More than 600 participants from 25 countries attended the conference and took part in the presentations and discussions regarding possible options for a more sustainable future mobility serving under the goals of the Paris Agreement and the obligations of the REDII. The conference provided the opportunity to access the most recent information about the relevant market developments, technological innovations and the future of renewable mobility.
The conference started with a plenary session of experts presenting their analysis of suitable pathways for sustainable and renewable mobility. Representatives of mineral oil companies were present in order to provide their views on the increasingly important role of advanced fuels in the energy sector.
The European Technology and Innovation Platform (ETIP) Bioenergy was represented by its chair Patrik Klintbom, who gave an interesting overview of the activities of the platform to increase the bioenergy deployment across Europe. ADVANCEFUEL’s coordinator, Kristin Sternberg (FNR), was among the participants ready to engage and learn more concerning the latest developments in this area, as well as in engaging with stakeholders and making them aware of the project’s ambitious goals and possibilities to interact and collaborate.
The present bioenergy associations then further presented their suggestions for reaching the carbon-emission reduction targets, which included:
- Avoiding a CO2 taxes for sustainable, renewable fuels
- Harmonisation of REDII requirements with the “Green Deal” demand, including a commitment to increasing the share of renewable energy in the transport sector, from 14% in 2030 up to 20%, otherwise the targeted reduction of the GHG-emissions will not be seen as feasible.
- Taking RESfuels into consideration in view of the European threshold values for CO2-emissions in the transport sector. The use of renewable fuels and their savings of fossil-based emissions must sufficiently be taken into account regarding these efforts.
On the second day, several different topics were addressed in a four-way parallel presentation and discussion session that covered different alternative fuel possibilities. Some examples that stemmed from the session include biomethane, bioethanol and power to X, as well as new mobility concepts and sustainability of biofuels in aviation and the marine sectors.
In summary, it was a successful event and a perfect platform for discussing the multiple challenges of the targeted energy as well as transport and mobility transition with experts covering the whole value chain.
Duration of the project: September 2017 - August 2020
ADVANCEFUEL has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 764799.
FNR contact person: Kristin Sternberg