As part of the revision of the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive, the European Commission proposed a gradual phase-out of crop-based biofuels, which should be replaced by more “advanced biofuels” that do not compete with food crops.
Looking for a more sustainable way to heat your home? A new study has found that fast pyrolysis bio-oil causes up to 95% less greenhouse gas emissions compared to fossil fuels.
BTG Biomass Technology Group has spent over 20 years perfecting the fast pyrolysis process, which transforms biomass into oil. And they’ve got pretty good at it. Since 2015, over 20 million litres of fast pyrolysis bio oil have been produced at the commercial Empyro plant in the Netherlands. Currently this liquid is used as a fuel, but a new process will enable further processing of the liquid to make more valuable bio-based products.