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BE-Sustainable is a source of news, information and resources on biomass, bioenergy and the bioeconomy, published by ETA-Florence Renewable Energies.

The acknowledged importance of bioenergy in the current and future energy scenario as well as the emerging role of the  bio-based economy, are fuelling a global and lively debate on the challenges and the opportunities offered by the use of biomass resources for the transition to a low carbon economy. BE-Sustainable is an effort to contribute to this debate by bringing as much science and fact-based content to a wide audience of readers inside and outside the biomass community, as well as to provide a platform for the exchange of knowledge in the interest of progress and development of a sustainable biomass sector.

BE-Sustainable is also a magazine published quarterly and available in printed and electronic version.

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Biofuels for the marine shipping sector: prospects and trends
Fri, 13 Apr 2018 15:51:11 +0000

The final report ?Biofuels for the marine shipping sector?, published by IEA Bioenergy in October 2017, addressesthepotential of biofuels in maritime transport by performinga technical assessment of biofuels for marine engines, taking into account the entire supply chain from field to ship. As one of the major worlds means of transportation, maritime transport consumes hundreds…

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IEA ?Bioenergy Grid Integration? Workshop ? Summary and Conclusions
Fri, 06 Apr 2018 15:50:25 +0000

Last February IEA Bioenergy released a publication report providing the summary and conclusions from the workshop ?Bioenergy grid integration? held in conjunction with the meeting of the Executive Committee of IEA Bioenergy in Baden, Switzerland on 19 October 2017. The use of grids is an efficient means of distributing various types of energy, including electricity,…

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Biogas Action releases new online toolbox on EU successful biogas installations
Fri, 06 Apr 2018 15:09:55 +0000

As part of the EU project Biogas Action, a new online toolbox was made available for users to explore successful biogas installations across Europe. The toolbox also allows to navigate through the extensive Biogas Action database, providing existing tools and guidelines for biogas promotion in Europe in order to boost the development of operating biogas…

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UPM Biofuels enters the bioplastics market with new partners
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 10:42:49 +0000

UPM is committed to creating value from sustainable bioinnovations. In addition to renewable diesel, the UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery produces renewable naphtha – an excellent raw material for bioplastics. It can be transformed into renewable resins needed to create bioplastics, e.g. for the packaging industry. Choosing the right packaging solution can make a big difference. Beverage…

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English website of the German Biogas Association now available
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 11:12:20 +0000

As of Tuesday, 13 March 2018, the English website of the German Biogas Association is online. All of the significant sections of the German website are now accessible to an international public as well. ?The great interest in German biogas technology and German biogas expertise continues unabated ? demonstrated in part by the international interest…

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Sustainability assessment of plant-based proteins
Mon, 12 Mar 2018 15:53:58 +0000

There is a need to shift towards a more sustainable society, and companies need to take into consideration the ecological, economic and social aspects of their actions. Companies should develop a better understanding of both their negative and positive potential impacts in order to integrate sustainability into their core strategy. Nowadays companies? performance against their…

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Cost-effective renewable energy options for the EU ? New IRENA study published
Thu, 08 Mar 2018 10:05:36 +0000

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), at the Commission?s request, has recently carried out an assessment of the renewable energy prospects of the European Union to 2030 to support discussion on this proposal. The study, conducted in close collaboration with the Commission, also forms part of REmap ? IRENAs? renewable energy roadmap. The resulting REmap…

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Unveiling the bioenergy potential of marginal lands through geospatial analysis
Tue, 06 Mar 2018 16:40:12 +0000

For a long time, marginal lands have been considered a promising alternative for sustainable production of bioenergy. Free of conflict with traditional food production, exploitation of marginal lands for bioenergy can also improve ecosystem services. However, there is still a series of issues that needs to be addressed before actually determining whether a marginal land…

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Prospects of Wood Gas Cogeneration for Renewable Energy in Japan
Tue, 06 Mar 2018 16:36:24 +0000

?Prospects of Modern Wood Gas Cogeneration Renewable Energy Supply in Japan ? Case Study of ICU? is an essay addressing the introduction of a scalable modern commercial wood gas cogeneration technology of micro scale in nowadays Japan. The first Japanese wood gas cogeneration plant was built in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, in 2014, and it has…

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Opportunities for small-scale biomass power in Japan
Mon, 05 Mar 2018 19:05:25 +0000

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the 3rdInternational Biomass Expo in Tokyo, Japan?s largestshow for biomass power generation, held in the framework of the World Smart Energy Week and organized by Reedexpo. This large business event hosted 1,580 exhibitors covering a wide range of products and technologies including renewable power generation, renewable heating,…

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