EU Policy and Industry perspectives on Biofuels in a global context

Biofuels constitute one of the key pillars in the efforts for sustainable economic development and significantly contributes to the mitigation of climate change. The aim of this workshop is to promote the dialogue between the European Industry of Advanced Biofuels, the EU Policy-makers and the related institutions. The key objective is to communicate the capabilities and the needs of the relevant industry under the global perspective of the wider deployment of the Advanced Biofuels and to highlight the opportunities and threats stemming from the policy framework. International organizations active in the field will participate: IRENA, FAO, IEA, ETIP-Bioenergy.

The Workshop is structured in two sections. The first part comprises presentations from ART Fuels and International Organizations on the global dimension of the Advanced Biofuels, while during the second part a moderated panel discussion will take place among representatives of the sustainable, advanced, alternative and renewable transportation fuels (ART Fuels) industry, focusing on the benefits and market uptake potential of the ART-Fuels.

The event will conclude with a discussion with the audience and a Q&A session.

The event is organized by the ART Fuels Forum, which brings together more than 100 experts representing the value chain for Alternative Renewable Transportation fuels and facilitates discussions on policy and market issues for these fuels.


Introduction to the event

14:30 – Welcome – Short Introduction to the ART-Fuels Forum Project and the Workshop

Kyriakos Maniatis, DG ENER – ART Fuels Forum
Theodor Goumas, EXERGIA – ART Fuels Forum

14:40 – The Global Dimension of Advanced Biofuels

FAO, O. Dubois: Availability of resources for Biofuels
IRENA, J. Skeer: Challenge of Low Oil Prices
IEA, P. Frankl: The 2017 Bioenergy Roadmap
ETIP-Bioenergy,A.Antti Technology Needs in Advanced Biofuels
ART Fuels Forum, E.Van den Heuvel: Policy Needs and Industry Perspectives

15:30 – Panel discussion on benefits and market uptake potential of the ART-Fuels in the global context
Moderator: David Chiaramonti, RE-CORD – ART Fuel Forum

Anselm Eisentraut, Neste Oy
Marko Janhunen, UPM
Lisa Hanke, Enerkem
Marie-Helene Labrie, Enerkem
Nour Amrani, Novozymes
Paolo Corvo, Clariant
Gerard Ostheimer, below50

16:15 – Discussion with the audience and Q&A session

16:50 – Conclusions (chairmen) & Closure of the event
Theodor Goumas, EXERGIA – ART Fuels Forum

Monday 14 May - 14:30 - 17:00

Room 19

Organised by

Contact person:

George Vourliotakis


To attend this event please make a regular conference registration for at least the day of the event.
Please note that this Programme may be subject to alteration and the organisers reserve the right to do so without giving prior notice.