International conference “Fuels of the Future 2016” – Programme is now online

The programme of the 13th International Conference “Fuels of the Future” is now available for you at The specialist conference will be held from 18 - 19 January 2016 at CityCube Berlin, the new multifunctional congress hall directly on Berlin’s trade fair grounds. The co-organizers of the conference are: the Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP), the Association of German Bioethanol Producers (BDBe), the Association of the German Biofuels Industry (VDB) and the German Biogas Association (FvB).

Berlin, 14th October 2015 – As the highlight event of the German biofuels industry with more than 500 participants from 30 countries, the specialist conference is a central meeting point for the exchange with German and international representatives from politics, the industry and science. This year’s partner country France will provide the participants with first-hand information on the local biofuel markets and their policy frameworks.

The comprehensive programme covers a diversity of all topics relevant for biofuels:
On the opening day, the focus will be on the framework conditions. During the plenary sessions, representatives from the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, the European Commission and Volkswagen AG, among others, will discuss political and engine technology prospects. In addition, various market participants will give their perspective on the first changes that have occurred in the fuel market following the introduction of GHG reduction obligation.

The panel discussions will address these questions in more depth from the perspective of the industry, the European Commission and research. Sonja van Renssen, editor of “Energy Post”, will chair a discussion with Jo Howes (e4tech), Bernd Kuepker (European Commission), Henrik Erämetsä (Neste), Claus Sauter (Verbio AG), Joachim Lutz (CropEnergies AG) and Detlef Evers (Mittelstandsverband abfallbasierter Kraftstoffe) on the biofuels development in the transport sector until 2020 and beyond.

Subsequently, a total of 12 forums will deal with a broad range of topics from all areas of biofuels: German and international experts will present the latest from technical development, research, certification, market analysis and trade and engage in discussions with the conference participants. During these talks and the Exhibitor Forum, where the industry partners will introduce themselves to the audience, the conference participants will find many opportunities for professional exchange and networking.