Needs and opportunities for research and innovation to meet the targets for the next decade
In the current year, a series of EU policy initiatives will shape the post-2020 environment for renewable energy and advanced renewable fuels. Besides the negotiations on the Renewable Energy Directive, the plan for the implementation of Action 8 (Renewable fuels and bioenergy) of the EU Strategic Technology Plan (SET-Plan) will be defined. In addition, the preparatory work for the elaboration of the post Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme is progressing, and a first proposal for FP9 is expected shortly after the final details of the EU Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) are agreed (in early 2019) to be available in a short time.
The event will inform about the role of bioenergy in the scenario of the EU Energy Union, the SET-Plan implementation, and the current status of the for the planning of the new EU programme for research and innovation related to renewable energy (FP9). A final panel of experts will discuss the outlook and the priorities for bioenergy in the European research and innovation agenda towards 2030.
Chairpersons: Patrick Klintbom, Chair ETIP Bioenergy Platform, Antti Arasto, Vice Chair Steering Committee ETIP Bioenergy
13:30 – Welcome and registration
13:45 – Introduction – Patrik Klintbom, Chair Steering Committee ETIP Bioenergy
14:00 – The Energy Union, the SET-Plan and Framework Programmes : opportunities and needs for research, development and innovation in bioenergy – Maria Georgiadou, European Commission, DG RTD.
14:20 – An updated Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda for bioenergy – Birger Kerckow, FNR, Germany
14:35 – Inputs for advanced biofuels potential from the DG RTD study “Research and Innovation Perspective of the Mid- and Long-term Potential for Advanced Biofuels in Europe” – Thomas Schleker, European Commission DG RTD.
14:55 – The need for biocommodities to link the available biomass potential to the European feedstock and fuel needs in the coming decades – Wolter Elbersen, Wageningen University of Research.
15:10 – Insights on biofuel innovation from IRENA’s patent database – Jeffrey Skeer, IRENA
15:25 – EERA Bioenergy Joint Research and Development Programmes, status and vision towards 2030 – Juan Carrasco, EERA Bioenergy Joint Programme Coordinator
15:40 – BESTF/ERA-Net Bioenergy Joint Research and Development Projects- status and vision towards 2030 – Kees Kwant, ERA-Net Bioenergy
15.55 – Towards FP9: the views from research centres and universities in renewable energy, Rainer Janssen EUREC
16:10 – Question time
16:20 – Panel debate and open discussion – What outlook and which priorities for bioenergy in the European research and innovation agenda towards 2030?
Moderator: Antti Arasto (VTT/ETIP Bioenergy)
Rainer Janssen, (WIP and EUREC)
Maria Georgiadou (DG RTD),
Kees Kwant (BESTF/ERA-Net Bioenergy),
Wolter Elbersen (Wageningen UR),
David Chiaramonti (RE-Cord/ Art Fuels Forum)
Lasse Aistrup Rosendahl (Aalborg Universitet)
17.00 Concluding remarks