BTG-BTL hands over Empyro to Twence

Empyro, a unique plant for the production of sustainable pyrolysis oil, to remain in the hands of Twente Hengelo, 12 December 2018 Today, Gerhard Muggen, Director of BTG-BTL and Empyro, passed the proverbial baton to Marc Kapteijn, Director of Twence. The parties will continue working closely together to further develop the plant and explore new…

UN Secretary-General’s remarks at the closing of the High-Level Segment of the Talanoa Dialogue, COP-24

The words of UN Secretary General António Guterres at COP24 leave no room for misunderstanding: choices on climate change can no longer be postponed. The UN Secretary General came back to Katowice (PL), where the fate of the Paris Agreement and the future of the whole world are being decided. “Talanoa’s spirit is exactly how we can…

Bringing Forward Europe’s Marine Bioeconomy – EMBRIC project

EMBRIC Horizon 2020 project promotes new bioeconomy applications related to drug discovery, novel foods and food ingredients, aquaculture selective breeding, bioremediation, cosmetics and bioenergy. The marine environment accounts for over 90% of the biosphere and harbours a wide biodiversity. Marine organisms have historically been difficult to access and study, but thanks to the recent development of marine…

27th EUBCE signs Partnership with JIE, The Japan Institute of Energy

27th EUBCE, European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, signs Partnership with JIE, The Japan Institute of Energy, to strengthen their collaboration and commitment in the biomass energy field, and to build up the conditions for new opportunities to establish research cooperation networks. Florence, 29 November 2018  The 27th European Biomass Conference & Exhibition signed an agreement…

EUCALIVA: A Project to Reuse Waste From the Paper Industry

The Horizon 2020 EUCALIVA aims at developing a fully-integrated, energy-efficient, scalable, innovative processing chain based on the valorisation of Lignin from paper industry. The aim is to produce Carbon fibres and other carbon-based materials, mainly for functional applications. The use of waste components from industrial activities as raw materials to obtain high value-added products is worth being…