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The European Biofuels Technology Platform (EBTP) 7th Stakeholder Plenary Meeting (SMP7) – Decarbonisation of transport - took place at the Thon Hotel EU, Brussels on 21st June 2016. The event was attended by ~100 stakeholders. 

SPM7 Presentations are now online, along with Speaker CVs and Abstracts and images from the event. A consolidated report which includes all the presentations, speaker biographies and much more is also available:

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We thank all the speakers and delegates for a highly productive days of discussion. The EBTP Secretariat appreciates all the positive feedback received and looks forward to continue the dialogue with the Stakeholders under the new Platform, the European Technology and Innovation Platform Bioenergy. See the September 2016 Newsletter for more information.

Stakeholder Plenary Meeting

2016 is an important year for the implementation of the Energy Union objectives, the 2030 Climate and Energy package as well as to achieve COP 21 ambitions.

A series of initiatives are relevant for the future of the biofuel sector:

  • The post-2020 effort-sharing decision (how to address non-ETS emissions such as transport) following a Communication on the decarbonisation of transport, accompanied by an Action Plan on second and third generation biofuels (mid 2016)
  • Developing a new Renewable Energy Directive post 2020 and a sustainability framework for biomass used for energy

The focus of this event was on the role of biofuels towards 2030 as an essential decarbonisation option.

The aim was to discuss with participants the decarbonizing alternatives for the transport sector as well as latest developments in the biofuel research and technology sector.

Established in 2006, the EBTP brings together the knowledge and expertise of stakeholders from industry, biomass production, research & technology development, engine and vehicle manufacture, fuel distribution, government and NGOs in a public private partnership.

Over the last few years, the European Biofuels Technology Platform has engaged with interested actors and stakeholders in order to find appropriate ways to kick-start the commercial deployment of advanced biofuels. This website http://etipbioenergy.eu/ provides an overview of the main activities of the platform.

The Programme was organised into 4 sections:

  • Introduction to the EBTP (Tomas Kåberger, Chair of the EBTP Steering Committee)
  • Session 1 Decarbonising transport
  • Session 2 Biofuels and the latest research developments
  • Session 3 Biofuels technology - The road so far - lessons learnt from different biofuel plants
  • Closing address
Presentations - 21st June - EBTP SPM7 - Decarbonisation of Transport

pdfSpeaker CVs and Abstracts (617 Kb)


Welcome: 10 years of EBTP 2006 - 2016
Tomas Kåberger, Chair of EBTP Steering Committee, Chalmers University of Technology

Tomas Kåberger

pdf Presentation (819 Kb)

Towards an Integrated SET-Plan – The role of bioenergy/biofuels in accelerating the European energy system transformation
Piotr Tulej, European Commission DG RTD

Piotr Tulej

Session 1 Decarbonising transport
Moderator: Tomas Kåberger

pdf Presentation (1337 Kb)

Current Changes and Outlook in Global Oil Market
Jérôme Sabathier, IFP Energies nouvelles

Jérôme Sabathier

pdf Presentation (238 Kb)

The EBTP Transport Vision Group
Marc Londo, EBTP Working Group Chair ‘Policy and Sustainability’, ECN

Marc Londo

pdf Presentation (3062 Kb)

The role of advanced biofuels in future transport options
Nils-Olof Nylund, EBTP Working Group Chair ‘End use and distribution’, VTT

Nils-Olof Nylund

     Updated 20/7/2016

Panel discussion: Decarbonising transport
Moderator: Ingvar Landälv

pdf Presentation (453 Kb)

Panelist: Kyriakos Maniatis, DG Energy

pdf Presentation (398 Kb)

Panelist: Inmanculada Gomez, ITAKA

pdf Presentation (1297 Kb)

Panelist: Patrik Klintbom, Volvo

pdf Presentation (520 Kb)

Panelist: William Todts, Transport&Environment


Panel Discussion




Session 2 Biofuels and the latest research developments
Moderator: Markku Karlson, EBTP Vice-Chair

pdf Presentation (826 Kb)
     Updated 20/7/2016

Results from the EBTP Strategic Research Innovation Agenda Update
Britta Müller, Secretariat EBTP

pdf2016 EBTP Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) (7.5 Mb)

Britta Müller

pdf Presentation (2721 Kb)

Sustainable and resource efficient biomass
Calliope Panoutsou, EBTP Working Group Chair ‘Biomass availability’, Imperial College London

Calliope Panoutsou

pdf Presentation (1202 Kb)

Integration of advanced biofuels in bioeconomy
René van Ree, WUR, IEA Bioenergy Task 42

René van Ree



Session 3 Biofuels technology - The road so far: lessons learnt from different biofuel plants
Moderator: Pierre Porot, EBTP Working Group Chair ‘Conversion’

pdf Presentation (1836 Kb)

Status and Outlook for bioliq-Project – Syngas Platform for High Performance Fuels
Nicolaus Dahmen, KIT

Nicolaus Dahmen

pdf Presentation (4593 Kb)
     Updated 20/7/2016

The Etanolix® unit in Gothenburg
Timo Huhtisaari, North European Oil Trade Oy

Timo Huhtisaari

pdf Presentation (3386 Kb)

GoBiGas: Technical successes and economic challenges
Eric Zinn, Göteborg Energi AB

Eric Zinn

pdf Presentation (3030 Kb)
     Updated 20/7/2016

Experiences made in Canada with the processing of municipal solid waste
Rob Vierhout, Enerkem

Rob Vierhout

pdf Presentation (2874 Kb)
     Updated 20/7/2016

Efficient integration of fuel generation with pulp mills
Ingvar Landälv, LTU

Ingvar Landälv




Closing address
Tomas Kåberger, Chair of EBTP Steering Committee, Chalmers University of Technology

Important Information

The 7th Stakeholder Plenary Meeting will take place at the Thon Hotel EU, Brussels. Light refreshments will be provided. Entrance is strictly by pre-registration. Confirmation of successful registration requests will be sent to the e-mail address you have provided in the registration form. Acceptance of registration will be at the sole discretion of the EBTP.

All registrants must make their own arrangements regarding travel to the event and parking. Members of the media are welcome to attend as registrants. We regret the EBTP cannot reimburse any expenses incurred by participation in this event. Management of the meeting facilities is the responsibility of the Thon Hotel staff. Administration of the conference programme will be carried out by members of the EBTP.

In accordance with current security measures, please ensure that you carry a valid passport or national ID card, as you may be asked to confirm your identity to gain admittance to the Diamant and the conference.