22 Jan 2014
The proposal for a Directive on the limitation of emissions of certain pollutants into the air from medium combustion plants (MCP Directive) was published by the European Commission on 18th December 2013. This concerns installations with a capacity between 1 and 50 MW. All related documents are available here. Next steps in the institutional process: the proposal is now going to be sent to the Council...
17 Jan 2014
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29 Nov 2013
The Spanish Observatory of R&D&i of the FECYT (Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) has updated its web, ICONO, with the following indicators: Statistics about R&D Activities 2012 (published on 14 November 2013- in Spanish) Survey on Innovation in Companies 2012 (published on 27 November 2013 – in Spanish) Most of the indicators are available at national and region level. Using the map you can Access to the comparative and the evolution by region...
17 Nov 2013
Bioenergy is the energy produced from the conversion of biomass, where it can be used directly as fuel or converted into liquids and / or gases. Below are three key reports on bioenergy in the EU that address priorities in R & D, the potential in the use of resources for their development and the feasibility of use without presuming damage to the environment: EERA-EIBI...
13 Nov 2013
Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe’s global competitiveness. Running from 2014 to 2020 with a budget of just over €70 billion, the EU’s new programme for research and innovation is part of the drive to create new growth and jobs in Europe. Horizon 2020 provides major simplification through a single set of rules. It...
12 Nov 2013
We are pleased to announce that BIOPLAT, together with the Spanish Patent and Trade Mark Office (SPTO) and the Research Centre for Energy, Environment and Technology (CIEMAT), are going to make and disseminate the Technological Surveillance Newsletter of the Biomass sector, that we will publish every 3 months. You can find in this Technological Surveillance Newsletter specific, schematic and fast-reading information about a selection of the last published...
02 Oct 2013
In this link the “Resolution from 25 September 2013, of the State Secretariat of Energy, within which is publicated the one from 25 June 2013, of the Administration Council of the Spanish Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving (Instituto para la Diversificación y Ahorro de la Energía, IDAE) , through which it is established the regulatory bases and call of the grant program for the energetic rehabilitation of existing buildings of the residential sector (dwelling and hotel use)” can...
01 Aug 2013
The Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness has published on 29 July the Annual Actuation Plan 2013 (Plan de Actuación Anual 2013, document in Spanish), which counts for more than 3.800 millon euro divided in subventions and credits. This document informs about the Budget resources and the envisaged calendar for each of the actions in R&D&i that will be developed during this year. The Plan is divided in...
10 Jul 2013
EIBI Conference 2013 – Innovative sustainable bioenergy technologies are crucial to meet energy & climate targets
Innovative sustainable bioenergy technologies are crucial to meet energy & climate targets The European Industrial Bioenergy Initiative (EIBI) of the Strategic Energy Technology Plan, the SET-Plan, aims to bring to commercial maturity the most promising technologies, in order to permit large-scale, sustainable production of advanced biofuels[i] and highly efficient combined heat and power from biomass. These innovative bioenergy technologies using non-food biomass feedstock are necessary...
17 Jun 2013
Renewable energies incentives have been recently published in Murcia and País Vasco (Spain): Information about the subventions in País Vasco (deadline for applications: 30th September 2013): http://www.eve.es/Programas-de-ayuda/Energias-Renovables.aspx. Information about the subventions in Murcia (deadline for applications: 8th July 2013): http://www.argem.es/wp-content/uploads/PER20131.pdf. Thereby, Murcia and País Vasco add up to other Autonomous Communitys that have already published incentives for renewable energies since the year 2013 started: Asturias (call is closed), Canarias...