THE TURNING POINT TO SCALE-UP BIOENERGY AND RENEWABLE FUELS SOLUTIONS FOR DECARBONIZING THE TRANSPORT SECTOR
The 10th Stakeholder Plenary Meeting Event Summary
The EU Climate and Energy Policy framework that is evolving under the overarching goals of the EU Green Deal will set the context for the deployment of renewable fuels and bioenergy until 2030 and beyond. The Fit-for-55 package provides for the revision of the RED II and novel legislative proposals for the aviation and shipping sectors: ReFuelEU Aviation and FuelEU Maritime.
Biomass from perennials for regenerative agriculture and integrated biomass-food crop rotations can be viable options to broaden the sustainable feedstock base.
The integration of different technology solutions in a flexible mix is the fast way forward for bioenergy and renewable fuels, and the key to overcome the implementation barriers.
“There is no climate deal without sustainable biomass use, technology innovation needs a market development in line with the ambitious climate targets at EU and national level and ETIP Bioenergy is ready to contribute” - Patrik Klintbom, ETIP Bioenergy Steering Committee Chair.
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SPM10 RESOURCES: SLIDES AND RECORDINGS AVAILABLE
Go through the SPM10 Programme again! Scroll down the online agenda and find video recordings and slides available for each presentation.
Direct access to full-session recordings (on YouTube):
10th Stakeholder Plenary Meeting playlist
WEBINAR: BIOMASS FOR ENERGY PURPOSES - TRUE AND FALSE ABOUT CLIMATE IMPACT
The most debated topics around the use of biomass for energy purposes were addressed in a webinar held on 10th December. This was jointly organised by ETIP Bioenergy, IEA Bioenergy and Renewable Transportation Fuels and Systems, a collaborative research programme financed by the Swedish Energy Agency and f3 Swedish Knowledge Centre for Renewable Transportation Fuels.
Is extraction of biomass sustainable from a climate perspective? Is there biomass enough to provide for the many different needs? And what about biological diversity, can it be secured?
Members of the European Parliament and prominent researchers in the field were involved, with the aim to broaden and deepen the knowledge base for the ongoing debate. Sweden served as a concrete example.
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MAPPING NATIONAL R&I BIOENERGY PROJECTS
The SET4BIO project has set a goal of mapping the most important ongoing and recently finished R&I activities that will enable realizing the SET Plan IP8 - Implementation Plan for Action 8: Bioenergy and Renewable Fuels for Sustainable Transport.
This interactive tool provides an overview of Bioenergy R&I projects currently deployed and funded at national level across the SET Plan countries engaged in IWG8 (Implementation Working Group for Action 8).
Based on the Report on the state of play of the SET Plan IP8, the map was developed with the aim to improve the accessibility to information through a dynamic visualization of data.The covered projects are browsable by multiple criteria, especially by country and R&I activity. Other detailed information available on each project is displayed in pop-ups and panels.
This map is a work in progress, and new information about bioenergy projects is included along with periodical updates of the Report. If you want your project to appear in this map, to correct or update information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Hydrogen is highlighted as a key energy carrier in a future net zero green-house gas (GHG) emission society.
However, currently over 90% of the world’s hydrogen supply is produced from fossil natural gas and coal. If hydrogen is to be used as a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels, it needs to be produced without net emissions of GHG; one such alternative is to use forest biomass.
This work presents a literature review of technologies for hydrogen production from sustainably harvested forest biomass.
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UPDATED FACT SHEETS
ETIP Bioenergy has recently published an updated version of its fact sheet about Methanol, describing the process technology and applications of this type of biofuel.
Another updated fact sheet illustrates the UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery, producing wood-based renewable diesel from forest industry residues.
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ETIP BIOENERGY WORKING GROUP - WEBINAR: RESILIENCE OF THE INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE VEHICLE AND ITS IMPACT ON LOW-CARBON FUELS DEMAND
On 30th November, the ETIP Bioenergy Working Group 3 - Biofuels distribution and end use held a webinar on “Resilience of the Internal Combustion Engine Vehicle and its impact on low-carbon fuels Demand” focused on the consequences for the (low-carbon) fuels market of the expected resilience of the Internal Combustion Engine Vehicles in the “legacy” fleet.
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- BIOFIT Final Policy Conference, 18th-20th January 2022, Online
How to implement bioenergy in existing industrial installations: Results from the BIOFIT project. Project results will be presented in four Industry Sessions, each of them addressing a specific industry sector, and will close up with a Policy Breakfast "Retrofit-for-55" session.
- EUBCE 2022 – 30th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, 9th-12th May 2022 Online & Marseille, France
EUBCE is the largest biomass conference and exhibition in the world. Each year, EUBCE brings together the greatest minds and latest advancements in biomass, with the aim of accelerating research and market uptake across the globe.
- REGATEC Conference 2022,17th-18th May 2022 in Malmö, Sweden
The 8th International Conference on Renewable Energy Gas Technology (REGATEC 2022) revolves around renewable methane for G-mobility and/or grid injection, including anaerobic digestion, gasification and Power-to-gas.
About ETIP Bioenergy
The European Technology and Innovation Platform Bioenergy (ETIP Bioenergy) is an industry-led stakeholder platform that brings together relevant actors from academia, industry, and civil society, engaged in the development of sustainable bioenergy and competitive biofuel technologies. ETIP Bioenergy aims to contribute to the development of cost-competitive, innovative world-class bioenergy and biofuel value chains, to the creation and strengthening of a healthy European bioenergy industry and to accelerate the sustainable deployment of bioenergy in the EU, through a process of guidance, prioritisation and promotion of research, technology development and demonstration. ETIP Bioenergy has the role to represent the unbiased, united, and consolidated view of the biofuels and bioenergy industry in Europe.
This newsletter is produced on behalf of the ETIP Bioenergy by the ETIP-B-SABS 2 project team, funded under Horizon 2020. The broad aim of ETIP-B-SABS 2 is to enhance communications and networking among Advanced Bioenergy Stakeholders from research, industry, government, NGOs, feedstocks production, end use and related areas in all European countries. The contents of this newsletter are copyright © ETIP-B-SABS 2 2018-2021
This project has received funding from the EU's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 825179
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