Austria becomes the world capital pellets

Technical site visits: pellets & wood chips, 03 March ”. With this statement it is clear that the activity that inaugurates the World Sustainable Energy Days in Wels has a lot to do with pellets. Modular systems for combustion and heating with them operated by...

Implementation Guide for the GBEP Sustainability Indicators for Bioenergy

The Implementation Guide for the Global Bioenergy Partnership Sustainability Indicators for Bioenergy has been developed to complement and enhance the first edition of The Global Bioenergy Partnership Sustainability Indicators for Bioenergy, published in 2011. It...

What is the difference between carbon neutral and carbon negative?

Please read the complete article here: IEA Bioenergy. Microsoft recently announced that it aims to become carbon negative by 2030. What’s more, the company said that by 2050, it plans to have removed from the atmosphere all the carbon that it has emitted since it was...

Developing business models for efficient use of biomass – Summary and conclusions

This publication provides the summary and conclusions from the workshop ‘Developing business models for efficient use of biomass’ held in conjunction with the meeting of the Executive Committee of IEA Bioenergy in Tallinn, Estonia on 22 October 2019. Key messages from...

Austria becomes the world capital pellets

Technical site visits: pellets & wood chips, 03 March ”. With this statement it is clear that the activity that inaugurates the World Sustainable Energy Days in Wels has a lot to do with pellets. Modular systems for combustion and heating with them operated by...

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Funding opportunity for bioenergy technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) develops technologies that convert domestic biomass and other waste resources into fuels, products, and power to enable affordable energy, economic growth, and innovation in renewable energy...

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Sweden mulls banning old wood burning stoves

The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) has proposed phasing out old wood burning stoves arguing that they cause dangerous pollution, Radio Sweden reported. SEPA says that, according to conservative estimates, around 1000 Swedes die early each year because...

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Heating woes fuel Balkan smog crisis

As winter grips the Balkans, the poor are caught in a cruel bind, being forced to light fires at home for heating while fuelling a pollution crisis smothering the region. In recent weeks, Balkan capitals from Belgrade Sarajevo to Skopje and Pristina have been ranked...

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How to convert a coal power plant into a biomass plant

Four years after its closure, Ence has “resurrected” the Elcogás thermal plant giving it a new use. The company headed by Ignacio Colmenares, has become the first company to transform a coal-fired thermal power plant located in Spain into a renewable energy generation...

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Sustainable bioenergy use. UN Press Release.

While renewable energy is advancing rapidly in Africa due to consistent efforts and investment, biomass is still largely used on the continent. In addition to being of significant value to African economies, it is the single most important energy source for most...

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World Economic Forum 2020 Aims for Sustainability

This year’s annual meeting of the World Economic Forum will call on corporations to raise their ambitions for climate action under the theme Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World. The meeting’s 50th edition, opening January 21 and running for four days in...

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What is Biomass Energy?

Biomass is a renewable energy source that is used to generate electricity. Organic matter (from trees and plants) is burned to heat water, creating steam. The steam then puts pressure on a turbine, causing it to turn, powering a generator and creating electricity....

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How forests help generate energy through biomass

The energy generated through the burning of waste from nature does not stop growing worldwide, especially in some countries that set trends such as Spain and other Nordics. Biomass is nothing more than surplus or forest residues that instead of being forgotten, are...

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New Statistical Report of the World Bioenergy Association

The World Bioenergy Association (WBA) publishes this month the Global bioenergy statistics 2019 report. It reflects the figures of energy production and consumption from all types of biofuels during 2017, where bioenergy accounted for seventy percent of renewable...

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Swedish waste power plant switches from fossil oil to biofuel

In an effort to reduce carbon emissions, Swedish waste power plant Renova has upgraded its eight start-up and support burners to operate on biofuel. By switching to biofuel from fossil oil, emissions will be reduced by around 960 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year. The...

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A roadmap to get your home off fossil fuel

By John Ackerly: Fifteen years ago I never imagined that our house and cars would be 90% fossil fuel free. It seemed like a futuristic goal that my son may achieve, but not me. Our approach is possible for millions of families who may not realize that they can do it...

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Biomass opposition understandable but wrong

Original by Scott Nichols I am strongly in favor of Dartmouth College’s proposed biomass heating project, though it is not hard for me to understand why others feel differently. Wood energy is a nuanced subject, more so than most people realize. Some may read a study...

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Germany’s Carbon Mitigation Plan With Biomass

Germany’s Carbon Mitigation Plan With Biomass

The German Renewable Energy Act (EEG) of 2000 succeeded in boosting development of renewable energy such as solar and wind power. The feed-in tariffs guaranteed a fixed income for electricity producers, thus attracting investors, and helped the industries grow...

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SBF Cluster present at the CYTED Iberoamerican Program Seminar

SBF Cluster present at the CYTED Iberoamerican Program Seminar

On December 4, 5 and 6, the SBF Cluster was present at the seminar workshop "Optimization of Solid Biomass Extraction Processes for Energy Use and its Logistic Implications" at the Polytechnic School of Litoral (Guayaquil, Ecuador), organized by the CYERED IBEROMASA...

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ABC: A Burning Concern

ABC: A Burning Concern

WHEN IT COMES TO COOKING...  biomass remains the main fuel source for ~3 billion people across developing countries. To support roll-out of cleaner cooking options, EnAct proposes a new model of energy reporting. Meet the effort of this group to support the...

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SBF Cluster Building Inauguration

SBF Cluster Building Inauguration

As a reminder of the remembrance activities of the 3rd anniversary of the BCS Cluster, we invite you to know that in 2018 the Ecotechnology and Bioenergy Innovation Building was inaugurated, which houses the ClusterBCS and the Ecotechnology Unit. With an investment of...

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3rd Anniversary SBF Cluster!

3rd Anniversary SBF Cluster!

The whole month of November we celebrate 3 years of the BCS Cluster! We invite you to follow closely the achievements and news that we will be sharing in our social networks with the hashtag # 3YearsSBFCluster.

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What It’s Like Living in the Hottest City on Earth

What It’s Like Living in the Hottest City on Earth

BY ARYN BAKER FOR TIME It’s just after 7 in the morning in the Pakistani city of Jacobabad, and donkey-cart driver Ahsan Khosoo is already drenched in sweat. For the past two hours, the 24-year-old laborer has been hauling jugs of drinking water to local residences....

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National Bioenergy DAY 2019 USA

National Bioenergy DAY 2019 USA

We’re uniting organizations across the country that support bioenergy. On October 23, 2019, participating organizations will open their doors to their communities to demonstrate the many benefits that bioenergy provides on the local level. Learn more: NBD

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Only 21% rural household in Punjab using LPG: Study

Only 21% rural household in Punjab using LPG: Study

CHANDIGARH: Despite various schemes, including the Centre’s Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojna (PMUY), solid biomass fuel (SBF) like cow dung continues to be used heavily in Punjab. A study conducted by the PGIMER, Chandigarh, and the Panjab University has found 67%...

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Paving the way for biomass centres across Ireland

Paving the way for biomass centres across Ireland

Two Limerick brothers are paving the way in this country for the introduction of biomass centres and putting firewood at the heart of the decarbonising effort while they are at it. Jack (21) and Nick Jr. (18) operate Cotter Bros Firewood – a local farm business that...

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