Is First Generation Bioethanol as Sustainable as Second Generation?

CropEnergiesOn 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:

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.

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