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« European Biofuels Policy » Research Programme (EBP)


  • Institutions

European Commission – DG Agriculture

European Commission – DG Energy

European Commission – DG Environment

European Environment Agency

  • Official texts

"Report on the progress made in the use of biofuels and other renewable fuels in the Member States of the European Union". COM(2006)845 from the Commission of 10 January 2007

Biofuels Directive Review and Progress Report - Public Consultation and contributions

A European Strategy for Sustainable, Competitive and Secure Energy”. Green Paper COM(2006)105 final from the Commission of 8 March 2006

An EU strategy for biofuels”. Communication COM(2006)34 final from the Commission of 8 February 2006

Biomass Action Plan”. Communication COM(2005)628 final from the Commission of 7 December 2005

Energy Efficiency or Doing More with Less”. Green Paper COM(2005)265 final from the Commission of 22 June 2005

The share of renewable energy in the EU”. Communication COM(2004)366 final from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament of 26 May 2004

Directive 2003/30/EC from the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 May 2003 on the promotion and use of biofuels or other renewable fuels for transport

Towards a European strategy for the security of energy supply”. Green Paper COM(2000)769 final from the Commission of 29 November 2001

  • Research centers

Copernicus Institute - Utrecht University

Forest Research – United Kingdom

UK National Non-Food Crop Center

Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN)

European bioenergy network

A Global Overview for Renewable Energy Sources (AGORES) – Biomass sector

  • Relevant articles

TZIMAS E., SORIA A., PETEVES S. (2004). “The Introduction of Alternative Fuels in the European Transport Sector: Techno-economic Barriers and Perspectives. Extended Summary for policy makers.” Report EUR 21173 EN. Institute for Perspective Technological Studies. European Commission Joint Research Center

KAVALOV, B. (2004). “Biofuels potential in the EU”. Report for the Institute for Perspective
Technological Studies. European Commission Joint Research Centre. Report EUR
21012 EN

KAVALOV, B., JENSEN, P., PAPAGEORGIOU, D., SCHWENSEN, C., OLSSON, J. P. (2003). “Biofuel Production Potential of EU-Candidate Countries - Final Report” and “Addendum to Final report”. Report EUR 20835 EN. Institute for Prospective and Technological Studies. European Commission Joint Research Center

VAN THUIJL, E., ROOS, C. J., BEURSKENS, L. W.M. (2003) “An Overview of Biofuel: Technologies, Markets and Policies in Europe”. Energy Centre of Netherlands. ECN-C-03-008

CONCAWE Ad Hoc Group on Alternative Fuels. (2002). “Energy and Greenhouse
Gas Balance of Biofuels for Europe - an update
”, Brussels: CONCAWE.



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