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Tag: bioenergy


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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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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19 Sep 2017

Biorrefineries shown to be a key element of circular economy

Biorrefineries shown to be a key element of circular economy

BIOPLAT, the Spanish Biomass Technology Platform and SusChem-Spain, the Sustainable Chemistry Technology Platform presented yesterday the Spanish Biorefineries Manual that have jointly prepared. The presentation took place in the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness. Ms. Carmen Vela, Secretary of the Spanish State for Research, Development and Innovation highlighted the importance of the bioenergy in the bioeconomy of Spain, as well as in the circular economy. In...

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08 Feb 2017

Publication ‘State of Technology Review – Algae Bioenergy’ (IEA Bioenergy)

Publication ‘State of Technology Review – Algae Bioenergy’ (IEA Bioenergy)

This IEA Bioenergy report provides an international update on the status and prospects for using microalgae and macroalgae as feedstocks for producing biofuels and bioenergy products. The report’s scope covers algae-based options for producing liquid and gaseous biofuels, and also algae-based bioenergy in the more general context of integrated biorefineries. Even though algae remain an attractive target for bioenergy applications over the longer term because...

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03 Jun 2015

BIOPLAT, boosting innovation in biomass and bioenergy in Spain

BIOPLAT yearbook 2014

BIOPLAT publishes its most noteworthy actuations of 2014, directed to maximize biomass use and to increase the implementation of all the aplications of the bioenergy in Spain BIOPLAT, the Spanish Biomass Technology Platform, was funded in 2006 como as a scientific-technic sectorial coordination group, composed by all the biomass stakeholders in Spain. Since its constitution, the more than 250 entities which form BIOPLAT, lidered by...

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13 Nov 2013

Horizon 2020: Energy + bioeconomy

Horizon 2020: Energy + bioeconomy

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...

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09 Apr 2011

EBTP Platform Strategic Research Agenda (Update 2010)

EBTP Platform Strategic Research Agenda (Update 2010)

The European Biofuels Technology Platform (EBTP)  has published an update of its Strategic Research Agenda. This document identified the 3 critical areas in which technology development should play a key role (feedstocks, conversion processes, end-use technologies) and highlighted clearly that the winning options would be the pathways (combination of feedstock, conversion and end products) that best address both strategic and sustainability targets; environmental performance (greenhouse gas reduction, biodiversity,...

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