European Technology and Innovation Platform Bioenergy

9th Stakeholder Plenary Meeting

20-21 November 2019

Boulevard du Roi Albert II, 5, B-1210 Brussels

The 9th Stakeholder Plenary Meeting (SPM) of the European Technology and Innovation Platform will be held from 20-21 November 2019 in Brussels. In three thematic sessions during the first day, innovations in the fields of renewable fuels and bioenergy, opportunities and challenges with respect to broadening the biomass feedstock base in Europe as well as the future role of ETIP Bioenergy and options how you can get involved in the platform will be discussed with the audience.

The second day takes a bird´s eye view on the contribution of advanced renewable transport fuels to the decarbonisation of transport in 2030 and beyond, technological options, implementation barriers, and financial instruments.

The Stakeholder Plenary Meeting provides a forum for political representatives, research institutes, and companies from the bioenergy sector to discuss jointly about the future of biofuels and bioenergy in Europe.

Registration to the SPM is free of charge; however, places are limited by the capacity of the venue. Please inform us at your earliest convenience via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you subsequently need to cancel your registration.


Participants of the 9th SPM are kindly invited to attend the workshop of the H2020 project ADVANCEFUEL as well as the BESTF3 Final Forum that will be held subsequently to the SPM on 21 November. Both events will take place at the same venue as the SPM. Please follow the links below for registration and further information:







20 November 2019





09:30 – 10:30

Registration & coffee


10:30 – 10:40


Patrik Klintbom, Chair SC ETIP Bioenergy

10:40 – 11:00

EU Research & Innovation Policy on renewable fuels and bioenergy

Maria Georgiadou, DG RTD

11:00 - 12:30

What’s new in technology?

Moderation: Patrik Klintbom


Biofuels – Future Opportunities for Refiners

Olov Öhrman, Preem


Rolling out of the pyrolysis technology through Europe

Gerhard Muggen, BTG Bioliquids BV


Delivering advanced biofuels and circular chemicals to market: An industrial case study for Enerkem

Robert Vierhout, Enerkem


Bringing cellulosic ethanol to the market: the sunliquid story

Paolo Corvo, Clariant

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch and networking


13:30 – 15:30

Broadening the biomass feedstock base in Europe – Opportunities and challenges

Moderation: Calliope Panoutsou, Imperial College London


Biomass supply and cost supply assessments

Andrea Camia, European Commission, Joint Research Centre


Lignocellulosic biomass and food crops: sustainable intensification of agriculture in the framework of the BECOOL project

Andrea Parenti, University of Bologna


Biofuels from marginal land

Berien Elbersen Anouk Cormont, Wageningen University & Research


Challenges for RED II Sustainability Certification from a Certification Scheme’s Point of View

Peter Hawighorst, Meo Carbon Solutions GmbH

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee break


16:00 – 17:30

Getting involved – ETIP Bioenergy, a platform for its stakeholders

Interactive breakout sessions on biomass availability, conversion technologies, markets and end use, and policy and sustainability



Working Group 1 – Biomass Feedstocks

  • Opportunities and challenges for broadening biomass feedstock in Europe
  • Recommendations for R&I actions
  • Biomass supply and cost supply assessment

Calliope Panoutsou, Imperial College London


Working Group 2 – Conversion

  • News and developments on priority value chain projects
  • Examine the changes regarding the ETIP Bioenergy value chains and their background
  • Development pathways and innovative technologies

Lars Waldheim, Waldheim Consulting & Francisco Gìrio, National Laboratory of Energy and Geology


Working Group 3 – End use

  • Competition of renewable fuels with non ICE-based transport alternatives
  • Competition for renewable fuels between road, air and maritime transport
  • What can R&I do to bring solutions to the market?

Philippe Marchand, Biofuels expert & Dorothée Lahaussois, Toyota Motor Europe


Working Group 4 – Policy and Sustainability

  • Is the REDII sufficient to achieve sustainable biomass supply in the EU
  • How to ensure that REDII requirements will be understood and met by non-EU partners?
  • Does REDII serve as a sound basis for governing the sustainability of the broader bio economy, and if not, determining what else is needed?

Uwe Fritsche, International Institute for Sustainability Analysis and Strategy (IINAS)

17:30 – 18:00

Results from the breakout sessions – Rapporteurs


18:00 – 20:00

Reception & get together





21 November 2019





08:30 – 09:00

Registration & coffee


09:00 – 10:20

The fast way forward

Bird´s eye view of the role of biofuels, technological options, implementation barriers and financing opportunities

Moderation: Patrik Klintbom, Chair SC ETIP Bioenergy


The Contribution of Advanced Renewable Transport Fuels to the Decarbonisation of Transport in 2030 and beyond

Dina Bacovsky, BEST


BIOFIT project – Bioenergy Retrofits for Europe’s Industry: Opportunities and Challenges

Dimitrios Kourkoumpas, Research Engineer at CERTH – Centre for Research & Technology Hellas


DEMO-SPK - Research and Demonstration Project on the Use of Renewable Kerosene

Franziska Müller-Langer, DBFZ Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum


Advanced Biofuels and more from biorefinery – cooperation is the key to success

Patrick Pitkänen, St1 Oy

10:20 – 10:30

Closing remarks

Patrik Klintbom




10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break & registration BESTF3ADVANCEFUEL workshops


11:00 – 12:30

1st parallel sessions BESTF3 & ADVANCEFUEL workshops


12:30 – 13:30



13:30 – 15:00

2nd parallel sessions BESTF3 & ADVANCEFUEL workshops