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1st Sino-EU 2016 Bio-Natural Gas Summit, Beijing, China

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EUBIA partners with China University of Petroleum and GIZ GmbH for the organisation of the 1st SINO-EU 2016 Bio-Natural Gas Summit in Beijing, China between 3-5 November 2016.

2016 is the beginning year of China's 13th Five-Year Plan, and an important year to recognize, adapt and guide the "new normal" of energy development and to improve and upgrade the energy structure. China plans to vigorously develop Bio-natural Gas and establish 50 Bio-Natural Gas Demonstration Counties during the 13th FYP, within new incentive policies, market conditions and advanced technical and environmental standard.

2016 Sino – EU Bio-Natural Gas Summit gathers leading experts, researchers, public authorities, representatives from international organizations, industries, financial institutes, donors and NGOs.

This summit aims to be a platform for networking the Chinese and European BNG industry to enhance the communication and cooperation.

EUBIA members benefit from dedicated discount for the 2016 Sino - EU Bio-Natural Gas Summit. To request your member discount contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For further information please visit www.bngsummit.com or contact Mr. Sinuo Sun at +39 055 502174 ext.204  and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Biomass Generation Forum 22-23 September 2016

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Operational, Risk and HSE Considerations for Biomass Generation and Co-Firing

The Biomass Generation Forum is intended to bring operators together to assess a range of operational, strategic and technical themes for existing biomass and co-firing plants. Our operationally focused agenda will feature presentations from a range of biomass plant operators, plus technical subject matter experts, who will equip you with lessons learned and knowledge that you can implement in your organisation.

Taking place in Birmingham on 22-23 September, 2016, this Forum has been designed with interactivity in mind. Presentations - focusing on operations, risk and HSE - will be followed by extended Q&A sessions, while time has also been built into the agenda for discussion groups and round tables with the experts. There is no better opportunity to join an informal and interactive environment, designed to maximise learning, discussion and networking.

Confirmed case studies and expert insight include:

  • Hear from Dong Energy about management of operational risk under tough market conditions
  • Experience with new build Värtan CHP 8 - road to zero emission from Fortum
  • Find out from Ofgem  about the latest policy changes in the Renewables Obligation (RO)
  • Overview of the newly constructed and commissioned Ultra Super Critical Power Plant at the Maasvlakte from Engie
  • Ramboll - Optimisation of CHP Performance
  • RWE - Perspective on the challenge of conversion and the process of integration with new equipment and existing fire protection and detection systems

Discover the lessons learned and knowledge that you need to implement successful, safe and risk-free biomass generation processes from Europe's only operationally focused biomass generation event.

Registration is live, with group discounts currently available.Please contact the T.A. Cook Conference Team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call +44 (0)121 200 3810

Find out more at http://uk.tacook.com/biomass

EUBIA members benefit from discounts for the Biomass Generation Forum 2016. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request your discount.

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'.

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

Re-Industrialisation of the EU2016

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Hundreds of representatives from the European and international research, innovation communities, and the business sector will meet to discuss innovation, research and excellent science for sustainable development during a prestigious event in the field of nanotechnologies, advanced materials, manufacturing and production technologies, and biotechnology from the 26th to the 28th October 2016 in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Welcoming around 1,000 participants, REinEU2016 is financed through the Horizon2020 programme and will include matchmaking events, poster sessions, site visits around Bratislava, workshops and competitions. The event is an excellent opportunity to:

  • Join high-level discussions on innovation and industrial policies
  • Meet representatives of leading research institutions and top innovators
  • Present, discuss and develop new project ideas at international level
  • Initiate cross-border contacts, establish new research and business partnerships

The programme of the conference is available here.

For more details about the event, visit the official page here.

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