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Biofuels are transportation fuels derived from agriculture, forestry or other organic feedstocks. Bio-ethanol and biodiesel are the most common biofuels used in transport, although other biofuels are also in use, such as pure vegetable oil and biogas. The main drivers for the production and use of biofuels are the security and diversification of energy supply, reduction of oil imports and dependence on oil, rural development and the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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NER 300 at the Set Plan Conference 2014


The SET Plan conference 2014 featured the extra session “NER 300. A funding programme for innovative low-carbon demonstration projects”.
The session, attended by about 100 participants was opened by a welcome and an introduction by Stathis Peteves, the Head of Energy Technology Policy Outlook unit at DG JRC. Filippo Gagliardi (DG CLIMA) presented the goal, structure and state-of-play of the NER 300 funding programme and Andreas Uihlein (DG JRC) presented the Knowledge sharing elements of NER 300.

The 1st European Commission Algae Contractors' Conference and the 8th International Algae Congress


The 1st European Commission Algae Contractors’ Conference and the 8th International Algae Congress will take place on 1st to 3rd December 2014 at Villa Vittoria, Palazzo Dei Congressi, in Florence, Italy. The conference is jointly organised by the European Algae Biomass Association (EABA) and the Directorates General for Energy and Research & Innovation of the European Commission in collaboration with DLG.

International Algae Congress 2014

01/12/2014 to 03/12/2014

The International Algae Congress will bring algae producers, waste managers, end users and intermediary processors together with investors, energy professionals, government officials and producers of algae-related equipment, technology and infrastructure from across Europe.

The conference will feature interactive sessions on the current situation in the algae industry in Europe; regulations and cultivation rights; downstream processing techniques for algae biomass; and microalgae products and technologies.

European Biomass Conference and Exhibition 2015

01/06/2015 to 04/06/2015

The European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE) is a world class annual event focused on biomass. It combines a highly-respected international scientific conference with an industrial exhibition, which highlights progress in research, technological development and production processes. The event  brings together all key specialists to make an  important international platform for dialogue between research, industry, research and industry, and policy in the biomass sector.The Technical Programme is coordinated by the European Commission, Joint Research Centre.