Under the patronage of the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, the 14th international specialist conference “Fuels of the Future” 2017 was hosted by the German BioEnergy Association (BBE), the Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP), the German Bioethanol Industry Association (BDBe), the German Biofuels Industry Association (VDB) and the German Biogas Association and supported by Rentenbank.

More than 550 participants from over 30 countries have followed the invitation of five associations from the German bioenergy industry to get information on current market trends, to discuss political framework conditions, prospects for mobility and views on the sustainability certification of biofuels during the conference from 23 - 24 January 2017.

As the highlight event of the German and European biofuel industry the conference is a must-attend event for the exchange with German and international stakeholders from politics, the industry and research.

The contents of the conference program have been extended to account for the increasing diversification of engine technologies as well as the research and production of various fuels from renewable energy sources.

The comprehensive program covers a diversity of all topics relevant for improving climate protection in the transport sector:

On the opening day, the focus will be on the framework conditions. During the plenary session, representatives of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, the European Commission, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Roland Berger GmbH, among others, will address the political and engine technological prospects. In addition, the commodity markets will be analyzed in the context of international trade flows and price developments.

During the panel discussion, the future prospects will be looked at from the perspective of the industry, the European Commission, European agriculture and members of the German and the European Parliament. Sonja van Renssen, editor of “Energy Post”, will chair a discussion with Pekka Pesonen (COPA-COGECA), Bernd Kuepker (European Commission), Norbert Schindler (MdB), Stefan Schreiber (Cargill Holding Germany) and Christian Hochfeld (Agora Verkehrswende) on the development of alternative fuels and engine technologies for meeting the climate protection targets.

Subsequently, a total of 11 forums will deal with a broad range of topics from all areas of renewable energies in the mobility sector: German and international experts will present the latest from technical development, research, certification, market analysis and trade flows and engage in discussions with the conference participants.Power-To-X and biomethene are also covered like emissions reduction in the transport sector.

During these talks and in the Exhibitor Forum with information booths, the conference participants will find many opportunities for professional exchange and networking.

The 15th International conference "Fuels of the Future 2018" will take place on 22 / 23 January 2018 in Berlin.

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International conference delegates in 2017