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The energy technology roadmap: The case of biofuels

Experts in research, policy and industry will address the key hurdles to bringing next-generation biofuels to market


The European Commission’s strategic roadmap to 2050 sets goals for a future sustainable energy mix, and advanced biofuels are a vital component. But as in many areas of energy technology, hurdles to market loom large. The case of biofuels R&D highlights what policy makers must do to accelerate innovation in new energy technologies. It also will test the ability of the Strategic Energy Technologies (SET) Plan, EIB and the European Industrial Initiatives to support pilot plants for next-generation technologies.     


Participants include:

    • Edit Herczog, Member of the European Parliament
    • Csaba Tabajdi, Member of the European Parliament
    • Rudolf Strohmeier, Deputy Director-General, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
    • Mechthild Wörsdörfer, Head of Unit for Strategy, Programming, Delivery & Infringements, DG Energy, European Commission
    • Lars Christian Hansen, Regional President Europe, Novozymes; Chair of the European Biofuels Technology Platform
    • Ausilio Bauen, senior research fellow and head of BioEnergy Group, Centre for Energy Policy and Technology, Imperial College London
    • Adam Brown, Senior Energy Analyst, International Energy Agency; co-author, Technology Roadmap, Biofuels for Transport, IEA 2011
    • David Eyton, Group Head of Research and Technology, BP
    • Jeremy Woods, co-director of the Porter Alliance and Lecturer in Bioenergy, Imperial College London; former member of the Royal Society’s Working Group on Biofuels (2008)