Is First Generation Bioethanol as Sustainable as Second Generation?
- Wednesday, 20 September 2017
On 26 September, join Sustainability Consult at the Sustainable First and Second Generation Bioethanol conference. Co-hosted by CropEnergies and nova-Institute, the event will provide a platform to discuss the proposed review of EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) and the sustainability of different bioethanol feedstocks.
Michael Carus and Lara Dammer from the nova-Institute will present highlights from a new sustainability assessment of biofuels. The nova-Institute study suggests “first generation bioethanol is as advantageous as second generation bioethanol for a feasible climate strategy.” The study examines different criteria including food security, greenhouse gas (GHG) abatement costs, land use efficiency, employment and GHG footprint rules and allocation. A short version of the report is available for download at: www.bio-based.eu/policy
Conference speakers include:
- Joachim Lutz, CropEnergies
- Wolter Elbersen, Wageningen UR
- Michael Carus and Lara Dammer, nova-Institute
- Olivier Dubois, UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
- Daniela Thrän, DBFZ/UFZ
- André Faaij, University of Groningen
- Bernd Kuepker, European Commission
The full conference programme is available on the event website:
The conference will take place on Tuesday 26 September at the Thon Hotel EU in Brussels, Belgium, starting at 9:00 am in rooms Belgium II and III in the Conference and Banqueting area.
Tweet about the conference using the hashtag: #BioethanolEU
Please register here before Friday 22 September.