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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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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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03 Nov 2017

The European Commission publishes the EU research and innovation funding programme Horizon 2020 during 2018-2020

The European Commission has presented the final Work Programme for Horizon 2020, covering the budgetary years 2018, 2019 and 2020 and representing an investment of around €30 billion. (Press Release) The 2018-2020 Work Programme will focus efforts on fewer topics with bigger budgets, directly supporting the Commission’s political priorities: A low-carbon, climate resilient future Circular Economy Digitising and transforming European industry and services Security Union...

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27 Oct 2017

Technological Surveillance Newsletter of the Biomass sector No.25 (3rd trimester 2017)

Technological Surveillance Newsletter of the Biomass sector No.25 (3rd trimester 2017)

To access the Technological Surveillance Newsletter of the Biomass sector No.25 (3rd trimester 2017) click here. You can find in this Technological Surveillance Newsletter specific, schematic and fast-reading information about a selection of the most recently published patents in the world relating to biomass convertion technologies to produce heat, electricity and biofuels. Also, this issue includes special information about European projects  related to forest biomass ongoing in 2017 and starting before January...

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24 Oct 2017

District and heating census in Spain 2017: Biomass shows its leadership

District and heating census in Spain 2017: Biomass shows its leadership

The Spanish District Heating and Cooling Association (ADHAC) has elaborated the DHC census of Spain of 2017. There are 352 grids, a 15% percent more than in 2016, with a total installed potential of 1,280 MW. The extension of the grids is mor than 600 km and they are saving 224.000 tons of CO2 per year. In the presentation it was highlighted the relevance of biomass grids in Spain, being the majority...

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20 Oct 2017

Main conclusions of the Energy Platforms Workshop: Energy as an opportunity for the development and reinforcement of the Spanish industrial capability in a context of energy transition and mitigation of climate change

Main conclusions of the Energy Platforms Workshop: Energy as an opportunity for the development and reinforcement of the Spanish industrial capability in a context of energy transition and mitigation of climate change

On 17th October the Coordination Committee of the Energy Technology Platforms, in which BIOPLAT is actively involved, organised the Workshop: Energy as an opportunity for the development and reinforcement of the Spanish industrial capability in a context of energy transition and mitigation of climate change in the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness. In the workshop it was highlighted the importance of the heterogeneity of the...

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