European Commission — 2023-04-04
News from Brussels
Some 200 members of the Renewable and Low-Carbon Fuels (RLCF) Value Chain Industrial AllianceEN have held their first workshop, discussing the latest developments within the industry and presenting projects in areas such as feedstock sourcing, fuel production, and the uptake of aviation and maritime fuels. This first event took place on 2023 March 29.
The workshop was divided into four sessions, each moderated by the Chair of an Alliance Roundtable. The first focused on production and sourcing and was moderated by Tobias Block from eFuels Alliance. The second and third sessions focused on aviation and maritime fuel supply, and were moderated by Antoine Laborde from Air-France, and Alexander Feindt, from MAN Energy Solutions. The fourth session, moderated by Riccardo Dutto from Intesa Sanpaolo Group, discussed financing and the pipeline of projects.
European Commissioner for Transport Adina Vălean opened the event and welcomed a high-level panel involving Luis Cabra, president of FuelsEurope, Davide Cucino, vice-president for European Union Affairs at FINCANTIERI, Eric Dalbiès, senior executive vice-president R&T and Innovation at Safran, and Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, CEO of Hydrogen Europe.
In coming weeks and months, the Alliance will focus on advancing its project development toolkit. This includes technology benchmarks, business model assessment tools, and bankability checklists. The call for project proposals is expected by 2023 September, which is also when the next General Assembly is planned.