Innovation Fund Workshop

12 September 2019, 11.00 – 16:30  

European Commission, DG RTD, Rue du Champ de Mars 21 (CDMA), Brussels

The Innovation Fund is one of the world’s largest funding programmes for demonstration of innovative low-carbon technologies with the focus on Innovative low-carbon technologies and processes in energy intensive industries, including products substituting carbon intensive ones, carbon capture and utilisation (CCU), construction and operation of carbon capture and storage (CCS), innovative renewable energy generation, and energy storage.

ETIP Bioenergy, in collaboration with the ART Fuels Forum, ETIP Renewable Heating and Cooling and Bioenergy Europe, is organizing the Innovation Fund Stakeholder Workshop on Renewable Fuels and Bioenergy on the 12th of September 2019 in Brussels. The workshop has the aim to to collect project ideas from the renewable fuel/biofuel and bioenergy sectors and to discuss key sector-specific issues with regard to the selection and management of projects. The one-day workshop will include presentations from DG RTD, DG Clima and will present the key issues for the 1st Innovation Fund Call. Key items of the workshop represent:

  • The project presentations from companies in the renewable fuels/biofuels and bioenergy sector, which will describe the basic features of the projects, such as the innovative technology and final products, its technological readiness level, expected GHG emission reductions and project development timeline.
  •  The discussion around key issues related to the preparation of the first call.

The workshop will identify key issues specific to the bioenergy and renewable fuel/biofuel sectors and/or cross-cutting issues which will be conveyed to DG Clima. The overall target is to provide industrial contribution for the preparation of the 1st Call, in order to increase the exploitation of the fund and to achieve the overall objectives of the Innovation Fund.

All presentations and outcomes of the workshops will be made publicly available on DG Climate Action Innovation Fund webpage to ensure transparency of the process.



Time Agenda Speaker
11:00 – 11:30

Registration, coffee, sandwiches

11:30 – 11:40 Welcome and introduction;  Compliance with EU competition law rules Patrik Klintbom, Chair SC ETIP Bioenergy
11:40 – 11:50 From research to the market – synergies between H2020 and Innovation Fund Maria Georgiadou, European Commission, DG RTD
11:50 – 12:20 Presentation Innovation Fund, Q&A Christian Holzleitner, European Commission, DG CLIMA; All
12:20 – 12:30 NER 300 lessons learned Roland Schulze (Tbc), EIB
12:30 – 13:30 Company presentations Renewable Fuels/Biofuels Moderation Antti Arasto, Vice Chair SC ETIP Bioenergy
13:30 – 14:10 Coffee break


14:10 – 15:00 Company presentations Bioenergy Moderation Dominik Rutz, Chair RHC ETIP Bioenergy Panel
15:00 – 16:00 Exchange on key issues for the 1st Innovation Fund Call, learnings from previous activities All; Moderation Lars Waldheim, Chair WG2 ETIP Bioenergy
16:00 – 16:10 Views from ART Fuels Forum Theodor Goumas, ART Fuels Forum (AFF)
16:10 – 16:30 Summary, conclusions and closing words Patrik Klintbom, Chair SC ETIP Bioenergy
Jean-Marc Jossart, RHC ETIP&Bioenergy Europe