Electrofuels: what role in EU transport decarbonisation?

The debate about transport fuels decarbonisation is a key issue in the ongoing recast of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II). Renewable fuels produced from electricity have recently drawn a renewed interest in the REDII, but it seems there is very little knowledge about what they are, what type of sustainability safeguards they require and how realistic is their uptake up to 2030. ‘Electrofuels’, ‘e-fuels’, or ‘power to liquids’ what are they exactly? What role do liquid drop-in electrofuels have in the decarbonisation of the transport sector?

This event, kindly hosted by MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen (EPP), will be the occasion to present a new study from Cerulogy, commissioned by Transport & Environment. It will also shed light on the potential future industrial developments of these fuels and how it fits in the EU policy framework.


  • 8:00 - 8:15 Opening and welcoming speechMEP Sirpa Pietikäinen, European Parliament
  • 8:15 - 8:30 Presentation of study - What role is there for electrofuel technologies in European transport’s low carbon future?Chris Malins, Consultant, Cerulogy
  • 8:30 - 8:35 Electrofuel potential up to 2030Stephanie Searle, Fuels Program Lead, The International Council on Clean Transportation
  • Questions
  • 8:45 - 8:55 Industry perspectives on the future development of electrofuels, Nils Aldag, CCO, Sunfire
  • 8:55 - 9:05 Renewable fuels of non-biological origin in transport decarbonisationThomas Weber, Policy Officer, German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety
  • 9:05 - 9:10 How should electrofuels be dealt with in the policy framework?Laura Buffet, Clean Fuels Manager, Transport & Environment
  • 9:10 - 9:40 Questions and Discussion
  • 9:40 - 9:45 Closing remarks

For any questions please contact jori.sihvonen@tranportenvironment.org

Register here


Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 08:00 to 10:00


European Parliament
Rue Wiertz 60 / Members Salon ASP 0 G
1047 Brussels