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Biofuels FlightPath 2nd Workshop: "Progress and benchmarking of paraffinic value chains"  

Brussels, 20 September 2011

This Workshop was organised by the European Commission in cooperation with Airbus.

The purpose was to discuss with key stakeholders the status of the biofuels technologies in view of their commercialisation.

The Technology Readiness for biofuels use in aviation was applied by EADS Innovation work and Airbus to four value chains as a first step to initiate the debate with the biofuel technology developers and stakeholders. This was followed by the presentation of a technology benchmarking template developed by DG ENER for paraffinic sustainable biofuels. The biofuel technology developers were invited to complete the template and submit it to the European Commission, DG ENER, to be evaluated under 7th Framework Programme (7PF) confidentiality rules.

The target of the Biofuels FlightPath is to reach a bio-kerosene contribution of 2 million tons per year by 2020.

The workshop has been attended by about 80 participants from the aviation sector, the biofuel producers industry, NGOs, various organisations and representatives from the European Commission.