1st EBTP Stakeholder Plenary Meeting:
Implementing the Strategic Research Agenda for Biofuels

The First EBTP Stakeholder Plenary Meeting was held at the Diamant Conference Centre in Brussels on 31st January 2008, and attended by over 300 delegates.

The event saw the launch of the Biofuels TP Strategic Research Agenda and Strategy Deployment Document.

Biofuels TP SRA SDD Report Cover Download SRA SDD (2.35 Mb)

Speaker CVs and Abstracts (279 Kb)

Press Release

Photos from the event and links to Speaker Presentations (PDFs) are included below.

 

 

Presentations

 

WELCOME and KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Jose Manuel Silva, (European Commission, Director General for Research Directorate General)

 

POLITICAL FRAMEWORK, Chairman: Luis Cabra, (Repsol YPF, Chairman Biofuels TP Steering Committee)

Jose Manuel Silva and Luis Cabra
Luis Cabra (left) and Jose Manuel Silva (right)


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1. The European Strategy for Implementation of Biofuels for Transport in Europe (including SET-Plan), Alfonso Gonzalez Finat, (European Commission, Directorate General for Energy and Transport )

Alfonso Gonzalez Finat
Alfonso Gonzalez Finat


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2. European Agricultural Policies and the Promotion of Biofuel Technologies, Hilkka Summa, (European Commission, Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development)

Hikka Summa
Hikka Summa


(431 Kb)

3. A View from the European Parliament, Lena Ek, (Member of the European Parliament)

Lena Ek
Lena Ek

 

THE BIOFUELSTP STRATEGIC RESEARCH AGENDA and DEPLOYMENT STRATEGY (I): GLOBAL VIEW, Chairman, Anders Röj (Volvo, Vice-Chairman BiofuelsTP Steering Committee)


(243 Kb)

1. The Consultation Process and its Impact on SRA/SDD
Birger Kerckow (FNR – Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.V.; BiofuelsTP Secretariat)

Birger Kerckow
Birger Kerckow


(242 Kb)

2. Presentation of Key Findings and Recommendations
Luis Cabra, (Repsol YPF, Chairman BiofuelsTP Steering Committee)

 

THE BIOFUELSTP STRATEGIC RESEARCH AGENDA and DEPLOYMENT STRATEGY (II): RESEARCH, TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT & DEPLOYMENT PRIORITIES, Chairman: Veronique Hervouet, (Total, Member BiofuelsTP Steering Committee)

Speakers on Research and Technical Development
Speakers on Research, Technical Development and Deployment priorities


(282 Kb)

1. Biomass Production and Supply, Markku Karlsson, (UPM-Kymmene, Member BiofuelsTP Steering Committee & Chairman BiofuelsTP Biomass-Working Group)

Markku Karlsson
Markku Karlsson


(502 Kb)

2. Conversion Processes (I): Improved Technologies and Alternative Approaches, Harri Turpeinen, (Neste Oil, Member BiofuelsTP Steering Committee & Co-Chairman of End Use-Working Group)

Harri Turpeinen
Harri Turpeinen


(962 Kb)

3. Conversion Processes (II): Lignocellulosic Biomass & Biorefinery, Ricardo Arjona, (Abengoa Bioenergy, Co-Chairman of BiofuelsTP Conversion-Working Group)

Ricardo Arjona
Ricardo Arjona


(272 Kb)

4. End-use: Engine/Fuel Performance, Stefan Keppeler, (Daimler AG, Member BiofuelsTP Steering Committee)

Stefan Keppeler
Stefan Keppeler

 

BIOFUELS SUSTAINABILITY AS ADDRESSED BY THE SRA/SDD, Chairman: Olivier Appert, (IFP - Institut Français du Petrole, Vice-Chairman BiofuelsTP Steering Committee)

Speakers on the Biofuels Sustainability panel
Speakers on the Biofuels Sustainability panel


(71 Kb)

1. Sustainability of Biofuels - Research and Development needs to exploit potential improvements, Martin Kaltschmitt, (IE Leipzig&TU Hamburg; Chairman BiofuelsTP Sustainability-Working Group)

Martin Kaltschmitt
Martin Kaltschmitt


(115 Kb)

2. How to Make Biofuels Sustainable – An NGO Perspective, Imke Lübbeke, (WWF Europe - World Wildlife Fund Europe)

Imke Lübbeke
Imke Lübbeke


(106 Kb)

3. Biofuels Sustainability in the EU Policy, Ariane de Dominicis, (European Commission, Directorate General for Environment)

Ariane de Dominicis
Ariane de Dominicis


(169 Kb)

4. Biofuels for Transport – Opportunity or Threat for Agricultural Commodity Markets?, Loek Boonekamp, (OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)

Loek Boonekamp
Loek Boonekamp

 

THE CHALLENGE OF IMPLEMENTING THE SRA/SDDChairman: Birger Kerckow (FNR – Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.V.; BiofuelsTP Secretariat)


(411 Kb)

1. Biomass Feedstocks – Can Agriculture and Forestry Meet Future Market Demand? Calliope Panoutsou, (Imperial College, Co-Chairman BiofuelsTP Biomass-Working Group)

Calliope Panoutsou
Calliope Panoutsou


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2.2nd Generation Biofuels R&D – Do We Need a Different Research Infrastructure? Alexandre Rojey, (IFP - Institut Français du Petrole, Chairman BiofuelsTP Conversion-Working Group)

Alexandre Rojey
Alexandre Rojey


(67 Kb)

3. Biofuels and Motor Fuel Quality – Enemies or Allies? Ebba Tamm, (SPI - Swedish Petroleum Institute, Member BiofuelsTP Markets-Working Group)

Ebba Tamm
Ebba Tamm

 


(322 Kb)

4. Biofuels and future engine requirements – The View of a Car Manufacturer, Wolfgang Steiger, (Volkswagen AG; Member BiofuelsTP Steering Committee)

Wolfgang Steiger
Wolfgang Steiger

 

THE BIOFUELS TP SRA/SDD AND OTHER INITIATIVES – COOPERATION AND SYNERGIES

Speakers on cooperation and synergies with other initiatives
Speakers on cooperation and synergies with other initiatives


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1. Biofuels and Sustainable Chemistry - Just Meeting in Biorefineries or More Synergies?, Dirk Carrez (EuropaBio; European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry)

Dirk Carrez
Dirk Carrez


(195 Kb)

2. Biofuels and the Contribution of Plant Biotechnology, Ulrich Schurr, (Forschungszentrum Jülich, European Technology Platform Plants for the Future)

Ulrich Schurr
Ulrich Schurr


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3. SRA and SDD – A View from the EU Member States, Andreas Dorda (BMVIT - Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology; Chairman BiofuelsTP Mirror Group)

Andreas Dorda
Andreas Dorda


(252 Kb)

4. The BiofuelsTP SRA/SDD – How Can the European Investment Bank Contribute to Their Implementation?, Hans Harald Jahn (EIB – European Investment Bank)

Hans Harald Jahn
Hans Harald Jahn


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5. Biofuels in the Global Energy Market - The IEA Perspective, Ralph E.H. Sims (IEA - International Energy Agency)

Ralph E.H. Sims
Ralph E.H. Sims


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GOING FORWARD Veronique Hervouet, (Total, *Chair BiofuelsTP Steering Committee)

Veronique Hervouet
Veronique Hervouet


*Veronique Hervouet replaces Luis Cabra, Repsol YPF, who held the position until January 31st 2008.