CPL Press Directors, Jim Coombs and Katy Hall have a combined experience of more than 35 years of working with the European Commission and in European projects.

Current European-level Projects

European Biofuels Technology Platform - www.biofuelstp.eu

CPL Press has been responsible for the website communications and dissemination activities of the European Biofuels Technology Platform (EBTP) since 2006. The EBTP is supported by a Secretariat that receives partial financial support from the European Commission under FP7 Grant Agreement Number 241269 until September 2016.

CO2 Capture Project (CCP3)

As a continuation of its previous website development and publishing services to the CO2 Capture Project (CCP3) (www.co2captureproject.org), CPL Press is currently producing volume 4 of the CO2 Capture Project (CCP3) project results Advances in CO2 Capture and Storage Technology - Results (2010-2013) - available Spring 2014. Contact Katy Hall for further information.

Previous European-level Projects

ENNEREG - Regions paving the way for a Sustainable Energy Europe

This European Project supported by the Intelligent Energy - Europe programme which started on 1 May 2010 and ran until 30 April 2013. The aim of ENNEREG was to establish and inspire EU Regions to take up the challenges of fulfilling the EU 20-20-20 climate and energy targets of at least 20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, 20% increase in energy efficiency and 20% of energy from renewables by 2020. The ENNEREG project ended in April 2013, however CPL Press continues to support the website www.regions202020.eu

Contact Katy Hall for further information.

CO2 Capture Project website - www.co2captureproject.org

CPL Press was responsible for the design and management of the CO2 Capture Project (CCP2) website from 2008-2010. The design of the site remains the same, but CPL has now handed over day-to-day management to the CCP3 project team. In addition, CPL published volume 3 of the CCP2 project results Advances in CO2 Capture and Storage Technology - Results (2004 - 2009) Edited by Lars Ingolf Eide and is in the process of publishing volume 4 - available Spring 2014

As illustrated in the image below during 2006-2010 CPL was participating in four interconnected EC-funded projects and initiatives, ManagEnergy (to December 2008), EPOBIO/BioMatNet, (to December 2007), T@W (to March 2007 - continuing as SETatWork from September 2008) and the Biofuels Technology Platform (to September 2016).

Click on the image or one of the links below to find out more about these projects and how they interlink.

Projects:

Interlinking Topics:

Return to ChartManagEnergy

ManagEnergy Website

ManagEnergy logo

Website: www.managenergy.net
Contact:  Katy Hall

Website: www.learn-energy.net
Contact: Roger Coombs

ManagEnergy is an initiative of the European Commission Directorate-General for Energy and Transport, which aims to support the work of actors working on energy efficiency and renewable energies at the local and regional level. The main tools are training workshops and online events. In addition, information is provided on case studies, good practice, European legislation and programmes.

CPL Press was responsible for the design and day to day management of the ManagEnergy website and underlying databases from 2001-2010. In addition CPL produced a number of the ManagEnergy publications including a map illustrating the position of Energy Agencies throughout Europe and the Energy Agencies brochure.

Many of the lessons learnt by CPL Press while managing the ManagEnergy website were transferred to the ENNEREG project which ran from May 2010 to April 2013.

CPL Press project manager, Roger Coombs, also developed an educational section for ManagEnergy (learn-energy.managenergy.net/education/index.htm) with Flash animations, PDF downloads, interactive games, e-postcards, and an extensive photo gallery aimed at two age groups (7-11 and 12-16). This was linked to a searchable database of energy education resources for teachers developed in PHP/MySQL.

In 2011 this was developed further to incorporate new designs and a vocational education section. Although CPL Press no-longer manages this site, the design and content of the education corner endures:



Return to ChartEPOBIO & BioMatNet

BioMatNet Website EPOBIO Website

EPOBIO & BioMatNet logos

Websites: 
www.epobio.net and
www.biomatnet.org

Contact:    
Jim Coombs or Katy Hall

 

EPOBIO and BioMatNet were funded by the European Commission from November 2005 to December 2007. Although the BioMatNet website will longer be updated, it will remain online as a resource for as long as possible.

EPOBIO: Realising the Economic Potential of Sustainable Resources - Bioproducts from Non-food Crops brought together world-class scientific and industrial expertise to identify areas for further investment in plant science research in order to realise the economic potential of plant-derived raw materials with long-term benefits to society.

BioMatNet was the activity of the EPOBIO project that made available the results from RTD projects supported by the European Commission in the area of Biological Materials for Non-Food Products (Renewable Bioproducts). It included final project results from the Fifth and Sixth Framework Programmes (FP5/7), FAIR Programme (FP4) and previous programmes, as well as ongoing research from the Sixth and Seventh Framework Programmes (FP6 and FP7). In addition, it assisted the European Commission in disseminating information about its Action Plans, Directives and the funding opportunities available under the Seventh Framework Programme.

CPL Press was responsible for the design and day to day management of the EPOBIO website and underlying databases as well as production of EPOBIO publications. The extensive database found on the BioMatNet website has been created by CPL Press over the last 20 years and has been available online since 1996. CPL has been responsible for all aspects of BioMatNet from collecting project reports and data, converting these to a common format and promoting them via the website. Related tasks carried out for the European Commission by CPL Press include reviews of Non-Food Projects funded under ECLAIR, AIR, FAIR and FP5.

Return to ChartEuropean Biofuels Technology Platform

Biofuels Technology Platform logo

Website: www.biofuelstp.eu
Email:     web@biofuelstp.eu
Contact:  Roger Coombs

Register with Biofuels TP

The European Biofuels Technology Platform (BFTP) contributes to: the development of cost-competitive, world-class biofuels technology; the creation of a healthy biofuels industry, and; the deployment of biofuels in the European Union through a process of guidance, prioritisation and promotion of research, development and demonstration (RD&D).

CPL Press is the member of the BFTP Secretariat responsible for the design and day to day management of the BFTP website as well as the public face of the Technology Platform.

The activities of the Biofuels Technology Platforming are continuing under a new FP7 project EBTP-SABs

Return to ChartT@W: Sustainable Energy Technology at Work

T@W Website

T@W logo
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ebsite: www.setatwork.eu
Email:     web@setatwork.eu
Contact:  Katy Hall

Register with T@W
T@W Newsletter

T@W was funded by the European Commission's FP6 programme from April 2006 to March 2008. It is continuing under FP7 as SETatWork from September 2008 to August 2010.

The overall objective of the T@W project was to undertake thematic promotion of RES-e, RES heating and cooling and Polygeneration (Sustainable Energy Technologies, SET) at emerging Emission Trading Scheme markets in EU (EU ETS) and CDM markets in Asia. The T@W action aimed to exploit Framework Programme results at these markets, thereby bringing SET to the market. Hence the short title: Technology at Work - T@W.

CPL Press continues the activities commenced in T@W with responsibility for the promotion and dissemination activities of the SETatWork project including design and day to day management of the SETatWork website.

Return to ChartIntelligent Energy - Europe Programme (IEE)
and local energy action

The Intelligent Energy - Europe Programme (IEE) addresses key energy challenges of the European Union:

  • how can we take advantage of market opportunities for more renewable energy?
  • how can we increase the uptake of new technologies and of more energy intelligent habits?
  • how can we convert EU policy on energy efficiency and renewables into action on the ground?

The ManagEnergy initiative, funded as part of the IEE programme, aims to support and encourage local energy action through networking, workshops, training and other events, as well as to assist the European Commission in disseminating information about its Action Plans, Directives and the funding opportunities available under the Intelligent Energy - Europe programme. Education forms an import part of local action, so the ManagEnergy website also includes an educational section (developed by CPL) which includes Flash animations, downloadable worksheets, interactive games, e-postcards, and an extensive photo gallery aimed at two age groups (7-11 and 12-16).

The first IEE programme ran from 2003-2006. The second IEE programme will run from 2007-2013 as part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP). Further information about both these programmes can be found on the ManagEnergy website.

Return to ChartResearch Framework Programmes (FP6/FP7)

The Sixth and Seventh Framework Programmes (FP6/FP7) provide funding for fundamental research, demonstration projects and training, as well as support activities.

EPOBIO encompasses and builds on the foresight and the foundation established during 2004/2005 by the US/EC Taskforce in Biotechnology Research - Plant-based bioproducts: creating value from renewable resources.

The BioMatNet website includes details of projects funded under FP6, as well as final project reports from earlier framework programmes. In addition it assists the European Commission in promoting funding opportunities for research relating to the non-food use of crops for production of renewable bioproducts, including biofuels.

The Biofuels Technology Platform is one of a number of Technology Platforms created under the Sixth Framework Programme. It cooperates with other Technology Platforms and Mirror Groups, as well as initiatives such as EPOBIO, to help the European Commission develop its vision for Renewable Energy, Biorefineries and Renewable Bioproducts, as well as the Strategic Research Agenda under FP7 and beyond.

T@W assists in promoting Sustainable Energy Technologies developed in Europe. The T@W action aims to exploit Framework Programme results at the EU Emissions Trading Scheme markets in Europe and at the CDM markets in Asia.

The ManagEnergy initiative aims to support and encourage local energy action through networking, workshops, training and other events, as well as to assist the European Commission in disseminating information about its Action Plans, Directives and the funding opportunities available under FP7.

FP6 ran from 2003-2006. FP7 will run from 2007-2013, with the first calls expected in early 2007. Further information about these programmes and details of Partner Search services can be found on the ManagEnergy and BioMatNet websites.

Return to ChartPartner Searches, Funding and Legislation

Both the ManagEnergy and BioMatNet websites contain details of funding opportunities available through EC programmes, include IEE and FP7. These sites also include details about EU Policy, Action Plans, Directives and legislation related to Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (ManagEnergy), as well as Renewable Bioproducts and Biomass and Bioenergy (BioMatNet). Further information relating to Liquid Biofuels can be found on the Biofuels Technology Platform website.

The ManagEnergy website included a Partner Search service that was rated as very useful in a 2011 survey on the site.

A Partner Matching service was also developed as part of the T@W project. This enabled EU ETS companies interested in participating in projects to register with T@W and receive contact details for suitable technology and service providers. It also enabled those interested in participating in a CDM project to connect to relevant technology providers and other interested partners (e.g. ETS companies). In addition, it is possible to search an online database of Technology and Service Providers.

Return to ChartIndustry, Market Growth and Strategic Research

The European Biofuels Technology Platform aims to assist the European Commission in targetting strategic research and policy in order to take advantage of market opportunities for Biofuels. The Technology Platform is industry led and intends to involve all stakeholders in the decision making processes.

EPOBIO also aimed to identify areas for strategic research in renewable bioproducts by identifying key flagship areas of potential for new technologies and materials. The first three flagship reports, discussing Cell Wall Saccharification, Alternative Sources of Natural Rubber and Production of Wax Esters in Crambe, were published under the the CPL Press imprint in November 2006.

The T@W project and its successor, SETatWork, aimed to promote Sustainable Energy Technologies (SET) developed in Europe, as well as to support the integration of SET within the EU Emissions Trading Scheme markets in Europe and at the CDM markets in Asia, through project brokerage.

CPL Press has produced a number of reports for the European Commission including reviews of projects funded under ECLAIR, AIR, FAIR and FP5, as well as assessment studies for the EC and national governments covering topics including bioethanol, sweet sorghum, bioconversion and electricity from biomass and waste.

Return to ChartProject Brokerage, Case Studies and Good Practice

The ManagEnergy website contains several hundred case studies describing local and regional energy action from throughout Europe. Fifty of these have been identified as Good Practice projects that demonstrate a positive contribution to energy efficiency and use of renewable energies in Europe and are suitable for replication by energy actors at regional and local level.

Case Study examples involving companies governed by the EU ETS, including CDM and JI projects, were added to the T@W / SETatWork website and promoted at project events as the project progresses. In addition, T@W / SETatWork developed a brokerage service that was available on the website and at partnering events. This service aimed to match Sustainable Energy Technologies (SET) providers with EU Emission Trading Scheme companies and potential CDM and JI projects.

Also see: Partner Searches above.

 

Last Modified 18 November, 2013 CPL Scientific Publishing Services Limited