18th International Conference on renewable Mobility

Berlin, 17 January 2021 – The upcoming conference “Fuels of the Future”, which takes place on 18. to 22. January 2021 is the global key event to get updated on both the current discussion and future agenda on energy and mobility transition. As in previous years, the conference will provide important insights into topics related to renewable mobility and biofuels and put mobility and climate protection as well as future energy and transport concepts up for discussion.

Many countries are currently in the decisive phase when it comes to new mobility concepts that have to combat climate change and to meet the needs of both urban development and sustainability requirements at the same time. Political leaders, scientists and industry players will come together to discuss transport and energy policy of today and the challenges of the future. Renewable fuels play a major role in this discussion, in particular because of the global trade of raw materials and the wide range of national biofuel strategies.

Therefore, the conference invites industry experts, scientists, consultants as well as representatives of NGOs and governments around the world to an online debate. The biofuel sector and representatives of mineral oil automotive and chemical industry, logistics and transportation sector, public service as well as science will take part in 15 sessions with more than 60 speakers on the five conference days from January 18th to 22nd, 2021. The sessions will cover a bright spectrum of topics like biodiesel and bioethanol innovation, European and national legislation, sustainability, biofuels in shipping and aviation, advanced alternative fuels, e.g., e-fuels, biomethane fuels as well as technology and market outlooks.

The following presentations await you in the opening session:

  • Biofuels as part of sustainable mobility: Artur Auernhammer, MP, Chairman of the Board, German Bioenergy Association e. V. (BBE) 
  • The importance of alternative fuels in the Federal Government's climate protection program 2030: Steffen Bilger, MP, Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI)
  • From biofuels, e-fuels to the e-car – which climate protection priorities does the vehicle industry set in implementing alternative fuels and drive strategies: Hildegard Müller, German Association of the Automotive Industry e. V. (VDA)
  • Climate protection in road transport – who pays? Appraisal of national and EU biofuels policy: Karsten Schulze, TEO, General German Automobile Association e. V.  (ADAC)
  • Climate protection’s surprisingly simple mathematics – What are we waiting for: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Willner, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg)

Every day, three consecutive online sessions (with interpretation into English and German) start in the morning and end in the afternoon, Berlin time (CET). Speakers will present their latest findings followed by a questions and answers session. The conference chat provides an opportunity for networking and business talks.

The complete programme, information on registration and gold partners can be found at www.fuels-of-the-future.com.

Elisa Kastner
Bundesverband Bioenergie e.V.
Tel: 030 27 58 179 25