FlexiFuel-SOFC technology: a breakthrough in fuel flexible low-emission micro-scale CHP using biomass

Most micro combined heat and power (CHP) systems sold on the market today use fossil fuels such as natural gas and heating oil, which – although more efficient and environmentally friendly than separate heat and power production – still lead to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. While there are some micro CHP systems on the market…

A Norwegian Research Centre for Sustainable Bio-Based Fuels and Chemicals – The Bio4Fuels

Is it possible to reduce the impact of climate gas emissions from the transport sector through the use of wood materials? In Norway, they are trying to do so through a research centre started in January 2017 within the frame of environmental friendly energy centres (FME – Forskningssenter for miljøvennlig energi) financed by the The Research…

Integrating bio-liquids into existing refinery processes – The 4Refinery project

How can we reach a next generation of biofuels? One of the prospected solutions is to integrate bio-liquids in existing refinery processes. This is the idea put forward by the Horizon 2020 project 4REFINERY, whose complete name is indeed “Scenarios for integration of bio-liquids in existing REFINERY processes”. Started in May 2017, the 4-year project…

Sustainable fuel production via hydrothermal liquefaction of various organic feedstock – The HyFlexFuel project

The mitigation of climate change requires a rapid phase-out of fossil fuels in all sectors of the economy. The specific need to supply large amounts of transportation fuels via next generation biofuel technologies has been outlined also by the European Commission. The HyFlexFuel consortium addresses this challenge by demonstrating all individual process steps along a…

Funding opportunities for Bio-based Industries in 2019

Portugal is paving a way in the BBI program and the successes achieved by the Portuguese entities over the years reflect the efforts that have been made at national level and the international recognition of Portuguese entities. Since the establishment of this initiative in 2014, Portuguese stakeholders immediately flagged interest in supporting the establishment of…

Designing a Successful Feedstock Strategy – From Biomass to Bio-based Products

The fast-growing biotechnology sector is playing a leading role in creating a sustainable bioeconomy in Europe Every year new conversion processes are being developed and new bio-based products are entering the market. According to estimates one million new jobs could be created in the bio-based industries by 2030. But biomass supplies are limited, and competition…

ADVANCEFUEL – Stakeholder workshop on sustainability criteria held at EUBCE 2019

The ADVANCEFUEL project, which is coordinated by FNR, has held its third stakeholder workshop at the European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE) in Lisbon, on 27 May 2019, with more than forty stakeholders from the biofuels value chain. The workshop The workshop, ‘Optimising value chains and ensuring the sustainability of advanced lignocellulosic biofuels with effective…