Calls grow for EU-wide certificates to boost market for ‘green gas’

By |oktober 3rd, 2019|biogas, biomass, biomethane, News, Renewable gas|

The market for Guarantees of Origin (GOs) linked to renewable gas is currently in its infancy. But with demand building up, industry figures – and environmentalists – are now calling for existing certification schemes to be harmonised and made mandatory across the European Union.

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CO2 removals ‘increasingly necessary’ to avoid climate disaster, scientists warn

By |februar 20th, 2019|BECCS, bioenergy, biomass, carbon capture and storage, CCS, negative emission technologies, News|

The failure to reverse growth in greenhouse gas emissions means the world is now increasingly dependent on unproven technologies to remove CO2 from the atmosphere in order to avert dangerous climate change, scientists warned on Tuesday (19 February).

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Finnish agronomist: ‘We need climate-smart agriculture’

By |januar 28th, 2019|agroforestry, biomass, Climate Change, climate-intelligent agriculture, forest management, forests, global forum for food and agriculture, International Green Week, Liisa Pietola, MTK, News, sustainable forestry|

A lower carbon balance can be achieved by sequestering CO2 through plant growth, a notion that has a major influence on how Finland manages its forests and croplands, says Liisa Pietola. EURACTIV Germany spoke to the Finnish agronomist in an interview.

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EU bioeconomy strategy and IPCC – planets apart

By |oktober 17th, 2018|2050 climate strategy, bioeconomy, bioenergy, Biofuels, biomass, ethanol, IPCC, News, Paris Agreement|

The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) indicates that biofuels will need to rise 260% by 2030 and 750% by 2050 in order to contain global warming below 1.5°C. Yet, the EU Bioeconomy Strategy, published days after, seems to ignore this, writes James Cogan.

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The inherent dangers of Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS)

By |september 6th, 2018|2050 climate strategy, BECCS, bioenergy, biomass, CCS, forestry, forests, negative emission technologies, News, sustainable forestry|

As the European Commission considers its long-term strategy to cut EU greenhouse gas emissions, Julia Christian says they must reject an unproven and dangerous technology in favour of protecting and restoring natural forests.

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The inherent dangers of Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS)

By |september 6th, 2018|2050 climate strategy, BECCS, bioenergy, biomass, CCS, forestry, forests, negative emission technologies, News, sustainable forestry|

As the European Commission considers its long-term strategy to cut EU greenhouse gas emissions, Julia Christian says they must reject an unproven and dangerous technology in favour of protecting and restoring natural forests.

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Worries mount over waste incineration as ‘renewable energy’

By |maj 4th, 2018|biomass, biowaste, burning waste, incineration, News, Renewable Energy Directive, Waste and recycling, waste for energy, waste to energy|

A coalition of green NGOs and industries in the business of recycling, chemicals, forestry and the bio-based economy wrote to policymakers on Thursday (3 May), urging them to prevent incineration of unrecyclable waste from being counted as renewable en...

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EU Bioeconomy 2.0– Cultivating a home grown success

By |marec 8th, 2018|bioeconomy, biomass, Biotechnology, digitisation, News|

Barely six years old, the EU’s Bioeonomy Strategy, currently under revision, is slowly but surely propagating green shoots of sustainable economic recovery in innumerable and unexpected ways, writes Joanna Dupont.

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Transitioning to renewables: What role for biomass?

By |februar 27th, 2018|biomass, News|

Wind, solar, hydro, biomass and geothermal are all potential renewable energy sources that can replace fossil fuels which are blamed for warming the planet.

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Biomass policy under the spotlight as EU talks kick-off

By |februar 27th, 2018|bioenergy, biomass, deforestation, district heating, European Parliament, José Blanco López, News, Renewable Energy Directive, sustainable forestry, wood fuel|

The European Union’s proposed new biomass policy has enough built-in safeguards to ensure it doesn’t lead to additional carbon emissions, an EU official told a EURACTIV event last week, amid warnings that the policy risks making global warming worse by increasing deforestation.

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