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Advanced drop-in biofuels in the UK to 2030

The UK has ambitious decarbonisation targets, and advanced drop-in biofuels could play a key part in reducing GHG emissions from hard-to-decarbonise transport sectors such as aviation and freight. E4tech was asked by the UK Department for Transport (DfT) to evaluate the potential for production of advanced drop-in biofuels to 2030. The resulting insights on the […]

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E4tech completes “Efficient firewood utilization in households” project for GIZ in Serbia

After 44 months of activities E4tech successfully completed the “Efficient firewood utilization in households” project, part of the Serbian-German cooperation programme “Development of a Sustainable Bioenergy Market in Serbia “, run by GIZ, the German development agency. The project’s main objective was to improve the efficiency of firewood use in households. An awareness building campaign […]

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Results of Biopower CCS project published in Applied Energy

The results of the Techno-Economic Study of Biomass to Power with CO2 capture (TESBiC) project have been published in the Applied Energy journal, in an article co-authored by E4tech’s Richard Taylor and Ausilio Bauen. The TESBiC study, commissioned by the UK’s Energy Technologies Institute (ETI), assessed twenty-eight Biopower CCS technology combinations from the perspective of […]

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UK case studies highlight successful on-farm integration of energy crops

The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has published the results of three case studies which show how farmers can diversify their income under secure long-term contracts, and increase the productivity of their land, by planting perennial energy crops such as Miscanthus and Short Rotation Coppice willow. This work was led by ADAS in collaboration with E4tech […]

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Let us take you on a journey to the bioeconomy

On Tuesday 15 March, E4tech Director Dr Ausilio Bauen will take the attendees of the World Bio Markets conference on a journey to the bioeconomy. Ausilio will address the Plenary and in his talk place the bioeconomy in the global context of the renewable energy and sustainable chemicals sectors and the climate change discourse. If […]

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Meet us at World Bio Markets in Amsterdam

E4tech will once again be present at World Bio Markets in Amsterdam from 14 to 16 March and we look forward to seeing you there! E4tech Director Dr Ausilio Bauen will address the Plenary on the 15th about placing the bioeconomy in the context of the global renewable energy industry and climate change discourse to […]

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El Hierro island goes 100% renewable

El Hierro, one of the Canary Islands, is now satisfying 100 % of its energy needs with renewable energy, becoming the first isolated region on the planet to achieve this according to Energy Live News. E4tech made its own contribution to this amazing result between 2004 and 2007 when we, as part of the European […]

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E4tech’s Richard Taylor to present on the Bioenergy Value Chain Model

E4tech Managing Consultant Richard Taylor will introduce and present insights from the ‘Bioenergy Value Chain Model’ at WholeSEM 2015 in Cambridge, on 7 July. Richard will discuss the role of spatial optimisation in determining bioenergy pathways to 2050, the linkages to other models, and key insights learnt from different technology preferences, including the role of […]

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E4tech to lead ETI project on techno-economic assessment of biomass pre-processing

E4tech has been selected to lead the delivery of the ETI’s latest £467,000 bioenergy project. Over the next 11 months, E4tech and our partners will be assessing the economic, emissions and performance benefits (and trade-offs) associated with the pre-processing of biomass feedstocks. Using process modelling and sensitivity analysis, the project will compare different bioenergy system […]

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