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...
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...
29 May 2013
BIOPLAT has elaborated a report about the situation of the pellet market in Spain, where you can find information about: Pellet production in Spain and Europe. Subventions. Spanish market of pellets. The document Biomass pellets in Spain is accessible in this link (in Spanish).
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).
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...
10 Mar 2011
The Biomass Panel of the European Technology Platform on Heating and Cooling, RHC-ETIP has published its Vision Document where it is highlighted the importance of looking beyond 2020 as many challenges are in front of us like the rising population and their needs for energy or the global warming threat. Also, the need to continue more than ever to improve our efforts towards more efficient and environmentally...
01 Feb 2011
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