Advanced Biofuels: What's It Going to Take?
There has been a high degree of focus by policymakers in some countries, the media, NGOs and others on technologies such as electrification as a means (perhaps the only means in some cases) to decarbonizing transport. However, it is becoming clearer that advanced biofuels and other advanced alternative fuels will have to play a critical role as well to achieve GHG reduction targets in line with the Paris Agreement. The consensus from organizations such as IEA and others is that decarbonization cannot be achieved without advanced biofuels. But, scale up has been rocky as electrification begins to take off in some countries.
So, the question is, just what is it going to take to bring these fuels to market? What is the tipping point? What series of events/actions have to happen to make that tipping point happen? We'll be discussing this and other questions in the first of a series of roundtable discussions this year on different fuels issues for Future Fuel Outlook members, and you are invited to join as well. There is no charge for this event.
I'm excited to have transatlantic experts who have worked in this space for years joining me in what I expect to be an open and robust Q&A discussion:
-Philippe Marchand, European Technology and Innovation Platform (ETIP) Bioenergy Steering Committee Member and Senior Biofuels Expert formerly with TOTAL
-Dina Bacovsky, Austrian Delegate to the Executive Committee of the IEA Bioenergy Technology Collaboration Programme (IEA Bioenergy TCP)
-Doug Faulkner, Co-Chair, U.S. Biomass Research & Development Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
-Gerry Ostheimer, co-founder and advisor, below50
- Future Fuels Strategy
- 18 June 2020
- Tammy Klein