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BioGrace – Public Workshops on Harmonised Calculation of GHG Emission February – June various locations

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BioGrace – Public Workshops on Harmonised Calculation of GHG Emission    February – June various locations

(IEA Biotask 39)  The EU-funded project BioGrace makes biofuel GHG calculations transparent. The BioGrace consortium consists of eight European bioenergy organisations, which receive funding from Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) programme for a two-year period. Transparent calculations will enable auditors to verify calculations much more easily. Furthermore, it will help to create a level playing field for the European biofuels market. For this purpose, the BioGrace consortium has been contacting European policy makers to find the best way to include a list of standard values into the respective national legislations.

In order to achieve harmonisation of GHG calculations for biofuels throughout the EU, special workshops aiming to inform and involve European policy makers will be held in November. Auditors, producers, certifiers and other stakeholders involved in the production and distribution of biofuels are invited to participate in one of the seven public workshops starting in January 2011, where the various products from the BioGrace project will be presented.

All stakeholders involved in the biofuels field are invited to attend one of our seven public workshops on harmonised calculation of greenhouse gas emission in Europe. These are farmers, biofuel producers, and fuel suppliers, as well as auditors, advisors, representatives of voluntary sustainability schemes and greenhouse gas calculation specialists as well as everybody else who deals with biofuels.

The public workshop will

* present the sustainability criteria for liquid biofuels of the Renewable Energy Directive (2009/28/EC) and the Fuel Quality Directive (2009/30/EC), and their practical implementation in the EU member states (focus on Austria, Hungary, Lithuania, and Slovenia),
* provide an insight into ongoing European und international standardisation and harmonisation processes (CEN, ISO, etc.),
* explain the BioGrace greenhouse gas emission calculation tools which enable users to calculate actual values of biofuel greenhouse gas emissions according to the methodology laid out in the Renewable Energy Directive,
* include a practical calculation session.

The first public workshop will be held on Feb. 16th 2011 in Vienna, Austria.  FREE  In English  READ MORE

Place Regional Focus
Feb. 16th, 2011 Austria, Vienna Austria, Hungary, Lithuania, Slovenia, (Lichtenstein)
March 21th, 2011 The Netherlands, Utrecht Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, (Iceland)
April 14th, 2011 Heidelberg, Germany Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, (Switzerland)
May 19th, 201 France, Paris Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Malta
May 26th, 201 Greece, Athens Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Romania, (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey)
May 31st, 2011 Sweden, Stockholm Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Sweden, (Norway)
June 1st, 2011 Spain, Madrid Italy, Portugal, Spain


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