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2010-05-12

European Wood-Heating Technology Survey

An Overview of Combustion Principles and the Energy and Emissions Performance Characteristics of Commercially Available System in Austria, Germany, Denmark, Norway and Sweden

Bioenergy 2020+ study delivers crucial information for the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. TOP 25% performing biomass appliances in Europe identified to serve as baseline for the improvement of American standards. Data in American units. 

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2010-01-15

Mobilising Wood from Private Forest Owners

Private Forest Owners Play Key Role in European Forest Fuel Utilisation

AFO-project launched to secure and increase wood fuel flow from privately owned forests to bioenergy facilities.

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2010-06-21

Innovative energy technologies in Austria – market development 2009

Results for the biomass sector

Market study on renewable energies 2009 published. Results for the biomass sector included for the first time.

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2010-07-22

Harmonising calculations of biofuel greenhous gas emissions

The EU funded project BioGrace aims to harmonise calculations of biofuel greenhouse gas emissions and thus supports the implementation of the EU Renewable Energy Directive and the EU Fuel Quality Directive into national laws

The EU-funded project BioGrace will provide helpful guidance for EU policy makers to implement the Renewable Energy Directive into national law. BIOENERGY 2020+ is responsible of communication.

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2010-07-30

Status of 2nd Generation Biofuels Demonstration Facilites

IEA Bioenergy Task 39 published the report „Status of 2nd Generation Biofuels Demonstration Facilities in June 2010“

IEA Bioenergy Task 39 published the report „Status of 2nd Generation Biofuels Demonstration Facilities in June 2010“ written by BIOENERGY2020+

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2010-08-05

Market Implementation of Extraordinary Biomass Pellets

EU project MixBioPells started in order to increase the utilisation of alternative pellets

EU project MixBioPells analyses the market of alternative biomass pellets. BIOENERGY 2020+ develops promising concepts for enhancing the market relevance of alternative pellets in Europe.

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2010-09-27

Product label for biomass small scale combustion systems

Proposal for a European-wide labelling of biomass small scale combustion systems developed.

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2010-10-11

New test stand method for the assessment of small-scale biomass combustion system

Test stand method for the determination of system efficiency and emission factors of small-scale biomass combustion systems

A test stand method for the determination of system efficiency and emission factors of small-scale biomass combustion systems has been developed
Abbildung: Entwicklung des dynamischen Versuchszyklus
 

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2010-11-05

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CONFERENCE “THE FUTURE OF BIODIESEL IN EUROPE”

Flash Report

On Sept. 27 and 28, 2010 Hart Energy Consulting and the German Arbeitgemeinschaft Qualitätsmanagement Biodiesel (AGQM) held a joint meeting on “The Future of Biodiesel in Europe” in Brussels.

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2010-12-22

Discover the Best Finnish and Austrian Practices in Woodfuel Supply and Production

The AFO project has recently launched a series of best practice reports, guidebooks and recommendations for woodfuel production.

 

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2011-02-09

Renewable Heating and Cooling in Smart Cities

BIOENERGY 2020+ contribution to the Smart Cities Workshop of the European Technology Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling

BIOENERGY 2020+ contribution to the Smart Cities Workshop of the European Technology Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling

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2011-02-15

Highlights of the AquaFUELs Roundtable

Conference Review

BIOENERGY 2020+ in select panel of European experts composing the AquaFUELs Roundtable heldon 21st and  22nd of October 2010 in Brussels.

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2011-02-16

AFO and BioEnerGIS at the Central European Biomass Conference 2011

Review of the conference held on 26th – 29th January, Graz, Austria

Project results of the AFO and BioEnerGIS project presented in Graz

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2011-03-08

Workshops on biofuel GHG calculations

The BioGrace calculation tool closes a gap in building up EU sustainability schemes for biofuels. Great interest of stakeholders

The BioGrace calculation tool closes a gap in building up EU sustainability schemes for biofuels. Great interest of stakeholders.

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2011-03-28

Barriers to increasing wood fuel supply from privately owned forests in Europe

About 60% of all the forests in the European Union are owned by private forest owners. Mobilizing these wood reserves is crucial for increasing the use of renewable energy sources.

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2011-04-06

Transportation Biofuels Research in Austria

„Highlights der Bioenergieforschung V“ in Wieselburg

Late in march an event on „biofuels: renewable energy for the transport sector“ with 150 participants took place in Wieselburg. Additionally a fireside chat was held on the topic “heat-electricity-fuel” from biomass.

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2011-05-03

Short rotation forestry and Agroforestry. Two highlight events in June 2011

An exchange of experience between CDM countries and Europe

An exchange of experience between CDM countries and Europe. Two final events in Budapest and Barolo in June 2011.

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2011-05-05

Training week on establishing local woodfuel supply chains in Austria and Finland in September and October 2011

Model countries for sustainable woodfuel utilisation train practical ways for establishing supply chains to international biomass experts. Limited number of free places without charges for selected number of participants.

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2011-06-29

Market Development Renewable Energies in Austria

Development 2010 analysed for solid biofuels and technologies for solid biomass, solar thermal collectors, photovoltaic and heat pumps

Market development of the technologies solid biomass, photovoltaic, solar thermal collectors and heat pumps for the year 2010 and the impact of the various technologies in Austria (turnovers, job creating effects, green house gases).

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2012-05-10

Video on Woodfuel Harvesting in Finland

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2012-06-19

Market development renewable energy in Austria 2011

Market statistics on renewable energy 2011 released. 28 % increas in pellet boiler sales in 2011

The market report on renewable energy development 2011 in Austria has been released by the Federal Ministry for Transportation, Innovation and Technology. BIOENERGY 2020+ has compiled the chapters on the development of solid biofuels and bioenergy technology in Austria.

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2012-08-09

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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2012-09-11

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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2012-10-17

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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2012-11-21

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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