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Designing environmentally and climate-friendly mobility for tomorrow: This is the core topic of the 19th International Congress of Experts, which will be held in digital format from January 24th to 28th, 2022. In 15 specialist forums, experts will share the latest findings of the transition to a climate-neutral transport sector. The congress is organized by BBE in partnership with UFOP, VDB, BDBe and FvB.

“Fuels of the Future 2022 – Navigator for Sustainable Mobility”: This is the motto of the 19th International Congress, to which the German Bioenergy Association (BBE) and its partners are inviting participants from January 24th to 28th the following year. With 15 digital sessions over five days, experts from science, politics and the transport sector will present innovative developments around the climate-friendly and everyday mobility of the future.

According to the German government, the transport sector should emit 40 percent less CO₂ in 2030 than in 2020. Such a high reduction cannot be achieved with electrification alone. A switch to alternative, climate-friendly fuels is also necessary. But what kind of renewable fuels are available? Is the implementation of the energy transition in the transport sector possible? Entrepreneurs, politicians and scientists from all over Europe are trying to answer these question and discuss current topics of the biofuels branch.

They will present advanced technologies as well as outlooks and limits of their use in their 20-minute presentations. Speakers will cover a diverse range of topics, including biodiesel and bioethanol innovations, European and national legislation, sustainability, marine and aviation biofuels, advanced alternative fuels, for example, e-fuels, biomethane fuels, and technology and market assessments. In total, participants can choose from 60 presentations.

Artur Auernhammer, Member of the Bundestag and Chairman of the Board of the German Bioenergy Association (BBE), will open the five-day congress on Monday, January 24th. The program of the digitally led event also includes a panel discussion, in which in particularly the Green Deal and the new directives and regulations of the European Commission in the “Fit for 55” package will be discussed. All lectures will be shown as a video stream on the Internet.

Fuels of the Future 2022 welcomes national and international participants, including representatives from raw material collection and processing, the biofuel, mineral oil and motor vehicle industries, the chemical industry, the transport and logistics sector, certification systems as well as politics, science and research. More than 600 international participants are expected. A lively exchange of information will be facilitated by a question and answer session following each presentation. The first session will begin at 10:00 a.m. on January 24, and at 9:00 a.m. on the other days of the congress. Each day consists of three sessions.

The aim of the International Conference is to provide participants with an up-to-date status report on the many different legislative initiatives and to discuss corresponding recommendations for action, to present current market developments and project examples of renewable mobility, and to provide a broad platform for the exchange of experience.

The International Conference “Fuels of the Future” is the leading event of the European biofuel industry and at the same time an important discussion forum for the German, European and international development of renewable mobility. The Mobility Congress is organized by the German Bioenergy Association, the Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP), the German Bioethanol Industry Association. (BDBe), the Association of the German Biofuel Industry (VDB) and the German Biogas Association (FvB). Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank is sponsoring the event. The complete program and information on the early bird discount are available at