EUBIA attends the Webinar for the IRENA Global Atlas – Bioenergy Simulator

The IRENA Global Atlas is an online stimulator developed with the objective of identifying and figuring out how to utilise the unused arable land available worldwide as a source for bioenergy production. The users can estimate the potential yields of bioenergy produced anywhere in the world based on the data made available from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization and World Bank.

The stimulator consists in four stages. In an early stage, the user must choose the area, as well as the energy sources between: crops, agricultural residues, livestock waste, and forest plantations. Once the source has been selected, the user should select the production process between the 24 available. Finally, the user can select the bioenergy end-use between transport, heating, and electricity consumption. The simulator informs how bioenergy can be used in the area with a list of potential applications and informs about potential issues.  The system includes a validation system where the users can validate the result or give inputs to improve the data.

On 2030 half of the renewable energies will be bioenergy.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS for the EU-financed matchmaking-mission on ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN INDUSTRY

The Call for Applicants published by Low Carbon Business Action Team, is part of the International Business Matchmaking Programme between Small and Medium-sized enterprises from Brazil and the EU 28 Member-states.

The main sectors covered by the call are: Heating systems and technologies; Process automation and controls; Design and engineering of plants and processes; Energy management. Apply online at http://www.lowcarbonbrazil.com/mm-ee-in-industry

The matchmaking-mission is organized by an Institutional partnership of Sebrae (Serviço Brasileiro de Apoio à Micro e Pequena Empresa), CNI (Confederação Nacional da Indústria) in line with the Feira FEIMAFE Exhibition/Fair 2017 in São Paulo, SP, Brasil.

BBI-JU CALL FOR PROPOSALS OPENS TODAY

The Bio-based Industries (BBI) Joint Undertaking (JU) is in charge of implementing open call for proposals for research and innovation actions, along with the support actions, based on the Horizon 2020 rules for participation.The 2017 Call for Proposals opened officially today.

Collaborate with EUBIA

EUBIA will soon start working on new proposals, and looks forward to collaborate and support the members in preparing their projects.
EUBIA has 20 years of experience in EU projects with a significant number of successfully concluded projects and ongoing ones. We invite you to get in touch with us in order to develop and submit together successful proposals.

The  BBI-JU Annual Work Plan (AWP) 2017 can be downloaded here.

MEPs vote to ban the use of palm oil in biofuels

On 4th of April, the MEP’s voted a report by Czech GUE member Kateřina Konečná, calling on the European Commission to take measures to ban the use of palm oil in biofuels by 2020, and elaborate a single certification scheme for palm oil entering into the EU market.

The debate started on Monday 3 of April during the plenary session in Strasbourg. The report aims to stop deforestation caused by palm oil production and preserve biodiversity. Furthermore, the palm oil production leads to greenhouse gas emissions, and loss of natural habits endangering the survival of species. The EU is the second biggest palm oil consumer in the world, although is trying to limit its production. Nowadays, palm oil is extensively used in food, cosmetics, detergents, and mainly in biofuels.

EUBIA’s presentation at World Biomarkets conference 2017 is now available

Andrea Salimbeni’s power point presentation on “Exploring different organic waste valorisation strategies From fresh material to power”, given at World Biomarkets conference 2017 in Amsterdam, can be viewed here.

EUBIA participates at the World Biomarkets conference in Amsterdam, 27-29th of March 2017

EUBIA’s Project Manager Andrea Salimbeni, gave a speech on “Exploring different organic waste valorisation strategies: From fresh material to power” at the World Biomarkets conference on a session chaired by Bob Cleaves, President and CEO of Biomass Power Association.

Mr. Salimbeni presented an overview of the EUBIA’s vision on the future bioenergy sector in Europe and worldwide, including some examples of initiatives and projects. EUBIA’s involvement on ongoing projects such as Agrocycle and BioReg is in line with its strategy of focusing on reusing all biological wastes, from sludges to waste wood, to produce high value and competitive biofuels and biomaterials, with an expected CO2 reduction of 40 billion tons per year within 2030.

Andrea Salimbeni participated as well on the panel discussion on “Exploring ways in which to ensure sustainability – concerns, tracking, certification”, which aimed to address the issue of biomass sustainability certification, its role and benefits for the biopower market development. On the discussion intervened other panellists such as Mr. Norbert Schmitz, Managing Director of ISCC System GmbH, and Jennifer Jenkins from Enviva.

EUBIA member of STRUBIAS expert group on recovery rules for fertilising products

The European Commission selected 31 members and 2 observers for STRUBIAS expert group on recovery rules for fertilising products and EUBIA is among expert members. The STRUBIAS expert group is a sub-class of the Commission Working Group on fertilisers. It will be operational until the completion of its work which is foreseen to be at the end of 2018. Based on the experts’ inputs, the Commission will prepare a report for a future amendment (Adaptation to Technical Progress) to the proposal for a revised Fertiliser Regulation (COM (2016) 157). This is currently under negotiations with the Council and the EU Parliament.

The full list of members and observers is available here.

Giuliano Grassi speech at VIth Forum of Biomass and Waste

Giuliano Grassi, Secretary General of the European Biomass Industry Association gives opening speech at the VIth Forum of Biomass & Waste on 9-10 March 2017 in Cracow.  More information can be found here.

Danubionet Position Paper FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF BIOECONOMY IN THE DANUBE REGION

A position paper was drafted upon the findings of the 2016 DANUBIONET Bioeconomy Capacity Building Survey. The survey was carried out by the Central European Initiative and PANNON Pro Innovations Ltd. in order to assess the main challenges regarding the development of Bioenergy and Bioeconomy in the Danube Region. The position paper is available here.

Andrea Salimbeni speaks about EUBIA at Polska Export Promotion Porta

On 15 of March 2017, Andrea Salimbeni gave an interview for Polska Export Promotion Porta, in which he explains the role of the Association in supporting biomass industry as well as the benefits in becoming member of EUBIA. Read the article at the following link: https://kujawskopomorskie.trade.gov.pl/pl/aktualnosci/234084,european-biomass-industry-association-stowarzyszenie-przemyslu-przyszlosci-.html