Cutting-Edge Technologies for Renewable Energy Production and Storage: MDPI Call for Manuscripts Open

Applied Sciences, an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI, is looking for contributions to the Special Issue “Cutting-Edge Technologies for Renewable Energy Production and Storage”. The keys to a further renewable energy deployment and integration is tightly connected to grid connection and storage issues because of the fluctuating nature of source of…

BIO4ECO: A Game Changer To Sustainable Regional Bioenergy Policies

The Interreg EU-funded BIO4ECO project aims at deepening the role of biomass within programs and emerging regional plans for the bioenergy and the bioeconomy. The constant growth of the world’s population entails an increasing demand of resources. As a result, pressure on land use, forests and ecosystems is growing within an environment marked by the effects of climate…

Biofuels From 2G Biomass Liquefaction in Downstream Refinery Processes – 4REFINERY

4REFINERY is a Horizon 2020 project that aims at developing and demonstrating the production of a next generation of biofuels, by integrating fast pyrolysis and hydrothermal liquefaction bio-liquids into a mineral hydrocarbon refinery. The world and Europe in particular, is facing major challenges in balancing future energy needs and the implications for the environment and…

The H2020 NextGenRoadFuels Project: Ready for the Next Generation of Sustainable Road Transport Fuels

The Horizon 2020 NextGenRoadFuels project will convert biogenic urban resources into liquid drop-in fuels for road transport by means of Hydrothermal Liquefaction (HTL). Aalborg (DK), November 14, 2018 – NextGenRoadFuels Consortium NextGenRoadFuels is a new project funded by Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. It will develop a competitive European technology…

Consumers’ Perception of Products with Bioactive Compounds From Seafood Residues

Does stating on the package that the product is eco-friendly help to promote sales? Project Blueshell is testing how products containing residual raw materials such as seafood shells can most easily be introduced into the market. BlueShell ERA-Net co-funded project aims at recycling marine by-product waste by exploring different aspects of bioactivity in fermented/hydrolysed shellfish residues to set the basis…

Updated EU Bioeconomy Strategy and New BBI JU Country Fact Sheets Showing Great Potentials in Europe

The European Union recently updated the 2012 Bioeconomy Strategy to ensure a more sustainable supply and a better management of resources at both EU and global level, whereas European countries already host several bioeconomy projects. Let’s have a look. The 2012 EU Bioconomy Strategy Bioconomy is a broad term generally encompassing those sectors of the…

WoodZymes Project: Extremozymes For Wood-based Building Bioproducts

WoodZymes is a H2020 project whose aim is to supply timber and paper industries with special enzymes to produce wood-based building blocks such as board and insulation bioproducts. Current trends show that there is an increasing demand for bio-based products worldwide aiming to reduce petrochemical products and non-renewable materials used nowadays in many applications, including the…

IEA Bioenergy Country Reports 2018

IEA Bioenergy recently published in-depth analyses of current bioenergy state-of-art within different countries. These country reports are based on IEA statistical data, combined with data and information provided by the IEA Bioenergy Executive Committee and its Tasks. Each report is structured as follows: Analysis of national policy framework and related renewable energy targets; Total Primary Energy Supply…