Beyond the ICE ban: a comprehensive approach to decarbonize the road transport

Following the opposition of seven countries, the European debate over the internal combustion engines (ICE) ban in road transport has flared up again.

Patrik Klintbom, Chair of ETIP Bioenergy, commented on these facts from his LinkedIn profile claiming for a comprehensive approach for decarbonizing the car sector:

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"Until all cars are electric there is need of huge volumes of liquid fuelsIn my view biofuels and later electrofuels have a key role here and the alternative is to continue to use fossil based energy carriers not electrification. So banning the combustion engine does not make sense to me and it would be much better to ban the problem which is the fossil derived fuels."  

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ETIP Bioenergy is updating its Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda to outline a systemic approach on biofuels and electrofuels with integration of hydrogen.

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Joint position paper on Renewable Hydrogen by ETIP RHC and ETIP Bioenergy

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The production and use of renewable hydrogen can be an important building block for the energy transition, but certainly not the only or even the most important solution.

This position paper is the result of collaborative work between RHC-ETIP and ETIP Bioenergy. The objective of this document is to discuss and to take position on the role of hydrogen for a climate-neutral Europe from the perspective of both ETIPs.

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Position Paper by ETIP Bioenergy: supporting the 5% of innovative renewables target in RED revision

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The 5% target of innovative renewable energy technologies introduced in Renewable Energy Directive (RED) has a great potential to boost the EU bioenergy and biofuels industry. ETIP Bioenergy is ready to support Member States to reach this target.

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ERTRAC report: A mapping of technology options for sustainable energies and powertrains for road transport

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This report by European Road Transport Research Advisory Council, published in December 2022, provides the perspective of the research community over the different technology options to address the environmental and energy challenges for road transport.

The document highlights the need for a diversification of future low-carbon mobility solutions, notably in road transport, and the links between the R&D efforts required in each part of the mobility value chain.

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Technology advances in liquid biofuels and renewable gas - Summary and conclusions from the IEA Bioenergy Workshop

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The IEA Bioenergy workshop was organised in Vienna in collaboration with the Austrian Ministry BMK and BEST - Bioenergy and Sustainable Technologies GmbH on 17 October 2022. This summary report illustrates the workshop development, key messages and conclusions emerged which highlight the vital role that bioenergy plays for the future of transport and gas distribution systems.

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Final project Conference - How to REPLACE inefficient fossil heating systems

21 March 2023, 10.00-16.30 CET [Hybrid Event]

The Final Conference of the REPLACE Project is dedicated to how heating and cooling for European consumers can and shall be made efficient, economically resilient, clean and climate-friendly.


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Webinar: Opportunities and Challenges for Hybridization of Geothermal with Biomass and Concentrated Solar Thermal

22 March 2023, 13:00-14:00 GMT [Online event]

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This webinar organised by the GeoSmart Project will provide comprehensive knowledge on the opportunities and challenges to hybridize geothermal with CST and biomass. 

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Save the date! Workshop: Enabling the Clean Energy Transition with 2nd Generation Biofuels

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Co-organised by ETIP Bioenergy and the CLARA project, this hybrid event features speakers from politics, research, and industry, engaged in presentations and in a panel discussion. Participation is free of charge.

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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.

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This newsletter is produced on behalf of the ETIP Bioenergy by the ETIP-B2022-2025 project. The broad aim of ETIP-B2022-2025 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-B2022-2025.

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