In 2008, the Norwegian Parliament approved the Climate Agreement, and the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (OED) tripled their funding on energy & climate research. Ten years later, in 2018, the Ministry asked the Research Council of Norway (RCN) to document the results.
Examining negatives around one’s own work may not be the most common of practices. Yet this was exactly the task participants at the Bio4Fuels Autumn Seminar at NTNU in Trondheim were given: Discuss technical and social arguments against diesel engines and biofuels.
Attended by around 80 participants from across the Bio4Fuels ecosystem of partners and stakeholders, the 2018 Bio4Fuels Days, held on October 11-12, took a Nordic and international perspective.
A clear message from the conference was that biofuels are an essential part of the renewable energy mix and that the research activities in Bio4Fuels are important for development and implementation of sustainable biofuels.
Welcome to the Bio4Fuels 2018 Autumn workshop at NTNU - the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway, November the 5th. For further information and registration please follow this link.
In April every year the FMEs hand in an Annual Report. In the coming weeks we will present articles from the "Bio4Fuels Insights" in the Bio4Fuels Annual Report 2017. First out is PhD Student Line Degns Hansen at NMBU.
The second Bio4Fuels Days was arranged at Gardermoen 11 - 12 October 2018. Day one was an open meeting with international speakers and an excursion to the EGE bio gas plant. Day two was a closed meeting for the Bio4Fuels partners. Meeting program.
The main goal of this meeting was to get input to the activities that are planned for the Bio4Fuels work program of 2018. The first day (2 November) was open to the public and included an excursion to Norske Skog Skogn and Biokraft AS. On the second day (3 November) there were discussions between the research partners and the Industry / User partners.
Together with many partners the Norwegian University of Life Sciences will host Bio4Fuels - the Norwegian Centre for Sustainable Bio-based Fuels and Energy. The centre will develop technology for second-generation biofuels.