European Biofuels Technology Platform
5th Stakeholder Plenary Meeting

Advanced Biofuels Deployment
Investing in Europe's Future

6th-7th February 2013
Diamant Conference and Business Centre
Brussels

Presentations and Photos Press Release CVs & Abstracts

The Fifth Stakeholder Plenary Meeting of EBTP (SPM5) was held at the Diamant Conference Centre in Brussels on 6th - 7th February 2013 bringing together over 150 European biofuels stakeholders from industry, academia, research organisations, common interest groups and other associations with an interest in biofuels production and use.

Speakers included experts from leading organisations involved in developing sustainable advanced biofuels in Europe, as well as speakers from the US and Brazil who gave a global perspective on sustainability and financing.

Many thanks to all the speakers and the stakeholders who contributed to a highly successful and productive two days.


SPM5 PRESS RELEASE

A bright future for advanced biofuels in Europe

Advanced biofuels are a key component of EU climate and energy ambitions, and present a huge opportunity for economic growth in Europe

A bright future for advanced biofuels was highlighted at the European Biofuels Technology Platform annual meeting, held in Brussels on 6-7 February, bringing together over 150 stakeholders from industry, academia, research, NGOs, and other interested parties in biofuels production and use.

The feedstocks for advanced biofuels, such as agricultural and forestry residues are widely available, and organisations are working together to optimise use of these sustainable biomass resources across Europe.

After 5 years of encouraging collaborative research and demonstration, EBTP welcomes the commissioning of industrial-scale demonstration facilities for production of a range of advanced biofuels, with 8 new projects being supported by NER300 funding for innovative sustainable technologies.

The EBTP also welcomed EC plans to accelerate deployment of advanced biofuels under initiatives such as the European Industrial Bioenergy Initiative, Horizon 2020 research funding programme, the Biobased Industries PPP (BRIDGE), the Advanced Biofuels Flighpath Initiative, and ERA-NET+ BESTF, recently launched by a consortium of 8 Member States.

Lars Hansen, Chair of the European Biofuels Technology Platform said, “To kick-start the new generation of biofuels and maximise the economic and environmental benefits beyond 2020, there needs to be a consistent, stable and supportive framework of policies.”

The accelerated commercial deployment of advanced biofuels will create thousands of jobs, help stabilise fuel prices, reduce reliance on fossil fuel imports, and reduce GHG emissions in the transport sector. Together with increased engine efficiency, electrification of urban transport and other innovative technology, advanced biofuels are poised to play an increasingly important role in sustainable transport in Europe in the decades ahead.

For further information please contact EBTP Secretariat secretariat@biofuelstp.eu

 

DAY 1 - 6th February 2013  

WELCOME ADDRESS

Lars Christian Hansen, Chair of the Steering Committee, European Biofuels Technology Platform (EBTP);
President, Novozymes Europe

Lars Christian Hansen

SPM5

KEYNOTE SPEECH

András Siegler, Director for Energy, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission

Andras Siegler

SESSION 1: ACCESS TO FEEDSTOCKS

Moderator: Calliope Panoutsou, Vice-chair of EBTP WG1 Biomass; Imperial College London

Calliope Panoutsou

 

Agricultural policies to ensure feedstock mobilisation
Markus Holzer, Head of Unit, Bioenergy, Forest and Climatic Change, European Commission, DG AGRI

Markus Holzer

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Non-technical challenges for a company intending to build a demonstration/flagship plant - biomass sourcing strategy
Hannes Lechner, Principal - Global Bioenergy Practice,
Pöyry Management Consulting (UK) Ltd

Hannes Lechner

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Civil society view on competition for biomass resources and sustainability parameters
David Baldock, Executive Director, IEEP - Institute for European Environmental Policy

David Baldock

View IEEP website (no slides presented by this speaker)

Discussion

SPM5 Discussion 1

SESSION 2: OVERCOMING TECHNOLOGICAL / LOGISTICAL HURDLES

Moderator: Véronique Hervouet, EBTP Steering Committee;
Senior VP, Investments, Total Energy Ventures

Veronique Hervouet

Status update of selected demonstration plants
Ingvar Landälv, Vice-chair EBTP Steering Committee, Vice-chair of WG2; Lulea University of Technology & CTO, Chemrec

Ingvar landalv

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Frédéric Monot, Head of Biotechnology, IFP Energies nouvelles

Frederic Monot

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From concept to demonstration: developing an advanced biofuel project
Jukka Heiskanen, Head of R&D, Fortum

Jukka Heiskanen

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European Advanced Biofuels Flightpath Initiative: Progress and hurdles of getting biofuels in the air
Kyriakos Maniatis, Policy officer, New energy technologies, innovation and clean coal, DG ENER, European Commission

Kyriakos Maniatis

Further information on the European Advanced Biofuels Flightpath Initiative

Discussion

SPM5 Discussion 2

SESSION 3: FROM PILOT TO FLAGSHIP - FINANCING THE UPSCALE

Moderator: Birger Kerckow, Secretariat of the EBTP, Agency for Renewable Resources, Germany

Birger Kerckow

EC Support to Advanced Biofuels (European Industrial Bioenergy Initiative, NER300, Bio-based Industries PPP)
Bruno Schmitz, Head of Unit, New and Renewable Energy Sources, European Commission, DG RTD

Bruno Schmitz

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Eranet+ BESTF (BioEnergy Sustaining the Future)
Megan Cooper, Project Manager, DECC Innovation Delivery Team

Megan Cooper

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The Private-Public Partnership on bio-based industries:
Biobased and Renewable Industries for Development and Growth in Europe (BRIDGE)
Joanna Dupont-Inglis, Director, Industrial Biotechnology, EuropaBio

Joanna Dupont-Inglis

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Case study on the first commercial advanced ethanol plant in the EU, and how it was financed
Stefania Pescarolo, M&G Chemtex

Stefania Pescarolo

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COCKTAILS AND NETWORKING EVENT

Cocktails and networking

DAY 2 - 7th February 2013

Welcome
Lars Hansen, Chair of EBTP Steering Committee;
President, Novozymes Europe

Lars Christian Hansen

SESSION 4: LONG-TERM, STABLE POLICY SUPPORT TO ADVANCED BIOFUELS DEMAND IN THE EU

Moderator: Lars Hansen, Chair of EBTP Steering Committee; President, Novozymes Europe

Existing policy framework and proposal to review RED and FQD to take ILUC of biofuels into account
Øyvind Vessia, Policy Officer, Unit C1 Renewables and CCS Policy, DG ENER, European Commission

Oyvind Vessia

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NGO viewpoint on long-term policy support to advanced biofuels demand in the EU
Jos Dings, Transport and Environment

Jos Dings

View Transport and Environment website (no slides presented by this speaker)

 

EBTP views on the RED and FQD review

Marc Gillmann

Marc Gillmann, Chair EBTP WG4 - Policy and Sustainability;
Total Supply and Marketing, Stratégie biocarburants et développement agricole

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Discussion

SPM5 Discussion 4

SESSION 5: GLOBAL APPROACHES TO SUPPORT FOR ADVANCED BIOFUELS - HOW THE NEED FOR A COMPREHENSIVE POLICY FRAMEWORK IS BEING ADDRESSED

Moderator: Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Vice-chair EBTP Steering Committee; University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership



USA
Daniel Nibarger, International Economist, Biofuels Group, Global Policy Analysis Division, USDA FAS-Office of Global Analysis (OGA)

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Central and Eastern Europe
Peter Canciani, CEI

Peter Canciani

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Brazil
Géraldine Kutas, Head of International Affairs, Unica

Geraldine Kutas

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Final discussion

SPM5 Discussion 5

Closing address

Lars Christian Hansen, Chair of the Steering Committee, EBTP