Author: James Ling

Small and medium-scale CHP from biomass (webinar)

Small and medium-scale CHP from biomass (webinar)

Currently about 20% of cogeneration production in the EU comes from renewables. CHP from biomass can help increase this, and with it the overall share of renewables in heating and cooling. Small and medium scale solutions are expected to have the largest growth potential, with new technologies increasing their efficiency and sustainability.

This webinar will look at the current state of cogeneration in Europe and the role of small-medium scale biomass CHP. New technologies being developed through the EU research and innovation programme Horizon 2020 will be presented, as will a new stakeholder platform, which aims to increase cooperation in the sector.

REGISTRATION

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7869243609473112335

AGENDA

Welcome and introduction, Giulio Poggiaroni – EUBIA & James Ling – Greenovate! Europe
Cogeneration in Europe & role of small-medium scale biomass systems, Hans Korteweg – COGEN Europe
BLAZE project (www.blazeproject.eu), Enrico Bocci – University “Guglielmo Marconi”, Rome
SmartCHP project (www.smartchp.eu), Bert van de Beld – BTG Biomass Technology Group
BIOCOGEN 2030 stakeholder platform, Giulio Poggiaroni – EUBIA
Q&A

BIOCOGEN 2030

BIOCOGEN 2030 is a stakeholder community dedicated to biomass-based combined heat and power (CHP) systems that has been launched by partners of two EU funded projects: BLAZE and SmartCHP. The platform will foster knowledge exchange, gather feedback on R&D activities and enhance networking in the area, with the overall mission of increasing the share of bioenergy in the cogeneration market by the end of the decade.

Find out more and register here: https://forms.gle/b3Q5mcroD6dTUBoS9

The BLAZE and SmartCHP projects have received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreements number 815284 and 815259 respectively.

From date
2020-06-09
To date
2020-06-09
How sustainable is ‘bio-based’ anyway? (Bio4Products webinar)

How sustainable is ‘bio-based’ anyway? (Bio4Products webinar)

The bioeconomy has great potential to reduce our dependence on non-renewable, unsustainable resources, and help achieve carbon neutrality. In the future more and more everyday products will be made from materials of biological origin.

But is ‘bio-based’ always sustainable? How should product sustainability be measured? And do consumers care either way?

This webinar will aim to provide some answers, with presentations from experts in the bio-based sector.

AGENDA AND REGISTRATION

Visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1612551854702397197

BIO4PRODUCTS PROJECT

This webinar is being organised by Greenovate! Europe as part of the Bio4Products project, which is testing the feasibility of a fast pyrolysis based biorefinery concept. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 723070.

The webinar is the fourth and final webinar in the series ‘From biomass to bio-based products’. You can re-watch the previous webinars here: https://youtu.be/39P7Sb3IkHg

From date
2020-04-07
To date
2020-04-07
Bio-based products from fast pyrolysis oil (webinar)

Bio-based products from fast pyrolysis oil (webinar)

20 February 2020, 11:00 – 12:15 CET
SUMMARY
Fast pyrolysis technology can convert a wide range of difficult-to-handle biomass into a clean and uniform bio-oil, which is easy to store and transport.
Most applications have so far focused on the use of pyrolysis oil for energy purposes, but the Horizon 2020 project Bio4Products has developed a technology to divide pyrolysis oil into multiple fractions that could be used for material applications.
Many new products could be developed from pyrolysis oil, and this webinar will introduce some of the latest results from innovative companies and collaborations in Europe.
REGISTRATION
SPEAKERS
Hans Heeres, BTG Biomass Technology Group – Thermochemical fractionation of pyrolysis oil – a recap
Melike Bayram, Hexion – Resins and moulding compounds from pyrolytic lignin
Hans Hoydonckx, TransFurans Chemicals – Moulding resins and wood modification formulations from pyrolytic sugars
Adam Turi, Foreco – FaunaWood – wood modification with wood
Moderator: James Ling, Greenovate! Europe
The webinar is the third in a series called ‘From biomass to bio-based products’. You can catch up on the previous webinars on biomass and fast pyrolysis here.
From date
2020-02-20
To date
2020-02-20
Developing a pyrolysis-based biorefinery (webinar)

Developing a pyrolysis-based biorefinery (webinar)

Novel technologies are under development in Europe to transform biomass – a valuable and sustainable feedstock – into high added-value chemicals, materials and energy to replace raw materials derived from crude oil.

One very promising technology is fast pyrolysis. This process is earning growing interest because it can convert a wide range of difficult-to-handle biomass into a clean and uniform bio-oil, which is easy to store and use for bioenergy or biobased products. Importantly, the process can unlock complex lignocellulosic biomass, keeping the key chemical functionalities in separate, depolymerised fractions.

This webinar will go through all you need to know about pyrolysis, from state-of-the-art techniques to the current status of commercial plants in Europe, with four major experts in this field.

 

SPEAKERS

Frederik Ronsse, Ghent University

Gerhard Muggen, BTG-BTL Biomass-to-liquid

Paul de Wild, TNO

Hans Heeres, BTG Biomass Technology Group

Moderator: Valeria Mazzagatti, Greenovate! Europe

 

THE BIO4PRODUCTS PROJECT

This webinar is being organised by Greenovate! Europe as part of the Bio4Products project, which is testing the feasibility of a fast pyrolysis-based biorefinery concept. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 723070.

The webinar is the second in a series called ‘From biomass to bio-based products’. Subsequent webinars will focus on: Making products out of lignin and sugars (January), Ensuring sustainability (March). You can re-watch the first webinar on ‘Choosing the right feedstock strategy’ here: https://youtu.be/39P7Sb3IkHg

 

Please register HERE

From date
2019-11-14
To date
2019-11-14
Choosing the right biomass feedstock strategy (webinar)

Choosing the right biomass feedstock strategy (webinar)

For any bio-based project, identifying the right feedstock strategy is a key aspect. One of the first steps to make the project viable is to secure a continuous and long-term supply of biomass. This ensures the plant runs efficiently and does not experience interruptions.

But biomass availability is complex to estimate. It is necessary to assess which feedstock is available close by to avoid high transport costs. The feedstock must also have sufficient quality and specific characteristics to meet the technical requirements of the plant. The cost and sustainability of the chosen biomass are equally crucial.

This webinar will explore all these key aspects drawing from the long-standing experience of three experts in biomass feedstocks. To join the webinar please register at this link. Registered participants will receive by email a link to join the webinar 1-2 hours before the scheduled start time.

The webinar is the first in a series called ‘From biomass to bio-based products’. Subsequent webinars will focus on: Developing a pyrolysis-based biorefinery (November), Making products out of lignin and sugars (January), Ensuring sustainability (March).

 

SPEAKERS

Sonja Germer, Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB)

Innovations in lignocellulosic biomass production: effects on costs, sustainability and acceptance

Lars Wietschel, University of Augsburg

Agroforestry residue potentials in the European Union: current status and future perspectives

Bart Tambuyser, CAPAX Biobased Development

Virtual pyrolysis plant locations: availability and quality of biomass

Chair: Bert Van de Beld, BTG Biomass Technology Group

 

THE BIO4PRODUCTS PROJECT

This webinar is being organised as part of the Bio4Products project, which is testing the feasibility of a fast pyrolysis based biorefinery concept. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 723070.

From date
2019-09-26
To date
2019-09-26