UK: Advanced thermal conversion “vortex” system will process up to 16,000t/yr of plastic and biomass
Waste-wood recovery plunges by 16% as overall tonnage sent to EfW plants increases by only 0.5%
Belgium: Facility will process 180,000t/yr and have capacities of 20MWe and 7.5MWth
Facility will process up to 101,000t/yr of waste wood
UK: Bioenergy and CCS could reduce agriculture emissions to net zero by 2040, say farming trade body
Majority biomass-fired Drax part of humber decarbonisation drive
Problems with Netherlands-based AEB’s EfW plant led to the country introducing a temporary ban on new waste import contracts
UK: Money will go towards completing a delayed demonstration-scale plant based in Teesside, ahead of marketing the technology globally
UK’s lack of EfW capacity and delays to permits are “bad for business” says waste sector
Drastically increasing current capacity would “safeguard” the country’s energy security, according to a new report
UK/Norway: Demonstration-scale equipment has recently been installed at the majority biomass-fired Drax power station
Report says feedstock has served as a “stepping stone” while other technologies such as wind and solar have increased their capacities
Ireland-based firm is developing a facility in California which could be the first of a series of plants in the US
Germany: Facility has capacities of 60MWth and 20MWe and will serve the Braunschweig municipality
This month: Three major new EfW plants progress, waste exports from England drop, UK waste wood market to import feedstock and a full facilities update
Two large-scale facilities have come online this year with more in the pipeline, forcing operators to look further afield to safeguard feedstock
UK: Deal covers biomass-fired boilers supplying heat and hot water to 23 high-rise blocks with a total of 1,200 flats
UK: New threat of industrial action comes only weeks after another series of strikes were called off
Several UK-based EfW plants have made progress, but issues at a Derby-based gasification facility and a government snub for another one have hit capacities
UK: Biomass and waste-fired system was part of an energy research centre looking at developing CCUS technology
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Horizon 2020 STUNNING project aims at accelerating the adoption and innovative refurbishment packages and business models for attractive, energy-efficient building innovations.
The 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.
All-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.
EU-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.
An 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.
Scientists 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.
An 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.
Deserts 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 worlds energy and climate change challenges.
The 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.
EU-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.
An 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.
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.
The 12th SET Plan Conference will take place between 12-14 June in Bucharest, under the auspices of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU and will be merged with the external ENVE (Environment, Climate Change and Energy ) Commission and Conference from the European Committee of the Regions, where more than 120 EU local and regional leaders are working on environment, climate change, energy and space policies.
The SET Plan & ENVE Conference in Bucharest will focus strongly on the interaction of different stakeholders with local and regional authorities on the road towards a clean energy transition. This will be accomplished by the strong involvement of partners working together for this unique SET Plan and ENVE Conference edition:
An 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.
Heat 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.
The 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.
An 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.
Solar 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.
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.
An 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.
An 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.
The 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.
An 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.
An 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.
EU-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.