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15 Nov 2023

CCPTE annual meeting: ‘Debate between various technologies from the perspective of innovation and value creation’

CCPTE annual meeting: ‘Debate between various technologies from the perspective of innovation and value creation’

The Coordination Committee of Spanish Energy Technology Platforms (CCPTE), of which GEOPLAT is a member, organised its annual meeting on 15 November under the title ‘Debate between different technologies from the perspective of innovation and value creation’. The event was welcomed by Mª Ángeles Ferre, Head of the Scientific-Technical Thematic Programmes Branch of the State Research Agency. Two round tables were held; the first, comprising...

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13 Sep 2023

New technology efficiently converts bioethanol to biojet

New technology efficiently converts bioethanol to biojet

Lummus Technology, a value-focused process technologies and energy solutions company, has unveiled the commercial availability of its revolutionary ethanol-to-biojet or sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) conversion technology. This innovative technology promises to be a game changer in reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the aviation industry. Ethanol to SAF technology offers a safe and reliable solution by integrating ethanol to ethylene (EtE), olefin oligomerisation and hydrogenation technologies...

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01 Sep 2023

60 GWh/year of biomethane from manure from a Salamanca region

60 GWh/year of biomethane from manure from a Salamanca region

The small municipality of Cantaracillo in Salamanca (Spain), with only 193 inhabitants, will host a biogas plant that will transform the manure from local livestock farms into biomethane and organic amendments for agricultural use. In it, up to 150,000 tons of bovine manure will be treated each year, which, through an upgrading process, can be injected into the natural gas distribution network. More than 20...

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09 Aug 2023

VIDEO: CARBIOW, from organic waste to green maritime and aviation fuels

VIDEO: CARBIOW, from organic waste to green maritime and aviation fuels

CARBIOW (Carbon Negative Biofuels from Organic Waste) is a Research and Innovation project funded by the European Union under the Horizon Europe Programme that addresses the green transition and circular economy by proposing novel technologies that cover the entire process of converting organic waste into biofuels. From BIOPLAT we are in charge of its communication and dissemination with actions such as the launch of this...

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26 Jul 2023

(Español) Los emergentes India, Brasil e Indonesia, líderes en biocombustibles

(Español) Los emergentes India, Brasil e Indonesia, líderes en biocombustibles

Emerging countries will lead the growth in demand for biofuels in 2023 and 2024, with India, Brazil and Indonesia as the main players, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). The latest report on renewable energy from this agency reflects that these three countries have large domestic reserves, additional production capacity, relatively low production costs and favourable policies with which they also intend to depend...

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30 Jun 2023

Renewable gases, key to decarbonising heavy transport in Spain and Portugal

Renewable gases, key to decarbonising heavy transport in Spain and Portugal

Renewable gases and their derivatives have avoided the emission of 500,000 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere in the Iberian Peninsula in 2022. Decarbonising heavy transport involves, to a large extent, the use of renewable gases and their derivatives. This is one of the main conclusions of the report ‘The decarbonisation of heavy transport in Spain and Portugal’, carried out by the Institute for Technological...

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19 Jun 2023

The IRODDI Project presents its achievements in an unpublished video at its final conference

The IRODDI Project presents its achievements in an unpublished video at its final conference

The IRODDI project (Innovative Refining process for valorization of vegetable Oil Deodorizer DIstillates), funded by the Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking (CBE JU) within the #Horizon2020 Research and Innovation programme of the European Union, held on 8 June 2023 its final conference under the title ‘Valorisation of vegetable oil refining by-products into sustainable bioproducts‘ and BIOPLAT, as responsible for communication and dissemination of the consortium,...

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05 Jun 2023

Costa Rica, its national bioeconomy strategy

Costa Rica, its national bioeconomy strategy

Costa Rica established its first national bioeconomy strategy in 2020 with its immense biological wealth as a cornerstone. The country is home to 6% of the world’s wildlife, despite occupying only 0.03% of its land area: it is one of the 17 so-called “megadiverse” countries. Costa Rica’s strategy aims to decarbonize the economy, replacing fossil resources with renewable and bio-based ones. The goal was to...

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23 May 2023

European biomethane plants increased by 30% since 2021

European biomethane plants increased by 30% since 2021

Biomethane production facilities increased by 30% in Europe in April 2023, to a total of 1,322 plants, according to the latest Biomethane Map 2022-2023 published by the European Biogas Association (EBA). With 299 new additions compared to the previous edition in 2021, this confirms the exponential year-on-year growth in this sector, which went from 483 plants in the 2018 edition to 729 in 2020 and...

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17 May 2023

New PNCCA infographics to promote healthy and sustainable habits

New PNCCA infographics to promote healthy and sustainable habits

In compliance with the framework of public awareness and sensitisation measures included in the 1st National Air Pollution Control Programme (PNCCA), the Ministry for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge has published new educational materials to promote healthy and environmentally sustainable habits and practices: A specific infographic has been produced to explain the general contents of the National Air Pollution Control Programme (PNCCA). Infographics have also...

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