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19 Apr 2019

The Energy Union: from vision to reality

The Energy Union: from vision to reality

Europe is already a world leader in fighting climate change. European policies implemented over the last five years in all policy areas have put the EU on the right track to fully embrace the transition to clean energy, seizing the economic opportunities it offers, generating growth and jobs and a healthier environment for consumers. The fourth report on the state of the Energy Union, adopted on Tuesday 9 April,...

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26 Mar 2019

THE WAY FORWARD: HOW TO HELP DECARBONISE THE ENERGY SECTOR BY MEANS OF BIOENERGY

THE WAY FORWARD: HOW TO HELP DECARBONISE THE ENERGY SECTOR BY MEANS OF BIOENERGY

Biopower, bioheat and biofuels are able to provide significant benefits to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, increasing energy security and creating new opportunities for sustainable economic growth. Researchers from 36 organisations in 18 countries, organised in the EERA Joint Programme on Bioenergy, are publishing today a “Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda”. The agenda defines priorities and perspectives until 2030 and beyond to align national research, development...

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02 Oct 2018

SPAIN INCREASES ITS BIOFUEL CONSUMPTION BY 15% ACCORDING TO THE ANNUAL BAROMETER OF EurObserv’ER

SPAIN INCREASES ITS BIOFUEL CONSUMPTION BY 15% ACCORDING TO THE ANNUAL BAROMETER OF EurObserv’ER

According to the new biofuels barometer, published by EurObserv’ER, Spain increased in 15% its consumption in biofuels during 2017. Most of this growth is due to an increase in the use of biodiesel of 17.1%; meanwhile the consumption of bioethanol grew by only 3%. This increase in the consumption is attributed to the mandatory rate on the energy content that distributors have to incorporate their...

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08 Jan 2018

Three ‘Technology Briefs’ on biomass, biofuels for aviation and biogas published by IRENA

Three ‘Technology Briefs’ on biomass, biofuels for aviation and biogas published by IRENA

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has published three ‘Technology Briefs’ on biomass, biofuels for aviation and biogas where the main technical aspects of these technologies are recovered, their potential for development and implementation, existing barriers, among others are analyzed: Biomass for Heat and Power Technology Brief (2017). This Technology Brief provides technical background analyses the potential and barriers for market growth, and offers insights for...

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12 Dec 2017

IEA Technology Roadmap: Delivering Sustainable Bioenergy

IEA Technology Roadmap: Delivering Sustainable Bioenergy

This publication (Technology roadmap. Delivering sustainable bioenergy) is part of the new cycle of IEA Technology Roadmaps, a series that looks at the long term vision for clean energy technologies and offers guidance on the near-term priorities and key steps to accelerating technology development and deployment. In addition to this Roadmap, the International Energy Agency has published the How2Guide for Bioenergy  which was jointly developed by the...

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22 Nov 2017

El grupo de expertos de la Comisión de bioproductos pide la armonización de la estrategia de bioeconomía con el marco político de la UE

El grupo de expertos de la Comisión de bioproductos pide la armonización de la estrategia de bioeconomía con el marco político de la UE

El grupo de expertos de la Comisión de bioproductos pide la armonización de la estrategia de bioeconomía con el marco político de la estrategia de bioeconomía con el marco político de la UE a través del informe ‘Commission Expert Group on Bio-based Products Final Report’ que han publicado, donde se recopilan 9 pautas y 8 recomendaciones políticas para maximizar el potencial de la bioeconomía en europa. Algunas...

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17 Nov 2017

Overview of the bioeconomy in the European Union and its economic value in two EC reports

Overview of the bioeconomy in the European Union and its economic value in two EC reports

The European Commission (EC) has published two reports that show the economic value of the bioeconomy in the European Union and provide a horizontal view of the bioeconomy in Europe in different economic sectors, academics and political areas: Estimating jobs and wealth in the Bioeconomy (2017). The bioeconomy generates 4.1% of the EU GDP and employs 8.2% of the EU labour force. Concomitant growth in value added...

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28 Sep 2017

Specifications for the application of the United Nations Framework Classification for Resources to Bioenergy Resources

Specifications for the application of the United Nations Framework Classification for Resources to Bioenergy Resources

This document has been prepared by the Bioenergy Sub-group that formed a part of the Working Group on Application of UNFC-2009 to Renewable Energy Resources of the Expert Group on Resource Classification. The adoption of Specifications for the Application of the United Nations Framework Classification for Resources (UNFC) to Bioenergy Resources will facilitate their management and support their increased use as countries progress towards more...

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28 Jul 2017

Two reports from the European Commission analyze the sustainable use of biomass and biogas beyond 2020

Two reports from the European Commission analyze the sustainable use of biomass and biogas beyond 2020

The European Commission has published two reports that analyze the sustainable use of biomass and biogas beyond 2020: Sustainable and optimal use of biomass for energy in the EU beyond 2020 (2017). This study provides an analysis of biomass supply potentials for energy use in the EU, projections of EU bioenergy demand post-2020, and an impact assessment of possible EU policy options for bioenergy sustainability...

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