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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

Drax workers back strike action

1 de julho de 2019

UK: Six 48-hour strikes planned over pay dispute

Industrial action ends at biomass-fired TeesREP

1 de julho de 2019

UK: Action took place last month over safety issues related to the plant's construction

EWB Insight report: Jun 2019

28 de junho de 2019

This month: Government call-ins impact on two EfW plant developments, WI BAT signed off, Ørsted ditches biogas but will keep working on delayed Renescience plant, and a full facilities round-up

Biofuel sector still ‘too reliant’ on palm oil

28 de junho de 2019

NGO said the EU’s import of palm oil has dropped 1% overall, but its use in biodiesel production increased by 3%

UK makes multi-million CCS investment

27 de junho de 2019

Funding will be used to boost project at majority biomass-fired Drax power plant

EU launches biomass-to-heat and power pilot project

27 de junho de 2019

Project aims to replace the use of natural gas in cogeneration facilities

Bioenergy and CCS ‘critical’ to net zero – REA

26 de junho de 2019

UK: Pressure builds to introduce formal policies backing BECCS

Delayed Margam biomass-fired plant opens

24 de junho de 2019

UK: Facility has been completed 13-months behind schedule after well documented issues for construction partnership behind the development

Dismay as climate plan ‘ignores’ bioenergy

20 de junho de 2019

Ireland: Lack of support for large-scale biogas or biomass energy plants

Drax reveals emissions-to-fish-food trial

18 de junho de 2019

UK: New carbon capture technology could help industry and agricultural sector decarbonise, according to power station

Eastern Europe's energy plans ‘too reliant’ on forestry biomass - NGO

18 de junho de 2019

About 70% of biomass for energy is sourced from the forest sector, while biomass from agriculture and waste account for 18% and 12% respectively

Planned 25MWe biomass plant switching to RDF

17 de junho de 2019

UK: Plans have been submitted to replace woodchips with waste

14MWth biomass-fired plant planned for Kauhajoki

13 de junho de 2019

Finland: Two heating plants will be replaced with one fired on forest residues, waste wood and peat

DP Cleantech signs deal for biogas expansion

12 de junho de 2019

Two businesses to collaborate on taking European-based biogas technology to Asia

Ireland green lights second round of renewable heat support

5 de junho de 2019

The second tranche of public funding to subsidise renewable heat in Ireland has been given the go-ahead by the Irish government.

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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.

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.

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.