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  • Promoting bioenergy use: policy approaches

    Using some forms of biomass, such as industrial waste wood, agricultural waste and biofuel crops, for energy needs could make a significant contribution to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Europe, but support mechanisms for bioenergy have historically been less effective than for other forms of renewable energy, such as wind power, in European member states. While it is an inherently ...

  • Five final candidates for the World Bioenergy Award 2014

    The five final candidates to the World Bioenergy Award 2014 are now chosen. One of them will be announced as the winner on June 3 at the opening session of World Bioenergy 2014 in Jönköping, Sweden. This is the third time that the World Bioenergy Award is presented. “These candidates really represents, the aim of the World Bioenergy Award, to recognize an individual who ...


    By Elmia AB

  • Study shows bioenergy benefits for rural poor

    Bioenergy, when produced on a small-scale in local communities, can play a significant role in rural development in poor countries, according to a new report jointly published by FAO and the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID).  The study, “Small Scale Bioenergy Initiatives: Brief Description and Preliminary Lessons on Livelihood Impacts from Case Studies in Latin America, ...

  • World Bioenergy Award boosts research in Brazil

    The World Bioenergy Award has given a lift to the work of the Brazilian researcher Laércio Couto and his team in the Renabio network. “The award’s most important function is to disseminate research results around the world, even outside the circle of bioenergy researchers,” the prize winner says. “Other researchers have become interested in the subject, and the ...


    By Elmia AB

  • 39 embassies represented on World Bioenergy get-together

    Representatives from 39 embassies and trade offices from around the world gathered at the beginning of December for the traditional get-together held by Elmia and the Swedish Bioenergy Association Svebio to focus on the latest news and innovations in bioenergy. Planning is also fully underway for World Bioenergy 3–5 June in Jönköping, Sweden, featuring conferences, site visits and ...


    By Elmia AB

  • Why Dedicating Land to Bioenergy Won’t Curb Climate Change

    WRI – How does bioenergy contribute to a sustainable food and climate future? A new WRI paper finds bioenergy can play a modest role using wastes and other niche fuelstocks, but recommends against dedicating land to produce ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • DOE awards US$21m to five projects for biomass processing

    DOE announced on August 31 that it will award up to $21 million to five projects for handling and delivering high-tonnage biomass feedstocks to producers of cellulosic biofuels. The awards were selected as the best projects to stimulate the design and demonstration of a comprehensive system to handle the harvesting, collection, preprocessing, transport, and storage of sufficient volumes of ...

  • Bioelectricity generation technologies: actual vs. perceived impacts

    A recent study reviewed the lifetime environmental, social and economic impacts of 25 bioelectricity technologies. The technologies included gasification, combustion, pyrolysis and co-combustion technologies. Stakeholders were also questioned about their preferences. On 17th December 2008, the EU agreed that 20 per cent of its final energy consumption should be derived from renewable sources by ...

  • Research and Markets: Biomass Industry in Australia

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/zn4m2g/biomass_industry_i) has announced the addition of the "Biomass Industry in Australia" report to their offering. The Australian biofuels ...


  • DOE selects biofuels projects to receive up to US$21m in funding

    U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today that up to $21 million will be made available for the selection of five projects that will develop supply systems to handle and deliver high tonnage biomass feedstocks for cellulosic biofuels production.  The awards announced today are part of the department’s ongoing efforts to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil, spur the ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Scientists work to plug microorganisms into the energy grid

    Researchers of the University of Seville and IRNASE (Institute of Natural Resources and Agrobiology), of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) have verified in controlled trials the efficiency of Erica andevalensis, or heather from Andévalo -- an endemic shrub from the province of Huelva and the Portuguese area of the Alentejo -- in the recovery of soils contaminated with heavy ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • USDA Announces Support for Producers of Advanced Biofuel

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that USDA is making $5.6 million in grants to 220 producers across the nation to support the production of advanced biofuels, and is awarding more than $4 million in additional grants that will advance the bioeconomy and reduce the nation's dependence on foreign oil. "Producing advanced biofuel is a major component of the drive to take control of ...

  • Biomass Fuels Provide Roughly 4% of the Energy Used in the U.S. and Likely to Grow

    In a plan released by the White House last month the Obama administration plans to secure the future of U.S. energy and cut oil dependence by one-third. During his speech at Georgetown University, President Obama clearly stated he plans to reduce U.S. dependency on oil by replacing it with cleaner alternative fuels and greater efficiency. His plan to increase alternative fuel usage will focus on ...


    By BBI International

  • World Biomass Report

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:   World Biomass Report ...


    By ReportLinker

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