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Details of 2012 Edition

Vice-President Siim Kallas delivering the opening Keynote Speech MEP Mathieu Grosch   Steve Hart  Refining Director Europe, Africa & Middle East  ExxonMobil   Andrea Debbané  Vice President, Environmental Affairs  EADS and Airbus
Session 2: Strategy and tools for clean transport - where do we want to be by 2020? Marie Donnelly, Director, Renewables, Research and Innovation, Energy Efficiency, DG Energy, European Commission    Session 4: Developing and financing a comprehensive EU roll-out plan for a long-term alternative fuel infrastructure

On the 29th November 2012, over 150 stakeholders from the energy and transport sector gathered at The Renaissance Hotel, Brussels for The European Conference on Future Transport Fuels 2012.

The event took place ahead of the release of the Alternative Fuels Strategy by the European Commission and examined the different green tools that can play a vital role in Europe’s transport landscape and debated how to incentivise and standardise the use of such technologies and fuels. It also discussed the necessary policy and financing measures that need to be undertaken to develop an adequate infrastructure for alternative fuels and electric vehicles.
With top-level contributions from all of the main stakeholders at both a policy and industry level (including Vice-President Siim Kallas, European Commissioner for Transport; MEP Mathieu Grosch, European Parliament, Steve Hart, Refining Director Europe, Africa & Middle East, ExxonMobil, Andrea Debbané, Vice President, Environmental Affairs, EADS and Airbus), the event provided an opportunity to explore the concrete steps needed to be taken by 2020 to accelerate the movement towards a longer term sustainable strategy of this kind
In addition, the conference discussed the necessity for EU-wide harmonised standards for all the main alternative fuels and looked forward to how best these new standardised fuel systems can then be brought to market.


Finally, the conference was the opportunity to debate what can be done at an EU level to develop a harmonized and coordinated fuelling and recharging infrastructure throughout member states, and to secure the funding to put this into place.
Visit The European Conference on Future Transport Fuels 2012 website for more information about the topics discussed, details of speakers and to see all photos from the event.



Tuesday 3 December, 2013
08.30 to 16.50




The Renaissance Hotel

Rue du Parnasse 19

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