The NEGEM project – Assessing the realistic potential of carbon dioxide removal and its contribution to achieving climate neutrality

Reducing GHG emissions continues to be the main priority in climate change mitigation, but carbon dioxide removal from the atmosphere (CDR) is increasingly seen as a necessary supplement to traditional emission cuts. The NEGEM project will quantify the real-world potential for CDR and assess the feasibility of deploying Negative Emission Technologies and Practices on both a European and…

TOSYNFUEL Project Advisory Board Meeting “Conversion of biogenic residues into advanced biofuels”

The University of Bologna hosted the second Advisory Board meeting of the Horizon 2020 project TO-SYN-FUEL at the Fondazione Flaminia offices in Ravenna, Italy, on 18th of February 2020. Discussions took place regarding the progress of the activities relating to this project which is focused on the integration of new technologies to produce renewable liquid…

ReSolve: High Quality Renewable Solvents

Solvents are ubiquitous chemicals used widely in coatings, adhesives, industrial and domestic cleaning (degreasing) products, and many types of manufacturing. The purpose of the solvent in a formulation or process is to dissolve other substances, either to allow them to mix and perform their function effectively (e.g. to disperse the pigment in a paint) or…

Project BISIGODOS: Chemicals, Amino Acids and Bio-resins From Algae Biomass

BISIGODOS project aims to address the production of valuable algae derived chemicals, amino acids and high added-value bio-resins starting from algae biomass fed directly with CO2 from industrial emissions (cement, steel factory, thermal power plants, etc.) since its cost-effective and renewable. The process is assisted by solar radiation, nutrients and sea water microalgae. The presence of…

BBI JU Launches 17 New Projects That Will Validate the Potential of Biomass in Europe

The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) Grant Agreements of projects under the 2017 Call for proposals are now signed. These seventeen new projects include in their consortia a diverse range of actors, investors and organisations that will work towards creating value from waste, side streams, innovative new biomass like aquatic and bio-waste, and CO2.…

Building Biofuels Research

The Biofuels Research Infrastructure for Sharing Knowledge (BRISK2) provides researchers with access to equipment and expertise across Europe, with funding from EU Horizon 2020. New and established biofuels researchers can take advantage of the range of research, networking and professional development opportunities presented by BRISK2, with a programme of transnational access and joint research activities,…