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March 9, 20152 years ago

Wood pellets and biomass: Health and safety first

Wood pellets and biomass cannot be considered entirely harmless in the work environment. This is the key message of a recent article in Bioenergy International. In the article, Yves Ryckmans, Chief Technologist Biomass of Laborelec, discusses the potential health risks for staff exposed long term to wood dust.

February 26, 20152 years ago

End is in sight for EnAlgae (European algae project)

2015 is the final year for the EnAlgae project, and after four years’ study, experimentation and dissemination the end is now very firmly in sight. Partners working on the project are busy finishing off reports and working on presenting their final conclusions. This will come to fruition when the project holds its final close-out conference in the Autumn. The event is due to take place in Brussels on 29th and 30th September. Further details on this event will be published in due course.

Laborelec is contributing to EnAlgae by helping to define and develop the decision support tool, a major output of the project. The tool will be used provide investors and policy-makers with the necessary means to tailor algal-based energy solutions to particular physical and social conditions within NWE.