7 EU-based industry CEOs found the “Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels” trade group

February 7, 2013 |

To promote R&D programs, financing, communications programs for a cost-competitive and sustainable alternative to fossil fuels

In Belgium, The Chief Executive Officers of seven Leading European biofuel producers and European airlines launched today in Brussels a new industry led initiative to speed up the deployment of advanced sustainable biofuels in Europe.

The initiative, named “Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels”, aims at supporting the development of second generation biofuels in Europe. The leaders of Chemtex, British Airways, BTG, Chemrec, Clariant, Dong Energy and UPM are joining forces to ensure the market uptake of advanced sustainable biofuels by all transport sectors.

During the Brussels meeting the “Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels” have established a common strategy based on several actions aimed at accelerating market penetration and technology deployment and use. Top on the groups’ agenda:

• Accelerate research and innovation into emerging biofuel technologies, including algae and new conversion pathways, supported by public and private R&D&D programs.
• Work together with the supply chain to further develop worldwide accepted sustainability certification.
• Establish financing structures to facilitate the implementation of sustainable biofuel projects.
• Publicly promote the benefits of advanced sustainable biofuels.

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