The 9th Joint Call for Research and Development Proposals of ERA-NET Bioenergy, promoting the coordination and cooperation of national/regional research activities in the area of integrated bioenergy concepts is open.
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 1st European Commission Algae Contractors’ Conference and the 8th International Algae Congress will take place on 1st to 3rd December 2014 at Villa Vittoria, Palazzo Dei Congressi, in Florence, Italy. The conference is jointly organised by the European Algae Biomass Association (EABA) and the Directorates General for Energy and Research & Innovation of the European Commission in collaboration with DLG.
The International Algae Congress will bring algae producers, waste managers, end users and intermediary processors together with investors, energy professionals, government officials and producers of algae-related equipment, technology and infrastructure from across Europe.
The conference will feature interactive sessions on the current situation in the algae industry in Europe; regulations and cultivation rights; downstream processing techniques for algae biomass; and microalgae products and technologies.
The European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE) is a world class annual event focused on biomass. It combines a highly-respected international scientific conference with an industrial exhibition, which highlights progress in research, technological development and production processes. The event brings together all key specialists to make an important international platform for dialogue between research, industry, research and industry, and policy in the biomass sector.The Technical Programme is coordinated by the European Commission, Joint Research Centre.
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.