A conference to review the situation of alternative transport fuels in Europe will be held in Brussels on Monday 21 October 2013.
The establishment of an appropriate refuelling infrastructure and the consequent development of the market of the related vehicles is needed to promote economic growth and job creation in the Union, as well as to reduce the EU's oil import bill which currently represents up to 1 billion euro a day, leading to a significant deficit in the EU trade balance of around 2.5% of GDP.
At the conference, Vice-President Siim Kallas, Lithuania Transport Minister Rimantas Sinkevičius and other high-level speakers will discuss the challenges and opportunities of alternative fuels. There will also be three panel sessions with representatives of the industry, associations, NGOs and foreign administrations to discuss the potential of alternative fuels for growth and jobs, the situation of alternative fuels in the world and investments into alternative fuels.
The conference will also showcase several projects at exhibition stands. For more questions about this event please contact Isabelle.Maes@ec.europa.eu.
Visit the conference website to register for the event.