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Andritiz wins EfW and bioenergy deals

24 de setembro de 2020

Austria-based company has announced contracts in Finland and Singapore

Highland Wood Energy lands biomass-fired heating plant deal

24 de setembro de 2020

UK: Facility has had an issue with claims of higher prices for heat in the past

Ørsted goes live with new supplier platform

23 de setembro de 2020

Denmark-based company has launched its new procurement platform online

Norway confirms €1.5bn for ‘greatest climate project’ ever seen

22 de setembro de 2020

CCUS development is the culmination of years of work at pilot projects focusing on an EfW plant and cement-producing facility

Bioenergy sector criticises ‘oversimplified’ EU 2030 Climate Target Plan

18 de setembro de 2020

The EU wants to limit increases in bioenergy up to 2030, despite the fact the industry currently supplies 49% of all the bloc’s renewable energy jobs

LafargeHolcim gets go-ahead to process 85% waste feedstocks

17 de setembro de 2020

UK: Facility already processes a mix of fuels alongside coal, but wants to focus more on waste-derived feedstocks

EWB Plant Tracker update: September 2020

14 de setembro de 2020

The UK alone has nearly 20Mt of capacity either with planning consent or going through the process

Slough Multifuel applies to raise permitted capacity to 480,000t/yr

10 de setembro de 2020

UK: Facility’s current permit allows it to take up to 438,000t/yr as the Environment Agency was “not satisfied” with a previously submitted air impact assessment

BIO4 processing beetle-ravaged trees from central Europe

10 de setembro de 2020

Denmark: Facility has faced criticism in the past for sourcing feedstock from countries such as Brazil after originally saying it would only use domestic sources

Bio-based chemicals’ market share doubles in a decade

8 de setembro de 2020

Bio-based industries such as paper, bioenergy, textiles and pharmaceuticals contributed €750bn to the EU economy in 2017, up €50bn in a year, according to an industry group

EfW solution looking likely for stalled Port Clarence biomass plant

1 de setembro de 2020

UK: Another year has passed since the developer said it was working on finding a way to turn around the troubled development

New biomass-fired plant will use locally sourced feedstock

1 de setembro de 2020

Denmark: 4.8MWth facility is currently due to be operational in October next year

EWB Insight report: August 2020

28 de agosto de 2020

This month: Three more waste-gasification hit the buffers, UK faces legal action over excluding EfW plants from its planned ETS, Covanta calls for “dialogue” with protesters and Hoddesdon and Uskmouth-based facilities move forward

Drax workers vote against strike action

27 de agosto de 2020

UK: 40% of staff backed industrial action over plans that will see more than 200 redundancies

Eqtec completes deal to supply Greece’s first waste-gasification plant

26 de agosto de 2020

Small-scale project is due to be operational late next year, and a further 22 projects could follow in the region

UK government report backs benefits of BECCS

26 de agosto de 2020

Technology could “play a major role in” decarbonising industry and creating jobs

Poland to allow more wood to be used for bioenergy

26 de agosto de 2020

Government and green groups at loggerheads over plans to recoup lost wood sales by Poland’s state-owned forestry company as a result of the coronavirus pandemic

Denmark working on ‘stricter’ sustainability rules for bioenergy

25 de agosto de 2020

Climate minster is proposing a new sustainability law designed to protect world forests

Royal opening for Ørsted’s latest coal-to-biomass conversion

25 de agosto de 2020

Denmark: Conversion work was completed at the end of last year

Expansion of RDF, SRF and waste wood-processing site refused permit

24 de agosto de 2020

UK: Regulator raises “significant concerns” regarding the operation of the site and says it will not use the best available techniques

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Research Headlines - From value chain to value loop with biogas and mushrooms

6 de agosto de 2020

PhotoWaste is only waste if you cannot put it to good use! EU-funded researchers have developed a circular value chain deriving income sustainably from wet straw, biogas digestate and similar residues, via products such as fertiliser, fuel pellets and mushroom substrate – and boosting energy generation in the process.

Research Headlines - Getting smart with electricity networks

15 de julho de 2020

ImageAn EU-funded project has helped to drive the development and use of smart grid solutions across Europe. It has also provided external engineering teams with free access to state-of-the-art facilities to enable them to carry out their own research.

Research Headlines - Mass-produced European solar panels on the horizon

19 de junho de 2020

ImageAn EU-funded project has developed a European version of high-efficiency, next-generation solar technology and a low-cost manufacturing process. The innovative solar cells could boost a switch to solar energy and recharge European solar-panel production.

Research Headlines - Burning bio-oil to heat homes more sustainably

15 de junho de 2020

ImageAn EU-funded project has perfected the production of bio-oil and altered boilers to heat homes - recycling farm and forestry waste whilst cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

Research Headlines - 'Living bricks' create building blocks for a circular economy

9 de junho de 2020

ImageAn EU project has developed highly innovative 'living' bricks that contain chambers of microbes capable of turning human waste, such as urine and grey water, into valuable resources, electricity and clean water.

Research Headlines - Tidal flows generate huge potential for clean electricity

3 de junho de 2020

ImageMore predictable than the wind and sun, tides have a massive potential when it comes to generating clean electricity. With tidal turbines already generating electricity within our seas, the challenge facing the industry now is to reduce costs. A consortium of EU-funded organisations has been using this knowledge to create a novel turbine able to make tidal energy more competitive.

Research Headlines - Self-powered platform holds promise as point-of-care biosensor

13 de maio de 2020

ImageA single test strip - the first platform to couple a methanol fuel cell with a biosensor - could act as a self-powered, easy-to-use, disposable, and low-cost test for diseases such as cancer, say EU-funded researchers.

Research Headlines - Mapping out policy priorities for a carbon-neutral EU

11 de maio de 2020

ImageEU-funded researchers have mapped out possible pathways to achieve the drastic technological, economic and societal transformations needed for the EU to become carbon neutral by 2050, meet its commitments under the Paris Agreement and lead global efforts to tackle climate change.

Research Headlines - Wobbling in the wind: a bladeless alternative to turbines

24 de fevereiro de 2020

ImageA Spanish start-up will soon start beta testing an innovative renewable energy solution, building on the results of an EU-funded project that helped develop a low-cost, low-maintenance and low-noise alternative to wind turbines.

Research Headlines - Producing clean energy from thin air? Yes, it is possible

17 de janeiro de 2020

ImageAn EU-funded research team has developed an efficient process to produce energy from CO2 - an innovation that could help Europe make the switch to a more sustainable, competitive economy.

Research Headlines - Reach for the sky for greener energy

10 de janeiro de 2020

ImageWhat if a child's toy inspired an alternative to fixed wind turbines? An EU-funded project has developed a low-cost, highly productive 'kite' generator. Now nearing commercialisation, it could offer sustainable power to remote communities or people on the move.

Research Headlines - Sustainable energy - getting more from less

3 de dezembro de 2019

ImageAs the world relies more on renewable energy to limit climate change, an EU-funded project has produced insights into how nanotechnology could support cleaner power and promoted university-business links for targeted future innovation in this field.

Research Headlines - Power-hungry data centres to go on permanent diet

22 de novembro de 2019

ImageEU-funded researchers are on the verge of slashing the energy used by internet data centres to help cut CO2 emissions. By developing a model to optimise energy in real time, they aim to make the centres more efficient without affecting performance.

Research Headlines - Novel nanostructures could make smartphones more efficient

6 de novembro de 2019

imageEU-funded researchers and partners are pushing the boundaries of the laws of physics, developing nanocomposite materials and nanoelectronic circuits to greatly improve energy, thermal and computing performance. This could make smartphones and other electronics more efficient and boost the potential of solar power.

Research Headlines - Bioenergy villages wave goodbye to fossil fuels

23 de outubro de 2019

imageSeven communities in south-eastern Europe plan to install biomass-based district heating systems thanks to an EU-funded project designed to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and strengthen local economies.

Research Headlines - Perovskites promise boost for solar power technology

18 de outubro de 2019

imageAn unexpected discovery by EU-funded researchers has opened up a new field of photovoltaic technology that promises a more efficient and economical way to convert solar energy into electrical power.

Research Headlines - Moving wind farming into deeper waters

14 de outubro de 2019

imageInstalling wind turbines in deeper waters is an interesting proposition as wind speeds tend to be higher and more consistent further out to sea. An EU-funded project has built a new type of foundation for turbines that overcomes most of the technical challenges and reduces the cost of offshore installation.