150 Countries Begin Discussions on Energy Transformation at 10th IRENA Assembly

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 11 January 2020 — The 10th Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) got underway this morning, bringing together decision makers from 150 countries. In total, more than 1,500 delegates will participate in the meeting held annually by the world’s lead intergovernmental organisation for the energy transformation. The 10th…

Advanced Bioenergy gaining Momentum

The 9th Stakeholder Plenary Meeting of the European Technology and Innovation Platform Bioenergy (ETIP Bioenergy) confirmed the many opportunities already available today to use sustainable biomass for supporting the clean energy transition in Europe. It was complemented by the ADVANCEFUEL Workshop “RESFuels in transport sector decarbonisation” and the Final Forum of the ERA-NET Cofund BESTF3 with a focus on…

Novel more efficient cogeneration unit running on renewables to be built thanks to a new EU funded projects

27 November 2019 – A new EU research project will design a novel small-scale cogeneration unit using biomass to produce heat and electricity, which could mainstream renewables in the heating and cooling sector. The project, called SmartCHP, has been launched in June in Brussels by ten partners including European industrial companies, Universities and innovation experts, under…

BECOOL field trials in Italy confirm the potential of Sunn Hemp as biomass cover crop in rotation with food crops

Last week we visited the experimental agricultural extension of the University of Bologna, where the researchers of the Department of Agronomy are conducting the field trials of the BECOOL project. Part of the trials are aimed at assessing the performance and the effects of annual energy crops (fibre sorgum, kenaf, sunn hemp, hemp) grown in…

Online selection of environmental criteria for urban furniture – The Guf Tool

The Guf Tool is an online tool developed through the Life Future Project to select and assess environmental criteria for urban furniture in green public procurement and to compare its impact. The Guf Tool within the Life Future Project The European project LIFE FUTURE (‘Sustainable Urban FUrniTURE: Tool Design to Perform Environmental Assessments in the…

Renewable Fuels: Advancing European Market Uptake

Discovering the world, working with people across the globe, commuting to work everyday or consuming exotic fruits imported to Europe – nearly every European is used to at least one of these habits producing a significant amount of carbon emissions. On the road to decarbonizing transport and reaching climate targets, the market uptake of renewable…