Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) researchers won an R&D Magazine R&D 100 award this month for their Bioenergy Technologies Office-funded invention of a new class of membranes that could help reduce the price of bio-ethanol, ethanol-gasoline blend fuels, and drop-in fuels from bio-oil processing. The super-hydro-tunable HiPAS membranes act as an energy-efficient alternative to the distillation process by using a superhydrophobic or superhydrophillic surface to separate molecules. Read more in ORNL’s press release.
EUBCE 2017: Round Table on Bioenergy for Sustainable Development
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the IEA Bioenergy agreement have jointly developed a brief on Bioenergy for Sustainable Development. The brief was discussed at a Round Table on Bioenergy for Sustainable Development as part of the European Biomass Conference and Exhibition in Stockholm on Tuesday, June 13. Among the main points made: Large amounts of bioenergy can be produced while the world meets its food needs andclimate goals....
EUBCE: 37 Years of Evolving Trends in Bioenergy
Ever since Europe and its Member States begun developing policies and research programs for renewable energy, the EUBCE has always been an important event to collect the knowledge and to share the views of biomass experts from research, industry, and policy.At the time of the first “International Conference on Biomass”, held in 1980 in Brighton and organized by the Commission of European Communities, DG Research Science and Education, the policy debate and the technological development in renewable...
Highlights of the ‘Bioenergy 2017’ IrBEA National Bioenergy Conference
At the conference: The Irish Bioenergy Association Director, Padraic O’Neill, with Fergal Leamy, CEO, Coillte and Matthew Clancy, Sustainable EnergyAuthority of Ireland 190 strong attendance at IrBEA’s 16th National Bioenergy Conference on Thursday 9th February Bioenergy conference calls for new stimulus to encourage new investment in the Bioenergy sector Fergal Leamy, CEO describes Coillte as on a path to becoming the best forestry and land solutions company in Europe Matthew Clancy, SEAI sees...
Bioenergy 2016 - Highlights, key points and presentations
200 participants attend 15th National Bioenergy Conference IrBEA urges earlyintroduction of RHI to accelerate switchto bioenergy and create 3000 new jobs IrBEA calls on political parties to declare positions on the environment and prioritise policies to combat climate change Conference hears from Swedish and Danish speakers who said it would be untenable for political parties in most western European countries to be silent on the environment and climate changeagainst the backdrop of the commitments given at...
New Bioenergy Roadmap Guide Released Jointly by International Energy Agency and FAO
As a flexible and competitive source of renewable energy, bioenergy can play a key role in decarbonizing energy systems by responding to the needs of a wide range of demand profiles in the electricity, buildings, and transport sectors. Recognizing the importance of taking a cross-cutting approach to bioenergy strategies that rely on sustainable biomass use, the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have jointly prepared thisHow2Guide for Bioenergy,...