PR – AEBIOM’S reaction to IEA Bioenergy response to Chatham House’s publication on Bioenergy climate impact

13th March 2017 On Monday 13th March 2017, the International Energy Agency Bioenergy united more than 125 international academics to denounce the misleading statements made by a recent publication from ‘Chatham House’ on the impact of bioenergy on climate. This group of academics “considered that this report does not present an objective overview of the current state of scientific understanding with respect to the climate effects of bioenergy”.  For Jean-Marc Jossart, AEBIOM secretary … Read More

The “Burning Issue” – When anti-bioenergy communication goes bad

“The Burning Issue: – When bioenergy goes bad” is the sensationalist title of the latest film released by Brussels-based NGOs BirdLife Europe and Transport & Environment. The release was supported by a significant marketing effort, including trailers that featured an arsenal of rhetorical statements to the backdrop of epic music. As is often the case with such teasers, the movie fell short … Read More

You now have free access to this Bioheat Profitability Assessment Tool

The Austrian Energy Agency (AEA), partner with AEBIOM in the H2020 Bioenergy4Business project , has developed an innovative, free-of-charge Bioheat Profitability Assessment Tool for the examination and comparison of investments in biomass-heating and equivalent fossil fuelled systems, for mid-scale production of low temperature space and domestic hot water as well as process heat. The novelty of this tool is that it includes country-specific … Read More

Graz Declaration – The role of bioenergy in Europe after COP21

Europe has a specific responsibility to lead the way to a fossil free society. Technologies, know how, experience, capital, potential and positive examples are available as on no other continent. With a successful climate policy Europe could urge other continents to follow the European Example. Without European leadership no other continent will take the lead to implement COP 21 targets … Read More

Agricultural Biomass and Energy Crops: outgrowing the impasse

This is a key moment at EU level for bioenergy, including Agricultural Biomass and Energy Crops. The publication of the Clean Energy Package and the impending reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) beyond 2020 offer an unprecedented window of opportunity. Agricultural Biomass and Energy Crops have been thoroughly studied, researched and developed over the past 20 years. Their environmental, … Read More

PR – Bioenergy Sustainability Criteria Finally Gain Clarity

30th November 2016 After years of discussions, the European Commission has now proposed legislation on sustainability criteria for all bioenergy uses. This represents a major outcome for the entire European renewables industry and for the EU’s climate and energy targets, as bioenergy represents 60% of all European renewable energy consumption. For Didzis Palejs, President of the European Biomass Association (AEBIOM), … Read More

PR – Is Winter coming for renewables? Clean Energy Package: EU still supports fossil fuels for heating and cooling

November 30th, 2016 EGEC – AEBIOM – EHPA – ESTIF Press release In the context of the worldwide paradigm shift in climate change, the EU has a unique opportunity to reposition itself as the world leader in climate action. Despite steps to increase the share of renewables in the heating sector, the Commission proposal does not remove the regulatory loopholes … Read More

Decarbonising the heating and cooling sector: “Strategic Policy Priorities for Renewable Heating and Cooling in Europe”

The FROnT project is publishing today a paper with strategic policy recommendations to support the deployment of renewable heating and cooling technologies (RES-HC). It starts with analysing the main barriers that are currently hampering the deployment of renewable heating and cooling technologies and proposes a set of policy recommendations for EU, national and local policy-makers to overcome these barriers. The heating … Read More

Didzis Palejs elected as AEBIOM President in the wake of European Bioenergy Future conference

Making the most of the opportunity provided by AEBIOM’s 2016 annual conference , the European Biomass Association (AEBIOM) has officially announced the election of its new President and Board. Didzis Palejs (LATbio, LV) has been elected as the new president of AEBIOM, succeeding Gustav Melin (SVEBIO, SE) who has led the organisation for the past 6 years. Didzis Palejs was the natural choice as … Read More