BBE Event Sustainability in Wood Energy

The German Bioenergy Association BBE will organise together with the German Saw and Wood industry DeSH a seminar on Sustainability in Wood Energy on 7 December. This seminar aims to shed light on the requirements of the REDII sustainability criteria and their implementation in Germany as well as the implementation of the EU ETS. Our Policy Officer Daniel Reinemann will give a presentation on the current REDII implementation status in Europe. More information and registration. The event will be in German.

The Italian bioenergy sector signs its Bioenergy Manifesto

On 29 October, twelve Italian associations representing the bioenergy sector signed a Bioenergy Manifesto urging the national government to take the necessary measures to reinforce the role of biomass in the NECP, ensure long-term perspectives for market operators and investors, as well as promote effective use of bioenergy in the energy mix and foster the deployment of innovative solutions.

Updated Council Conclusion on EU Forest Strategy

Bioenergy Europe obtained a new final draft version of the Council Conclusion on the New EU Forest Strategy for 2030. The conclusions and its annex are likely to be approved in the next AGRIFISH Council meeting scheduled for the 15 November. The final draft is similar to many of the earlier versions and maintains a critical stance of the Commission’s EU Forest Strategy. For more information, please contact Daniel Reinemann.

Upcoming Meeting of REDII Sustainability Committee

The REDII Committee on the Sustainability of Biofuels, Bioliquids and Biomass Fuels will meet on 18 November. The Committee is for Member States to give feedback on the operationalisation of the REDII sustainability criteria. The agenda for the meeting includes the Commission’s draft Implementing Act on rules to verify sustainability criteria. If there is a positive response from Member States, this could mean that the voluntary scheme standards will soon be official. For more information, please contact Daniel Reinemann.