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Biofuels are transportation fuels derived from agriculture, forestry or other organic feedstocks. Bio-ethanol and biodiesel are the most common biofuels used in transport, although other biofuels are also in use, such as pure vegetable oil and biogas. The main drivers for the production and use of biofuels are the security and diversification of energy supply, reduction of oil imports and dependence on oil, rural development and the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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International Algae Congress 2014

01/12/2014 to 03/12/2014

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.

European Biomass Conference and Exhibition 2015

01/06/2015 to 04/06/2015

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.

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.

Progress in Biogas III

10/09/2014 to 11/09/2014

The third Progress in Biogas international conference will focus on practical and scientific results from small-scale decentralised biogas systems at a household, farming, industrial, communal and municipal level, in addition to innovations in biogas technologies and techniques. In so doing, the conference aims to contribute to the optimisation of technology, with the overarching aim of making biogas production and use more flexible.

Nordic Biogas Conference, NBC 2014

27/08/2014 to 29/08/2014

The 5th Nordic Biogas Conference will be held in Reykjavik, Iceland on 27-29 August 2014. The conference is an important platform for the exchange of experience and knowledge in the biogas industry. The conference programme covers various topics, from pre-treatment of substrates for enhanced biogas production to aquatic substrates, landfill gas utilisation and future biogas systems.