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Strategical policy workshop: A European Common Research Agenda for Alternative renewable fuels, Energy storage and Sector coupling


Where: European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) Headquarters, Rue de Namur 72, Brussels

When: 28 June 2019

In line with the EU Strategic Energy Technology – SET – Plan, where alternative renewable fuels and bioenergy are considered key pathways towards the Energy Union (Key Action 8), the projects


funded through the ECRIA (European Common Research and Innovation Agenda) instrument in Horizon2020, aim to develop a roadmap for integrated development of energy storage and bioenergy for Europe.

In particular, the technologies of reversible solid oxide cells – that allow to radically improve the efficiency and flexibility of excess renewable electricity storage – and of second-generation biofuel production are seen as key enablers in the energy transition, technological leadership and industrial competitiveness of Europe.

In this half-day workshop, besides explaining the unique properties and challenges of these technology areas, an assessment will be made of the support actions that are on-going in Europe, especially at Member State-level. The focus is on identifying the best practices in transferring core scientific knowledge to competitive advantage through innovation, safeguarding environmental sustainability.

A policy paper will be presented that concludes an in-depth mapping of stakeholders, competences and supporting instruments in European Member States. It is intended to provide support to the Implementation Working Group of Key Action 8 of the SET Plan in defining an updated innovation strategy for alternative fuels and bioenergy in Europe.

This workshop aims to advocate the potential of reversible solid oxide cells and biofuel production through an aligned approach to the energy transition. It targets decision-makers in technology development strategy, industrial stakeholders and the knowledge community engaged in the innovation of Europe’s core energy and mobility infrastructures.

For information and registration, please click here.