Nominations for the Johannes Linneborn Prize are OPEN

Nominations for the prestigious Johannes Linneborn Prize, given each year at the European Biomass Conference and Exhibition for “Outstanding Contributions to the Development of Energy from Biomass”, are being accepted through 24 February 2017.

The nomination form is short and simple, and can be submitted online.

Further details about the Johannes Linneborn Prize can be found at http://www.eubce.com/conference/prizes-and-awards/linneborn-prize.html 
We remind you that late abstracts for EUBCE2017 with news are still accepted. If you wish to submit a late abstract or if you have an enquiry concerning abstract submission for EUBCE 2017, please contact papers@etaflorence.it.
The European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE) is a world class annual event which, since 1980, is held at different venues throughout Europe. EUBCE covers the entire value chain of biomass to conduct business, network, and to present and discuss the latest developments and innovations, the  vision is to educate the biomass community and to accelerate growth. This year, EUBCE will be held in Stockholm between the 12th and 15th of June.
EUBREN and EUBIA members are kindly invited to request their EUBCE discount here.
EUBIA is an Institutional Supporter of the European Biomass Conference and Exhibition.

EUBIA greets its newest member UniCRE

EUBIA launches cooperation with reputed UniCRE Research and Education Centre in Czech Republic

UniCRE carries out applied and basic research in the field of industrial chemistry. Its main focus is:

  • efficient and environmentally friendly production of fuels
  • preparation of feedstocks for production of polymers
  • sustainable use of renewable raw materials
  • reduction of harmful emissions
  • advanced inorganic materials

As part of its educational programmes, UniCRE  collaborates with prestigious universities in the Czech Republic and abroad to provide processes of research-development activities with emphasis on the cooperation of students, representatives of industry and educational institutions in the country and abroad. International cooperation through the exchange of students with similarly focused universities and academic institutions in Finland, Spain, Sweden, Italy and Slovakia underlines the synergies between research and development activities to maximize opportunities for future professionals.

Company Headquarters Address:

Unipetrol výzkumně vzdělávací centrum, a.s.
Revoluční 1521/84
400 01 Ústí nad Labem
Czech Republic

Phone (secretariat): +420 475 309 222
Phone (PBX): +420 475 309 211

Website: http://www.unicre.cz/

 

EUBIA welcomes new Chinese member CPCEP Bio-energy

 

EUBIA welcomes first Chinese member CPCEP Bio-energy LLC., a pioneer in advanced technology integration and investor on full organic waste treatment, clean energy transformation and integrated utilization at home and abroad.

CPCEP Bio-Energy LLC. was founded in Beijing, P.R. China in 2015 with registered capital 100 million RMB, as one of four major branches and wholly owned subsidiary company of CPCEP Group. With a brand new business model, it works towards realizing whole recycling on organic waste, comprehensive treatment of environment and bio-energy projects development.

Applying most optimal technologies of raw material collection & storage, anaerobic fermentation, biogas purification, CCHP, high value utilization of biogas residue/slurry and soil remediation position CPCEP Bio-Energy as an international leading enterprise in the industry.

CPCEP Bio-Energy strives to achieve industry and finance integration through a variety of channels and methods, e.g. equity transfer, competitive loans, international grants, government funds and projects subsidies, as well as business loans, etc., which guarantee fund security, reduce financing cost, and broaden financing channels.

Dr. Bai Yunfeng, the chairman of CPCEP Bio-Energy, led the first Chinese company to be public listed in the Main board of Japan Tokyo Stock Exchange, and is a leading figure in China’s environmental protection and clean energy industry. He is the youngest CCTV’s China Economic Figures of the Year so far and also honored as Davos Young Global Leader in 2014.

Add.: Rm-15-1, Tower B, Guanghualu SOHO 2, No.9 Guanghua Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, P.R. China
Tel: +86 10 5783 9994
Fax: +86 10 5783 9359
Website: www.cpcep.com

EUBIA opens the door to Chinese biomass sector

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From 2 to 5 of November, EUBIA, together with its board Member ETA Florence, travelled to China in order to meet its first Chinese Member and to start a set of intensive cooperation activities aimed to support the Biomass Development in the country.
The intensive programme defined for of EUBIA biomass experts in Bejing included the conference presentations, CECEP member offices visit, institutional and face to face meetings.

Contribution to the SINO-EU Biogas Summit

Mr. Giuliano Grassi and Mr Andrea Salimbeni participated to the SINO-EU biogas summit, organized by the China Petroleum University, in cooperation with ETA Florence and with EUBIA new Chinese member CPCEP. Mr. Salimbeni provided a presentation on Biogas state of development in Europe, and Mr. Grassi, EUBIA Secretary General, provided an overview on biogas economic perspectives and attractiveness for investors.

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Signature of Memorandum of Understanding with China Investment Association

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On the 4th November 2016, Mr Giuliano Grassi, EUBIA General Secretary,  signed a Cooperation agreement, on behalf of EUBIA,  with Mr. Qinglin Zhang, Director General of the Chinese Investment Association Energy conservation and Environment Protection Centre. According to the signed agreement, EUBIA will support the association in the development of new initiatives based on advanced technologies to valorise renewable resources in the country.

This cooperation is going to be exciting and intensive. Therefore, it will help EUBIA enlarge its operational activity and to dedicate significant efforts to involve European industries in new EU-China projects

Meeting and visit to CECEP Facility in Beijing

Last but not least, EUBIA team and ETA Florence had the occasion to visit the headquarter of CPCEP company, the new member of EUBIA. CPCEP team hosted in its offices a meeting where the Chinese company explained their rapid growth in the sector of coal fired power plants cleaning and presented their new programme focused on bioenergy promotion in China.

Several initiatives have been discussed by the participants during a very intensive meeting, which ended with a wonderful dinner in the beautiful Chinese capital.

Travelling back to Europe

After 5 intensive days, EUBIA Chinese delegation returned to Europe with a full cooperation programme which is already ongoing. The need for renewable and clean energy sources, but also for a smart residues valorisation strategy in China represents the reason and the core aspect of the new EUBIA-China cooperation initiative.

Europe holds the most advanced technologies and strategies for the valorisation and upgrading of any type of organic material. The work performed so far by the international consortium of European co-founded projects must be exploited in the name of a cleaner future. In Europe or abroad.

The role of a European Industry Association, is to foster a sustainable development of European excellence. In Europe… and worldwide.

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SAltgae project launch

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€8.3 million Horizon 2020 SAltgae demonstration project for proving the techno-economic feasibility of using algae to treat wastewater from the food industry was launched in June 2016 in Madrid, Spain. Over the course of three years, 19 project partners including EUBIA will implement innovative technologies for each step of the wastewater treatment that will promote energy and resource efficiency, and reduce costs. Amongst these, the use of halotolerant algae/bacteria consortiums in HRAPs for the elimination of organic matter and nutrients stands out for its high added value: not only will it provide an effective and ecological solution for wastewater treatment, but also it will represent an innovative way of producing algal biomass, that will subsequently be valorized into different by-products, reducing the economic and environmental impact of the treatment.
Moreover, the project will also address cross-cutting barriers to innovation related to wastewater by developing a platform for the mobilization and networking of stakeholders from all the different sectors related to wastewater, and for the dissemination of results, enabling the development of a common roadmap for the alignment of legislation, regulation and pricing methodologies and promoting financial investment and paradigm shift in perception from ‘wastewater treatment’ to ‘resource valorisation’.

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Launch of the €8 million AGROCYCLE

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EUBIA proudly announces the launch of €8 million Horizon2020 AGROCYCLE research and innovation project addressing the recycle and valorisation of waste from the agri-food sector. Part of the 26 partners consortium from 8 EU countries plus mainland China and Hong Kong, EUBIA will assist in the development of a holistic approach to advancing and understanding how to make the best use of the full range of waste streams from the agri-food sector to achieve sustainable agri-food waste valorisation. Europe is currently generating 1.3 billion tonnes of waste each year and among these, 700 million tonnes are agricultural waste. Taking into account the one third projected increase in world population by 2050, best estimates indicate a need to increase agricultural and food production by two thirds by 2050 to keep up with the food demand while avoiding climate change impacts such as desertification and water shortages. The project with a duration of 3 years will involve a wide range of European agricultural sectors such as the wine, olive oil, horticulture, fruit, grassland, swine, dairy and poultry industries creating sustainable value chains for the agricultural sector both at primary and processing levels across organic and conventional farming.

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The 24th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, Amsterdam 2016

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The 24th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition took place between the 6th and 9th of June in Amsterdam and provided an unique overview of the state of play of the sector as well as painted a clear picture of the role of biomass in achieving the transition to a low carbon economy.

In the context of COP21 historical Agreement both scientific organisations and international institutions agree on the crucial role that biomass and bio-based economy play in meeting the 2 degrees target on climate change. Bio-energy itself can provide 10%-30% of all total CO2 emissions reduction needed if we maximize resource efficiency whilst ensuring sustainability.

Although unsustainable displacement of food and loss of forest cover still concern the sceptics, state-of-the-art analysis shows that when modernized agriculture and livestock, exploiting yield gaps and efficiency improvements in management are brought together there is, undoubtedly, enough food production capacity to feed the world with less land and the opportunity to produce bio-energy on the surplus land. The benefits, to cite only a few, include improved carbon stocks on the same land, reduced water use per unit of output, lower GHG emissions and more efficient use of nutrients. Such measures are to improve food and nutrition security, alleviate poverty, enhance rural development and increase agriculture’s resilience to climate change. The emphasis ought to shift from competition between agriculture and bio-energy towards synergy in sustainability and performance.

Recent studies presented at EUBCE2016 along with decades of continuous research and technological development have proven that biomass can be effectively converted into energy, advanced bio-fuels and bio-based products, thus recognising the need for stable European policy framework to enable the widespread development of the bio-based economy. As Prof. André Faaij conference general chairman stressed in his speech, it is now about how do we link all this good work to the right arena. Now we need to ensure close interplay and engagement of the research community, the industry and the governance area. Prof. Faaij also launched the idea of forming a coalition among GBEP, the Global Environment Facility, the European Commission and the World Coalition of the energy billionaires to ensure the support of a series of large scale demonstrations of sustainable biomass production in various settings and integrating bio-refineries, bio-energy with carbon capture and storage and bio-chemicals.

EUBIA participated in EUBCE2016 as one of the main sponsors  and awarded for the 14th time the EUBIA Award for its contribution to a sustainable green chemistry sector development at industrial level to NOVAMONT Italy. NOVAMONT is an internationally recognised leader in the bio-plastics and bio-chemicals sector and promotes the transition from a product economy towards a system economy through integration of chemistry and agriculture, utilisation of local areas and products and reduced environmental and social externalities costs.

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EUBIA welcomes PNO!

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CONSULTANTS WITHIN THE BIOECONOMY FIELD


EUBIA is glad to welcome on board PNO Consultants, an important long-term stakeholder within the European bioeconomy panorama. 

PNO is an independent grants and innovation consultancy, providing full services throughout Europe to a wide range of clients: from SMEs to multinational companies, non-profit organisations, technological platforms, multi-stakeholder partnerships, universities and governments. It combines an understanding of the dynamics of commercial activities and ambitions in the area of innovation and investments with insights into key societal issues that are supported by government funding.

PNO is partner in multiple EU-funded projects (including FP7 and Horizon 2020) and has performed many more commercial assignments in this field. Particularly relevant are the recently completed FP7 projects BIO-TIC and BIO-MIMETIC and the freshly started Horizon 2020 projects BioLinX and ROBOX.

 

To know more visit http://www.pnoconsultants.com/pno

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EnAlgae Close Out Conference

EnAlgae Close Out Conference: a hundred experts for the European Algae economy

 

EnAlgae project closed its 5 years adventure with a great Final Conference. This “Algae-day” took place in Brussels on the 29th of September 2015. It has been organized by EUBIA, in cooperation with Swansea University and all other EnAlgae Partners.

About 95 participants, representatives of all market forces influencing the development of algae economy in Europe. attended the event. Not only presentations, but also lively debatesand working groups contributed to the success of EnAlgae Conference.

The appreciation of participants, together with the hot topics debated during the event can be considered the business card of this really successful project.

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Algal Information Network

The First European Algal Information Network is online!

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The Algal Information Network (AIN), developed and supported by EnAlgae in the framework of Interreg IVB Programme, aims to support the development of algae sector in Europe by improving the cooperation and knowledge of market forces, research organizations, policy and decision makers.

The AIN role will be to develop productive and active initiatives which are able to contribute to the algae sector scale up in Europe. Among the wide set of information, news and documents available, this website hosts  the first public databases of European actors in the algae market, from research centres to industrial end-users, associations and consultancy companies.  In addition, the AIN website presents the Decision Support Tool, designed by EnAlgae: one of the most advanced IT Tools, able to provide precise concept studies for a preliminary investigation on the potential benefits of new algae facilities in the NWE region.

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All key actors operating in algae sector are invited to join
The Membership is Free!

 

AIN role will be to develop productive and active initiatives able to contribute to the algae sector scale up in Europe. The Members are the power of this network, which is fully supported by EnAlgae Project.