Director for energy research at the Research Council of Norway (RCN), Rune Volla, complimented the centre on its competitiveness and excellent timing.
– This is a strong initiative in the energy sector, and the first FME-centre for biofuels ever. The competition was hard, and we have great expectations of you.
FME-centres aim to increase Norwegian efforts on areas where Norway can make a difference, and stimulate cooperation between education and industry.
Climate-friendly transport in the the future
Volla continued on the RCN’s anticipations on the centre’s contributions to science and industry, and ended his talk with describing his hopes and visions from a future, 8 years from now, when Bio4Fuels has completed its mission.
– At this point in time, we hope that CO2 emissions from transport in Norway are decreasing rapidly, he said.
He described a future where advanced biofuels produced in Norway are an important part of the climate-friendly transport system in the air, on the seas and on land. In addition, where forests and organic residuals are the feedstock for growing exports of biofuels from Norway.
– Congratulations and best of luck!