Bioenergy is produced by means of several chains of technologies from the production of biomass in a sustainable manner – meaning cultivation, harvesting, transportation, storage and eventually pre-treatment – to its use in a conversion process to produce the final form of energy requested: electricity, heat, CHP or biofuel for transport.
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The ALGADISK project aims to develop a biofilm reactor for algae biomass production that can compete with current algae cultivation. Due to its innovative design, the ALGADISK reactor is going to be scalable, automatic, and it can be used to capture CO2 both in the liquid and gas phase.
The European Commission recognized the best projects in the field of energy efficiency, renewables and clean transport being currently implemented in Europe at a ceremony on June 24 to present the Sustainable Energy Europe & ManagEnergy Awards, held at the start of the EU’s Sustainable Energy Week.
The European Union Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) took place from 23 to 27 June 2014. Launched in 2006 as an initiative of the European Commission, the EUSEW has become a reference point for public authorities, energy agencies, private companies, NGOs and industry associations engaged in helping to meet the EU’s energy and climate goals. This year, the High-Level Policy Conference (HLPC) of the EUSEW featured a dedicated session on “Funding innovative low-carbon technologies: the NER 300 programme” on 26 of June.
The ECM2 symposium will deal with energy challenges and cover multiple disciplines in technology, science, management and policymaking. The conference technical programme includes parallel sessions on various forms of renewable energy, from photovoltaics to geothermal energy. The discussions will also touch on issues related to energy efficiency, safety and the environment.
There has been a rapid growth in demand for raw materials in recent years. The supply of some of these materials into the market has been constrained by the policies of major producers. This has led to much concern worldwide, especially in the EU, where many industries have come to rely on materials that have an associated supply risk.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing a EUR 260 million loan to the energy company Fortum Värme to finance the design, construction and operation of a new biomass-fired combined heat and power (CHP) plant in the Swedish capital.