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40 participants in successful Brussels seminar

One specific objective of Horizon 2020 is “to achieve a European transport system that is resource-efficient, climate- and environmentally-friendly, safe and seamless for the benefit of all citizens, the economy and society”.

Because of the increasing carbon footprint of the European transport sector, a broad range of measures are needed. These include a shift towards electric drives and sustainably produced biofuels – the latter especially for freight and heavy transport. Further, sustainably managed forests in Europe provide a large, and continuously increasing, amount of raw-materials for a large variety of products, including almost carbon dioxide neutral bio-energy.

This was the focus of the successful Brussels seminar ”Innovation in Forest, Fuel, Freight” on Thursday April 28th, which attracted almost 40 participants. The participants - representing the European Commission, national representations to the EU, technology platforms, interest organizations and industry - engaged in vivid discussions about challenges of sustainable transportation and forestry and about R&I actions needed to utilize their potentials.

The event was organized by f3, together with the advocacy platforms SusFor and Forum for Transport Innovation.

Presentations from the seminar are available here:

 

Photo: Lars Högbom