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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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12 Mar 2015

Biograce-II: GHG calculation tool for electricity, heating and cooling products

The project BioGrace-II seeks to harmonise calculations of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for electricity, heating and cooling from biomass. To this end, it will contribute to EU policies and priorities by facilitating the formulation of sustainability criteria for solid and gaseous biomass. The Public version 2 of the BioGrace-II GHG calculation tool has now been completed and is available in BioGrace website. This calculation tool...

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20 Feb 2015

Technological Surveillance Newsletter of the Biomass sector No.14 (fourth trimester 2014)

Technological Surveillance Newsletter of the Biomass sector No.14 (fourth trimester 2014)

You can find in this Technological Surveillance Newsletter specific, schematic and fast-reading information about a selection of the last published patents in the world relating to biomass convertion technologies to produce heat, electricity and biofuels. It also includes an study of the Spanish inventions in thermochemical conversion of biomass sector. To access the Technological Surveillance Newsletter of the Biomass sector No.14 (fourth trimester 2014) click on the image below:...

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09 Jan 2015

New EurObserv’ER solid biomass barometer 2014

New EurObserv’ER solid biomass barometer 2014

The new EurObserv’ER solid biomass barometer has been released. Consumption of solid biomass in the European Union increased once again in 2013, this time by 2.9 Mtoe year -on-year to 91.5 Mtoe. However there was no straight out trend as the increase in demand for solid biomass energy was particularly sharp in France and the UK and to a lesser degree in Spain and in Italy, in deep contrast with the needs of a number...

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24 Nov 2014

Technological Surveillance Newsletter of the Biomass sector No.13 (third trimester 2014)

Technological Surveillance Newsletter of the Biomass sector No.13 (third trimester 2014)

You can find in this Technological Surveillance Newsletter specific, schematic and fast-reading information about a selection of the last published patents in the world relating to biomass convertion technologies to produce heat, electricity and biofuels. It also includes an study of the Spanish inventions in biogas sector. To access the Technological Surveillance Newsletter of the Biomass sector No.13 (third trimester 2014) click on the image below: You will...

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