BIOENERGY 2020+ becomes BEST

From October 2019 the COMET Centre BIOENERGY 2020+ will operate under BEST - Bioenergy and Sustainable Technologies GmbH.

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Dina Bacovsky was nominated for the "C3E Woman of Distinction Award"

Award nominees stand out through excellence in areas such as leadership, policy and advocacy, technical advancement and R&D, project development, community engagement and increased adoption of RE technologies, volunteering and/or being a role model contributing to the advancement of women in the energy sector.

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Bioenergy Retrofits for Europe's Industry

EU-funded BIOFIT project will facilitate bioenergy production by retrofitting Europe’s industries.

Enschede - Bioenergy is an essential form of renewable energy, providing an estimated 60%
of current renewable energy supply in the EU28. Anno 2018 the production of bioenergy
takes on many forms. Spurred by innovation, bioenergy technologies are becoming ever
more advanced and diverse, leading to the energy-efficient production of power, heat and
cooling and a variety of transport fuels. Retrofitting – which means replacing a part of an
existing facility or installation with state-of-the-art equipment – can be a cost-effective
solution to expanding bioenergy use in industry. Retrofitting is one of the fast ways to
increase Europe’s renewable energy share by making the energy production of existing
industries more sustainable.

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Change of Executive Committee representative for Austria of Technology in the Bioenergy TCP

Since 1st january 2019 Dina Bacovsky is the Austrian representative in the bioenergy technology cooperation program "Bioenergy TCP" in the IEA.


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REFAWOOD-Workshop " Reducing ash related operational problems in waste wood using additives"

The REFAWOOD-Workshop "Reducing ash related operational problems in waste wood using additives" takes place as a side Workshop at "World Sustainable Energy Days" in Wels.

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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. More informations:

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BIOENERGY 2020+ conference

Within a one-day conference, employees of BIOENERGY 2020+ present the research results from current projects. There is also an exciting outlook on the Center's future research strategy.

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Matthias Kuba has received a Kempe-Foundation-scholarship

Matthias Kuba, head of the unit Gasification at BIOENERGY 2020+, has received a Kempe-Foundation-scholarship.

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Bioenergy policies and status of implementation

New report by BIOENERGY 2020+ published

Countries across the globe show great variation in their specific drivers for bioenergy and their capability of producing biomass. To introduce bioenergy globally, we must understand the specific characteristic of each country. Successful market introduction of bioenergy is based on strong policies adapted to the local situation that turn low carbon energy provision into a business case.

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5. Central European Biomass Conference

5. Central European Biomass Conference: 18th to 20th january 2017 Graz, Austria

BIOENERGY 2020+ Day: 18th january 2017, 01.30 - 05.00 pm

Industry Forum: 19th january 2017, 01.30 - 05.00 pm


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Workshop on ABE production and CO2/H2 fermentation

A workshop on ABE production and CO2/H2 fermentation will take place on 10th and 11th of November 2016 in Vienna.

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Austrian Day - Programme online

As part of the 23rd European Biomass Conference & Exhibition (EUBCE) in Vienna, the "Austrian Day" – a bioenergy technology day will take place on 3 June 2015. Under the patronage of the Austrian Biomass Association, the event will be run by the Austrian Centre of Excellence BIOENERGY 2020+ in cooperation with the organizers of EUBCE.

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Informational Video about Wood Pellets

Within the framework of the FP7 project SafePellets a short informational video was created that describes the good properties of wood pellets and the safe use of this fuel.

Within the framework of the FP7 project SafePellets a short informational video was created that describes the good properties of wood pellets and the safe use of this fuel.

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Bioenergy 2020+ engaged in IEA Bioenergy

IEA Bioenergy is an International Collaboration Agreement in Bioenergy.

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Market Development Renewable Energy 2013

Renewable Energy Statistics Austria 2013 released

Renewable Energy Statistics Austria 2013 released, fuels from solid biomass contribute to a CO2 reduction of almost 10 million tons for 2013

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PromoBio - New bioenergy business implemented in Eastern Europe

Promotion of regional bioenergy initiatives (PromoBio) project was a three year project co-funded by the European Commission under the Intelligent Energy Europe programme. The three-year project started in June 2011 focused on helping companies and regional decision-makers in Eastern Europe to increase the use of biomass for energy. The project aimed to provide concrete support for local companies in establishing new business projects and support the development of regional policy framework related to bioenergy. The project involved five partner countries (Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Austria, Finland) and its actions were concentrated on three target regions: Olsztyn & Ostróda in Poland, Centru Region in Romania and Banská Bystrica Region in Slovakia.

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2nd International Workshop on Pellet Safety

The 2nd International Workshop on Pellet Safety, taking place on 5-7 May 2014 in Fügen, Austria. This workshop will be held by the European Pellet Council (EPC), in cooperation with the SafePellets project (Coordinator: BIOENERGY2020+), the European Industry of Pellet Suppliers (EIPS) and the International Biomass Torrefaction Council (IBTC). The workshop will be chaired by Mr. Christian Rakos, EPC President and will be held in the same venue as last year.

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SafePellets – Results of the market analysis now available at project website

The SafePellets project aims at providing information about safety and quality assurance measures along the biomass pellets supply chain.

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Film documentaries about BIOENERGY 2020+

About BIOENERGY 2020+ GmbH and specifically some FP7 projects a series of short films was created on location in Wieselburg, that give an insight into the work of the center

About BIOENERGY 2020+ GmbH and specifically the FP7 projects AshMelT, BioCat and BioMaxEff a series of short films was created on location in Wieselburg, that give an insight into the work of the center. In this article these videos are presented...

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Project on Bioenergy in Africa successfully completed

The ERA-ARD project “Bioenergy in Africa: Opportunities and Risks of Jatropha and Related Crops” was officially closed at the end of March 2013.

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Renewable Energy Statistics Austria 2012 released

Official statistics show strong growth of Austria´s biomass market in 2012

Official statistics show strong growth of Austria´s biomass market in 2012

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International Conference on Mathematical Modeling in Physical Sciences

Operating biomass stoves in modern buildings with tight shells often requires a room-independent air supply.

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Private forest owners play a key role in local wood fuel production and value chains

23 supply clusters established, 20.000 ha woodland in active management, 25 MW new heating capacity installed thanks to AFO project

On the 19th September, the final seminar of the Intelligent Energy Europe project AFO (Activating private forest owners to increase forest fuel supply) took place in the European Forestry House. The project consortium, representatives of forest sector organizations as well as from the European Commission (DG Agriculture, DG Enterprise and DG Energy) attended the seminar hosted by CEPF.

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BioCAT online

The BioCAT project – funded under FP7-SME-2011 - Activity 2.1: Research for SMEs – aims at the development of a new generation of biomass based room heating appliances.

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New testing method for log wood stoves will lead to a higher relevancy to practice

The two year running project “Stove Testing 2020” is funded by the Climate- and Energyfund and takes place in the context of the programme “New Energy 2020 – 5th announcement. The project committee consists of the scientific partners BIOENERGY 2020+, Technical University of Vienna, the SME partners Austroflamm GmbH, Hark GmbH & Co. KG, Dr. Pley Environmental GmbH, Rika Innovative Ofentechnik GmbH and the Austrian Tiled Stove Organization.

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