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Biofuels FlightPath in Aviation Workshop "Beyond CO2: Bio kerosene, engine emissions and technical constraints"

Brussels, 25 April 2013

The Directorate-General for Energy (DG ENER) organised this Workshop in collaboration with the Core Team of the Biofuels FlightPath 2020 Initiative. The purpose was to discuss with key stakeholders environmental issues other than CO2  related to the use of biofuels in aviation.

The Workshop started with a session on particulate emission, condensation trails, NOX and ultrafine particles. This was followed by a session on the effects of fuel quality to emissions and finally with a session on engines.

The Workshop closed with a panel discussion. The key message from the workshop is that although good  progress has been achieved the last years on all the above issues the efforts have to be intensified  for a better understanding of them.