During 2019, the Bio4Fuels Centre benefited from having Statkraft as the new Chair of the board. As Europe’s largest producer of renewable energy, Statkraft invests into biofuel production and EV charging at the same time, in the belief that different transport segments will require different renewable solutions. Advanced biofuels are scarce in the market due to a lack of commercially available technologies.
One of the highlights of 2019 was the annual Bio4Fuels conference held in Gothenburg as a joint event with the Swedish f3 Knowledge Centre for Renewable Transportation Fuels and the UK SuperGen Bioenergy Hub. The international profile of the Centre is also strengthened through coordinating a landmark workshop on HTL technology in Brussels, bringing together the major technology providers worldwide, as well as Bio4Fuels researchers being well linked to several Horizon 2020 projects in addition to contributing to high level policy initiatives, nationally and internationally.
Following a structural reorganization, new communication lines have been established along the major value chains in the Centre to facilitate stronger cooperation between different work areas.