17 Nov 2013
Bioenergy is the energy produced from the conversion of biomass, where it can be used directly as fuel or converted into liquids and / or gases. Below are three key reports on bioenergy in the EU that address priorities in R & D, the potential in the use of resources for their development and the feasibility of use without presuming damage to the environment: EERA-EIBI...
13 Mar 2013
The Spanish Observatory of R&D&I of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) has recently published in its web ICONO two new reports. Below is a summary of their most important conclusions. “PITEC 2010: The financiation of the innovation of the companies” In the recesive phase (2008-2010), the companies with R&D expenditure have had less job destruction than the economy as a whole. The global...
08 Feb 2013
The Spanish Strategy of Science and Technology and of Innovation and the State Plan of Scientific and Technical Investigation and of Innovation were approved on February the 1st, two important documents for the R&D Spanish world in the upcoming years. (Documents in Spanish. Source: MINECO)
09 Apr 2011
The European Biofuels Technology Platform (EBTP) has published an update of its Strategic Research Agenda. This document identified the 3 critical areas in which technology development should play a key role (feedstocks, conversion processes, end-use technologies) and highlighted clearly that the winning options would be the pathways (combination of feedstock, conversion and end products) that best address both strategic and sustainability targets; environmental performance (greenhouse gas reduction, biodiversity,...
10 Mar 2011
The Biomass Panel of the European Technology Platform on Heating and Cooling, RHC-ETIP has published its Vision Document where it is highlighted the importance of looking beyond 2020 as many challenges are in front of us like the rising population and their needs for energy or the global warming threat. Also, the need to continue more than ever to improve our efforts towards more efficient and environmentally...