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…

Assessing the impact of bioenergy on the economy and the general public

EERA’S JOINT PROGRAMME ON BIOENERGY LAUNCHES AN UPDATE OF ITS STRATEGIC RESEARCH AND INNOVATION AGENDA 2020, PUTTING A STRONGER FOCUS ON SUSTAINABILITY, SOCIOECONOMICS, AND PUBLIC ACCEPTANCE. Brussels/Bologna – Challenges in the energy sector cannot be solved with technology alone and need to be tackled in a holistic approach. Today, the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA)’s Joint…