The role of ETIP Bioenergy
The European Technology and Innovation Platform Bioenergy is an industry-led stakeholder platform that brings together relevant actors from academia, industry, and civil society, engaged in the development of sustainable bioenergy and competitive biofuel technologies. One major task of ETIP Bioenergy is to address the technical and economic barriers to the further development and accelerated commercial deployment of bioenergy technologies for the widespread sustainable exploitation of biomass resources.
ETIP Bioenergy represents a privileged channel of communication with the EC on topics related to advanced biofuels and intermediate energy carriers. The ETIP Bioenergy is recognized by the European Commission as the main interlocutor for DG-RTD for the bioenergy sector, in particular to implement the Strategic Energy Technology Plan in the field of biofuels and bioenergy. As an industry-led stakeholder forum, the ETIP Bioenergy has the role to represent the unbiased, united, and consolidated view of the biofuels and bioenergy industry in Europe.
The ETIP Bioenergy contributes to create an “enabling environment” for the consolidation and further development of bioenergy and advanced biofuels technologies supporting the long-term decarbonisation of the energy system consequently substituting fossil fuels.
In 2016, ETIP Bioenergy picked up the baton from the European Biofuels Technology Platform (EBTP), which has been successfully building Triple Helix interlinkages to accelerate the development of sustainable biofuels for over a decade. ETIP Bioenergy capitalizes upon this heritage, while further broadening the scope to bioenergy issues in general. Consolidating the expertise and knowledge of leading European industries and researchers, ETIP Bioenergy is an important European hub for the dissemination of technology-neutral fact-based information on advanced bioenergy and innovative industrial models.
ETIP Bioenergy gathers more than 100 stakeholders at its regular Plenary Meetings. Three times a year a newsletter is send out to more than 3000 contacts. At the same time the website is regularly updated and provides knowledge on bioenergy topics. ETIP Bioenergy is managed by a Steering Committee while specific topics are discussed in Working Groups. Activities are supported by the Horizon2020 project ETIP Bioenergy-SABS.
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