International Previous Projects
Logistics for Energy Crops Biomass. EC FP7. 2012-2016. LogistEC Web Page
The LogistEC project supported by FP7 aims to develop new or improved technologies of the biomass logistics chains. Cost-efficient, environmental-friendly and socially sustainable biomass supply chains are needed to achieve the 2020 EU RES targets that might be impeded by the potential scarcity of lignocellulosic biomass from agriculture. The project covers all types of lignocellulosic crops: annual and multi-annual crops, perennial grasses, and short-rotation coppice.
The project focuses on improvement of all biomass value chain components and assesses the sustainability in terms of environmental, economic and social impacts. Innovative techniques for crop management, biomass harvesting, storage and transport provide a possibility to increase biomass supply whilst keeping costs down and minimizing adverse environmental impacts.
Bringing Europe and Third countries closer together through renewable Energies, EC-Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) Programme. 2012-2015. Better Web Page
BETTER addressed RES cooperation between the EU and third countries in several dimensions. The starting point was given through the cooperation mechanisms provided by the RES Directive, allowing Member States to achieve their 2020 RES targets in a more cost efficient way, and thereby including the possibility to cooperate with third countries. Thus, BETTER assessed, through case studies, stakeholders involvement and integrated analysis, to what extent cooperation with third countries can help Europe achieve its RES targets in 2020 and beyond, trigger the deployment of RES electricity projects in third countries and create synergies and win-win circumstances for all involved parties.
The case studies focusing on North Africa, the Western Balkans and Turkey investigated in detail the technical, socio-economic and environmental aspects of RES cooperation. Complementary to these bottom-up analyses, an integrated assessment was undertaken from the EU plus third countries perspective, including a detailed quantitative cost-benefit evaluation of feasible policy approaches, as well as strategic power system analyses. Moreover, co-effects, such as, impacts on the achievement of EU climate targets, energy security and macro-economic aspects was analysed. The final outcome is a fine-tailored policy package, offering a concise representation of key outcomes, guidelines for practical implementation of RES cooperation and actions plans reflecting regional specifics.
Cost-efficient and sustainable deployment of renewable energy sources towards the EU 20% target by 2020, and beyond. EC-Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) Programme. 2011-2012. Press release
To develop a strategy to improve the sustainable production of renewable energies in Europe at minimum cost, identifying and implementing cooperation mechanisms among the surplus countries. To recommend a roadmap to the cost-effective development of renewable energy to 2020 and 2030. Press release
To identify and assess the most cost effective infrastructure(s) of CO2 transport and Geologic Storage that will be able to serve the West Mediterranean area: Spain, Portugal and Morocco.
Integrated infrastructure for CO2 transport and storage in the West MediTerranean. EC-FP VII. 2010-2012. Web page
EFDA-TIMES model. Euratom-Fusion Programme. 2012.
The objectives this year are to review the long term global energy scenarios published by international organisations such as IEA, IIASA, etc. After the revision, some scenarios will be implemented with the EFDA Times model (ETM) and the results will be analysed. The same assumptions will be taken to run those scenarios with the ETSAP-TIAM global energy model to compare the results with those from ETM, with special focus on the electricity production. Finally, an analysis on the potential competence between nuclear fusion and renewable technologies in a low carbon global energy system will be carry out.
Analysis of the energy data in the European Life Cycle Database. Contract with the EC JRC's Institute for Environment and Sustainability. 2012
To analyse the quality of the energy data currently available in the European Life Cycle Database (ELCD)
Life Cycle Analysis of fossil fuels and biofuels of ECOPETROL (Colombia). Technical assistance. 2010-2011
EFDA-TIMES model. Euratom-Fision Programme. 2011
Harmonised biofuel GHG emissions calculations in Europe. EC-Intelligent Energy-Europe (IEE) Programme. 2010-2012. Web page
Analysing Transition Planning and Systematic Energy Planning Tools for the Implementation of the Energy Technology Information System. EC-FP VII. 2009-2012. Web page
Risk of Energy Availability Common Corridors for Europe Supply Security. EC-FP VII. 2008-2010. Web page
EFDA-TIMES model. Euratom-Fision Programme. 2010
Deployment of innovative low power fuel cell vehicle fleets to initiate an early market for Hydrogen as an alternative fuel in Europe. EC-FPVI. 2006-2011. Web page
Effective and low-disturbing biofuel policies. EC-Intelligent Energy-Europe (IEE) Programme. 2007- 2010. Press release. Web page.
EFDA-TIMES model. Euratom-Fision Programme. 2008-2009
Wind Energy- The facts. EC-Intelligent Energy-Europe (IEE) Programme. 2007-2009.
Monitoring and Evaluation of the RES directives implementation in EU27 and policy recommendations for 2020. EC-Intelligent Energy-Europe (IEE) Programme. 2006-2009. Web page
New Energy Externalities Developments for Sustainability. FP VI. 2004-2008. Web page
: Promotion of biofuels for sustainable development in South and South-East Asia. Asian Pro Eco Programme/CE. 2005-2008. Web page
CDM and Urban Pollution: Partnerships enhancing synergies in Urban Air and Health in Kyoto Mechanisms. FP VI. 2006-2008. Web page
Costs assessment for sustainable energy systems. FP VI. 2006-2008. Web page
EFDA-TIMES model: Resources potentials update. Euratom-Fusion Programme. 2007
Fusion in the global energy system. SERF Programme (EFDA/EURATOM). 2005-2006.
Big scale demonstration of energy crop utilization for electricity generation. FP V. 2003-2006.
Assessment of the externalities of biomass energy for electricity production. APAS Programme. 1995-1996.