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Shell and Bergene Holm strengthen their contribution agreement with Bio4Fuels partner Biozin in Norway

Shell and Bergene Holm strengthen their contribution agreement with Bio4Fuels partner Biozin in Norway

Shell and Bergene Holm have entered into a new Contribution Agreement with Bio4Fuels Biozin which will accelerate the development of low carbon fuels technology.

Making the most of forestry waste

Making the most of forestry waste

Fungi growing on waste from the forest industry can produce oil which can be used for our food and animals’ feed, as well as for biofuels. However, the production of such oil is costly. Producing additional valuable bioproducts in the same process may solve this challenge.

Bio4Fuels partner St1 joins forces with food company to produce biogas from manure and agricultural by-products

Bio4Fuels partner St1 joins forces with food company to produce biogas from manure and agricultural by-products

Energy company St1 and Finnish food company Valio, co-owned by 4300 Finnish dairy farms, are establishing a joint venture to produce renewable biogas from dairy farm manure and other agricultural by-products. The biogas will mainly be used as fuel for heavy-duty transport.

Net zero emissions by 2050 is within reach

Net zero emissions by 2050 is within reach

In order to reach the global goal of net zero emissions by 2050, advanced liquid biofuel production technology using woody feedstock will need to expand rapidly over the next decade, with its contribution  to liquid  biofuels increasing from less than one per cent in 2020 to almost 45 per cent in 2030 - and 90 per cent in 2050, a new report states.

PhD Degree Simona Dzurendova

PhD Degree Simona Dzurendova

On 23rd of April 2021, Simona Dzurendova successfully defended her thesis with the title ‘Sustainable Fungal Biorefineries: Optimizing production of valuable metabolites in oleaginous Mucoromycota’. 

Should we cut down more trees to save the climate?

Should we cut down more trees to save the climate?

If we stop cutting down trees in Norway, stored carbon is estimated to increase by 35–40 million tonnes of CO2 per year. But reducing our use of forest products will increase the use of oil, coal and gas. Should we cut down more trees to save the climate?

Abandoned cropland should produce biofuels

Abandoned cropland should produce biofuels

More biofuels are needed to counteract climate change. But producing them shouldn’t diminish food production or wilderness areas. The solution may be to grow more grass on recently abandoned cropland.

Large-scale forest-based biofuels may significantly change the forest sector

Large-scale forest-based biofuels may significantly change the forest sector

There are enough biomass resources available to meet the Nordic demand for biofuels and bioheat. Increased production of biofuel will change the traditional forest sector, and the forest owners stand to gain.

Co-Processing as route to deployment of advanced biofuels production [14 April 2021]

Co-Processing as route to deployment of advanced biofuels production [14 April 2021]

Joint European Workshop Organised by four project consortia: 4refinery, HyFlexFuel, WASTE2ROAD and Bio4Fuels

A rising trend: The potential for biofuels evaluated in Nordic report

A rising trend: The potential for biofuels evaluated in Nordic report

Biofuel is one of the trends highlighted by the Nordic Council of Ministers in a new report. The report highlights the need for strong political leadership and legislation to guide the shift from fossil fuels to biofuels while avoiding competition with food production.

Bio4Fuels Days 2020: Working towards a climate-neutral 2050 [18-19 November 2020]

Bio4Fuels Days 2020: Working towards a climate-neutral 2050 [18-19 November 2020]

24 tonnes of woody biomass will be converted into bio-oils eligible for biofuel production every day when Silva Green Fuel’s new plant is up and running next year. The Bio4Fuels industrial partner gave a virtual tour of the plant at the annual Bio4Fuels Days.

Coveted recognition for Bio4Fuels partner Biokraft

Coveted recognition for Bio4Fuels partner Biokraft

Bio4Fuels partner Biokraft is profiled in the esteemed Energy, Oil and Gas magazine, with their facilities in Skogn towering on the front page of their October issue.

Webinar: Norske skog [23 October 2020]

Webinar: Norske skog [23 October 2020]

Skape grønne verdier – refleksjoner sett fra Norske Skog

High demand for Dutch biofuel technology in the Nordics

High demand for Dutch biofuel technology in the Nordics

Finland will invest 100 million euro in new sustainable technology in order to produce oil from various waste materials - including wood waste. The yearly capacity will be 20 million litres oil, and Bio4Fuels partner BTG-BTL will build the facilities.

Published: 25 June 2020

Successful testing at Equinor’s refineries

Successful testing at Equinor’s refineries

We need new conversion technology to use more of the biomass we have at hand – and to produce advanced biofuels at scale. Energy company Equinor, welcomes dialogue with feedstock providers and conversion technology providers in order to reach this.

Published 18 June 2020.

Webinar: Biodrivstoff som klimatiltak i Norge mot 2030 [12 June 2020]

Webinar: Biodrivstoff som klimatiltak i Norge mot 2030 [12 June 2020]

Bio4Fuels inviterte Miljødirektoratet til å lede et webinar for å gå gjennom ulike biodrivstofftiltak i Klimakur 2030, og de viktigste forutsetningene, begrensninger og usikkerhetene knyttet til disse. Webinaret hadde 130 påmeldte, og var åpent for alle.

Annual Report 2019

Annual Report 2019

In 2019, Bio4Fuels researchers continued to pursue their development efforts on the key technology platforms relevant for Norway, with experimental work on thermochemical conversion routes also gaining momentum. Feedstock sustainability and resource management are a fundamental part of the Centre’s research activities, generating valuable insights for the debate on biofuels in Norway.

Webinar: Norsk skogsektor mot 2050: Gir biodrivstoff nye muligheter? [6 May 2020]

Webinar: Norsk skogsektor mot 2050: Gir biodrivstoff nye muligheter? [6 May 2020]

Hvordan er fremtidsutsiktene for norsk skogsektor? Vi inviterer til et åpent seminar hvor vi presenterer de nyeste resultatene om råstoff til biobasert industri i Norge, utvikling av en nordisk verdikjede for biodrivstoff og potensielle markeder for trevirke.  

Webinar: H2020 Bioenergy & Biofuels Proposals [26 November 2019]

Webinar: H2020 Bioenergy & Biofuels Proposals [26 November 2019]

On Tuesday 26 November, Berta Matas Güell (SINTEF) held a webinar on upcoming relevant H2020 calls on bioenergy and biofuels topics. 

Bio4Fuels Days 2019 presentations, pictures and videos

Bio4Fuels Days 2019 presentations, pictures and videos

During the three days' conference in November 2019 there were a number of presentations from policy makers, industry and scientists. We have gathered them here!

Key research for the sustainable management of land resources

Key research for the sustainable management of land resources

The IPCC recently published a special report on climate change and land. Bio4Fuels, a Centre for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME), contributes with key research and innovation on important issues addressed in the IPCC-report.  

Bio4Fuels Days 2019: Building a Sustainable European Biofuel Industry [4 - 6 November 2019]

Bio4Fuels Days 2019: Building a Sustainable European Biofuel Industry [4 - 6 November 2019]

The 2019 Bio4Fuels Days gathered key actors in Gothenburg to address the main objective of sustainable biofuel implementation prospects in Norway, Sweden and the UK. The Nordic Energy Research offered a back-to-back workshop to all participants. 
NorRen Summer School on Sustainable Transport

NorRen Summer School on Sustainable Transport

The 2019 Norwegian Research School in Renewable Energy (NorRen) took place at Leangkollen in Asker from 17th to 21st of June. The summer school was organized by UiO:Energy in collaboration with the two Norweigan centres for environment-friendly energy research (FME centres) MoZEES and Bio4Fuels. The program was designed to be both interdisciplinary and interactive, with a mixture of expert talks, lectures and group work focusing on various aspects of sustainable transport.
PhD Course in Biogas Technology 11 - 14 June 2019

PhD Course in Biogas Technology 11 - 14 June 2019

Lectures: 11 - 14 June 2019
Excursion the following week
Assignment: October 2019
Place: The Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Campus Ås

Annual Report 2018

Annual Report 2018

Bio4Fuels' Annual Report 2018

48 renewable energy success stories 2008-2017 in Norway

48 renewable energy success stories 2008-2017 in Norway

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.

Bio4Fuels Lunch Meeting

Bio4Fuels Lunch Meeting

Lunch Meeting at Campus Ås on Friday 1 February 2019

ST1 pretreating saw dust at NMBU

ST1 pretreating saw dust at NMBU

On Tuesday, 18 December, Bio4Fuels industry partner ST1 made a visit to the biogas laboratory at Vollebekk, ÅS

Biofuels for diesel engines

Biofuels for diesel engines

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.

Bio4Fuels Days 2018 [11-12 October 2018]

Bio4Fuels Days 2018 [11-12 October 2018]

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.

Bio4Fuels Autumn Workshop 2018

Bio4Fuels Autumn Workshop 2018

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.

Webinar

Webinar

Transportation biofuels in the EU after 2020: The RED recast directive proposal.

Bio4Fuels Insights

Bio4Fuels Insights

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.

Bio4Fuels Days - Scientific Meeting [11-12 October 2018]

Bio4Fuels Days - Scientific Meeting [11-12 October 2018]

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.

Annual Report 2017

Annual Report 2017

The Bio4Fuels Annual Report 2017 was handed in to The Norwegian Research Council (NRC) on 1 April 2018. 

BIO4Fuels Days 2 - 3 November 2017 - Scientific Meeting

BIO4Fuels Days 2 - 3 November 2017 - Scientific Meeting

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. 

Bio4Fuels General Assembly 2017

Bio4Fuels General Assembly 2017

Bio4Fuels General Assembly took place on June 7 at Herøya Industrial Park. Please find attached agenda and decisions, including constitution of the Board.

Successful kick-off for Bio4Fuels

Successful kick-off for Bio4Fuels

February 9, 2017 Bio4Fuels kicked off with a 2-day seminar with a large number of participants from around the globe. Conclusion? The stakes are high and the expectations are great. 

Bio4Fuels kick-off seminar [9 February 2017]

Bio4Fuels kick-off seminar [9 February 2017]

Norwegian Centre for Sustainable Bio-based Fuel and Energy, Bio4Fuels, opens on February 9 2017 and invites to a two day kick-off seminar at Vitenparken, NMBU-Ås, Norway. 

FME-centre aims to develop cost efficient biofuels

FME-centre aims to develop cost efficient biofuels

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.