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In order to get detailed information and most recent updates about developments in biofuel front in EU please check these links:

1. European Biofuels Technology Platform (EBTP)
Established in 2006, EBTB provides a platform to stakeholders of biofuel industry, biomass production, research & technology development, engine and vehicle manufacture, fuel distribution, government and NGOs in a public private partnership. The aim of EBTP is to contribute towards the development of cost competitive sustainable biofuels industry.

2. European Commission: Biofuel

3. European Algae Biomass Association
The general objective of the European Algae Biomass Association (EABA) is to promote mutual interchange and cooperation in the field of biomass production and use, including biofuels uses and all other utilisations.

4. European Biodiesel Board (EBB)
Established in January 1997 EBB is a non-profit organisation. It aims to promote the use of biodiesel in the European Union, at the same time, grouping the major EU biodiesel producers.

5. epure
ePURE represents the European renewable ethanol industry at the EU level. Their agenda is to promote renewable ethanol in Europe through the formation of policies and legislation that benefit both industry and society alike.

6. Aqua fuels 
AquaFUELS focuses on research, technological development and demonstration activities on various algal and other suitable non-food aquatic biomasses for second generation biofuel production.It is being funded by EU Commission within the VII Framework Programme for Research and Development.

FEDIOL is the federation representing the European Vegetable Oil and Proteinmeal Industry in Europe.

8. Joint Research Centre (JRC)
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission’s in-house science service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy. Energy and transport is one of the main focus areas of the centre.

9. European Environmental Agency

Updated: August 19, 2014 — 11:53 am

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