Date: Wednesday, 28 April 2021
Time: 15:00 - 16:00 CEST
Session code ICO.3
Advances in Non-Food Crops Cultivation
Sequential Cropping Responding to the Need to Develop New Sustainable Feedstock for Lipid Biofuels
Short Introductive summary
Sustainable biofuels are indispensable for climate mitigation. As the European Union is increasing climate ambition, the need for sustainable advanced biofuels increases. One major obstacle in the 2020’s will be scarcity of sustainable feedstock. Current planned investments in renewable diesel only will create feedstock scarcity. New novel agricultural methods and innovations are needed to provide truly sustainable feedstock for the growing need of biofuels. This paper describes the business case for climate positive fuels, a novel innovation that has multiple positive impacts on climate change mitigation. EU’s climate goals depend both on how to reduce transport emissions and how to involve the agricultural sector in climate mitigation. Sequential cropping provides solutions to both challenges.
UPM - The Biofore Company, Director Public Affairs, LSB Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels Chair
He is Director, Public Affairs for UPM. He is managing UPM’s public affairs work especially with regard to European Union’s environmental, energy, transport and climate change related policies. Marko has been working on public policy issues related to sustainability, environmental and energy issues, public policy, issues management and corporate responsibility for almost 20 years with experience from all continents. Marko is one of the founding members and the current Chair of Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels (LSB), a coalition of 13 corporations from nine countries promoting the uptake ofadvanced biofuels. Marko holds a Master’s Degree in Political History issued by the University of Helsinki, a Masters in European Affairs from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium, and an Executive MBA from the Helsinki School of Economics. He speaks Finnish, English, Swedish, German and French.
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Session reference: ICO.3.1