The workshop “Paving the way towards clean energy and fuels in Europe” took place on Wednesday, 29th May 2019, in the framework of the 27th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE 2019) in Lisbon. The event was an initiative of the European Commission, in cooperation with the European Technology and Innovation Platform – ETIP Bioenergy, the European Energy Research Alliance – EERA Bioenergy, the Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC) European Technology and Innovation Platform – ETIP (Biomass Technical Panel) and the SET Plan Action 8 EU Member States.
The initiative aimed at focusing on how to move forward the innovation chain in the European Union on bioenergy, advanced biofuels and renewable fuels, contributing to the clean energy transformation in energy and transport, as foreseen with the Strategic Development Goals and the EU Communication “Clean Planet for All”. For this purpose, the workshop identified the research and the innovation needs as well as the roadmap for bioenergy and renewable fuels to make the EU industrial energy and transport sectors economically and environmentally sustainable, secure and competitive in the global markets.
Five roundtables offered the opportunity to show to the audience all the value chains of advanced biofuels, renewable fuels, intermediate bioenergy. carriers and biomass-based cogeneration of heat and power. Prof. Enrico Bocci introduced the BLAZE project and the concept of the Biomass Low cost Advanced Zero Emission small-to-medium scale integrated gasifier – fuel cell CHP plant.