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Neste satisfied with the preliminary agreement on RED II

We are pleased with the agreement on the EU-wide overall target of 32% for renewables in 2030, and the target of 14% for renewables in transport in 2030. This shows that the EU takes climate change seriously.

2018-06-19 | EU | legislation | renewable energy

ETIP Bioenergy Workshop Emerging Technologies

New biofuel production concepts focus on decentral small-scale biomass conversion units and on integration with fossil refineries. Hydrogen from electrolysis can significantly enhance the utilization of biogenic carbon in synthesis gas processes.

2018-06-19 | EU | conference review | conversion technologies

EU-sourced biofuels in the future renewable energy mix

Farm Europe’s Green Energy Platform welcomes the decision of the European Parliament and European Council to reject the Commission’s proposal to phase out all 1st generation biofuels.

2018-06-19 | EU | press release | energy supply

Durchbruch bei Erneuerbare-Energien-Richtlinie

In der Debatte über Ziele für erneuerbare Energien in Europa ist in der Nacht vom 13. uf den 14. Juni ein unerwarteter Durchbruch erzielt worden: Die Verhandlungsführer des EU-Parlaments und der EU-Mitgliedstaaten erzielten einen Kompromiss über ein 32-prozentiges Planziel und einen vollständigen Ausstieg aus der Nutzung von Palmöl im Verkehrssektor bis 2030.

2018-06-19 | EU | legislation | renewable energy

Small cut in EU's total greenhouse gas emissions in 2016 but transport emissions keep increasing

The EEA's 'Annual European Union greenhouse gas inventory 1990-2016 and inventory report 2018' shows a 0.4 % decrease in the total EU greenhouse gas emissions in 2016, compared with 2015. From 1990 to 2016, the EU has reduced its net greenhouse gas emissions by 22.4 %, surpassing its 20 % reduction target by 2020.

2018-06-19 | EU | publication | emissions

Biodiesel exports rose strongly

In the first three months of 2018, German exports of biodiesel rose strongly. Above all, demand from the US, but also from Belgium and Austria saw a sharp increase.

2018-06-19 | Germany | press release | biodiesel

Same prices for Diesel fuel and palm oil: the consequences

UFOP urges trialogue parties in Brussels to reconsider their position on biofuels – Asking prices for diesel fuel and palm oil have reached virtually the same level. The reason is contradictory price trends for crude and palm oil.

2018-06-19 | Germany | press release | biodiesel

Commercial transport can be fossil-free by 2050

A fossil-free commercial transport system in the timeframe of the Paris Agreement target is not only possible, but also financially attractive from a societal perspective. This is the key conclusion of a study initiated by Scania.

2018-06-19 | International | publication | Transport Sector

Ethanol Produced from Steel Mill Emissions

Carbon recycling company, LanzaTech, and its joint venture partner, Shougang Group, a Chinese iron and steel producer, have announced the successful start-up of the world’s first commercial facility converting industrial emissions to sustainable ethanol. The facility, located at the Jingtang Steel Mill in Caofeidian in Hebei Province, began operations on May 3.

2018-06-19 | China | press release | ethanol

Green Gas

Facilitating a future green gas grid through the production of renewable gas

IEA Bioenergy Task 37 published a study on Green Gas - Facilitating a future green gas grid through the production of renewable gas.

2018-06-19 | EU | publication | biogas

Trotz besserer Motorentechnik verbraucht der Pkw-Verkehr immer mehr Energie

Rebound-Effekt: Mehr Gewicht macht technische Effizienzgewinne der Pkw zunichte

2018-06-19 | EU | press release | Transport Sector

B2B Matchmaking on low TRL biofuel technologies

ETIP Bioenergy Workshop Emerging Technologies

ETIP Bioenergy will present several low TRL biofuel technologies during a workshop taking place on 4th June at the NH Brussels EU Berlaymont in Brussels, combined with offering opportunities for B2B (business-to-business) matchmaking.

2018-05-22 | EU | event note | biofuels

Kraftstoffe der Zukunft

Bericht über den 15. internationalen Fachkongress für erneuerbare Mobilität, Berlin 2018

Der Kongress "Kraftstoffe der Zukunft" hat zum 15. Mal stattgefunden und ist zu einem der wichtigsten Veranstaltungen zu Fragen der Biotreibstoffe und erneuerbare Mobilität in Europa geworden. Mit den Forderungen des Europäischen Parlaments in Richtung einer nachhaltigen Bioökonomie zu Beginn des Jahres wurde der Trilog zwischen Parlament, Kommission und Europarat eröffnet. Nur bei einer engagierten Politik können Biotreibstoffe bis 2030 einen Anteil von 13 % erreichen.

2018-05-22 | International | publication | biofuels

IEA Bioenergy Task 39 Newsletter#48

IEA Bioenergy Task 39 (liquid biofuels) published the latest newsletter featuring an article on "Biofuels Production and Consumption in the US: Status, Advances and Challenges" and a summary of Task 39 first business meeting in Beijing.

2018-05-22 | International | newsletter | biofuels

Neste reports strong Q1 performance for renewables division

On April 26, Neste Corp. released first quarter 2018 financial results, reporting strong results for the company’s Renewable Products division. Overall, the company posted an all-time high quarterly profit.

2018-05-22 | USA | press release | markets

€13.9m EU funding to demonstrate the production of isobutene

Global Bioenergies announced the start of a 3-year project to demonstrate a new value chain combining its Isobutene process with technologies developed by Sekab and Neste, two of Europe's leading technology developers.

2018-05-22 | EU | press release | synthetic fuels

New vans sold in Europe: large decrease in CO2 emissions

Average carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of new vans registered in the European Union (EU) in 2017 were 4.7% lower than in 2016, according to preliminary data published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA). This is the highest annual reduction reported since the regulation to reduce CO2 emissions from light-duty vehicles came into force in 2011.

2018-05-22 | EU | press release | emissions

ETIP Bioenergy Workshop Emerging Technologies

Agenda is now online

ETIP Bioenergy hosts a workshop on low TRL technologies on 4th June in Brussels. The final agenda is now available.

2018-05-09 | EU | event note | conversion technologies

Arbeitspapier „Bioökonomie-FTI-Strategie“

In Europa aber auch in Österreich wird in das umfassende Konzept der Bioökonomie große Hoffnung gesetzt. BMVIT, BMBWF, BMDW und BMNT erarbeiteten in der Arbeitsgruppe 2 „Klimawandel und Ressourcenknappheit" der FTI-Taskforce eine Bioökonomie-FTI-Strategie, die nun als Arbeitspapier der FTI AG2 veröffentlicht wurde.

2018-05-09 | EU | press release | Bioeconomy

Österreichische Forschungsquote steigt 2018 auf 3,19%

2018 werden in Österreich rund 12,3 Mrd. € für Forschung und Entwicklung ausgegeben, die Forschungsquote wird dadurch voraussichtlich auf fast 3,2% steigen. Die Quote liegt seit 2014 über den in der EU bis 2020 angestrebten 3%, aber unterhalb des österreichischen Zielwerts von 3,76%.

2018-05-09 | Austria | press release | R&D
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