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.
The group is co-chaired by Finland, Italy, and the Netherlands and includes 10 other European countries.
Participating countries (in alphabetical order):
|Turkey (associated country)|