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Renewable fuels and bioenergy

About

The Renewable fuels and bioenergy working group, established in 2016, focuses on bioenergy and renewable fuels for sustainable transport.    

Sustainable bioenergy is key to: 

  • reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the EU energy mix 
  • decreasing fossil fuel dependence  
  • building a circular economy.  

The working group monitors the progress made on the targets set in its implementation plan. This is done in cooperation with SET Plan countries, industry, academia and the EU institutions.  

The working group is supported by the SET4BIO, an EU financed coordination and support action project. The European Technology Innovation Platform (ETIP) Bioenergy and European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) Bioenergy also support the working group's activities. 

Targets and objectives

Bioenergy will play a key role in the energy transition and help achieve a sustainable society. In 2018, the working group produced the renewable fuels and bioenergy implementation plan. Key targets include:  

  • improving the production performance of advanced biofuels and other renewable liquid and gaseous fuels;  

  • and addressing GHG performance and cost. 

Currently, the working group is updating the targets included in its implementation plan to comply with the new policy framework and in particular the ambitions of the Renewable Energy Directive for 2030 and 2050. 

Composition

The group is co-chaired by Finland, Italy, and the Netherlands and includes 10 other European countries. 

Participating countries (in alphabetical order): 

Country
Austria
Belgium
Cyprus
Finland (Co-Chair) 
France
Germany
Italy (Co-Chair)
Netherlands (Co-Chair)
Poland
Portugal
Spain
Sweden
Turkey (associated country) 

Documents

  

Factsheet3 May 2021
Factsheet on renewable fuels and bioenergy 2020
English
(8 MB - PDF)
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Factsheet30 April 2021
Factsheet on renewable fuels and bioenergy 2019
English
(3.08 MB - PDF)
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Strategic plan30 April 2021
Implementation plan on renewable fuels and bioenergy
English
(2.3 MB - PDF)
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Latest news

Contact point

Timo Ritonummi, Chair IWG 8 

Patrik Klintbom, Coordinator SET4BIO, Chair ETIP Bioenergy