GoBiGas at the
European Biofuel Technology Platform
European Biofuel Technology Platform organized its seventh stakeholder plenary
meeting on June 21 in Brussels about the latest research and policy
developments for renewable fuels and also invited speakers from existing plants
to share their experiences.
Sweden was well represented with several plants,
including GoBiGas. Eric Zinn spoke of the technical successes at the plant,
which have been made possible thanks to the close cooperation with the many
researchers at Chalmers University of Technology that are interested in biomass
gasification. He also emphasized the challenging economics of the plant with
today’s historically low fuel prices (it’s never been cheaper to drive a car in
Sweden!) and lack of stable policy which is necessary for more investments in
The EU Commission’s well renowned representative Dr Kyriakos
Maniatis from DG Energy agreed that a stable policy environment must
immediately be put into place, both in the EU and its member states, if we are
not to risk our long term goal of a climate friendly society.
Photos: Eric Zinn and EBTP Secretariat.