TO-SYN-FUEL: Second Consortium Meeting in Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Germany

Press release, Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Germany, 25th June 2018 TO-SYN-FUEL project implements new integrated technologies in order to produce renewable liquid fuels replacing fossil fuels. These fuels are compliant with European standards for gasoline and diesel, and their production has already been demonstrated on a pilot scale. The consortium meeting has been hosted by the project coordinator Fraunhofer…

Kick-start of Rewofuel Project – Transforming Wood Residues into Biofuels

EU biofuels effort kicks off in Örnsköldsvik Representatives from eleven European companies and universities gathered yesterday in the Swedish town of Örnsköldsvik, to kick-start the EU-funded project Rewofuel. The long-term aim is to lay the groundwork for many new biorefineries across Europe, using wood residues from the forest industry to produce biofuels. Yesterday, Swedish clean-tech…

Record Biomap – The Biomethane Map of Europe

Biomethane Map is an interactive platform which is implemented within the Horizon 2020 Record Biomap project to build up a network for all stakeholders who work with technology solutions for substrate pre-treatment, digestion processes and biogas upgrading. So far, biomethane production has been economically viable only at large scale, however, worldwide most of the agriculture takes…

IRENA Renewable Energy Jobs Review 2018: Bioenergy 2nd Largest Source of RE Jobs Globally

IRENA’s 5th report presents the status of the employment within renewable energy sector: jobs increased by 5.3% for a total of 10.3 million people employed worldwide in 2017. Solar photovoltaic and bioenergy industries hosted the strongest expansion. Bioenergy is the second largest source of renewable energy jobs after Solar PV. In 2016, bioenergy-related jobs including…

“Bioenergy Towards 2030″ – ETIP Bioenergy Workshop at the EUBCE 2018

Held on May 16 within the 26th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition 2018, the workshop discussed the needs and opportunities for research and innovation to meet the bioenergy targets for the next decade.  Experts from the European Commission, research organizations, companies and associations shared their considerations about the EU policy framework and financing programmes for…

ETIP Bioenergy Workshop on Emerging Technologies

New biofuel production concepts focus on decentralized small-scale biomass conversion units and on integration with fossil refineries. Hydrogen from electrolysis can significantly enhance the utilization of biogenic carbon in synthesis gas processes. On June 4th, 2018, more than 20 biofuels experts gathered in Brussels to discuss biofuel technologies at low TRL (Technology Readiness Level). Presentations…

An Overview of Bioenergy Stakeholders on EU Agreement about RED II

On the 14th of June, an agreement has been reached on RED II directive during the 5th interinstitutional trialogue between the EU Commission, Parliament and Council.  The provisional agreement provides a legally-binding target consisting of a 32% share of renewable energies and other important RES objectives by 2030. By this agreement, two out of the eight legislative proposals…

Advanced biofuels industry coalition LSB on REDII Recent Agreement

Advanced biofuels industry coalition LSB welcomes the initial agreement on REDII and the recognition of sustainable advanced biofuels for the decarbonisation of transport sector. After years of regulatory uncertainty, industry requests rapid implementation of the directive along with national measures to reduce transport emissions. Advanced biofuels industry coalition, Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels (LSB) would like…

CHASSY – Redesigning Yeast Factories for a Better Circular Economy

Dr. John Morrissey, yeast biotechnologist from University of Cork Ireland and coordinator of the CHASSY project, talks about promising yeast research and its contributions in circular economy at International Conference on Bio-Based Materials in Cologne Germany on 15-16 of May.  In your recent presentation at the Bio-Based Materials Conference in Cologne, you gave a brief…