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Tag: biofuels


02 Oct 2018

SPAIN INCREASES ITS BIOFUEL CONSUMPTION BY 15% ACCORDING TO THE ANNUAL BAROMETER OF EurObserv’ER

SPAIN INCREASES ITS BIOFUEL CONSUMPTION BY 15% ACCORDING TO THE ANNUAL BAROMETER OF EurObserv’ER

According to the new biofuels barometer, published by EurObserv’ER, Spain increased in 15% its consumption in biofuels during 2017. Most of this growth is due to an increase in the use of biodiesel of 17.1%; meanwhile the consumption of bioethanol grew by only 3%. This increase in the consumption is attributed to the mandatory rate on the energy content that distributors have to incorporate their...

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08 Jan 2018

Three ‘Technology Briefs’ on biomass, biofuels for aviation and biogas published by IRENA

Three ‘Technology Briefs’ on biomass, biofuels for aviation and biogas published by IRENA

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has published three ‘Technology Briefs’ on biomass, biofuels for aviation and biogas where the main technical aspects of these technologies are recovered, their potential for development and implementation, existing barriers, among others are analyzed: Biomass for Heat and Power Technology Brief (2017). This Technology Brief provides technical background analyses the potential and barriers for market growth, and offers insights for...

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22 Nov 2017

El grupo de expertos de la Comisión de bioproductos pide la armonización de la estrategia de bioeconomía con el marco político de la UE

El grupo de expertos de la Comisión de bioproductos pide la armonización de la estrategia de bioeconomía con el marco político de la UE

El grupo de expertos de la Comisión de bioproductos pide la armonización de la estrategia de bioeconomía con el marco político de la estrategia de bioeconomía con el marco político de la UE a través del informe ‘Commission Expert Group on Bio-based Products Final Report’ que han publicado, donde se recopilan 9 pautas y 8 recomendaciones políticas para maximizar el potencial de la bioeconomía en europa. Algunas...

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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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25 Oct 2016

Technological Surveillance Newsletter of the Biomass sector No.21 (3rd trimester 2016)

Technological Surveillance Newsletter of the Biomass sector No.21 (3rd trimester 2016)

To access the Technological Surveillance Newsletter of the Biomass sector No.21 (3rd trimester 2016) 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 a special information about European projects of biofuels production from algae (2015-2016). You will find...

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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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25 Sep 2015

New Directive (UE) 2015/1315 about ILUC – changes in biofuels regulation

Recently, the Directive (EU) 2015/1513 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 September 2015 amending Directive98/70/EC relating to the quality of petrol and diesel fuels and amending Directive 2009/28/EC on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources has been published. Below you can find a schematic summary about he main elements of this Directive (EU) 2015/1513 regulating the indirect...

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19 May 2015

Technological Surveillance Newsletter of the Biomass sector No.15 (1st trimester 2015)

Technological Surveillance Newsletter of the Biomass sector No.15 (1st trimester 2015)

To access the Technological Surveillance Newsletter of the Biomass sector No.15 (first trimester 2015) click on the image below:   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. It also includes an study of the biogas state-of-art in the European Union....

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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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13 May 2014

Calcugei 2.0: new version of the Spanish biofuels GHG emissions calculator

Calcugei 2.0: Spanish GHG calculator

The new version of the Spanish biofuels GHG emissions calculator, Calcugei 2.0, is available. This tool has been developed by the Center for Environmental and Energy Technology Research of Spain (CIEMAT) in collaboration with the Spanish Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving (IDAE). For more information, please click here (in Spanish).



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