A waste management solution
Bioenergy can provide a renewable, green energy solution that is carbon neutral. BioenNW uses waste to create heat and power, and offers an effective waste management solution.Find out more >
Creating power from waste
Bioenergy is renewable and sustainable energy made from biological sources such aswood chippings, husk from rice, barley and wheat, algae, meat and bone meal, sewage, anaerobic digestion residue, agricultural and municipal waste.Find out more >
Collaboration throughout North West Europe
BioenNW brings together 14 partners from 5 countries. It is led by the European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI) at Aston University in the UK and has a broad spectrum of observers such as universities, public authorities, research institutions, private sector companies and not for profit organisations throughout North West Europe.Find out more >
Enabling local bioenergy development schemes
BioenNW is developing a way to assess the potential for bioenergy projects in specific geographical regions.Find out more >
Demonstrating technology at a commercial scale
BioenNW is showing how the integrated operation of intermediate pyrolysis and anaerobic digestion can provide a sustainable energy source.Find out more >
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Welcome to BioenNW: supporting businesses and organisations in North West Europe.
Bioenergy is a rapidly growing market driven by government policies promoting the use of low carbon energy and waste recycling. Targets to increase the security of energy supply and reduce greenhouse gas emissions have been set for all European Union member states to ensure the EU reaches a 20% share of renewable energy by 2020. Bioenergy technologies are being developed which offer significant energy efficiency and profit gains but support is needed to develop these innovations into a viable, sustainable energy source.
The BioenNW project supports organisations throughout North West Europe to explore the opportunities this growing bioenergy market offers and to realise their own local small-scale bioenergy schemes.
BioenNW has four main objectives:
- To provide information and support to organisations through the creation of a Bioenergy Support Centre network
- To create a decision support scheme to determine whether a bioenergy venture is feasible
- To test a range of potential feedstocks
- To create five local small-scale bioenergy installations ready for an investor to develop.
My career has been devoted to the development of bioenergy technology and I am delighted and excited to be leading the BioenNW Project which is committed to providing practical bioenergy solutions. BioenNW will help make bioenergy initiatives a reality by demonstrating a truly green and sustainable energy solution for organisations and communities throughout North West Europe. I hope our joint work and efforts under the BioenNW project will set an example for the rest of Europe.
If you would like to know more, please get in touch.
Professor Andreas Hornung
BioenNW Project Leader
Director, European Bioenergy Research Institute
Aston University, UK
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Find Your Local Bioenergy Support Centre
Bioenergy Support Centres have been created in each country as part of the BioenNW project to support companies, organisations and local authorities to deliver local bioenergy more efficiently and cost-effectively.
- Belgium Bioenergy Support Centre
- France Bioenergy Support Centre
- Germany Bioenergy Support Centre
- Netherlands Bioenergy Support Centre
- UK Bioenergy Support Centre
Each Centre is an information hub and offers access to leading edge bioenergy demonstration plants, scientific demonstration facilities, testing services, a decision support scheme, an electronic library, training, educational materials and events.
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Delphine Batho (Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy) and Stéphane Le Foll (Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry) presented the plan “Methane Energy and Nitrogen Autonomy” ...
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BioenNW’s Lead Partner, the European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI) at Aston University, has been shortlisted in the ‘Best Technological Breakthrough’ category of this year’s national UK Climate Week ...