APPA rejects the potential phasing out of biofuels in European legislation


APPA Biofuels totally rejects the potential phasing out of conventional biofuels that the European Commission would be envisaging to introduce in future legislation on renewable energy for the period post 2020, reports this sector of the Association of Renewable Energy in a press note.

Biogas in Croatia, extra income for farms


Croatia, one of the last countries to become a member of the European Union (1 July 2013), is immersed in the adaptation of its energy mix to achieve the goals set for 2030. Biomass, biogas and cogeneration, along with small hydro are the core assets of a government that supports new green capacity installation with FEDER subsidies.


UPM discovers bananas as a powerful source of energy to produce MW


A study of the UPM reveals that 55% of electricity demand in the province and 10% of the demand for bioethanol of all country could be met through the use of waste from bananas produced in the province of El Oro in Ecuador.

Bioenergy with CO2 capture to fight climate change


The Spanish Technology Platform of CO2 (PTECO2) and the Spanish Technology Platform of Biomass (BIOPLAT) have held this week the conference "CO2 fixation in bioenergy technologies", a system for bioenergy generation with CO2 capture that turns biomass into electricity or biofuels and into chemicals.


European SMEs in agrifood business would have biogas plants on a small scale


Energy self-consumption is not just based on PV nor is it only designed for homes. SMEs also see it as a more environmentally and economically sustainable alternative. According to the Biogás3 project, more than 300 European agrifood SMEs declare being interested in implementing a biogas plant on the small-scale at their facilities. Over 300 European […]

Wine sector could help develop biogas and bio-refineries in Spain


Only in 2014, Castilla-La Mancha produced, 31.2 hectoliters of wine, more than 60% of all production that is done in Spain. But what do you do with the waste it generates? The project CLAMBER proposes the comprehensive valuation of skins, grape seeds and wine fermentation lees intended biofuel through biogas and by developing biorefineries.