14 Juli 2006

FNR: Focus on BtL-fuels

2nd International BtL-Congress presents the best available technology

Synthetic biofuels from biomass, so-called BtL-fuels (biomass-to-liquid), are the centre stage at the 2nd International BtL-Congress which is taking place on 12th & 13th October 2006 in Berlin. Among latest results from research and development, the political framework and perspectives will be discussed at this convention. An overall view of activities in other countries will top this international congress off.

Synthetic fuels have by far the greatest potential of all biofuels. They can be produced by various biomasses and are adaptable to current engine concepts. But synthetic fuels from biomass are relatively new developed and not available on the market yet. Research and industry are working flat out to find effective solutions for all processing steps from the field to the combustion engine.

The Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMELV), Agency of Renewable Resources (FNR), Daimler-Chrysler AG and Volkswagen AG are inviting to the 2nd International BtL-Congress which will take place on the 12th & 13th October at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Berlin.

This event will present the state of the art of biofuel producing technologies and issues like the cultivation of energy-producing plants as well as biomass logistics. The activities of the automotive industry in the field of engine development get also introduced such as their strategic application of BtL-fuels. Representatives from South Africa, Asia and the USA will report from their experiences with these biofuels in their countries. And finally a panel discussion with representatives of politics and industry will top this congress off.

The registration fee amounts to 150 Euro and includes the scientific event, catering, evening programme on 12th October and the conference proceedings. For registration or further information please, visit the FNR homepage www.fnr.de/btl-congress.

(Vgl. Meldung vom 2006-05-18.)

Source: FNR-Pressemeldung Nr. 480 vom 2006-07-14.

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