Uncertainty From EC Puts The Biofuels Industry At A Tipping Point

The European Commission is meeting today to propose stricter rules for biofuels sustainability, by shifting the production of biofuels from food-based sources to increased use of advanced feedstocks. The full repercussions of this announcement to the industry are as yet unclear, but what is clear is that the industry must pull together to forge forward with creating a stable long term biofuels industry.

Decision makers from the global bioenergy community, across the entire industry value chain, will meet to discuss this as well as other challenges and opportunities for the industry at World Biofuels Markets Congress and Exhibition, which returns to Rotterdam on March 12th to 14th, 2013.

This is the only globally attended conference that caters to every need, those wishing to network and gain diverse perspectives on a single sector to those who want to gain a bird’s eye view of the entire industry.

The updated 2013 agenda for World Biofuels Markets Congress and Exhibition reflects the ongoing development of the biofuels industry and includes new full conferences on sustainable agriculture, infrastructure, and downstream water use in biofuels. Also included are extended conferences on aviation, sustainability, policy, indirect land use change (ILUC), advanced biofuels, and finance and investment options. The Congress will reveal fresh perspectives in emerging markets, biorefinery platforms, algae and aquatic biomass, residue and waste biofeedstocks, biodiesel, and ethanol production and trading.

More than 250 specially selected thought leaders will provide invaluable insights at the 2013 Congress, which will be co-located with the 5th Annual Bio-based Chemicals Congress & Exhibition. Highlights from the 2012 Congress are available at www.youtube.com/worldbiofuelsmarkets.

For more information on the World Biofuels Markets Congress and Exhibition and other renewable energy events, visit Energy Insight’s Conferences and Expos page.

Read Renewable Energy in Europe: Markets, Trends and Technologies by the European Renewable Energy Council.

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