European Technology and Innovation Platform Bioenergy

10th Stakeholder Plenary Meeting

16-17-18 November 2021



The indispensable role of bioenergy and renewable fuels in the Green Transition


The 10th Stakeholder Plenary Meeting of the ETIP Bioenergy was held virtually from 16 to 18 November 2021. It attracted over 500 registered bioenergy stakeholders, with around a hundred of participants to each session. This year’s event focused on the role of bioenergy and renewable fuels in the green transition, and covered the latest trends in policy, technology, market readiness, research needs and financing instruments. 

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16 November 2021

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10:00 – 10:10

Watch on YouTube PDF Icon Welcome & Introduction

Patrik Klintbom, Chair Steering Committee ETIP Bioenergy

10:10 – 10:30

Watch on YouTube PDF Icon EU Research & Innovation Policy on Renewable Fuels and Bioenergy

Maria Georgiadou, EC DG RTD

10:30 - 12:00

Watch on YouTube Session 1 – Renewable Fuels and their market readiness
The focus will be on the aviation and maritime sectors. The market perspective from the point of view of technological readiness and capacity building potential of both sectors will be addressed.

Moderation: Philippe Marchand, Biofuels expert



Moderation: Karlijn Art, SkyNRG


Watch on YouTube PDF Icon Proposed regulation and volume expectations, following the ReFuelEU Aviation activities

Grégoire Le Comte, EC DG MOVE


Watch on YouTube PDF Icon Market demand and competitiveness

Ruben Alblas, KLM


Watch on YouTube PDF Icon SAFRAN: An OEM vision of the deployment of SAF (sustainable aviation fuels) and low carbon fuels

Nicolas Jeuland, Safran



Moderation: Philippe Marchand, Biofuels expert


Watch on YouTube PDF Icon Proposed regulation and volume expectations, following the FuelEU Maritime activities

Torsten Klimke, DG MOVE


Watch on YouTube PDF Icon Maersk’s roadmap towards decarbonization and future marine fuels

Berit Hinnemann, Maersk


Watch on YouTube PDF Icon Technological, Operational and Energy Pathways for Maritime Transport to Reduce Emissions Towards 2050

Tim Scarbrough, Ricardo


Closing remarks





17 November 2021

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10:00 – 12:00

Session 2 – Overview on technology innovations

Moderation: Dina Bacovsky, BEST – Bioenergy and Sustainable Technologies GmbH


Watch on YouTube PDF Icon Biorefinery Solutions for Conversion of lignocellulosic residues into Sugar, Lignin and Ethanol Platforms

Monica Normark, SEKAB


Watch on YouTube PDF Icon Upgrading of biocrude from hydrothermal liquefaction

Steven Gust, Consultant – Advanced Biofuels and Sustainability


Watch on YouTube PDF Icon Current state of co-processing with virgins oils and waste oils & fats (with challenges and solutions) and what it will take to co-process biocrudes

Sylvain Verdier, Haldor Topsoe


Watch on YouTube PDF Icon Biomass to liquid via FT – a brief review of recent developments

Sennai Mesfun, RISE


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Closing remarks





18 November 2021





14:00 – 15:30

Watch on YouTube Session 3 – Sustainable biomass feedstock base in Europe – Opportunities and challenges

Moderation: Calliope Panoutsou, Imperial College London


Watch on YouTube PDF Icon Increasing crop productivity and cultivating crops in unused/marginal land: state of play and options to grow low ILUC risk feedstocks for biofuels

Calliope Panoutsou, Imperial College London


Watch on YouTube PDF Icon Perennial biomass crops for energy and for climate positive regenerative agriculture

Emiliano Maletta, Bioenergy Crops Ltd.


Watch on YouTube PDF Icon Cultivation and use of Brassica carinata for the production of biofuels (experiences of UPM)

Marko Janhunen, UPM


Watch on YouTube PDF Icon Results from five years food and energy crop rotations: feedstock quantity and quality for advanced biofuels value chains

Andrea Parenti, University of Bologna


Watch on YouTube 30 minutes panel discussion


15:30 - 15:45

Coffee break


15:45 – 17:00

Watch on YouTube Session 4 – Panel Discussion
The fast way forward & implementation barriers

Moderation: Patrik Klintbom, Chair Steering Committee ETIP Bioenergy



Watch on YouTube PDF Icon Maria Georgiadou, EC DG RTD

Watch on YouTube PDF Icon Eric Fee, EC DG ENER

Watch on YouTube Timo Ritonummi, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland, SET Plan IWG8

Watch on YouTube Christian Küchen, Wirtschaftsverband Fuels und Energie e.V. (en2x)

5 minutes short introductory statements and subsequent panel discussion



Closing remarks