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 ETIP Bioenergy will be holding its 10th Stakeholder Plenary Meeting from 16-18 November 2021 online.

The event will start on 16 November with a session on “Renewable Fuels and their market readiness” that will focus on the aviation and maritime sectors. The aim is to address the market perspective from the point of view of technological readiness and capacity expansion potential of both sectors.

As part of session 2 on 17 November, the latest trends in advanced bioenergy technologies will be demonstrated. This will cover topics such as new products from lignocellulosic sugars, upgrading of biocrude from hydrothermal liquefaction and biomass to liquid processing via Fischer-Tropsch synthesis.

Challenges and possible solutions for broadening the sustainable biomass feedstock base for Europe will be addressed during session 3 on 18 November. Among others, this will include discussions on the impacts of the REDIII on the provision of biomass for energy use from agriculture and the forestry sector. The conference will be closed by a panel discussion in the afternoon on 18 November, which will take a look at the contribution that bioenergy in Europe should make in view of the Fit for 55 package and the Green Deal.


The event will take place as an online event via Webex from 16-18 November 2021.

Register here

After completing the online registration, you will receive the dial-in data via e-mail in due time at the beginning of November.

Participation is free of charge.

The Agency of Renewable Resources e.V. (FNR) is responsible for the coordination of the event. If you have any questions, please contact Mr Thies Fellenberg (Tel.: +49 3843 6930-177, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).



Download pdf version of the Agenda by clicking here



16 November 2021





10:00 – 10:10

Welcome & Introduction

Patrik Klintbom, Chair Steering Committee ETIP Bioenergy

10:10 – 10:30

EU Research & Innovation Policy on Renewable Fuels and Bioenergy

Maria Georgiadou, EC DG RTD

10:30 - 12:00

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.






Proposed regulation and volume expectations, following the ReFuelEU Aviation activities

Grégoire Le Comte, EC DG MOVE


Market demand and competitiveness

KLM, Invited


Technology provider

Nicolas Jeuland, Safran





Proposed regulation and volume expectations, following the FuelEU Maritime activities

Torsten Klimke, DG MOVE


Market demand and competitiveness

Berit Hinnemann, Maersk


Pathways for emission reduction in maritime transport

Tim Scarbrough, Ricardo, Invited


Closing remarks





17 November 2021





10:00 – 12:00

Session 2 – Overview on technology innovations

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


New products from lignocellulosic sugars

Ylwa Alwarsdotter, SEKAB


Upgrading of biocrude from hydrothermal liquefaction

Steven Gust, Consultant – Advanced Biofuels and Sustainability


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


Biomass to liquid via FT – a brief review of recent developments

Sennai Mesfun, RISE


20-30 minutes panel discussion



Closing remarks





18 November 2021





14:00 – 15:30

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

Moderation: Calliope Panoutsou, Imperial College London


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


Perennial biomass crops for energy and for climate positive regenerative agriculture

Emiliano Maletta, Bioenergy Crops Ltd.


Cultivation and use of Brassica carinata for the production of biofuels (experiences of UPM)

Marko Janhunen, UPM


Integrating annual lignocellulosic crops in multiannual rotations with cereal crops: results from five years of field observations

Andrea Monti & Walter Zegada, University of Bologna


30 minutes panel discussion


15:30 - 15:45

Coffee break


15:45 – 17:00

Session 4 – Panel Discussion

Fit for 55 and the Green Deal: What can renewable fuels and bioenergy contribute?

Moderation: TBA



Maria Georgiadou, EC DG RTD

Eric Fee, EC DG ENER

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

Christian Küchen, Mineralölwirtschaftsverband e.V., Invited

5 minutes short introductory statements and subsequent panel discussion



Closing remarks