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11 Nov 2017

(Español) Mapping European Biorefineries

(Español) Mapping European Biorefineries

Detailed biorefinery list now available! The Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) and novaInstitute have published the detailed list of the European biorefineries. To make European bio-based activities more visible, the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) and nova-Institute have developed a poster that maps the commercial biorefineries in Europe anno 2017. For the map, a biorefinery has been defined as „an integrated production plant using biomass or biomass-derived feedstocks to...

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21 Sep 2016

Conclusions from 2nd RCN Conference on Pan American Biofuels & Bioenergy Sustainability

During the closing ceremony of the  “2nd RCN Conference on Pan American Biofuels & Bioenergy Sustainability” 10 relevant points were highlighted from the eight specific sessions and two keynote conferences given by Bruce Dale from Michigan State University and Glaucia Souza from University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Ten bullet points: To achieve sustainable development goals modern bioenergy derived from the Earth’s photosynthetic capacity has a...

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12 May 2015

Fibre production drives deforestation in Indonesia

Study debunks belief that palm-oil plantations are main culprit. Forests in Indonesia are increasingly being levelled to make way for plants for pulp and paper production, as in this site in Sumatra. Palm-oil plantations are generally though to be the main driver of deforestation in Indonesia, which is home to the world’s third-largest tropical forest and has the highest rate of forest loss. But fibre...

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08 Aug 2014

Bioenergy: America’s Energy Future

Bioenergy: America’s Energy Future

Bioenergy: America’s Energy Future is a short documentary film showcasing examples of bioenergy innovations across the biomass supply chain and the United States. The film highlights a few stories of individuals and companies who are passionate about achieving the promise of biofuels and addressing the challenges of developing a thriving bioeconomy. This outreach product supports media initiatives to expand the public’s understanding of the bioenergy industry...

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10 Mar 2014

The EU SME Centre has translated its popular Diagnostic Kit into Spanish, Italian and English

The EU SME Centre is a Support Service Provider for European Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) facilitating market access in China.  The Centre provides free of charge, practical information, advice and business tools to better equip SMEs to develop their business and tackle challenges faced in the Chinese market. To help European SMEs considering to enter the Chinese market to make an informed decision, the...

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