EBTP Strategic Research Agenda and Strategy Deployment Document (SRA/SDD)
EBTP SRA Update July 2010
Following public and stakeholder consultations, the EBTP has published an update to the Strategic Research Agenda, the background to which is presented below.
An electronic PDF version of the update can now be downloaded. The printed version will be distributed in September 2010.
EBTP SRA Update July 2010 (1.1 Mb)
Consultation on the update to the EBTP SRA/SDD
A consultation on the Update to the EBTP Strategic Research Agenda and Strategy Deployment Document SRA/SDD commenced on 19th April 2010 and continued until 31 May 2010.
Thank you for the comments and recommendations received from stakeholders and members of the public.
A link to the original EBTP SRA/SDD (published January 2008) is included below.
The initial focus of the EBTP during 2007 was to produce a Strategic Research Agenda and Strategy Deployment Document SRA/SDD identifying key RD&D working lines for the next decades, as necessary to achieve the Vision 2030. The SRA/SDD, which was launched at the First Stakeholder Plenary Meeting in Brussels on 31st January 2008, also aimed to provide a reliable source of information and opinion on the development of biofuels for transport in the EU.
Subsequently, the Renewable Energy Directive (COM (2008) 19) and the updated Fuel Quality Directive adopted by Council and the European Parliament have set the framework conditions and resulting challenges to be overcome by economic actors of current and future biofuel value chains.
In light of this new legislation and ongoing consultations on the availability and sustainability of feedstocks, as well as the acceleration of novel feedstocks (e.g. algae), 2G conversion technologies, and emerging markets (e.g. aviation, shipping), an update to the EBTP SRA/SDD is currently being drafted for publication in July 2010.