Biorefining in a Circular Economy

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Italian IEA42 workshop on ‘New industrial models in the bioeconomic era: the biorefineries’

On the 21st of November 2019 a successful workshop was held in the ENEA Headquarters in Rome on ‘New industrial models in the bioeconomic era: the biorefineries’. The program with the titles of the presentations can be found here About 70 Italian stakeholders participated from industry, research institutions, technological clusters, and associations. The workshop was […]

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Avantium to build FDCA flagship plant at Chemie Park Delfzijl, Netherlands

AMSTERDAM, 08 January 2020, 07:00 CET – Avantium, a leading technology company in renewable chemistry, announces today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Avantium Renewable Polymers, has signed a letter of intent to locate its new flagship plant at Chemie Park Delfzijl, the Netherlands. The 5-kiloton facility will produce plant-based FDCA (furandicarboxylic acid) – a key […]

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New IEA Task 42 report on ‘Alternative sustainable carbon sources as substitutes for metallurgical coal’

Each year over 1 billion tonnes of metallurgical coal (coking coal) is utilised to produce most of the 1.7 billion tonnes of steel produced worldwide. Renewable alternatives need to be developed so that current fossil derived coking coal can be substituted by renewables at reasonable cost. This would be a significant step forward in addressing […]

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Australian Federal government commits to the future of Australia’s bioeconomy

Up until now there has been no Australian Federal Government road map for the future of bioenergy in Australia. The Australian Government has now committed to generating a road map through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency. Media release from Bioenergy Australia is as follows.

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Success stories in the biobased economy

The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) is continuously updating a list with success stories in the biobased economy. Many of them are biorefinery related. More information can be found here.

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New Work Programme 2019-2021 started

The aim of IEA Bioenergy Task42 ‘Biorefining in a Circular Economy’ is to facilitate the commercialisation and market deployment of environmentally sound, socially acceptable, and cost-competitive biorefinery systems and technologies, and to advise policy and industrial decision makers accordingly.   In the 2019-2021 triennium, Task42 will focus on: Provision of quantitative, scientifically sound, and understandable […]

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Presentations Austrian Biorefining Stakeholder Workshop online

Presentations Austrian Biorefining Stakeholder Workshop online: nachhaltigwirtschaften.at.  

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New Work Programme 2019-2021: Request for Input

Early 2018, Task 42 will draft a first work programme for the 2019-2021 triennium. All stakeholders, e.g. SMEs, industry, policy makers, NGOs, research institutes, universities, etc., active in the biorefinery/BioEconomy sector are invited to come-up with specific ideas for this new work programme. Questions we have are: What biorefinery/BioEconomy data are you looking for? What […]

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ExCo79 Workshop publication ‘The role of industrial biorefineries in a low-carbon economy- Summary and Conclusions’

Biorefineries are generally expected to play an important role in decarbonising the energy and transport sectors with bioenergy and biofuel products. In addition, national and regional economies would benefit the most from a production portfolio that favours high-added value products, such as advanced materials, chemicals and food/feed ingredients. Industrial symbioses and increased integration with versatile […]

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FREE ISSUE: Biobased Products News Review

The October 2017 issue of the NNFCC Biobased Products News Review is FREE this Month Each month the NNFCC reviews the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the biobased chemicals and materials sector. Click here to download newsletter of NNFCC

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