ALDE Party Stakeholders Event - Decarbonisation of heavy-duty vehicles and the role of biofuels

September 19, 2023 | 08:30AM-10:00AM
ALDE Party Secretariat, Rue d'Idalie 11, Brussels 1050, Belgium

We are happy to invite you to our next stakeholder event where we bring together representatives from the public and private sector to discuss key policy topics.

Our next panel in coordination with European Biodiesel Board will be hosted on Tuesday 19 September at 08:30 CEST, and will examine the role of Biofuels in decarbonisation. 

Decarbonisation faces a major challenge when it comes to transportation of goods and people. As Europe strives to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 55% by 2030 and achieve climate neutrality by 2050, there are several obstacles that need to be addressed.

Transportation is crucial for the European economy, and Heavy-duty vehicles (HDV) play a vital role in this regard. While electric vehicles have gained significant popularity in personal and civil sectors, the majority of HDVs still rely on combustion engines. HDVs require substantial power and storage capacity to cover long distances. While local infrastructure can readily support large vehicles with shorter distances such as city buses, the same cannot be said for haulage trucks, ships, or airplanes.

One potential solution lies in biofuels, particularly biodiesel. Biofuels can be utilized in modern combustion engines and often result in lower carbon emissions.

In this panel discussion, we will explore the current revisions of HDV CO2 standards, the role that biofuels can play in decarbonization, and how they can contribute to European energy security.

  • When: Tuesday 19 September at 08:30 CEST
  • Where: ALDE Party Secretariat, Rue d'Idalie 11, 1050 Ixelles.
  • How:
    • In-person: Click the RSVP button above
    • Online: Join one of our live streams on Facebook, Youtube or Linkedin which will begin at 09:00 CEST.


  • Jan-Christoph Oetjen MEP, Vice Chair of the TRAN committee, European Parliament.
  • Ondřej Kovařík MEP, European Parliament.
  • Raluca Marian, Director EU Advocacy, International Road Transport Union.
  • Dickon Posnett, President, European Biodiesel Board.
  • Carlo Hamelinck, Partner, Studio Gear Up.


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