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26 Feb 2021

European Commission opens a public consultation on the revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

European Commission opens a public consultation on the revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

The European Commission has opened to public consultation the revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, whose submission deadline will end on March 22. The objective is to gather comments on to what extent and how this European directive should be revised to promote the renovation of buildings. In 2020, the Commission presented its ‘Renovation Wave’ strategy to boost energy renovation of buildings in...

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16 Feb 2021

Biomass in Europe: Consumption of solid biofuels grows in 2019

Biomass in Europe: Consumption of solid biofuels grows in 2019

A new edition of the EurObserv’ER barometer shows the evolution of solid biomass consumption for energy uses. The latest published report, with data from 2019, reveals the growth in solid biofuel consumption as a source of electricity and heat in the EU-28 countries, from 100.4 Mtoe in 2018 to 102.6 Mtoe, an increase of 2.2% The increment can be ascribed to both a significant rise...

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05 Feb 2021

The new EU Forest Strategy is open

The new EU Forest Strategy is open

As announced in its Communication on the European Green Deal, the Commission is developing a new EU Forest Strategy, which will be launched after 2021. This strategy will build on the EU’s 2030 Biodiversity Strategy, cover the whole forest cycle and promote the many services that forests provide. This strategy will also be aimed at ensuring healthy and resilient forests that contribute significantly to biodiversity...

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04 Feb 2021

European Green Deal Call, a total success

European Green Deal Call, a total success

It is a fact that climate change and environmental degradation are a threat to Europe and the rest of the world. To overcome these challenges, the European Union launched the Green Deal at the end of 2019, a roadmap to provide member states with a sustainable economy. In September 2020, the European Commission launched a call worth 1 billion euros, in which companies and organizations...

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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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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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