09 Apr 2011

EBTP Platform Strategic Research Agenda (Update 2010)

The European Biofuels Technology Platform (EBTP)  has published an update of its Strategic Research Agenda.

This document identified the 3 critical areas in which technology development should play a key role (feedstocks, conversion processes, end-use technologies) and highlighted clearly that the winning options would be the pathways (combination of feedstock, conversion and end products) that best address both strategic and sustainability targets; environmental performance (greenhouse gas reduction, biodiversity, water, local emissions), security and diversification of energy supply, economic competitiveness and public awareness.

This 2010 update is strongly rooted in these core findings, which remain fully valid. In view of the EU 2020 climate and energy targets, the purpose of the update is to present a synthetic view of the most significant recent developments (technical and non-technical) of relevance to biofuels, and to highlight corresponding R&D&D priorities. The format is deliberately concise, aiming to present a simple overview of this complex area, rather than claiming to provide exhaustive coverage. It is based on a broad base of collective expertise within EBTP working groups, which gather actors from across the biofuels value chains: feedstock providers, biofuels and bioenergy producers, technology vendors, transportation fuels marketers, automotive industry, aviation industry, research & technology development organisations and NGOs.

The document can be downloaded in the following link.