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Biofuture Campaign

Biofuture Campaign

Goals

The mission of the Biofuture Campaign is to enable the reduction of GHG emissions and foster a circular economy by showcasing pathways by which countries, companies, and consumers can substitute sustainable bio- and waste-based Fuels, Chemicals, and Materials for their fossil equivalents. Efforts in hard-to-abate sectors of the economy, such as aviation, construction, maritime, mining, and road transport, will be strongly promoted in close cooperation and partnership with the private sector. 

To foster ambition and catalyze action, the Biofuture Campaign will develop and implement the Bio-based Substitution Challenge, whose signatories aspire to substitute bio- and waste-based Fuels, Chemicals, and Materials for 10% of their fossil carbon equivalent in relevant sectors and products by 2030, relative to a 2019 baseline.

Overview

Biofuture Campaign

The Biofuture Campaign falls under the Biofuture Platform Initiative (BfPI). The BfPI was launched at the 11th Clean Energy Ministerial in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia with the aim to raise international ambition and advance sustainable commercial scale bioenergy production, trade and use globally, thus making bioenergy a key enabler in the global clean energy transition. The BFPI builds upon four years of collaborative effort among the 20 founding countries of the Biofuture Platform.
The Biofuture Campaign will play a key role in mobilizing the necessary private sector engagement under the BfPI.


The opportunity

A concerted effort is required to accelerate the development and deployment of bio- and waste-based FCMs globally. Investments in this area are not growing quickly enough, and deployment suffers from a number of barriers, including early-stage scale challenges, financial risks, oil and feedstock price volatility and policy uncertainty. International and regional partnerships are needed to assist decision-makers identify policy mechanisms, de-risking tools, and modes of investment that are tailored to local resources.

The Biofuture Campaign will leverage its connections to the broader CEM community to highlight and illustrate the contributions that bio- and waste-based FCMs can make to the growing number of Net Zero (Carbon Emissions) campaigns, commitments, and pledges.


Why it’s needed

The Biofuture Campaign will seek to strengthen Biofuture Platform Initiative (BFPI) workstreams by providing a mechanism to create vibrant, engaged communities with Industry and NGO partners to work jointly on increasing and/or improving:

  1. Bioeconomy policy ambition
  2. Feedstock availability & sustainability governance, and 
  3. Sustainable & Climate Finance participation in the bioeconomy.



Social media

Recording and slides of our G20 workshop "Biofuels for Green Economy" are now available.

Recording: https://bit.ly/YT-G20Webinar10

Presentations: https://bit.ly/Presentation-G20Webinar10

#bioeconomy #biofuels

Biofuels are an important part of #cleanenergy transitions. Critical for long-haul transport, they can deliver multiple socio-economic benefits and improve ecosystem function.
Find more in our G20 Workshop
“Biofuels for Green Economy”, 16 June, 9-11 AM GMT
https://bit.ly/G20Webinar10

Former Biofuture Platform Chairperson and current Biofuture Core Group rep from #Brazil, @renatogodinho, was interviewed for @OneEarth_CP , a Beijing-based scientific newsletter, on the potential for a sustainable #biomass future, #bioeconomy, and #BECCS.
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S259033222100734X

Almost all of the BBEST 2020-21/Biofuture Summit II sessions - which include live webinars, plenary panels, round tables & technical sessions - are now available for watching on the conference's Youtube Channel. Check it out!

#bio #bioeconomy #bioenergy

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg1dTB9OKDXDJMFsb9iFoZw/videos

Congrats to Biofuture Platform member #Brazil for its new energy compact under the @UN 's High Level Energy Dialogue to reduce transport carbon intensity using sustainable #biofuels. #HLDE2021 #EnergyChampion https://twitter.com/Minas_Energia/status/1407747974894063616

Newly launched #CEM #BIOFUTURECAMPAIGN (http://bit.ly/3ghqpXt)is building a coalition of countries, companies, industry, NGOs & other stakeholders to focus on replacing fossil carbon with bio-based fuel, materials and chemicals.
To join contact facilitator@biofutureplatform.org

It's #ThrowbackThursday! Follow the thread to remember some of the best moments of the Biofuture Summit II pre-recorded sessions. All are still available on the Whova platform for those who registered for the event.

#bio #bioeconomy #bioenergy #biofuels

The Biofuture Platform CEM (@CEMSecretariat) Campaign was launched today at #CEM12. Its mission is to bring together countries, companies & consumers towards the goal of reducing #GHG emissions and fostering a circular economy.

Read more: http://www.cleanenergyministerial.org/campaign-clean-energy-ministerial/biofuture-campaign

LAUNCHING AT #CEM12- BIOFUTURE CAMPAIGN!
01 Jun 18H45 CEST
A new campaign to grow the global bioeconomy & accelerate the adoption of sustainable bio-based products, contributing to our clean energy future.
Register: http://cem12mi6chile.com
#cem12 #cleanenergy #biofuture

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