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26 Feb 2014
Press Release - York -26th February 2014
Expansion in the use of biofuels driven by the European Union’s Renewable Energy Directive (RED) has led to concerns that this may be contributing to deforestation and land use change.
10 Feb 2014
- Press release - York - 5th February 2014 -
The Biorenewables Development Centre (BDC), a not-for-profit company based at the University of York, today announces its new funding opportunity, the Biorenewables Capital Grant Scheme (BCGS), for Yorkshire and Humber-based small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) wishing to explore commercial feasibility of bio-based projects.
05 Feb 2014
Press Release - Brussels - 5th February 2014
Today’s vote in plenary on the European Parliament's report on "A 2030 framework for climate and energy policies" gives a clear signal that the demand for three binding targets for greenhouse gas emissions reductions, renewable energy sources and energy efficiency prevails.
22 Jan 2014
- Press Release - Brussels - 22nd January 2014 -
A reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40% below the 1990 level, an EU-wide binding target for renewable energy of at least 27%, renewed ambitions for energy efficiency policies, a new governance system and a set of new indicators to ensure a competitive and secure energy system. These are the pillars of the new EU framework on climate and energy for 2030 presented today by the European Commission.
20 Jan 2014
The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) are to invest £45m in major integrated research and development projects through the Industrial Biotechnology Catalyst.
10 Jan 2014
In a press release on 8th January 2014, BDI – BioEnergy International AG has announced that it has been commissioned to build the biggest Multi-Feedstock BioDiesel plant in the world in the Netherlands with an estimated worth of EUR 47 million. In future, the plant will be producing BioDiesel from waste materials and will have a total capacity of 250,000 tonnes/year.
BBSRC announce £18M for 13 unique industry-academia Networks in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy18 Dec 2013
The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) has funded 13 unique collaborative Networks in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy (BBSRC NIBB) to boost interaction between the academic research base and industry, promoting the translation of research into benefits for the UK.
The networks pool skills from academia and business to develop research projects with the potential to overcome major challenges in the industrial biotechnology and bioenergy arena. They also allow new members to come on board with skills that can benefit the group.
17 Dec 2013
Press Release - York -17th December 2013 - For immediate release
NNFCC are delighted to announce their affiliate partnership with Climate-KIC, one of three knowledge and innovation communities (KICs) created by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) to create sustainable growth.
16 Dec 2013
Warsaw in Poland recently played host to COP19, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) conference.
12 Dec 2013
The government has recently announced a number of changes affecting the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) following consultations in September 2012 and May 2013.