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9 March 2021

Fuels of the Future 2021: on the road to decarbonisation thanks to biofuels

A few weeks have already elapsed since the “Fuels of the Future 2021" conference, but there is still a great deal of enthusiasm towards the sustainable future that awaits us, thanks to biofuels. After the congress, Artur Auernhammer, Chairman of the Board of the German Bioenergy Association, and BIOGAS CHANNEL met to take stock.

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22 January 2021

International Conference on Renewable Mobility: Broad spectrum of technology options shapes experts’ discussions on increased climate change mitigation in the transportation and haulage sectors

Today marks the end of the 18th International Conference on Renewable Mobility “Fuels of the Future 2021”, which was held in digital format for the first time from 18th to 22nd January 2021. The conference organisers and partners were very satisfied with the event’s impact. Attendance levels, with a total of 560 participants, underscore the importance of this annual conference as one of the top national and international communication platforms for the entire fuel sector, the automotive industry, professional associations, the world of science and, last but not least, for policy-makers. The diverse range of renewable mobility topics addressed in the presentations and discussions over the five days of the conference highlights the broad spectrum of available technological options, all of which should be utilised as consistently as possible to boost climate change mitigation in the transport sector.

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18 January 2021

International Conference on Renewable Mobility: Deploy all technology options to boost climate change mitigation in the transport sector!

On 18th January 2021, kicking off the 18th Conference on Renewable Mobility “Fuels of the Future 2021” – this year in digital format –, speakers from the German Bioenergy Association (BBE), the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, the German automotive industry, as well as from Europe’s largest motoring association, the Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club e. V. (ADAC) and from the world of science presented their concepts, strategies and research results for renewable mobility of the future and greater climate change mitigation to 520 conference participants.

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13 January 2021

Press release: Sustainable biofuels must be taken fully into account in moving ahead with the greenhouse gas reduction quota

The draft Act transposing the Renewable Energy Directive (2018/2001/EC - RED II) that was presented by the Federal Ministry for the Environment in late 2020 was appraised and criticised at the press conference hosted by the organisers of the 18th International Conference on Renewable Mobility “Fuels of the Future 2021”. The press conference was held in the run-up to the conference in the light of the digital format in which the conference will run this year. The industry associations take the view that this draft Act is essentially an important step in the right direction, moving towards increased climate change mitigation measures in the transport sector. However, the present draft is not sufficient to genuinely ensure that current greenhouse gas reductions through sustainable biofuels can be maintained in future and to establish new fuel alternatives in the market. The biofuel associations consider that further substantive points must be amended in the forthcoming debate in the German Bundestag. The background to this legislation is the obligation for EU Member States to transpose the provisions on renewable energies adopted at the European level (RED II) into national law by June 2021. To this end, in December 2020 the German government submitted its draft “Act on Further Development of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Quota” along with a draft “Ordinance Stipulating Further Provisions for Further Development of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Quota”, as the biofuel associations note. The Federal Immission Control Act and the corresponding Federal Immission Control Ordinances are to be adapted accordingly.

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8 January 2021

In less than 2 weeks, the 18th International Conference on Renewable Mobility "Fuels of the Future" will open its digital doors from 18-22-01 2021 - Register now!

In the past year, politicians have done a lot for climate protection: the European Green Deal, the German Climate Protection Act, billions in investments in research and development. Nevertheless, in view of burning forests from California to Siberia, the question arises: Climate protection - are we running out of time? Representatives from politics, business and science will discuss this issue at the International Conference on Renewable Mobility "Fuels of the Future".

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