The links below cover European and International information sources and contacts on biofuels and bioenergy.
Alternatively, you can search the database of European Biofuels Stakeholders for biofuels organisations and companies active in specific biofuels sectors and countries:
International biofuel organisations, associations and information sources
European Union information sources and research initiatives
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:
TRIP - Transport Research and Innovation Portal.
European Technology Platforms and Research Advisory Councils:
European Countries : National Biomass & Bioenergy Organisations
Network Biofuels Austria
Austrian Biomass Association
Belgian association for the valorization of biomas for non-food uses, including bioenergy and biofuels.
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.
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)
CZ Biom - České sdružení pro biomasu
Czech Biomass Association
DIBioenergi Danish Bioenergy Association
EESTI BIOKÜTUSTE ÜHING (EBÜ)
Estonian Biomass Association
The Bioenergy Association of Finland
Syndicat des énergies renouvelables
BBE Bundesverband BioEnergie e.V.
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.
Magyar Biomassza Társaság
website currently unavailable
Irish Bioenergy Association (IrBEA)
Established 28 January 2008
ITABIA - Italian Biomass Association
Association of biofuels producers and suppliers of Lithuania
NL-BEA Stichting Platform Bio-Energie
NOBIO - Norsk Bioenergiforening
Polish Technology Platform for Biofuels
website not currently available
Polish Biomass Association
Romanian Biofuels Technology Platform (BIOCARO)
RBA Russian Biofuels Association
SK-BIOM - Slovenská asociácia pre biomasu
Slovak Biomass Association
SLOBIOM - Zveza društev za biomaso Slovenije
Solevnian Biomass Association
Spanish Biomass Technology Platform (BIOPLAT)
f3 The Swedish Knowledge Centre for Renewable Transportation Fuels
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.
Renewable Energy Association - Renewable Transport Fuels Group RTFG
US information sources and associations
Biofuels Producers Coordinating Council (New organisaiton - website link to follow)
US Energy Information Administration - information on consumption and production in countries globally
Renewable Fuels Association (national association for the US ethanol industry).
Canada information sources
South America information sources
Interactive Latin American Biofuels Map - covering statistics, production, sustainability, feedstocks, policy and other information for biodiesel and bioethanol on a country-by-country basis.
Please also see the sustainability links below, which include links to organsiations and initiatives covering biofuels production in Brazil.
Other Countries - information sources
APEC Biofuels covers Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong (China), Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, The Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, United States, and Viet Nam
Biofuels Organisations and Common Interest Groups
General Bioenergy and Renewable Energy Organisations
End use of biofuels and market development
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
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
Digestion News - Covers biogas to biodiesel
Bioenergy site, the
Biofpr - Biofuels, bioproducts and biorefining
Biofuels - Future Science
Biofuels Brazil - A weekly report with the latest facts, figures & market news
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
Ethanol Producer Magazine
European Biodiesel Board
European Energy Innovation - Covers sustainable energy inc. biofuels
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