Biofuels Research, Demonstration & Deployment
Biofuels 'Value Chains' Topics & Overviews
Image (left): The world's first Advanced
Cellulosic Ethanol plant in Crescentino,
Italy, developed by Beta Renewables.
Copyright © Biochemtex
Short Rotation Coppice - a sustainable
for advanced biofuels, which can be grown on
marginal land. Image copyright © FNR
The Chemrec Bio-DME demonstration
facility in Sweden
Image copyright © Chemrec
The Mission of the European Biofuels Technology Platform is to contribute to:
through a process of guidance, prioritisation and promotion of research, technology development and demonstration.
Established in 2006, the European Biofuels Technology Platform is supervised by a Steering Committee. The activities are carried out by the members of Four Working Groups covering: Biomass supply and demand; Conversion technologies and fuel production; End Use and distribution; and Policy and sustainability. There is also liaison with national biofuels platforms and bioenergy associations and Member States representatives. The EBTP is supported by a Secretariat. Dissemination, networking and knowledge sharing among stakeholders is supported by the EBTP-SABS team.
The European Biofuels Technology Platform actively engages with biofuels stakeholders (researchers, academia, civil societies, industry), EC-funded research projects and initiatives, related European TPs and global biofuels organisations in a wide range of activites relevant to the R&D&D of sustainable advanced biofuels in Europe. In particular, the EBTP has developed a Strategic Research Agenda for Biofuels in Europe and is actively involved in the European Industrial Bioenergy Initiative EIBI.
The European Biofuels Technology Platform website is one of the world's leading public information sources on biofuels and includes a wide range of background information relating to research, demonstration and commercial deployment of Advanced Biofuels in Europe, and related topics covering sustainable low carbon transport, biomass supply and demand, European energy security and rural development: