European Technology and Innovation Platform Bioenergy

10th Stakeholder Plenary Meeting

16-17-18 November 2021



The indispensable role of bioenergy and renewable fuels in the Green Transition

The ETIP Bioenergy will be holding its 10th Stakeholder Plenary Meeting from 16-18 November 2021 online.

The event will start on 16 November with a session on “Renewable Fuels and their market readiness” that will focus on the aviation and maritime sectors. The aim is to address the market perspective from the point of view of technological readiness and capacity expansion potential of both sectors.

As part of session 2 on 17 November, the latest trends in advanced bioenergy technologies will be demonstrated. This will cover topics such as new products from lignocellulosic sugars, upgrading of biocrude from hydrothermal liquefaction and biomass to liquid processing via Fischer-Tropsch synthesis.

Challenges and possible solutions for broadening the sustainable biomass feedstock base for Europe will be addressed during session 3 on 18 November. Among others, this will include discussions on the impacts of the REDIII on the provision of biomass for energy use from agriculture and the forestry sector. The conference will be closed by a panel discussion in the afternoon on 18 November, which will take a look at the contribution that bioenergy in Europe should make in view of the Fit for 55 package and the Green Deal.


The event will take place as an online event via Webex from 16-18 November 2021.

Register here

After completing the online registration, you will receive the dial-in data via e-mail in due time at the beginning of November.

Participation is free of charge.

The Agency of Renewable Resources e.V. (FNR) is responsible for the coordination of the event. If you have any questions, please contact Mr Thies Fellenberg (Tel.: +49 3843 6930-177, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).



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16 November 2021

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10:00 – 10:10

Watch on YouTube PDF Icon Welcome & Introduction

Patrik Klintbom, Chair Steering Committee ETIP Bioenergy

10:10 – 10:30

Watch on YouTube PDF Icon EU Research & Innovation Policy on Renewable Fuels and Bioenergy

Maria Georgiadou, EC DG RTD

10:30 - 12:00

Watch on YouTube Session 1 – Renewable Fuels and their market readiness
The focus will be on the aviation and maritime sectors. The market perspective from the point of view of technological readiness and capacity building potential of both sectors will be addressed.

Moderation: Philippe Marchand, Biofuels expert



Moderation: Karlijn Art, SkyNRG


Watch on YouTube PDF Icon Proposed regulation and volume expectations, following the ReFuelEU Aviation activities

Grégoire Le Comte, EC DG MOVE


Watch on YouTube PDF Icon Market demand and competitiveness

Ruben Alblas, KLM


Watch on YouTube PDF Icon SAFRAN: An OEM vision of the deployment of SAF (sustainable aviation fuels) and low carbon fuels

Nicolas Jeuland, Safran



Moderation: Philippe Marchand, Biofuels expert


Watch on YouTube PDF Icon Proposed regulation and volume expectations, following the FuelEU Maritime activities

Torsten Klimke, DG MOVE


Watch on YouTube PDF Icon Maersk’s roadmap towards decarbonization and future marine fuels

Berit Hinnemann, Maersk


Watch on YouTube PDF Icon Technological, Operational and Energy Pathways for Maritime Transport to Reduce Emissions Towards 2050

Tim Scarbrough, Ricardo


Closing remarks





17 November 2021

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10:00 – 12:00

Session 2 – Overview on technology innovations

Moderation: Dina Bacovsky, BEST – Bioenergy and Sustainable Technologies GmbH


Watch on YouTube PDF Icon Biorefinery Solutions for Conversion of lignocellulosic residues into Sugar, Lignin and Ethanol Platforms

Monica Normark, SEKAB


Watch on YouTube PDF Icon Upgrading of biocrude from hydrothermal liquefaction

Steven Gust, Consultant – Advanced Biofuels and Sustainability


Watch on YouTube PDF Icon Current state of co-processing with virgins oils and waste oils & fats (with challenges and solutions) and what it will take to co-process biocrudes

Sylvain Verdier, Haldor Topsoe


Watch on YouTube PDF Icon Biomass to liquid via FT – a brief review of recent developments

Sennai Mesfun, RISE


Watch on YouTube 20-30 minutes panel discussion



Closing remarks





18 November 2021





14:00 – 15:30

Watch on YouTube Session 3 – Sustainable biomass feedstock base in Europe – Opportunities and challenges

Moderation: Calliope Panoutsou, Imperial College London


Watch on YouTube PDF Icon Increasing crop productivity and cultivating crops in unused/marginal land: state of play and options to grow low ILUC risk feedstocks for biofuels

Calliope Panoutsou, Imperial College London


Watch on YouTube PDF Icon Perennial biomass crops for energy and for climate positive regenerative agriculture

Emiliano Maletta, Bioenergy Crops Ltd.


Watch on YouTube PDF Icon Cultivation and use of Brassica carinata for the production of biofuels (experiences of UPM)

Marko Janhunen, UPM


Watch on YouTube PDF Icon Results from five years food and energy crop rotations: feedstock quantity and quality for advanced biofuels value chains

Andrea Parenti, University of Bologna


Watch on YouTube 30 minutes panel discussion


15:30 - 15:45

Coffee break


15:45 – 17:00

Watch on YouTube Session 4 – Panel Discussion
The fast way forward & implementation barriers

Moderation: Patrik Klintbom, Chair Steering Committee ETIP Bioenergy



Watch on YouTube PDF Icon Maria Georgiadou, EC DG RTD

Watch on YouTube PDF Icon Eric Fee, EC DG ENER

Watch on YouTube Timo Ritonummi, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland, SET Plan IWG8

Watch on YouTube Christian Küchen, Wirtschaftsverband Fuels und Energie e.V. (en2x)

5 minutes short introductory statements and subsequent panel discussion



Closing remarks