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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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NER 300 at the European Union Sustainable Energy Week 2014


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.

2nd International Symposium on Energy Challenges and Mechanics (ECM2)

19/08/2014 to 21/08/2014

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.