Bonn, 29.10.18

Fuels of the Future 2019 – Parallel Forum on Alternative Biofuels

Numerous parallel forums at the 16th International Congress on Renewable Mobility will address various technical and economic topics relating to powertrains of the future and the major challenges that arise from ambitious climate protection targets. Alternative biofuels will be the focus of a parallel forum with experts from Germany, Finland and England at 11.30 a.m on the second day of the conference, 22nd January 2019.

Kirstin Sternberg (Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe) presents strategies for overcoming the principal obstacles to successful roll-out of alternative fuels in the form of project results from the international "Advance Fuel" project. Sabine Ziem-Milojevic (E4Tech) addresses modern fuels that use biological inputs or are produced from recycled fossil fuels. The central question here is whether there is a demand for such fuels and whether this demand can also be met. Marko Janhunen (UPM Biofuels) identifies an urgent need to further decarbonise the transport sector by using alternative biofuels. Dr. Klaus Lucka (Tec4Fuels GmbH) raises the question of the impact of alternative fuels on the applications in question and views "Fit for Purpose Tests" as one way of finding answers to this question. Dr. Armin Günther (Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions Germany GmbH) considers alternative biofuels to be an important option for decarbonisation of industry and the transport sector and highlights proprietary applications.

In addition, the DECHEMA position papier "Advanced alternative liquid fuels: For climate protection in the global raw materials change" can be consulted via the link. The position paper underscores the crucial and important role played by alternative biofuels for greenhouse gas reduction in the transport sector.

On the second day of the conference, 11 forums will offer a broad spectrum of topics from all areas of renewable energies in the mobility sector. German and international experts will present news on technical developments, research, certification, market analysis and trade flows, as well as discussing
the relevant issues with conference participants. Both these forums and the exhibitor forum with exhibition stands will also offer scope for professional exchanges and networking.

German Bioenergy Association
Markus Hartmann
Tel.: +49 (0)228/81002-22
hartmann (at) bioenergie. de