17 May 2013
On 25 April we celebrated the first workshop between the Spanish Technology Platforms of the energy sector: “Capacities and Strengths of Spanish Companies: success cases of patented echnological developments”. For those who could not attend, presentations are available in this link. We learnt about successful experiences from different renewable technologies (fotoboltaic solar, concentration solar, hydrogen, ocean and bioenergy) and how from an idea -created, for example, in...
10 May 2013
The RHC-Platform’s Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (RHC-SRIA) was launched at the Annual RHC-Platform conference. BIOPLAT is part of this platform since the beginning and is member of the Steering Committee of the Biomass Panel. Thereby, BIOPLAT has participated in the elaboration of several documents within the RHC-Platform: Common Vision, Strategic Research Priorities for Biomass Technology and Strategic Research Priorities for Cross-cutting Technology. After creating the Agendas of...
18 Apr 2013
The Council of Ministers approved on 12 April the National Plan of Air Quality and Atmosphere Protection 2013-2016 (link), with new measures that affect the biomass sector. On the one hand, this Plan establishes a specific objective of reducing emissions asociated to the intentionaed outdoor burnt of biomass. Two alternatives are given to accomplished this aim: Pick up the residues/wastes generated in pruning. Trituration and expansión on the soil. The...
11 Apr 2013
The Council of Ministers approved on April 5th the State Plan of Promotion of Rental Housing, Rehabilitation, Regeneration and Urban Renewal (2013-2016) and the Draft Law on Rehabilitation, Urban Regeneration and Renewal, which (along the new Law of Renting Promotion) represent a paradigm shift in housing policy (link to press release in Spanish).
02 Apr 2013
“The debate must include heating and cooling ” urged the Heat Coalition as the Green Paper A 2030 framework for climate and energy policies was published on 27th March 2013. Shall we remember that last year they already claimed for a more ambitious European heating and cooling policy. According to the Heat Coalition, a platform gathering 11 European associations with a stake in the heating...
21 Mar 2013
For all of you who wonder what does a Technology Platform work in, we are going to show you today all the activities that have been made within BIOPLAT during 2012 to accomplish our goals. The specific objectives of BIOPLAT are: To provide a framework within which all sectors involved in the development of biomass work together in a coordinated way to ensure that...
18 Mar 2013
On the 8th of March 2013, a debate about sustainability of biofuels was held on the TV programm “Para todos La 2”, which airs from Monday to Friday for the whole Spanish territory in the second channel of the Spanish Television (TVE). Mercedes Ballesteros (Chief of Biofuels Unit in CIEMAT, member of the Steering Committee in BIOPLAT and our representative in both EIBI and EERA), Liliane...
13 Mar 2013
The financiation of the innovation of the companies in 2010 + Bibliometric indicators of the Spanish scientific activity in 2010
The Spanish Observatory of R&D&I of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) has recently published in its web ICONO two new reports. Below is a summary of their most important conclusions. “PITEC 2010: The financiation of the innovation of the companies” In the recesive phase (2008-2010), the companies with R&D expenditure have had less job destruction than the economy as a whole. The global...
08 Feb 2013
Approved: Spanish Strategy of Science and Technology and of Innovation, and the State Plan of Scientific and Technical Investigation and of Innovation
The Spanish Strategy of Science and Technology and of Innovation and the State Plan of Scientific and Technical Investigation and of Innovation were approved on February the 1st, two important documents for the R&D Spanish world in the upcoming years. (Documents in Spanish. Source: MINECO)
12 Dec 2012
The European Technology Platforms (ETPs) are already an existing powerful tool and they could be the concrete solution for innovation and deployment of the industrial policy. ETPs have been active in implementation of the FP 7 for R&I of the EU.and are now providing information and proposals to the ongoing work for the establishment of Horizon 2020 to bring it into line with the real...