Biomass for Swiss Energy Future

Welcome to the SCCER BIOSWEET

The Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research - Biomass for Swiss Energy Future (SCCER BIOSWEET) is a consortia of 15 Partners from 9 Academic Institutions and more than 50 Cooperation Partners from private or public sector organizations. It focuses on the engineering and implementation of biochemical and thermochemical biomass conversion processes with a high level of technological readiness and sustainability.


Biomass for Swiss Energy Future Conference 2016

Brugg, Sept 7, 2016

Save the date and register now! An attractive program with excellent speakers has been compiled adressing participants from academia, industry, federal offices, politics and interested persons from the general public.


Bioenergie-Forum 2016

Solothurn, June 22, 2016

The 4th Bioenergy Forum highlighted the regional, renewable and climate-neutral potential of bioenergy in Switzerland. However, the potentials are constraint by bureaucratic hurdles and the lack of incentives, agreed the over 100 experts. The Bioenergy-Forum was organized by Biomass Suisse and in partnership with the SCCER BIOSWEET.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship at EBRI

Aston University, Birmingham, June 24, 2016

Are you interested in winning funding for a Fellowship at the world leading European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI) at Aston University, UK? Find out more and submit your application before July 15, 2016.


Inauguration of Switzerland’s Largest Biogas Plant

Treize-Cantons, June 17, 2016

Nestlé Waters and E Greenwatt have opened Switzerland’s largest agricultural biogas production facility. The Valbroye plant will use 25,000 tonnes of local manure and byproducts from coffee and dairy prouction to generate renewable energy for the nearby Henniez bottled water plant.


SCCER BIOSWEET 2.0 in reach!

Villigen, June 15, 2016

Good news! The Evaluation Panel examined the SCCER BIOSWEET application for 2017-2020 and recommends the proposal for approval. The final decision by the Steering Committee and the corresponding requirements are expected for mid-July. The SCCER BIOSWEET Management thanks all Partners for their contribution to the proposal.

Combining efficient vehicles and renewables

BFH/EMPA/PSI, June 15, 2016

Effective reduction of CO2 by combining efficient vehicles with renewable energy carriers: read the recommendation by experts of the SCCER Mobility and SCCER HaE Storage in the context of the revision of the CO2 Act.


New MAS/CAS ETH Future Transport Systems

ETHZ, June 15, 2016

Acquire the competences for shaping the transport systems of the future! The new interdisciplinary MAS program and its three integrated CAS in Future Transport Systems has been designed by experts involved in the SCCER Mobility in cooperation with a pool of practitioners and support of the Commission for Technology and Innovation CTI. Registration is open until October 31, 2016.


CORE Annual Report 2015

Bern, June 15, 2016

The Annual activity report 2015 of the Federal Energy Research Commission has been released. The energy research experts say many good things about the start of the eight SCCER.



International Summer School on CO2 Conversion

Villars-sur-Ollon, Aug 29-Sept 2, 2016

The International Summer School on CO2 Conversion “From Fundamentals towards Applications will provide an overview about the status quo in the current CO2 research (fundamentals of CO2 conversion, concepts and industrial application of CO2 capture and conversion technologies).


CREST Annual Conference 2016

Winterthur, Sept 1, 2016

The SCCER CREST contributes to innovation in business models, consumer interventions, policies and regulations. In keynote speeches, parallel sessions, poster sessions and a panel discussion, we will present and discuss CREST’s contribution to these innovations.


Tagung Sozialwissenschaften und Praxis im Dialog: Energieeffiziente Haushalte

Winterthur, Sept 2, 2016

This conference is in cooperation with Energieforschung Stadt Zürich, NFP 71 Steuerung des Energieverbrauchs and SFOE. It aims to demonstrate how the energy consumption in households can be decreased. Speeches in four parallel sessions will discuss the focus topic from different perspectives.


Brenet Status-Seminar 2016

ETHZ, Sept 8-9, 2016

The brenet Status-Seminar provides a synoptic of Swiss research and development activities in the field of urban and rural settlements as well as building architecture and technology.


Annual Conference SCCER SoE

Sion, Sept 12, 2016

The first day of the SCCER SoE Annual Conference will be devoted to hydropower, the second to geo-energy.


Swiss ECS 2016

Bern, September 13-14, 2016

The 10th instalment of the Swiss Energy and Climate Summit will cast its eyes to the future and deliver concrete answers. The motto of this year’s event is “Building Tomorrow”.


SCCER Mobility Annual Conference

ETHZ, Sept 16, 2016

The 3rd SCCER Mobility Annual Conference will be an opportunity for academic and industrial partners to discuss the most relevant research results achieved so far, to find new cooperation partners and to get a glimpse on the planned activities for phase II. Additionally, we will count with two external keynotes from renowned speakers: Dr. Jari Kauppila, from the International Transport Forum and Karin Tausz, Director of the strategic initiative for autonomous vehicles at SBB.


Holzenergie-Symposium 2016

ETHZ, Sept 16, 2016

The biannual symposium informs about innovation and trends in the field of bioenergy. The event is organized by Verenum Zürich and HSLU and supported by the SFOE.


Annual Conference SCCER EIP

Basel, Sept 20, 2016

This year’s SCCER EIP Annual Conference will be organized as special session at the ILMAC 2016. There will be several presentations, a booth with posters and information material of SCCER.


Biofuels International 2016

Ghent, Belgium, September 20-22, 2016

Biofuel producers, regulators and experts come together to discuss the industry's transition to advanced biofuels at the 9th Biofuels International Conference and Expo in Ghent.


First Basel Sustainability Forum

Basel, Oct 14, 2016

The 1st Basel Sustainability Forum focuses on the relations between energy and sustainability. It is aimed at sensitizing an interested general public on new developments in energy transfer from scientific, consumer, and business perspectives.


Biogas Expo & Congress 2017

Offenburg, Germany, February 8-9, 2017

The biogas - expo & congress has a trinational orientation on the target markets Germany, France and Switzerland.


Annual Conference SCCER FURIES

Lausanne, Dec 2, 2016

The Annual Conference of the SCCER FURIES will take place in December at the SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne. Please save the date and further information will follow in due time.