European Biodiesel Board (EBB)
The European Biodiesel Board (EBB), is a non-profit organisation established in January 1997.
EBB aims to promote the use of biodiesel in the European Union, at the same time, grouping the major EU biodiesel producers. EBB's mission is:
- To promote the use of biodiesel in the European Union
- To gather EU biodiesel producers in order to project solidarity of the industry
- To represent the interest of our members to EU institutions and other international organisations, and take precise position and lobbying action on their behalf
- To promote scientific, technological, economic, legal and research activities
- To collect, analyse and disseminate information
- To study problems confronted by the biodiesel industry and suggest solutions at economic, political, institutional, and technical levels.
EBB has its headquarters in Brussels with an international staff. It’s members represent a wide scope of the EU member states and covering 75% of all EU biodiesel producers. In terms of activities, EBB has participated in, and co-ordinated numerous projects to fruition including consulting, drafting and assisting the development and review of the Directive 30/2003 EC on the promotion of biofuels. On the technical side, EBB has also initiated and co-ordinated many studies including partnering with ISPRA for the study of a Life Cycle Analysis of biodiesel. Other technical aspects include the co-ordination and dissemination of information concerning the following: quality control, emissions, and REACH. In addition, our activities also include the support and contribution to workshops, open-day activities, conference and seminar sessions in forms of publication and presentations.
European Biogas Association (EBA)
European Biogas Association (EBA) was founded in February 2009 as a Belgian non-profit organisation aiming to promote the deployment of sustainable biogas production and use in Europe. This covers all energetic applications of biogas like heat, electricity and automotive fuel.
EBA’s membership comprises national biogas associations, institutes and companies from over 20 countries all across Europe. The member associations cover the majority of producers, companies, consultants and researchers in the field of biogas within Europe. EBA’s strategy defines three priorities: establish biogas as an important part of Europe’s energy mix, promote source separation of household waste to increase the gas potential and support the production of biomethane as vehicle fuel.
EBA is member of the European Renewable Energy Federation (EREF), European Biomass Association (AEBIOM) and the European Biowaste Alliance.
European Algae Biomass Association (EABA)
The European Algae Biomass Association (EABA) is a non profit organization founded in 2009.
The general objective of the EABA is to promote mutual interchange and cooperation in the field of algae biomass production transformation and use, including biofuels uses. Its main target is to act as a catalyst for fostering synergies among scientists, industrialists and decision makers in order to promote the development of research, technology and industrial capacities in the field of algae. EABA represents the European algae biomass industry and scientific community at European and international level. In this perspective EABA:
- Established a permanent liasion with EU and EU Member States’ institutions.
- Aims at defining and espressing a common position on EU issues (legislation, trade and sustainability standards, etc.), acting as a technology neutral platform.
- Raise the attention of EU and Member States’ authorities on the potential of algae biomass as biofuels and bioenergy source and promotes policies and norms.
- Fosters the industrial development of the algae sector.
- Spreads scientific information and knowledge about algae biomass and biofuels production.
- Acts in order to make algae research and industry alive in public debate.
- Promotes investment and financial support in the field of algae.
- Helps structuring and planning of research and industrial development on algae Fosters scientific freedom.
- Studies all economic, environmental and technical problems which may impact the algae sector in the European Union and related countries.
- Aims at breaking scientific bounderies existing on algae.
- Promotes the exchange of scientific information and the publication of relevant articles.
- Studies all the direct and indirect environmental, social and economic effects of algae production and use.
European Renewable Ethanol Association (ePURE)
ePURE represents the European renewable ethanol industry at the EU level. Its mission is to promote renewable ethanol in Europe through the formation of policies and legislation that benefit both industry and society alike. ePURE pursues this by representing its members' interests to the European Institutions, Member States as well as Brussels-based stakeholders and media.
BDI - BioEnergy International AG
Pioneer in the field of "Waste to Value"
BDI - BioEnergy International AG has specialized in the development of technologies that make optimum use of resources in the industrial processing of by- and waste products ever since it was established in 1996 and like this continually takes a pioneering role. BDI carries out research on the development of processes for the processing of new raw materials at its own large laboratories and owns an extensive patent portfolio that has resulted from its in-house research and development activities.
Market- and Technology Leader
BDI is market and technology leader in the construction of customized BioDiesel plants using the Multi-Feedstock process the company has developed itself. With this innovative technology BDI enables customers to produce BioDiesel from different raw materials such as Vegetable Oils, Used Cooking Oils and Animal Fats - with a yield of up to 100 %, surpassing the most demanding quality standards and guaranteeing excellent value for money.
Core Competence "from Waste to Value"
In addition to BioDiesel plants BDI, as a leading constructor of special plants, also supplies efficient plant concepts in the "Waste to Value" field. The BDI BioGas Technology is particularly suitable for the bioenergetic recovery of difficult industrial and municipal residual and waste products that are available as a raw material throughout the year. omega3+ is a comprehensive plant concept for the obtainment of high-quality Omega-3 Fatty Acids and valuable Biofuel from Fish Oil, that has been developed with BDI’s German subsidiary UIC.
BDI is the only greentec-company that offers tried and tested technology, facilities & services for the complete process of turning any feedstock into biofuel, for industry, communities and entrepreneurs who want to turn the dispose of waste in a sustainable and profitable model for the sake of our environment. The range of services includes public authority, basic and detailed engineering, installation and start-up as well as after-sales support. Since 1991 BDI has built 30 BioDiesel-Plants for satisfied customers.
CHEMTEX ITALIA SpA
Gruppo Mossi & Ghisolfi (M&G Group) is a family owned multinational Group founded in 1953, headquartered in Italy (Milan, Tortona), whose traditional field of interest is polyester business. In 2004 the group got involved in engineering, procurement and construction management of chemical plants (polyester, petrochemicals and specialty chemicals) including bioethanol and biodiesel production. The privately-held company’s annual turnover is approximately $ 3.5 billion and employs more or less 2,600 persons. In the last three years M&G has supported its industrial production with an overall investment of $600 million in R&D, new production equipment and technology.
M&G demonstrated a proud knowledge of the bioethanol market, drivers and challenges. The M&G Group has certified capabilities for the development of Second Generation Bioethanol Project, acquired over the last decades and communication and strategy elements are summarized in these following key points: -Development of several innovative technologies and products thanks to its regular and significant investments in R&D in Italy and USA; -Exploitation of innovative financial and risk management instruments to support its business and technological developments, making it the second largest chemical group in Italy; -Worldwide presence: Europe, Mexico, Brazil, India and China; -Investments in renewable fuels has brought to an exclusive position all over the world. -The company has made bioethanol as a strategic area of investment and currently has employed different resources in the following areas: -More than 100 millions € investment into R&D since 2007. Technology proven on continuous scale. Intellectual Property – several patent applications filed. -Extensive agronomic studies and supply chain logistics to support downstream plant development -A 40ktpa Bio-ethanol demonstration plant under construction to fully prove on scale the second generation bioethanol technology (targeted completion Q2, 2012)
Chemtex International (Chemtex), a company acquired by M&G Group in 2004, is a global engineering organization that has been delivering project solutions for its client in the energy, biofuels, environmental, petrochemical, fibers and chemical industries for more than 50 years.
Chemtex Italia S.p.A. (CTXI) is part of Mossi & Ghisolfi (M&G) and works closely with Chemtex International. It represents the engineering and technology development center of excellence of M&G on biofuel and biochemical from renewables, devoted to the technological support of the M&G business, including techno-economical feasibility studies of new technologies and development of basic engineering. About 90 people work in Chemtex Italia, including managers, senior engineers and junior engineers, chemists and biotechnologists in the staff.
M&G has built on Chemtex’s process engineering experience by conducting complimentary research in the bioethanol area for over five years. This research has included an extensive agronomics project on energy crops, development of a patent-pending pre-treatment process for cellulosic biomass and general process development for a second generation cellulosic process.
idea-re is a consultancy company specializing in European funding, Regional funding laws, technology transfer and start-up consulting. idea-re provides advisory services for business start-up, technology transfer and fund raising:
- idea-re supports start-up entrepreneurs in defining the first stages of business ideas, providing advisory for business modeling, business planning, business editing, fund raising and web strategy;
- idea-re supports companies in lowering internal costs of technology and business innovation, by providing advisory for accessing and managing public funding opportunities.
- idea-re provides supports for technology transfer project, through project management expertise, technology mapping and technology partnerships development;
Mappingbook is a consulting company based in Marylebone, London UK, specialising in the time-enabled analysis and visualisation of complex sector relationships, delivered through a web application. Its environments harness both geographical and non-geographical visualisation for the synthesis of complex information. This approach enables high-level policy issues to be integrated and accessed in the same interface as specific processes and technologies. Mappingbook maintains a high quality data model throughout the lifecycle of a project through regular and detailed collaboration with domain experts.
Mappingbook staff has twenty years experience encoding large interconnected heterogeneous structures. In the biofuels sector, from 2007 to 2010, Mappingbook's Director, in consultation with the EC and the Associations evolved THE BIOMAP TOOL's network-based data and visualisation model from a trial of three projects to an application containing some 2500 entities, over 500 of which are players in the biofuels sector. In 2011, Mappingbook developed the BioResources Map, an area-based trial map of sustainable plantations based on five plantations in the EU. In 2012, Mappingbook successfully combined these two approaches in a new application, not yet released.