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Miscanthus. Photo: BioC4

2017.11.02 | Research news

A new plant-based fuel can replace fossil fuels in vehicles

We are now taking a great step towards a future based on renewable energy. The research alliance BioC4 works on a project that will enable an effective production of isobutanol – a sustainable plant based fuel that can be used in existing engines for vehicles.

Plant testing within the project INTENSE. Photo: M. Mench

2017.11.02 | Research news

New project will help increase food production in the EU by 20 pct.

3.8 million hectares of soil in the EU are unsuitable for effective agricultural production due to pollution or drought. Fortunately a new research project strives to reconvert poor, dried out and polluted sites into sustainable farm land. The aim is to increase food production in the EU by up to 20 pct.

Photo: Colurbox

2017.10.02 | Research news

New project will make the olive tree production more climate-friendly

The olive industry is facing both economic and ecological problems driven by intensive agriculture and climate change. A new international project seeks to transform the industry preparing it for the changes to come.

2017.10.02 | Research news

The pathway to a sustainable agricultural production needs to be investigated

A new research project aims to help countries transform towards a more sustainable agricultural production by making long term implications of different political solutions visible.

Agro-forestry system in Denmark. Photo: Bihm B. Ghaley

2017.10.02 | Research news

Towards a sustainable agricultural production

Europe needs to optimise productivity and utilise bi- and waste products for bioenergy if we want to transform our society and economy in a more sustainable way. The new research project SustainFARM aims to take the next step.

Photo: Colourbox

2017.10.02 | Research news

New weapon to be used as an alternative to herbicides

A new research project, funded within the frame of FACCE SURPLUS, will explore the use of thermal waste heat from the harvester to destroy weed seeds. New methods to collect the chaff or weed will also be developed, in order to decrease weed pollution and use it to produce bioenergy instead.

The new project GRACE has been granted 15 million Euro. Photo: Colourbox

2017.07.06 | Research news

New project optimizes value chains for miscanthus and hemp

The new project GRACE will contribute to the innovation in the European bioeconomy.

The aim of PREAR is to suggest crop rotation systems that will work under future climate. Photo: Colourbox

2017.07.06 | Research news

Future scenarios could guide agricultural adaption to climate change

A new research project called PREAR seeks to understand how changing the sequence of future crop rotations could help us adapt to climate change, by maintaining not only agricultural production, but also biodiversity.

The 25th EUBCE was held in Stockholm, Sweden. ©EUBCE

2017.07.05 | Conference

FACCE SURPLUS at European Biomass Conference and Exhibition

FACCE SURPLUS hosted a stand at the European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE) in Sweden where the initiative and related research projects were presented.

2017.05.31 | Research news

BarPLUS has issued its first newsletter

The first newsletter from the FACCE SURPLUS project BarPLUS has just been released. The aim of BarPLUS is to identify genes, alleles and lines needed to increase barley plant biomass, without penalty on grain yield, in the agro-climatic and management scenarios predicted for 2030 in Southern and Central Europe.

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