WS28: Technology advances in liquid biofuels and renewable gas

17 Oct, 2022
Location: Vienna (AT)
RegularIEA BioenergyExCo Workshops

Vienna, 17 October 2022

Workshop organized by IEA Bioenergy in collaboration with the Austrian Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK) and BEST – Bioenergy and Sustainable Technologies GmbH

Programme: Programme_ExCo90-workshop_20221014

Short bios of the moderators and speakers: WS90_Bios_v2b



Both the accelerating climate change as well as the energy crisis related to the war in Ukraine, call for urgent action to move away from fossil fuels such as oil and gas. Energy savings and renewable energy are the key tools to achieve that. Renewable transport fuels and renewable gases will need to have an increasing role in the transport system and the gas distribution system. A strong growth in so-called ‘advanced technologies’ will be required, starting from a variety of feedstocks, particularly underutilised heterogeneous biomass resources. Meanwhile, increasing prices for oil and gas have totally changed the picture and prospects of renewable fuels compared to one or two years ago.

The workshop explored advances being made in new biofuels technologies, as well as technologies to produce renewable gas (biomass based), and discussed what is needed to accelerate their roll out to the market. It contained three parts: the first session considered advances in renewable gas / biomethane, the second advances in liquid biofuels, and the third session showed concrete developments in Austria.



Introduction & keynotes

Recording of Introduction & keynotes

  • Paul Bennett, IEA Bioenergy / Scion (New Zealand)
  • Hannes Bauer, Austrian Ministry BMK (Austia)
  • Maria Georgiadou, European Commission, DG Research & Innovation
    EU R&I policy for renewable fuels

Technical presentations renewable gas

Recording of Technical presentations Renewable Gas

Panel discussion: What is needed to accelerate the deployment of renewable gases

Recording of Panel discussion Renewable Gas

Technical presentations liquid biofuels

Recording of Technical presentations Liquid Biofuels

Panel discussion: What is needed to accelerate the deployment of advanced biofuels

Recording of Panel discussion Liquid Biofuels

Developments in Austria

Recording of Developments in Austria



More information
Luc Pelkmans
Technical Coordinator – IEA Bioenergy