Biofuels Links

The links below cover European and International information sources and contacts on biofuels and bioenergy.

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International biofuel organisations, associations and information sources

European Union information sources and research initiatives

SETIS Strategic Energy Technologies Information System

ESBF European Sustainable Biofuels Forum

European Bioeconomy Observatory - All the latest data and information about bioeconomy, including statistics on investments in research, policy mapping, bioeconomy country profiles, data visualisation and analytical reports. This online resource is managed by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC).

EERA-Bioenergy - European Energy Reseach Alliance joint programme on Bioenergy involves 34 RTD organisations from 15 European countries and addresses 5 key areas: Thermochemical, Sugar, Algae-based biofuels, Sustainable biomass, and Stationary bioenergy.

EIT European Institute of Innovation and Technology The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is to be a key driver of sustainable European growth and competitiveness through the stimulation of world-leading innovations with a positive impact on economy and society. The mission of the EIT is to grow and capitalise on the innovation capacity and capability of actors from higher education, research, business and entrepreneurship from the EU and beyond through the creation of highly integrated Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs).

Horizon 2020 - The new EC Framewok Programme in support of European innovation and R&D (2014-2020)

FP7 projects This site includes details of projects funded under the 7th Framework Programme.

FP6 projects This site included details of projects funded under the FP6 programme, and was archived in November 2013.

General information on all aspects of European Research activities and the various Institutions of the European Union can be found on the following sites:

The Europa site includes sub-sites that contain information covering biofuels activities supported by the various Directorate Generals for Research, Energy and Agriculture

TRIP - Transport Research and Innovation Portal.

 

European Technology Platforms and Research Advisory Councils:

European Countries : National Biomass & Bioenergy Organisations

AUSTRIA

Network Biofuels Austria

www.network-biofuels.at

Österreichischer Biomasse-Verband
Austrian Biomass Association

www.biomasseverband.at

BELGIUM

ValBiom

Belgian association for the valorization of biomas for non-food uses, including bioenergy and biofuels.

www.valbiom.be/

BULGARIA

BGBIOM-Bulgaria

BGBIOM was created in the autumn of 1998, and became a member of European Biomass Association (AEBIOM). BGBIOM promotes renewable energy sources, mainly biomass, plant residues and animal manure as energy sources for sustainable society.

www.bgbiom.org/

CZECH REPUBLIC

ČTP biosložky
Czech Technology Platform for Biofuels in Transport and the Chemical Industry

Founded in 2006, the main interest area of the TP is a promotion of second generation biofuels, with particular focus on biomass production and conversion, biofuels transport, usage and sustainability. Currently, the TP consists of 30 members, including companies, academia, applied research, stock producers and oil refineries.  

www.biopaliva-ctpb.cz (Biofuels pages in Czech language only)

See also

CZ Biom - České sdružení pro biomasu
Czech Biomass Association

www.czbiom.cz

DENMARK

DIBioenergi Danish Bioenergy Association

bioenergi.di.dk

ESTONIA

EESTI BIOKÜTUSTE ÜHING (EBÜ)
Estonian Biomass Association

www.eby.ee

FINLAND

FINBIO
The Bioenergy Association of Finland

www.finbioenergy.fi

FRANCE

Syndicat des énergies renouvelables

www.enr.fr

GERMANY

BBE Bundesverband BioEnergie e.V.

Email: info[at]bioenergie.de

www.bioenergie.de

GREECE

S.BI.B.E Hellenic Biofuels and Biomass Association

SBIBE aims to protect the environment, reduce pollution and promote biofuels, namely biodiesel, in Greece and abroad.

www.sbibe.gr

HELLABIOM

www.cres.gr

HUNGARY

Magyar Biomassza Társaság

website currently unavailable

IRELAND

Irish Bioenergy Association (IrBEA)

www.irbea.ie

ITALY

Biofuels Italia

biofuels italia logo

Established 28 January 2008

Biofuels Italia Website

See also

ITABIA - Italian Biomass Association

www.itabia.it/

LITHUANIA

Association of biofuels producers and suppliers of Lithuania

www.biokuras.lt

NETHERLANDS

NL-BEA Stichting Platform Bio-Energie

www.platformbioenergie.nl

NORWAY

NOBIO - Norsk Bioenergiforening

www.nobio.no

POLAND

Polish Technology Platform for Biofuels

website not currently available

Polish Biomass Association

www.polbiom.pl

ROMANIA

Romanian Biofuels Technology Platform (BIOCARO)

biocaro.ro

RUSSIA

RBA Russian Biofuels Association

www.biofuels.ru

SLOVAKIA

SK-BIOM - Slovenská asociácia pre biomasu
Slovak Biomass Association

www.4biomass.eu/en/partners/sk-biom

SLOVENIA

SLOBIOM - Zveza društev za biomaso Slovenije
Solevnian Biomass Association

www.slobiom-zveza.si/

SPAIN

Spanish Biomass Technology Platform (BIOPLAT)

BIOPLAT logo

The Spanish Biomass Technology Platform includes a Work Group dedicated to Biofuels (Bio Combustibles)

www.bioplat.org

SWEDEN

SVEBIO

www.svebio.se

See also

f3 The Swedish Knowledge Centre for Renewable Transportation Fuels

www.f3centre.se

SWITZERLAND

Swiss Biofuels Platform (no longer active)

The main objective of the Swiss Biofuels Platform was to promote and facilitate the use of sustainable biofuels in the transport sector in Switzerland. The website is no longer available. EBTP is not aware of a dedicated Bioenergy or biofuels association in Switzerland in 2014.

UNITED KINGDOM

Renewable Energy Association - Renewable Transport Fuels Group RTFG

www.r-e-a.net

US information sources and associations

Canada information sources

South America information sources

BioTop - Biofuels RTD Cooperation Latin America - Europe

Interactive Latin American Biofuels Map - covering statistics, production, sustainability, feedstocks, policy and other information for biodiesel and bioethanol on a country-by-country basis.

BioTop reports on biofuels in Latin America - a detailed list is included on the downloads page of the EBTP website.

Please also see the sustainability links below, which include links to organsiations and initiatives covering biofuels production in Brazil.

 

Other Countries - information sources

Biofuels Organisations and Common Interest Groups

General Bioenergy and Renewable Energy Organisations

AEBIOM – The European Biomass Association
www.aebiom.org


EREC - European Renewable Energy Council
www.erec.org


eseia - the European Sustainable Energy Innovation Alliance
An association of leading membership organisations spanning a number of European countries operating in the field of sustainable energy systems, from energy provision to energy consumption in research, teaching and innovation. The cross-sector membership of scientific, business and political partners is dedicated to advancing innovation to implement renewables and sustainable technologies in Europe as well as on a global scale.
www.eseia.eu


EUBIA - European Biomass Industry Association
www.eubia.org


EUFORES - the European Forum for Renewable Energy Sources
www.eufores.org


FEDARENE - European Federation of Regional Energy and Environment Agencies
www.fedarene.org

IEA Bioenergy
This site covers the activities of the various Tasks supported by the International Energy Agency.
IEA Bioenergy


WBA - World Bioenergy Association
www.worldbioenergy.org

 

Biomass

COPA – COGECA Committee of Professional Agricultural Organisations in the European Union and General Confederation of Agricultural Co-operatives in the European Union
www.copa-cogeca.be


Confederation of European Forest Owners
www.cepf-eu.org


EPSO,   European Plant Science Organisation
www.epsoweb.org


ESA European Seed Association
www.euroseeds.org/


EABA - European Algae Biomass Association
www.eaba-association.eu

 

Conversion

EBB - European Biodiesel Board
www.ebb-eu.org


CONCAWE Oil Company Organisation for Environment, health and safety
www.concawe.be


EFOA - European Fuel Oxygenates Association
www.efoa.org


EFPRA – European Fat Processors & Renderers Association

 

ePure - European Renewable Ethanol Association
www.epure.org


EuropaBio The European Association for Bioindustries
www.europabio.org

 

European Biogas Association
www.european-biogas.eu


EUROPIA - The European Petroleum Industry Association
www.europia.be

EWABA - European Waste to Advanced Biofuels Association
www.ewaba.eu

FEDIOL - EC Seed Crushers and Oil Processors Association
www.fediol.be


SNPAA  - Syndicat National des Producteurs d’Alcool Agricole


UEPA - European Union of Ethanol Producers
www.uepa.be/home.php

 

End use of biofuels and market development

ACEA European Automobile Manufacturers Association
www.acea.be


EARPA European Automative Research Partners Association
www.earpa.eu

 

ENGVA - European Natural Gas Vehicle Association
www.engva.org


EUCAR - The European Council for Automotive R & D
www.eucar.be

 

FREIGHTVISION - Developing a long-term vision and a robust and adaptive action plan both for transport and technology policy for sustainable long-distance freight transport
www.freightvision.eu

 

Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels
www.sustainablebiofuelsleaders.com

 

JEC Biofuels Programme - EUCAR, CONCAWE and JRC project covering Well to Wheels analaysis (WTW), and other aspects of biofuels production and use.

 

NVGA Europe (Natural Gas Vehicle Assocation)- promoting the use of Bio-CNG, LNG and L-CNG

 

TRKC - The Transport Research Knowledge Centre (TRKC)
Provides an overview of research activities at European and national level.
www.transport-research.info

 

International Transport Forum - OECD
www.internationaltransportforum.org

 

Sustainability organisations

Better Sugarcane Initiative

Brazilian Biofuels - Social Fuel Seal

Bureau Veritas

Council on Sustainable Biomass Production

Ethical Sugar

GAVE - Climate Neutral Gaseous and Liquid Energy Carriers (Netherlands)

Global Bioenergy Partnership

IDB Biofuels Sustainability Scorecard

IEA Taskforce 40 Fair Biotrade

Inter-American Development Bank Biofuels Sustainability Scorecard

Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership LowCVP (UK)

Natural Resources Defense Council

Quality and Performance of Biofuels (BioF)

Rainforest Alliance

Register of Biofuels Origination RBO

Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (UK)

Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB)

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil

Roundtable on Responsible Soy Association

Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group SAFUG

Sustainable Food Laboratory - Responsible Commmodities Initiative (RCI) on Biofuels

Transport and environment

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

UNICA - Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association
UNICA sustainable sugar cane initiative

University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership (CPSL)

 

Certification organisations and initiatives

Other Information Sources on Biofuels

IEA Bioenergy Task 39 2nd Generation Biofuels Demonstration Facilities - a clickable online map and dtabase with summaries of over 50 2nd Generation Biofuels Demonstration Plants in Europe, the United States and Australia

Global Biofuels Centre

Global Renewable Fuels Alliance GRFA

Elobio: effective and low-disturbing biofuel policies - develops low-disturbing policy options, enhancing biofuels but minimising the impacts on e.g. food and feed markets, and markets of biomass for power and heat.

 

Biofuels News and Media

Anaerobic Digestion News - Covers biogas to biodiesel
Biobased News
Biodiesel Magazine
Bioenergy Insight
Bioenergy International
Bioenergy Reseach
Bioenergy site, the
Biofpr - Biofuels, bioproducts and biorefining
Biofuels - Future Science
Biofuels Brazil - A weekly report with the latest facts, figures & market news
Biofuels Business
Biofuels Digest
Biofuels International
Biofuels Journal
Biofuels Media
Biofuels-Tech
Biomass magazine - Biomass Power and Thermal
Biorefining magazine - Covers biofuels and aquatic/microbial feedstocks
Biotechnology for Biofuels
British BioEnergy News
DG Environment - Research News Alert Service

Elsevier Biofuels
Energy Intelligence
Ethanol Market
Ethanol Producer Magazine
European Biodiesel Board
European Energy Innovation - Covers sustainable energy inc. biofuels
Gas2.0
Green Air Online
- Indepenent news updates on aviation and the environment
Horizon Magazine - Latest news from the EC Horizon 2020 programme
IJREB International Journal of Renewable Energy and Biofuels - Open access scientific articles, with many relating to biofuels and bioenergy)
Oil and Gas Journal
Technology Networks Agrigenomics page - Covers advanced biofuels
Teru talk
-Conversion of waste to biofuels, bioenergy and other products

NEWSLETTERS

IEA-AMF Advanced Motor Fuels Newsletter One 2014

IEA Task 34 Pyrolysis (PyNe) Newsletter January 2014

IEA Task 39 (Commercializing Liquid Biofuels) - Newsletter December 2013

European Biogas Association Newsletters - January and February 2014

UFOP Market Information