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How to overcome barriers for commercialization of advanced biofuels?

Online workshop of SVEBIO and IEA Bioenergy, 25 Nov 2021

Biofuels, advanced biofuels in particular, are an important part of the solution to reduce fossil energy based greenhouse gas emissions- and the only option with significant short term impact in the transport sector.

However, the investments in the production of advanced biofuels must be much larger to boost the required production. Stronger policy support and a greater rate of innovation are needed to reduce the costs of development and scale up. In the frame of an IEA Bioenergy project, international progress and experiences to identify which approaches have proved to be most effective, have been analysed. The project has essentially answered research questions:

  • What are key factors for the success of sustainable advanced biofuel projects?
  • What is required to re-stimulate vigorous biofuels development and commercialization?

The workshop will discuss current state and guidelines to overcome the technical, economic, societal and political barriers in the past and to stimulate increased future markets for production and consumption of advanced transport biofuels.

The Workshop will take place on 25 Nov from 9:00 to 18:00.

More information, programme and registration:


FNR represents the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Germany in the IEA Bioenergy Technology Collaboration Programme (TCP). Franziska Müller-Langer and Nicolaus Dahmen, who present at the workshop, are the National Team Leaders for Germany in Task 39 of IEA Bioenergy “Commercializing Conventional and Advanced Transport Biofuels from Biomass and Other Renewable Feedstocks”.

Contact at FNR: Birger Kerckow, b.kerkow(bei)

IEA Bioenergy