The links below cover European and International information sources and contacts on biofuels and bioenergy.
Alternatively, you can search the database of European Biofuels Stakeholders for biofuels organisations and companies active in specific biofuels sectors and countries:
International biofuel organisations, associations and information sources
European Bioeconomy Observatory - All the latest data and information about bioeconomy, including statistics on investments in research, policy mapping, bioeconomy country profiles, data visualisation and analytical reports. This online resource is managed by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC).
EERA-Bioenergy - European Energy Reseach Alliance joint programme on Bioenergy involves 34 RTD organisations from 15 European countries and addresses 5 key areas: Thermochemical, Sugar, Algae-based biofuels, Sustainable biomass, and Stationary bioenergy.
EIT European Institute of Innovation and Technology The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is to be a key driver of sustainable European growth and competitiveness through the stimulation of world-leading innovations with a positive impact on economy and society. The mission of the EIT is to grow and capitalise on the innovation capacity and capability of actors from higher education, research, business and entrepreneurship from the EU and beyond through the creation of highly integrated Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs).
Horizon 2020 - The new EC Framewok Programme in support of European innovation and R&D (2014-2020)
FP7 projects This site includes details of projects funded under the 7th Framework Programme.
FP6 projects This site included details of projects funded under the FP6 programme, and was archived in November 2013.
General information on all aspects of European Research activities and the various Institutions of the European Union can be found on the following sites:
TRIP - Transport Research and Innovation Portal.
Network Biofuels Austria
Austrian Biomass Association
Belgian association for the valorization of biomas for non-food uses, including bioenergy and biofuels.
BGBIOM was created in the autumn of 1998, and became a member of European Biomass Association (AEBIOM). BGBIOM promotes renewable energy sources, mainly biomass, plant residues and animal manure as energy sources for sustainable society.
Czech Technology Platform for Biofuels in Transport and the Chemical Industry
Founded in 2006, the main interest area of the TP is a promotion of second generation biofuels, with particular focus on biomass production and conversion, biofuels transport, usage and sustainability. Currently, the TP consists of 30 members, including companies, academia, applied research, stock producers and oil refineries.
www.biopaliva-ctpb.cz (Biofuels pages in Czech language only)
CZ Biom - Ceské sdružení pro biomasu
Czech Biomass Association
DIBioenergi Danish Bioenergy Association
EESTI BIOKÜTUSTE ÜHING (EBÜ)
Estonian Biomass Association
The Bioenergy Association of Finland
Syndicat des énergies renouvelables
BBE Bundesverband BioEnergie e.V.
S.BI.B.E Hellenic Biofuels and Biomass Association
SBIBE aims to protect the environment, reduce pollution and promote biofuels, namely biodiesel, in Greece and abroad.
Magyar Biomassza Társaság
website currently unavailable
Irish Bioenergy Association (IrBEA)
Established 28 January 2008
ITABIA - Italian Biomass Association
Association of biofuels producers and suppliers of Lithuania
NL-BEA Stichting Platform Bio-Energie
NOBIO - Norsk Bioenergiforening
Polish Technology Platform for Biofuels
website not currently available
Polish Biomass Association
Romanian Biofuels Technology Platform (BIOCARO)
RBA Russian Biofuels Association
SK-BIOM - Slovenská asociácia pre biomasu
Slovak Biomass Association
SLOBIOM - Zveza društev za biomaso Slovenije
Solevnian Biomass Association
Spanish Biomass Technology Platform (BIOPLAT)
The Spanish Biomass Technology Platform includes a Work Group dedicated to Biofuels (Bio Combustibles)
f3 The Swedish Knowledge Centre for Renewable Transportation Fuels
Swiss Biofuels Platform (no longer active)
The main objective of the Swiss Biofuels Platform was to promote and facilitate the use of sustainable biofuels in the transport sector in Switzerland. The website is no longer available. EBTP is not aware of a dedicated Bioenergy or biofuels association in Switzerland in 2014.
Renewable Energy Association - Renewable Transport Fuels Group RTFG
Biofuels Producers Coordinating Council (New organisaiton - website link to follow)
US Energy Information Administration - information on consumption and production in countries globally
Renewable Fuels Association (national association for the US ethanol industry).
Interactive Latin American Biofuels Map - covering statistics, production, sustainability, feedstocks, policy and other information for biodiesel and bioethanol on a country-by-country basis.
Please also see the sustainability links below, which include links to organsiations and initiatives covering biofuels production in Brazil.
APEC Biofuels covers Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong (China), Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, The Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, United States, and Viet Nam
General Bioenergy and Renewable Energy Organisations
AEBIOM – The European Biomass Association
EREC - European Renewable Energy Council
eseia - the European Sustainable Energy Innovation Alliance
An association of leading membership organisations spanning a number of European countries operating in the field of sustainable energy systems, from energy provision to energy consumption in research, teaching and innovation. The cross-sector membership of scientific, business and political partners is dedicated to advancing innovation to implement renewables and sustainable technologies in Europe as well as on a global scale.
EUBIA - European Biomass Industry Association
EUFORES - the European Forum for Renewable Energy Sources
FEDARENE - European Federation of Regional Energy and Environment Agencies
This site covers the activities of the various Tasks supported by the International Energy Agency.
WBA - World Bioenergy Association
COPA – COGECA Committee of Professional Agricultural Organisations in the European Union and General Confederation of Agricultural Co-operatives in the European Union
Confederation of European Forest Owners
EPSO, European Plant Science Organisation
ESA European Seed Association
EABA - European Algae Biomass Association
EBB - European Biodiesel Board
CONCAWE Oil Company Organisation for Environment, health and safety
EFOA - European Fuel Oxygenates Association
EFPRA – European Fat Processors & Renderers Association
ePure - European Renewable Ethanol Association
EuropaBio The European Association for Bioindustries
European Biogas Association
EUROPIA - The European Petroleum Industry Association
EWABA - European Waste to Advanced Biofuels Association
FEDIOL - EC Seed Crushers and Oil Processors Association
SNPAA - Syndicat National des Producteurs d’Alcool Agricole
UEPA - European Union of Ethanol Producers
End use of biofuels and market development
ACEA European Automobile Manufacturers Association
EARPA European Automative Research Partners Association
ENGVA - European Natural Gas Vehicle Association
EUCAR - The European Council for Automotive R & D
FREIGHTVISION - Developing a long-term vision and a robust and adaptive action plan both for transport and technology policy for sustainable long-distance freight transport
Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels
JEC Biofuels Programme - EUCAR, CONCAWE and JRC project covering Well to Wheels analaysis (WTW), and other aspects of biofuels production and use.
NVGA Europe (Natural Gas Vehicle Assocation)- promoting the use of Bio-CNG, LNG and L-CNG
TRKC - The Transport Research Knowledge Centre (TRKC)
Provides an overview of research activities at European and national level.
International Transport Forum - OECD
Better Sugarcane Initiative
Certification organisations and initiatives
IEA Bioenergy Task 39 2nd Generation Biofuels Demonstration Facilities - a clickable online map and dtabase with summaries of over 50 2nd Generation Biofuels Demonstration Plants in Europe, the United States and Australia
Elobio: effective and low-disturbing biofuel policies - develops low-disturbing policy options, enhancing biofuels but minimising the impacts on e.g. food and feed markets, and markets of biomass for power and heat.
Bioenergy site, the
Biofpr - Biofuels, bioproducts and biorefining
Biofuels - Future Science
Biofuels Brazil - A weekly report with the latest facts, figures & market news
Biomass magazine - Biomass Power and Thermal
Biorefining magazine - Covers biofuels and aquatic/microbial feedstocks
Biotechnology for Biofuels
British BioEnergy News
DG Environment - Research News Alert Service
Ethanol Producer Magazine
European Biodiesel Board
European Energy Innovation - Covers sustainable energy inc. biofuels
Green Air Online - Indepenent news updates on aviation and the environment
Horizon Magazine - Latest news from the EC Horizon 2020 programme
IJREB International Journal of Renewable Energy and Biofuels - Open access scientific articles, with many relating to biofuels and bioenergy)
Oil and Gas Journal
Technology Networks Agrigenomics page - Covers advanced biofuels
Teru talk -Conversion of waste to biofuels, bioenergy and other products
IEA-AMF Advanced Motor Fuels Newsletter One 2014
IEA Task 34 Pyrolysis (PyNe) Newsletter January 2014
IEA Task 39 (Commercializing Liquid Biofuels) - Newsletter December 2013
European Biogas Association Newsletters - January and February 2014
UFOP Market Information