Parallel Events

Bioenergy and renewable fuels projects for the revamping of the SET Plan

Tuesday 6 June 2023 | 11:30-18:00 CEST | Room: Modular 1



Chaired by ETIP Bioenergy

Setting the context: revamping of the SET Plan and status of policy
Presenter: Franco Cotana, IWG8

A new Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda for Bioenergy and Renewable Fuels
Presenter: Patrik Klintbom, Chair of ETIP Bioenergy

Messages from DG RTD
Presenter: Maria Georgiadou, European Commission, DG RTD

Mobilizing resources and enabling policies for the scale up and deployment of emerging technologies
Session led by SET4BIO project

Results from SET4BIO project and key policy recommendations
Presenter: Elina Mäki, VTT

Funding and financing opportunities for bioenergy and renewable fuels
Presenters: Judit Sandquist, SINTEF

12.45 – 13.45
Lunch Break

Thematic sessions:
emerging technologies and their contribution to SET Plan Action 8

Electrochemical conversions from biobased compounds
Hosted by EBIO H2020 Project, this session will include presentations from 4 European projects that are researching different electrochemical conversion methods.
Each project will give an overview of the project including technologies, high level review of results, and lessons learnt.
Presenter: Roman Tschentscher, SINTEF

Biofuels Through Electrochemical Transformation Of Intermediate Bio-Liquids.
This presentation will give an overview of the project and its research objective: to use electrosynthesis to convert two low-valued and readily available bioliquids – fast pyrolysis and black liquor – into green fuels and biochemicals.
Presenter: Guido Mul, TWENTE

Design of an electrochemical plant to demonstrate the commercial opportunities of converting low-cost lignin feedstock in high value bio sustainable chemicals.
Presenter: Bernd Wittgens, SINTEF

European technology to catalyse electrification of chemical industry: provides solutions for the need for the electrification of the chemical industry and will establish a flexible PowerPlatform pilot plant
Presenter: Riccardo Zaffaroni, TNO

ABC Salt
Advanced Biomass Catalytic Conversion to Middle Distillates in Molten Salts.
Presenter: Balaji Sridharan, RUG

Session wrap up
Presenter: Roman Tschentscher, SINTEF

Syngas technologies, value chains, and market potential
In this section hosted by the FlexSNG H2020 Project we will hear about the different gasification technologies currently being researched in the following projects. The presentations will highlight the differences between value chains, technologies, and market potentials for each project.

Introduction to the session by FlexSNG
Presenter: Ilkka Hiltunen, VTT (session chair)

Demonstrating and Connecting Production Innovations in the Biomethane universe – project overview
Presenter: Claudio Carbone, ENEA

Biofuels production from Syngas Fermentation for Aviation and maritime use – presenting results and updates from the project
Presenters: Giorgia Pellegrino, Envipark & Nikolaos Detsios, CERTH

Flexible Production of Synthetic Natural Gas and Biochar via Gasification of Biomass and Waste Feedstocks, and its market potential
Presenters: Sanna Tuomi / Minna Kurkela, VTT & Stephan Seidelt, EIFER

Carbon Neutral LNG
Carbon Neutral electricity enhanced Synthesis of Liquefied Natural Gas from biomass – an overview of this new research project
Presenter: Juergen Karl, FAU

Session wrap-up
Presenter: Ilkka Hiltunen, VTT

Coffee Break

Clean advanced biofuels production from contaminated land
These three Horizon 2020 projects; GOLD, CERESiS, Phy2Climate are aiming to bridge the gap between remediation of contaminated sites and the production of clean energy. All three projects will use phytoremediation techniques, which uses plants to remove contaminants from soil, and in turn the cultivated energy crops will be used as biomass feedstock and converted to produce clean advanced biofuels.
In this session we will hear about the different conversion and separation technologies that are being researched by the three projects.
Presenter: Emma Fromant, ETA-Florence

Contaminated land Remediation through Energy crops for Soil improvement to liquid biofuel Strategies. This project is in its final year of research and will present the conversion and contaminant separation technologies used, and share with us some the most important results of the project.
Presenters: Athanasios Rentizelas, NTUA & Nikolaos Boukis, KIT

Growing energy crops on contaminated land for biofuels and soil remediation. This project has just completed one year of field studies, and in this presentation we will hear about the first part of conversion process activities regarding pyrolysis, torrefaction and TorWash.
Presenters: Efthymia Alexopoulou, CRES & Andrea Maria Rizzo, RE-CORD

Building the bridge between the phytoremediation of contaminated sites with the production of clean drop-in biofuels. This project has completed one year of field trials, and in this presentation we will hear about the biorefinery process used to convert the plant biomass into value added products.
Presenters: Markus Ortner, ITS & Chistopher Kick, Fraunhofer

Session wrap-up
Presenter: Emma Fromant, ETA-Florence

Panel discussion: Common ground and contribution of EU projects to the revamping of the SET Plan Action 8
Chairperson: Dina Bacovsky, BEST.
– Roman Tschentscher SINTEF
– Hiltunen Ilkka VTT
– George Vourliotakis exergia
– Thomas Schleker, European Commission, DG RTD
– Luc Pelkmans, IEA Bioenergy



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Pooling research and innovation initiatives, strategic agenda and opportunities for safe, efficient and cost competitive technologies towards 2030 and beyond 

Launched in 2007, the SET Plan has become the reference framework for addressing clean energy research and innovation developments in Europe.  Against the rapid changes in the policy framework of the last few years a revamp of the SET Plan is under preparation and the renewed strategy will be shaped to enhance synergies both at national and international level.

Bioenergy and renewable fuels can provide an important contribution to achieve the Green Deal targets, and a number of ongoing Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe projects already display a potential for synergistic initiatives in line with the targets of implementation of SET Plan Action 8.

Co-organized by the European Technology and Innovation Platform for Bioenergy (ETIP Bioenergy) and EU project (SET4BIO, EBIO, ABC Salt, HIGFLY, FlexSNG, BiosferA, CarbonneutralLNG, GOLD, CERESiS, PHY2CLIMATE), this event will:

  • Present the status of of the revamping of the SET Plan with relation to Action 8 Renewable Fuels and Bioenergy
  • Announce the newly released updated Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) of ETIP Bioenergy
  • Present the latest R&I outcomes and results emerging from a series of ongoing Horizon projects
  • Discuss and identify common ground and opportunities for synergies and contribution of those projects and their underlying technologies to the objectives of the SET Plan Action 8 (increase efficiency, reduce costs and reduce emissions of bioenergy and renewable fuels)

Associated Projects

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Please note that this Programme may be subject to alteration and the Organisers reserve the right to do so without giving prior notice.