Renewable energies and resources forum

Renewable energies and resources

Navarre is a European leader in best practices in both the production of renewable energy, historically betting on technology and industry for the development thereof, as well as in the conservation and exploitation of natural resources and environmental management. In fact, it has made the fight against climate change one of its major commitments.

The Foral Region reached the 2020 European targets several years in advance and even generates more electrical energy than it internally consumes. Renewable energy production in Navarre accounts for more than 80% of all electricity consumption.

Whats more, it became the third economic area in the 2008-2013 period in volume of patents by reaching 6.4% of the total with support from the Spanish National Centre for Renewable Energy (CENER).

The aim is to reduce the consumption of fossil energy (fuels) and raw materials by increasing the production of renewable energy, enhancing energy efficiency and strengthening emerging sectors based on proper natural resource and waste management. You can find more information on the importance of this sector in the 2020 Navarre Industrial Plan.

If you would like to be a part of this Forum, just complete the membership form and youll get personalized mailings with relevant European information on this sector. Plus, youll have the opportunity to participate in the face-to-face Forums organized.

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Empowering consumers to become active stakeholders in the electricity ecosystem

Empowering consumers to become active stakeholders in the electricity ecosystem

Thursday, 25 de Augost de 2022

With the aim of enabling the participation of small energy consumers in explicit and implicit demand response (DR) programmes, the DRIMPAC team, an EU funded project, has developed a solution: a unified DR interoperability framework that enhances building management intelligence. The framework enables closer ties amongst the three main stakeholders of the electricity market.

From biomass residues and waste to drop-in aviation fuels

From biomass residues and waste to drop-in aviation fuels

Thursday, 25 de Augost de 2022

Transportation is one of the largest generators of greenhouse gas emissions. Advanced liquid biofuels could play a significant role in achieving the goals of the European Green Deal, particularly a 90 % reduction in transport emissions and climate neutrality by 2050. The EU-funded HyFlexFuel project brought together 11 European partners with expertise throughout the biofuel production chain. The team successfully turned a wide variety of low cost, abundant and sustainable feedstock into advanced biofuels.

Making fuel from straw for a better climate

Making fuel from straw for a better climate

Friday, 29 de July de 2022

Specialty chemical company Clariant has produced the first commercial cellulosic ethanol at its plant in Podari, Romania, with financial support from the EU-funded SUNLIQUID and LIGNOFLAG projects. The flagship plant will be processing locally sourced agricultural residues to produce around 50 000 t of cellulosic ethanol each year with the help of its sunliquid technology. 

Electrolysis units to make the refining industry more sustainable

Electrolysis units to make the refining industry more sustainable

Friday, 29 de July de 2022

Energy-intensive industries are seeking novel cleantech solutions to achieve ambitious sustainability goals. Electrolysis has a key role to play. The green hydrogen produced from electrolysis shows promise in replacing fossil fuels and lowering CO2 emissions. Thanks to the EU-funded MultiPLHY project, we are one step closer to making this a reality.

New Pact for Skills partnership to boost digital skills

New Pact for Skills partnership to boost digital skills

Thursday, 21 de July de 2022

With the support of the Commission, EU associations, companies, organisations, trade unions, universities, training providers and national federations set up a new partnership for skills in the digital ecosystem. This new partnership will enable the upskilling and reskilling of workers and attract more people to the digital industry. The partnership will help people and businesses acquire necessary digital skills, which will contribute to the objectives of the digital and green transitions of Europe's economy.

From plant polyester to wound dressing

From plant polyester to wound dressing

Monday, 18 de July de 2022

People with a compromised immune system often suffer from chronic, non-healing wounds, making them particularly susceptible to infection. To better protect these patients, the EU-funded MIMESIS project is working to create a biomaterial-based wound dressing that draws its inspiration from plant polyesters and is thus able to mimic the skin’s antimicrobial and regeneration properties.