On Tuesday 19 September, ALDE Party will host its next stakeholder event bringing together representatives from the public and private sector to discuss key policy topics.
The next panel, in coordination with European Biodiesel Board, and will examine the role of biofuels in decarbonisation, which is facing 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 used 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 decarbonisation, and how they can contribute to European energy security.
When: Tuesday 19 September at 8:30 CEST
Where: ALDE Party Secretariat, Rue d'Idalie 11, 1050 Ixelles
- Jan-Christoph Oetjen MEP, Vice-Chair of the TRAN committee, European Parliament
- Ondřej Kovařík MEP, European Parliament
- Dickon Posnett, President of the European Biodiesel Board
- Carlo Hamelinck, Partner at Studio Gear Up