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…

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…