.
A conference on solar PV renewable energy research, development and technologies will be taking place in Brussels on 14 November 2018. This event will aim to provide insights into the impacts of R&D funded through the EU Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation. It will present the Solar PV Renewable Energy R&D Impact Report and offer an opportunity to influence the recommendations to increase future R&D impacts. During the conference key industry experts will share their insights on the future of solar PV technologies and there will be opportunities to discuss and understand how to increase the impacts of research projects.
A hydropower research conference will take place in Brussels on 8 November 2018. The event will offer an opportunity to discuss the impacts of R&D funded through the EU Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation. It will present the Hydropower R&D Impact Report and recommendations to increase future R&D impacts. In addition key industry experts will share their insights on the future of hydropower technologies and there will be opportunities to discuss the impacts of your own research projects.
On 7 November 2018 a conference on wind energy research will take place in Brussels. The event aims to provide insights into the impacts of R&D funded through the EU Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation, present the Wind Energy R&D Impact Report and offer an opportunity to influence the recommendations to increase future R&D impacts. Additionally, key industry experts will share their insights on the future of wind energy technologies and there will be opportunities to discuss how to increase the impacts of your own research projects.
On 25 October 2018 a conference dedicated to bioenergy research, development and technologies will take place in Brussels. The event will provide insights into the impacts of R&D funded through the EU Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation; including providing access to the bioenergy R&D Impact Report and an opportunity to influence the recommendations to increase future R&D impacts. During the workshop key industry experts will share their insights on the future of bioenergy technologies and there will be opportunities for you to discuss and understand how to increase the impacts of your own research projects.
Venue: Sofitel Brussels Le Louise, Avenue de la Toison d'Or 40, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
A conference on biofuels research, development and technologies will take place in Brussels on 24 October 2018. The event will provide insights into the impacts of R&D funded through the EU Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation and Biofuels R&D Impact Report. This will be an opportunity to influence the recommendations to increase future R&D impacts as well. During the workshop key industry experts will share their insights on the future of biofuels technologies and you can join discussion on how to increase the impacts of your own research projects.
The 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.
This year's SET-Plan conference will take stock of progress on the SET-Plan implementation and aims to identify how research and innovation at European and national level with public and private funds contributes to the EU's energy transition.
The plenary discussions will address the challenges towards the objectives for 2030 and 2050, the financing instruments to support R&I, the EU's position in the world but will also refer to the importance of engaging cities and regions.
Parallel discussions will further zoom in on particular parts of the energy system, namely:
On 17 October EUROGIA2020, the EUREKA Cluster for low carbon energy technologies, is organising an Information and Project Pitch Session in Madrid, Spain under the auspices of Centre for Development of Industrial Technologies.
EUROGIA2020 is launching new project call in 5 low carbon sector areas: Solar PV, CSP wind, geothermal and ocean in collaboration with the European Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan. This event aims to generate project ideas in the above - mentioned 5 low carbon sectors and help good quality transnational projects access funds in EUREKA Member and Associated Countries.
The 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.
The 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.
EU-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.
An 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.
EU-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.
EU-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.
Connecting 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.
The 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.
Many 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.
Aluminium 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.
EU-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.
Hybrid 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.
One 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.
Innovations 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.
Providing 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.