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Drax backs biomass as it ditches controversial gas conversion

25 de fevereiro de 2021

UK: Power station plans to increase its biomass-processing capacity after dropping plans to convert two coal-fired units to natural gas

E10 greenlight set to boost bioethanol production

25 de fevereiro de 2021

The move, which was consulted on last year and in 2018, could cut CO2 from transport by “750,000t/yr”

C-Capture gets Drax and BP funding

24 de fevereiro de 2021

UK: In 2019 C-Capture technology was installed at the majority biomass-fired Drax power station

Biomass-to-heat plant nearly ready

22 de fevereiro de 2021

Norway: 8MWth facility is due to be ready in April

Blocking Dutch biomass-fired heat networks ‘risky’

22 de fevereiro de 2021

Government’s recent policy moves against bioenergy could backfire

NGOs oppose plans to process biomass in German coal-fired plant

19 de fevereiro de 2021

Plans are under way for the Tiefstack coal-processing facility in Hamburg to process “large quantities” of biomass imported from Africa

Coal conversions drive up UK’s biomass use

16 de fevereiro de 2021

EU-wide data reveals the symbolic 100Mtoe mark has been broken for the first since the records started

Anti-bioenergy campaigns ‘misrepresent’ key facts - IEA

15 de fevereiro de 2021

Misrepresentations within recent soundbites run the risk of discrediting biomass as a sustainable material and energy source altogether, according to the advisory body

Metsä gives greenlight to Kemi-based bioproduct mill

12 de fevereiro de 2021

Finland: Company is putting €1.6bn into what is calls the “largest investment ever made” in the country’s forest industry

Delays to EA's definition of waste service 'threatens delivery of circular economy'

10 de fevereiro de 2021

UK: Waste sector questions the regulator’s decision to keep the service suspended “until at least April”

World’s first coal-to-waste conversion faces government call-in

9 de fevereiro de 2021

UK: Proposed changes to allow the conversion were recommended for approval before the development was referred to the Welsh government

Three years and still no EIA for delayed biomass-gasification facility

8 de fevereiro de 2021

UK: Welsh government confirms it has only “recently” resumed work on an environmental impact assessment first promised in 2018, while protesters allege work is being carried out on plant without planning consent

Drax to buy biomass supplier Pinnacle Renewable Energy

8 de fevereiro de 2021

UK/Canada: Move adds 2.9Mt/yr of biomass capacity and “significantly reduces” Drax’s production costs

World’s largest purpose-built biomass plant slips further behind schedule

4 de fevereiro de 2021

UK: Facility will process up to 2.4Mt/yr a year of biomass and have a capacity of 299MWe

Uskmouth coal-to-waste project before planners

2 de fevereiro de 2021

UK: The conversion itself does not require planning consent but various changes to the site do and it still needs a new environmental permit

EWB Insight report: Dec/Jan 2021

1 de fevereiro de 2021

This month: Could 2021 mark a change in PR strategy for EfW, pressure increase on the Dutch to drop waste-import tax, dire warning of lack of waste investment in NI and a full facilities round up

EU court snubs appeal over bioenergy policies

29 de janeiro de 2021

Campaigners from six countries had appealed a previous decision blocking their legal action, but the court ruled the challenge was “manifestly unfounded”

EIB ‘illegally avoided environmental scrutiny’ over bioenergy plant funding

29 de janeiro de 2021

Legal challenge was launched two years ago over a decision by the EIB to fund a biomass-to-energy plant in Spain

Geminor launches exports of new bioenergy feedstock

29 de janeiro de 2021

There is “high potential” to exploit routes across Europe further, says waste aggregator

Cardiff-based biomass plant resecures planning

28 de janeiro de 2021

UK: Consent was first granted for the 75,000t/yr facility in 2017 but had expired

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Research Headlines - Looking into the links between climate and development policies

20 de janeiro de 2021

ImageThe EU project CD-LINKS has helped to join the dots between climate change mitigation and sustainable development policies by creating a network of research experts in a wide range of relevant topics across the globe.

Research Headlines - Firm ground for platform advancing offshore renewable energy

30 de novembro de 2020

ImageWind, wave, tidal - there is plenty of energy to harvest at sea, and plenty of room for innovation to tap this potential for greater sustainability contributing to a key sector in the European Commission's Green Deal. Test sites from several countries have joined forces to strengthen Europe's position at the forefront of this area of R&D. An EU-funded project has taken their cooperation a step further.

Research Headlines - New power plant to convert crop waste into advanced biofuel

25 de novembro de 2020

ImageAn advanced biofuel plant under construction in Romania is at the centre of an EU-funded project to prove the environmental and economic benefits of producing cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues.

Research Headlines - Home improvements for the planet

16 de novembro de 2020

ImageRenovating energy-inefficient buildings is crucial if Europe is to reduce its carbon footprint. That is why an EU-funded project is making renovations faster and easier, helping homes to save energy - for the benefit of the general public and the planet.

Research Headlines - A bright future for perovskites in lighting and displays

23 de outubro de 2020

ImageEU-funded researchers behind a breakthrough solar-energy technology have also laid the material foundations for a new generation of digital displays that could surpass latest-generation OLED screens in brightness, colour range and energy efficiency.

Research Headlines - Better biomass burning helps reach renewable energy targets

5 de outubro de 2020

ImageAmid an urgent need to cut carbon emissions to combat climate change, EU-funded researchers have developed a new generation of highly efficient power plants for generating heat and electricity from biomass.

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.