Autumn 2017  

Major countries formally agree to develop targets for biofuels and the bioeconomy

Countries representing half of the global population and 37% of the global economy yesterday agreed to scale up the low carbon bioeconomy and develop collective biofuels targets prescribing the contribution of sustainable bioenergy to final energy demand and as a percentage of transport fuel use... >>

IEA: Deployment of sustainable bioenergy is urgently needed

On 27 November IEA has published a new technology roadmap for bioenergy. The report and technology roadmap by IEA provides an update on the previous roadmaps released (2011; 2012). The report reflects on the evolving context of the bioenergy sector over the past five years with changes relating to... >>

LSB welcomes IEA's and ITRE's strong commitment to advanced biofuels

International Energy Agency (IEA): Sustainable biofuels needed to secure transport decarbonisation. Also ITRE committee of the European Parliament confirms the need to set a specific mandate for advanced biofuels. Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels (LSB) has welcomed the positive outlook of the IEA regarding the need for advanced biofuels to secure transport... >>

ART Fuels Forum Releases Joint Statement on RED II

Based on the recent opinion issued by the European Parliament Environment Committee and the latest text proposed by the EU Council Presidency, the ART Fuels Forum has released a joint statement outlining its position on the revised Renewable Energy Directive (RED II). The ART Fuels Forum brings together experts and leaders representing the value chain... >>

ETIP Bioenergy releases its position paper on RED II

The European Technology and Innovation Platform Bioenergy (ETIP Bioenergy) has released its position paper outlining some key recommendations for the revised Renewable Energy Directive (RED II). ETIP Bioenergy is a platform that brings together relevant actors from academia, industry, and civil society, engaged in the development of sustainable bioenergy... >>

Patrik Klintbom appointed Vice Chair of ETIP Bioenergy

Patrik Klintbom has been appointed as the new Vice Chair of the European Technology and Innovation Platform Bioenergy (ETIP Bioenergy). The ETIP Bioenergy Steering Committee approved his nomination in Brussels on the 10th of October 2017 meeting, with the intention that Patrik succeeds Ingvar Landälv as Chair in spring 2018... >>


BioCannDo Project: Raising Consumer Awareness about Bio-Based Products

Although many products, such as packaging, cleaning products, clothing, toys or paints can be made from biomass today, consumers are often not familiar with bio-based products. What are bio-based products? Which raw materials are used to make them? What is their advantage? The Bioeconomy Awareness and Discourse Project (BioCannDo) aims to increase... >>

Growing lupin on marginal lands for the bioeconomy

LIBBIO (Lupin Bioeconomy Development) is a four years R&D project for increasing biomass production and strengthening European bio-economy. It is supported by the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking-BBI JU, a cooperation between Bio-based Industry Consortium and the European Commission. The project group consists of fourteen partners from eight countries... >>

Biocarbon in Small Scale Pellet Boilers, Technological and Economic Feasibility

Biocarbon is a promising fuel which can have several applications, for example: to provide peak load in bioenergy plants, as substitute fuel for oil boilers, as quality fuel for high efficiency and low emission small-scale heating appliances, and as a way to optimize fuel mixtures by blending. Researchers at the University of Perugia, Italy and SINTEF, Norway... >>

Planting Seeds for the Future: Bioplastic Plant Pots

Millions of tonnes of vegetable residue, such as green peas, are disregarded annually. These non- marketable, economically un- viable legume residues have found a new lease of life thanks to the European Union’s funded project Leguval. Converting these often over looked food waste- products into functioning, practical bio- plastic applications and ecological... >>

Biomass from landscape conservation and maintenance work

Today, Europe's energy sector is facing rising demand, volatile prices and disruption to supply, all in the frame of great concern to reduce the environmental impact of energy production. To tackle these problems the European Commission has launched plans, which will ensure secure, affordable and climate-friendly energy for EU citizens and businesses... >>

The Italian bioeconomy and the national strategy for its growth

Bioeconomy refers to the various sectors of the primary production, such us agriculture, livestock, forests, fisheries and aquaculture, and industrial sectors transforming bio-resources derived from the above-cited sectors such as the food and feed industries, cellulose, paper and wood processing industries, bio-refineries, chemical and energy industries... >>

Demonstrating the Feasibility of Commercial Scale Biorefinery Projects

BIOFOREVER (BIO-based products from FORestry via Economically Viable European Routes) is a three years project that will demonstrate the feasibility of a commercial scale biorefinery in Europe. Fossil based resources currently make up the majority of chemical building blocks and therefore represent a series of environmental and economic challenges... >>