ADVANCEFUEL will hold two stakeholder workshops at the European Biomass Conference and Exhibition on Tuesday, 28 April 2020, in Marseille.


ADVANCEFUEL aims to facilitate the commercialisation of advanced renewable transport fuels to contribute to the achievement of the EU’s renewable energy targets, and reduce carbon emissions in the transport sector to 2030 and beyond. ADVANCEFUEL is exploring renewable fuels produced from lignocellulosic feedstocks, renewable hydrogen and CO2 streams, and providing market stakeholders with new knowledge, tools, standards and recommendations to help remove barriers to their uptake.


Stakeholders are addressed throughout the project to involve them in a dialogue on the future of renewable fuels for validating findings and ensuring successful transfer and uptake of the project results.


REGISTRATION FOR BOTH WORKSHOPS IS AVAILABLE HERE. Please note that you must be registered to the EUBCE to access the venue.



Enabling policies for increased biomass utilisation in the future low carbon bioeconomy (Joint Workshop with BioMonitor and MAGIC)


This workshop aims to facilitate discussions with stakeholders from policy and industry in order to co-design potential future policy interventions for increased biomass use in the framework of a low carbon bioeconomy. This explorative workshop with combined policy related presentations and discussion is a joint action of the European projects ADVANCEFUEL, MAGIC and BioMonitor. The session will target value chains of industrial crops cultivated in marginal land as feedstocks for advanced fuels and biobased products. While focussing on land use and biomass production, the discussion will:

  • Identify policy related challenges and gaps that need to be addressed;
  • Suggest policy aims, and;
  • Propose potential policy interventions that can improve challenges and resolve gaps.


Draft Agenda


Chair: Ingvar LANDÄLV, Fuels & Energy Consulting


10:00-10:30 // Registration

10:30-10:50 // Setting the scene on EU policy on biomass: Current state and future position in strategic initiatives – Calliope PANOUTSOU, Imperial College London (ADVANCEFUEL)

10:50-11:10 // European policy on biomass – Speaker TBC (BioMonitor)

11:10-11:50 // Policy for land use & Biomass production Efi ALEXOPOULOU, CRES (MAGIC)

11:50-12:30 // Policies for conversion and end use – Speakers TBC (ADVANCEFUEL and BioMonitor)

12:30-13:00 // Discussion

13:00-14:00 // Lunch



ADVANCEFUEL - RESfuels path-ways contributing to the Paris agreement in transport


This workshop will focus on the conversion and end-use steps of the RESfuel value chain, which are also leading to policy relevant conclusions. The urgent need to renewable transport fuels in reaching GHG emission reduction targets will be highlighted, followed by the discussions regarding the status of conversion technologies and how to enable large deployments. The dilemma regarding the development of suitable engines versus fuels becoming available in a continuous supply will be an important element of this discussion. Further the workshop will zoom into the maritime and aviation sectors and recent updates from respective sector experts will be provided.


Draft Agenda


Chair: Philippe MARCHAND, Biofuels Expert


13:00-14:00 // Lunch & Registration

14:00-14:05 // Introduction - Philippe MARCHAND, Biofuels Expert

14:05-14:30 // The role of renewable transport fuels in reaching GHG emission reduction targets: Results of scenario analysis – Ayla USLU, TNO Energy Transition

14:30-14:45 //  Status of conversion technologies and how to get there – Filip JOHNSSON, Chalmers University of Technology

14:45-15:00 // Biofuels and vehicle compatibility Michal WOJCIESZYK, Aalto University

15:00-15:15 // Overall policy needs for the future – Calliope PANOUTSOU, Imperial College London

15:15-15:30 // Greening the Maritime - status and role of renewable fuels – Rianne DE VRIES - Goodfuels

15:30-15:45 // Sustainable Aviation fuels - state of the art and recent developments – Oscar MEIJERINK, SkyNRG

15:45-16:00 // Wrap-up and conclusions



Individual partner presentations


As well as the two ADVANCEFUEL workshops, the project will be present throughout the EUBCE, as partners will give four oral presentations and two interactive poster presentations, highlighting project results. The presentations confirmed so far are (in chronological order):


  • Potentials and GHG Emissions of Lignocellulosic Energy Crop Cultivation on Marginal Land in Europe, presented by Ivan VERA-CONCHA – Utrecht University // Session 4AV.5.8 (27 April, 17:00-18:30)
  • Biomass yields of lignocellulosic crops in Europe: comparing yields from marginal and agricultural land, presented by Sonja Germer – ATB Potsdam // Session 1BO.5.3 (28 April, 13:30-15:00)
  • Impact of Alternative Transport Fuel Properties on Engine Performance, presented by Michal WOJCIESZYK – Aalto University // Session 5BV.8.30 (28 April, 17:00-18:30)
  • Systemic Analysis of Renewable Fuels (RESfuels) for 2030 and Beyond, presented by Ayla USLU & Joost van STRALEN – TNO Energy Transition // Session 5CO.13.1 (29 April, 17:00-18:30)
  • Sustainability Criteria of the Revised Renewable Energy Directive (RED II): Towards Harmonised Criteria and Possible Trade-Offs for Multi-Output Biorefineries, presented by Thuy MAI-MOULIN – Utrecht University // Session 4DO.5.3 (30 April, 10:45-12:15)