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...
01 Aug 2013
The Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness has published on 29 July the Annual Actuation Plan 2013 (Plan de Actuación Anual 2013, document in Spanish), which counts for more than 3.800 millon euro divided in subventions and credits. This document informs about the Budget resources and the envisaged calendar for each of the actions in R&D&i that will be developed during this year. The Plan is divided in...
10 Jul 2013
EIBI Conference 2013 – Innovative sustainable bioenergy technologies are crucial to meet energy & climate targets
Innovative sustainable bioenergy technologies are crucial to meet energy & climate targets The European Industrial Bioenergy Initiative (EIBI) of the Strategic Energy Technology Plan, the SET-Plan, aims to bring to commercial maturity the most promising technologies, in order to permit large-scale, sustainable production of advanced biofuels[i] and highly efficient combined heat and power from biomass. These innovative bioenergy technologies using non-food biomass feedstock are necessary...
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).
17 May 2013
On 25 April we celebrated the first workshop between the Spanish Technology Platforms of the energy sector: “Capacities and Strengths of Spanish Companies: success cases of patented echnological developments”. For those who could not attend, presentations are available in this link. We learnt about successful experiences from different renewable technologies (fotoboltaic solar, concentration solar, hydrogen, ocean and bioenergy) and how from an idea -created, for example, in...
10 May 2013
The RHC-Platform’s Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (RHC-SRIA) was launched at the Annual RHC-Platform conference. BIOPLAT is part of this platform since the beginning and is member of the Steering Committee of the Biomass Panel. Thereby, BIOPLAT has participated in the elaboration of several documents within the RHC-Platform: Common Vision, Strategic Research Priorities for Biomass Technology and Strategic Research Priorities for Cross-cutting Technology. After creating the Agendas of...
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...