Opportunities for small-scale biomass power in Japan

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the 3rd International Biomass Expo in Tokyo, Japan’s largest show for biomass power generation, held in the framework of the World Smart Energy Week and organized by Reedexpo. This large business event hosted 1,580 exhibitors covering a wide range of products and technologies including renewable power generation, renewable heating,…

Integrated cropping systems for food and advanced biofuels

Currently, agricultural crop residues such as cereal straw make up one of the main feedstocks for advanced biofuel plants. Although crop residues are abundant in Europe, local fluctuations in yield, availability and price can be a challenge for advanced biofuel plants which need large volumes of biomass. By adopting innovative farming systems, that integrate food…

Scientists urge MEPs to recognize bioenergy’s role in EU’s policies

On Monday the 15th of January 2018, EURACTIV published an opinion article titled Bioenergy at the Centre of EU Renewable Energy Policy, signed by a group of more than 50 scientists. Bioenergy is one of the most affordable renewable energy technologies […]. Amongst the renewable energy options, bioenergy has the unique potential to deliver significant benefits to society…

BE-Sustainable Magazine June 2017

BE-Sustainable Magazine June 2017 In this issue Bioenergy and green economy in the Nordic region Chemical looping combustion Bioenergy for sustainable development Driving innovation for the bioeconomy in Finland Future biorefineries European Technology Platform Bioenergy Turning sewage sludge into fuels and hydrogen Brazil-EU cooperation for advanced biofuels  

IEA Bioenergy replies to Chatham House report “Woody Biomass for Power and Heat: Impacts on the Global Climate”

A recent report by UK think-tank ‘Chatham House’ on the impact of bioenergy on global climate adds to the increasing number of misleading statements in the context of EU discussions about its energy future. On Monday 13th of March, the International Energy Agency Bioenergy Technology Collaboration Programme (IEA Bioenergy) attracted more than 125 academic signatories from both…

Report explores opportunities and risks of seaweed biofuels in aviation

A new report by Bellona Foundation explores the potential and challenges of using seaweed biofuels in aviation. The report Opportunities and Risks of Seaweed Biofuels in Aviation provides comprehensive recommendations for researchers, public authorities and consumers. The report  finds that that the use of seaweed biofuel can unlock great potentials, while addressing many of the challenges…

Italian Biogasdoneright® a replicable and exportable model

The Italian model for agricultural biogas based on the principles of Biogasdoneright® is becoming an international case study. The state of play of the Italian biogas sector was presented last week in Rome at Biogas Italy, the annual event organized by the Italian Biogas Consortium (CIB). On this occasion, the Biogasdoneright® model promoted by CIB and…