Workshop: The contribution of advanced renewable transport fuels to the decarbonisation of transport in 2030 and beyond

Sep 2019

In the light of climate change, there is an urgent need to decarbonize our societies. The transport sector is specifically challenging, as transport demand is still growing, and so are the sector´s GHG emissions. Electric mobility will not be able to solve this on its own, and advanced renewable transport fuels can help to bridge the gap between GHG emission reduction targets and the prospected emission reductions.

Just how large can and must the contribution of advanced renewable transport fuels be?

We will present our answer to this question in a workshop to be held in Brussels, Belgium on 18th November 2019 from 08:30 to 17:40.
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Draft sessions planned as follows:

  • The need for decarbonising the transport sector
  • Availability of renewable transport fuels and electric drivetrains
  • The role of renewable transport fuels in reaching national GHG emission reduction targets
  • Are we on track to achieve the 2030 targets?

The venue and final programme will be distributed to those registered.

The workshop will present the findings of a project that was set up jointly by two Technology Collaboration Programmes of the International Energy Agency, namely the IEA Bioenergy TCP and the Advanced Motor Fuels TCP (AMF Annex 58). The project focuses on country-specific analysis of Germany, Finland, Sweden, USA, Brazil, and China. The analysis is based on these countries´ key strategies for decarbonisation, and on the availability of conventional and advanced renewable transport fuels. From the current status of the vehicle fleet and fuels in use in each of the assessed countries, probable compositions of the national vehicle fleets in 2030 are calculated, and the gap to be filled between national targets and national projections is identified. In the course of the analysis, the team of experts also reveals country-specific barriers to the implementation of advanced renewable transport fuels, identifies policy gaps and develops recommendations to policy makers how to overcome these gaps and prepare the path for the successful market introduction of both advanced renewable transport fuels and electric vehicles.

We hope that this assessment finds your interest and warmly invite you to participate in the final workshop.

If you are interested to attend please register at:

For any questions you might have do not hesitate to contact the project leader Dina Bacovsky: