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Valmet secures 35MWth biomass-boiler deal

16 de novembro de 2018

Finland: Delivery includes an electrostatic precipitator and a flue gas condenser that increases capacity by 10MWth

Biomass and biogas sectors welcome CCC’s reports

15 de novembro de 2018

UK: Biomass could sustainably provide up to 15% of UK energy by 2050, up from about 7% currently

MEPs pass clean energy agreements

14 de novembro de 2018

Bioenergy will “keep an essential role” in energy transition

Plug could be pulled on Port Clarence biomass-fired plant

9 de novembro de 2018

UK: Financial results appear to show facility has missed out on subsidies, giving its owner the option to scrap the deal

Ence signs biomass-to-gas deal

8 de novembro de 2018

Spain: Company says it will take “surplus” biomass to produce bio-SNG

Milestone in biomass conversion of Asnæs Power Station

7 de novembro de 2018

Denmark: Facility’s new turbine has been lifted into place

Uskmouth coal-to-waste conversion moves forward

6 de novembro de 2018

UK: EPP contract signed, while pilot tests on waste-derived fuel have been “successful”, according to the developer

Air Products adds biomass to gasification expansion

6 de novembro de 2018

The company abandoned two waste gasification plants at a loss of about €876m two years ago

EWB launches new Plant Tracker service

5 de novembro de 2018

Subscriber-only content contains information about facilities such as project stage, feedstock capacity and contact information

ETI calls for more biomass production

5 de novembro de 2018

UK: Several recommendations have been made after a 10-year bioenergy review

€50m natural gas-to-biomass work proposed

5 de novembro de 2018

Ukraine: Work includes installing 30 biomass-fired boilers to supply a district heating network

EU-backed coal-to-biomass project launched

2 de novembro de 2018

Netherlands: EU puts more than €19m into project, which aims to “showcase innovative technology”

EWB Insight report: October 2018

1 de novembro de 2018

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

Bord na Móna starts biomass tender process

31 de outubro de 2018

Ireland: Move is part of the utility’s attempt to move to decarbonise by moving away from peat

Woodchip certification system launched

30 de outubro de 2018

Scheme says it is the first international system for the “booming” woodchip market

‘New generation’ biomass fired plant revealed

29 de outubro de 2018

Netherlands: Cogeneration facility has been “future proofed” to process a variety of feedstocks

Job losses expected as Bord na Móna moves to biomass

24 de outubro de 2018

Ireland: Company’s plans to move to more biomass-to-energy production could cost “hundreds” of jobs

CropEnergies mothballs bioethanol production again

24 de outubro de 2018

Decision to halt production at UK facility comes on the heels of rival Vivergo also closing its site in September

Valmet wins Laanila multifuel plant’s automation deal

22 de outubro de 2018

Finland: Valmet had already secured the contract to supply the facility’s boiler

Helen backs coal ban

22 de outubro de 2018

Finland: Company to build more biomass-fired plants as it backs government move to replace coal-firing in the 2020s

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Events - Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Stakeholder Forum 2018 - 16 November 2018, Brussels, Belgium

8 de novembro de 2018

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.

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.

Events - Solar PV energy conference: the impact of EU R&D funding - 14 November 2018, Brussels, Belgium

26 de outubro de 2018

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.

Events - Hydropower conference: the impact of EU R&D funding - 8 November 2018, Brussels, Belgium

26 de outubro de 2018

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.

Events - Wind energy conference: the impact of EU R&D funding - 7 November 2018, Brussels, Belgium

26 de outubro de 2018

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.

Events - Bioenergy conference: the impact of EU R&D funding - 25 October 2018, Brussels, Belgium

19 de outubro de 2018

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

Events - Biofuels conference: the impact of EU R&D funding - 24 October 2018, Brussels, Belgium

19 de outubro de 2018

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.

Venue: Sofitel Brussels Le Louise, Avenue de la Toison d'Or 40, 1050 Brussels, Belgium

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.

Events - SET-Plan conference 2018 - R&I driving the energy transition to 2050 - 19-21 November 2018, Vienna, Austria

15 de outubro de 2018

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:

    • Citizens in the energy transition • Industry as a facilitator of clean energy • Energy systems and networks • Clean energy production- Renewables for 2050

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.