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Free international webinar “The contribution of renewable fuels to road transport decarbonisation”

17 November 2020, 16:00 – 17:30 CET

IEA Bioenergy invites you to participate in a free international webinar entitled, “The contribution of renewable fuels to road transport decarbonisation” presented by Dina Bacovsky, Unit Head Biofuels, BEST – Bioenergy and Sustainable Technologies, Austria, Juhani Laurikko, Senior Research Scientist, VTT, Finland and Adam Brown, Managing Director, Energy Insights, UK/France.

This webinar will be held on Wednesday, November 17, 2020 from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Central European Time / 10:00 am – 11:30 am North American Eastern Standard Time / 3:00 pm – 4.30 pm Greenwich Mean Time.

In the light of climate change, there is an urgent need to decarbonize our societies. The road transport sector is specifically challenging, as transport demand is growing, and so are the sector´s GHG emissions. Even for road transport, electric mobility will not be able to solve this on its own, and advanced renewable transport fuels will be needed to bridge the gap between GHG emission reduction targets and the prospected actual emissions. A team of experts has assessed the transport sector and its projected development up to 2030 and 2050 for a number of countries, including Germany, Sweden, Finland, USA, and Brazil. The work was initiated and carried out jointly by two Technology Collaboration Programmes of the International Energy Agency, namely the IEA Bioenergy TCP and the Advanced Motor Fuels TCP, with support of the European Commission. The analysis is based on current national policies, projections of the vehicle fleet, and on the availability of renewable transport fuels. The objective of the assessment was to quantify the role that renewable transport fuels play in decarbonising the road transport sector, and to provide insights to policy makers on how individual countries differ from one another, which options for decarbonisation they have, and best practice examples for successful policies. This webinar will present the main conclusions and recommendations of this work.

Please consult the instructions below for information on how to connect for the live webinar. You will need a computer with stable internet access. If you do not have access to the internet, please contact us so we can provide you with the presentation file to follow along.

The webinar will be delivered through the Zoom web conferencing software. The webinar platform may prompt you to download a free add-in. Follow the instructions on-screen to install.

To participate as attendee, receive email reminders and calendar invitations, please register online here:

Unable to attend the live lecture? Lectures will be recorded and archived for later viewing at

How to join after registration:

All questions can be directed towards the Q&A window.

FNR represents Germany in IEA Bioenergy and AMF; Germany, DBFZ Leipzig and FNR were also actively involved in the assessment.

FNR contact person: Birger Kerckow


IEA Bioenergy

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