Month: January 2019

Facts and figures on bioenergy in the EU

The brief, published by theĀ European Commission’s Knowledge Centre for Bioeconomy, synthesises and summarises the latest available data on bioenergy in the EU. It shows how bioenergy not only contributes to renewable energy but also to the EU’s energy security, as 96% of bioenergy feedstock is produced within the EU. Most of this comes from forestry.

Promoting renewable energy sources in the EU after 2020

In November 2016, the European Commission launched the Clean Energy package, including a recast of the Directive on the promotion of renewable energy sources (ā€˜RES Directiveā€™), with the objective of greatly increasing the share of RES in final energy consumption by 2030. The revised RES Directive aims to provide guiding principles on financial support schemes …

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Potential tradeā€offs of employing perennial biomass crops for the bioeconomy in the EU by 2050: impacts on agricultural markets in the EU and the world

Perennial biomass crops (PBC) are considered a crucial feedstock for sustainable biomass supply to the bioeconomy that compete less with food production compared to traditional crops. However, largeā€scale development of PBC as a means to reach greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation targets would require not only the production on land previously not used forĀ agriculture,Ā but also the …

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Moving towards the second generation of lignocellulosic biorefineries in the EU: Drivers, challenges, and opportunities

The EU aims to achieve a variety of ambitious climate change mitigation and sustainable development goals by 2030. To deliver on this aim, the European Commission (EC) launched the bioeconomy strategy in 2012. At the heart of this policy is the concept ofĀ the sustainableĀ Biorefinery, which is based centrally on a cost-effective conversion of lignocellulosic biomass …

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EU Directive on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources

European Union adopted a Directive that establishes a common framework for the promotion of energy from renewable sources. It sets a binding Union target for the overall share of energy from renewable sources in the Union’s gross final consumption of energy in 2030. It also lays down rules on financial support for electricity from renewable …

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