President, Energy & Pulp Business Group
We, the Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels, believe that 2nd Generation and Advanced Biofuels (2GAB) made from no-food competing feedstocks represent one of the major industrial opportunities today for our planet in the sustainable energy technology field. The world is taking action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and 2GAB are a key part of the solution, because they do not compete with food and have considerably lower environmental impact than fuels made from petroleum oil or natural gas. Significant 2GAB production could be deployed today provided that a policy and regulatory framework enabling long-term investment is implemented.
Members of the Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels are committed in developing and investing in innovative advanced and environmentally sound 2GAB industrial systems bringing the technologies into commercial deployment on a global scale.
The Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels have established to set up a common strategy based on several actions aimed at accelerating market penetration and technology deployment and use.
The Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels aim at speaking with a single voice and take a leading position in the field of 2nd Generation and Advanced Biofuels.
The Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels intend to address the EU policy institutions, (the European Commission and the European Parliament), the National Governments and the financial institutions, on issues of common interest.
The Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels liase and interface with the other EU related groups such as the European Biofuels Technology Platform and the European Industrial Bioenergy Initiative.
The Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels liase and interface with the other international related groups such as IEA Bioenergy Implementing Agreement and the Global Bioenergy Inititaive.
The Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels aim to address and close the existing gap in terms of technology representation, appropriate financial instruments, policy development and lack of market incentives both at EU and national level.
The Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels are determined in stimulating the EU policy towards accelerated industrial research and innovation into emerging biofuel technologies, including algae and new conversion pathways, supported by public and private policies promoting deployment.
The Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels will be constructive towards existing biofuel associations and other biofuel organisations and will aim to cooperate with them in areas of common interest.
The Leaders of the Sustainable Biofuels is set up by the CEOs of the participating organisations.
Members of the Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels must be:
- Technology developers of 2nd generation and advanced biofuels who have already been investing in large scale demonstration scale facilities
- Investors in plants (demo or flagship) of 2nd generation and advanced biofuels.
New Members are invited by unanimous decision of the existing Members.
Organisations signing this “manifesto” and agreeing to the above issues shall be invited to become members of the Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels.
The founding Members of the Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels are: