19 May 2015
To access the Technological Surveillance Newsletter of the Biomass sector No.15 (first trimester 2015) click on the image below: You can find in this Technological Surveillance Newsletter specific, schematic and fast-reading information about a selection of the most recently published patents in the world relating to biomass convertion technologies to produce heat, electricity and biofuels. It also includes an study of the biogas state-of-art in the European Union....
12 May 2015
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...
13 May 2014
The new version of the Spanish biofuels GHG emissions calculator, Calcugei 2.0, is available. This tool has been developed by the Center for Environmental and Energy Technology Research of Spain (CIEMAT) in collaboration with the Spanish Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving (IDAE). For more information, please click here (in Spanish).
18 Mar 2013
On the 8th of March 2013, a debate about sustainability of biofuels was held on the TV programm “Para todos La 2”, which airs from Monday to Friday for the whole Spanish territory in the second channel of the Spanish Television (TVE). Mercedes Ballesteros (Chief of Biofuels Unit in CIEMAT, member of the Steering Committee in BIOPLAT and our representative in both EIBI and EERA), Liliane...