Sustainable Transport Forum (STF) and Subgroup on Advanced Biofuels (SGAB)
Following the adoption of Directive 2014/94/EU on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure the European Commission decided to create the Sustainable Transport Forum (STF). The STF merges two previously existing informal groups: the Expert Group on Future Transport Fuels, composed of stakeholders and which produced its final report in July 2015, and the Joint Expert Group Transport and Environment, composed of Member States' representatives.
The STF should help the Commission to advance the application of the Clean Power for Transport strategy and facilitate the implementation of Directive 2014/94/EU. It shall assist the Commission in implementing the Union’s activities and programmes aimed at fostering the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure to contribute to the European Union energy and climate goals.
The STF brings together Member States and alternative fuels industry stakeholders. It enables a structured dialogue, exchange of best practices and coordination, thus providing the opportunity to discuss practical issues that could be encountered during the implementation process of Directive 2014/94/EU.
Four different sub-groups have been established:
- Sub-group on advanced biofuels
- Sub-group to foster the creation of an electro-mobility market of services
- Sub-group on alternative fuels in cities
- Sub-group on the implementation of Directive 2014/94/EU
The Subgroup on Advanced Biofuels (SGAB) was established to assist the STF in recommending appropriate strategies for advancing the implementation of the Directive 2014/94/EU, notably through issuing recommendations aimed at facilitating the deployment and use of alternative fuels at EU level. The SGAB has, additionally, provided inputs to other relevant policies related to energy and climate change. In June 2017, the SGAB published its final report that can be found here. The SGAB has dissolved after the publication of the final report.