12th international conference “Fuels of the Future 2015”


The 12th international conference “Fuels of the Future 2015”, which will be held at Berlin’s new CityCube from 19-20 January 2015, will dedicate both conference days to a broad range of topics along the biofuel value chain. Right on the first day, we will intensely discuss concepts for the mobility of the future in Germany and Europe in our opening panel. Besides the reform of the EU biofuels policy, the changeover from the energy quota to an obligation to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions (GHG) is leading to a paradigm shift also at the national level.

Ms. Katherina Reiche, Parliamentary State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, will talk about the perspective of biofuels in the mobility and fuel strategy of the German government. A contribution to the implementation of Germany’s energy concept will also have to be made by the transport sector. Here, a great challenge will be the elimination of obvious barriers to market entry for high-efficiency engines and alternative biofuels, which will both be needed in order to further reduce the environmental impact of cars and trucks and the dependence of road transport on oil in the future.

Humberto Delgado Rosa, Director of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Climate Action, will deepen the discussion on the role of transport emissions in the EU’s 2030 climate and energy package.

Dr. Frank Seyfried will speak from the perspective of Volkswagen AG about the use of different engine systems around the world and the importance of biofuels. Besides the further increase of the energy efficiency of combustion engines and the optimization of traffic flows, biofuels also play a key role in the global reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
The conference’s partner country will be Poland this year. With great excitement we are awaiting the speech from the Polish Ministry of Economy on the role and further development of biofuels in Poland.

Dr. Rupert Schäfer from the Bavarian State Ministry for Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology will present the RapsTrak200 funding programme, which can serve as a role model for the future alignment of the biofuel policy in Germany and Europe. At a decentralized level, adapted strategies and specific support programmes can help to enhance the expansion of biofuels effectively and in a targeted manner with the aim of reducing CO2 emissions in the transport sector.

During the conference, the participants will have an opportunity to get into touch with over 500 conference attendees from around the world, to hear interesting and highly topical talks and to find out about the latest advances in technology at the sponsor booths in the exhibition area. Furthermore, the Exhibitor Forum offers your company or association a suitable setting for delivering presentations and for establishing contacts with your target audience. For more information on the Exhibitor Forum, please visit the website: www.fuels-of-the-future.com.