Monday, 27 May 2019
Room: ROOM 1.05
15:30 - 18:30
  AdvanceFuel Project: Optimizing value chanis and developing sustainability criteria for advanced lignocellulosic biofuels

This side-event of the EUBCE is delivered by the Horizon 2020 project ADVANCEFUEL, and the European Technology and Innovation Platform Bioenergy. It is open to all attendees of the EUBCE 2019.
Advanced biofuels are expected to play a key role in the decarbonisation of the transportation sector in the European Union. Policy support combined with a well-functioning system of sustainability criteria is required to foster the market uptake of advanced biofuels, while also safeguarding the environmental and social sustainability. The recast of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II), together with targeted support for advanced biofuels and binding sustainability criteria for the whole bioenergy sector, is considered an important step forward. The sustainability criteria for bioenergy defined in RED II initiate changes in national legislation at the Member State level as in voluntary schemes. The legislation and voluntary sustainability certification bodies need to take into account that a long-term development perspective is required, including defined means to actually monitor sustainability compliance of different bioenergy producers. Policy makers, voluntary scheme owners, and third party auditors need information and guidance for implementing the defined sustainability requirements and to reliably safeguard their validation. To facilitate this, a harmonised and mutually recognised implementation and certification approach to the European Member States needs be targeted. Economic operators require information and guidance on how to provide evidence of compliance to the new sustainability criteria. Detailed information and guidelines are particularly important for biofuel producers given the changes in feedstock uses, technologies, and deployment for the envisioned increasing advanced biofuels market.

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