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Adore-it Actions

  1. 1. ADORE IT ACTIONS coordinated by GRONINGEN 01-OCT-2008 Wouter Jan van den Berg Staff member department Environment & Soilconservation
  2. 2. agenda • Introduction • Update status quo • Implementation of actions
  3. 3. Province of Groningen One of twelve provinces in the Netherlands Divided in 25 municipalities Size (8th): 2336km2 (Land) 623km2 (Water) Inhabitants (9th): 573.923
  4. 4. Biofuels targets – different levels • EU/ National: 10% by 2020 (but…) • Northern Netherlands: 10% by 2015 (but…) • Provincial/ ADORE IT: 6% - 10% by 2010
  5. 5. Criticism on biofuels • Cause of high food prices • uses land which could have been used for food/ causes hunger • Destroys rainforest • CO2-profile current bio-fuels not so good/ wait for 2nd generation • Low overall potential Jan Spakman Duurzaamheid Biomassa 9 juni 2008
  6. 6. Observations • Less than 1% of worldwide areable land is used for biofuels • Agricultural policy EU has been targeting and lowering supply, developing countries ‘forgot’ to take care of agriculture • 2nd generation not yet commercially available/ 1st generation to be improved • Studies indicate: 20-30% biobased is possible, in transport maybe 60%
  7. 7. Status quo? The tide is changing • From hype to complete distrust • Biofuels as scapegoat for structural problems (“convenient lies”) • EU target discussed • Fuel mandates and other policies not enough for substantial share of biofuels • Market is moving towards electric vehicles
  8. 8. Main problem • No trust • No demand
  9. 9. BfBf’s Barriers for Biofuels • Regional availability • Authorisation • Information • Visibility & trust (sustainablity) • Different standards
  10. 10. Focal points • Sustainability evaluation of projects • Workshops • Training of municipalities (authorisation)  should fit in main strategy of ADORE IT (focus on demand side)
  11. 11. How to stimulate demand? ADORE IT  Stimulate demand for & distribution of biofuels in different EU regions and member states, coordination Biomass actionplan 2007-2010  stimulate production & use of biomass for bioproducts & energy purposes 100.000 vehicles plan 2008 – 2011  Stimulate demand for & distribution of biofuels on a regional scale (Northern Netherlands) •
  12. 12. 100.000 vehicles? Because….? • Toyota was to build 100,000 vehicles per year in Ontario (freerepublic.com, July 3, 2005)? • Hyundai was to build 100.000-vehicle plant in Russia (livemint.com, 12 november 2007)? • Hillary Clinton, (2008) aimed for 100.000 federal ‘plug in’ electrical vehicles by 2015?  Based on sound scenario analysis (active/ non active national biofuelspolicy)
  13. 13. • Energy Agreemeent 4 Energy Valley provinces (Drenthe Groningen Noord- Holland (partly) Fryslân) and National Government
  14. 14. Specific goal of Energy agreement • 40-50 PJoule sustainable energy production by 2011 (energy use of half a million households) • 4-5 Mton CO2 reduction by 2011 (emission of 1,5 million cars)
  15. 15. Energy agreement: 5 themes 2. Energy saving in build-up area 3. Sustainable energy 4. Biofuels and sustainable mobility 5. Clean fossil fuel (Carbon Capture and Storage) 6. Knowledge and innovation
  16. 16. ambition of the three provinces in Northern Netherlands
  17. 17. Action plan 2008 - 2011: 3. 9 natural gas (greengas) fillingstations 4. 6 bioethanol + 6 biodiesel fillingstations 5. Communication 6. Fleet of cars in provincial organisation 7. Public transport
  18. 18. Action plan 2008 - 2011: 3. Reviews frame for sustainability 4. EU-project sustainable fuel 5. Feasibility study utilisation car taxes 6. Learning about CO2 prestation 7. Organisation and exchange activities BioMotion 22 09 2008 A regional answer
  19. 19. 1+2: fillingstations Subsidizing: investment costs + marketing plan EU- legislation (State support: de minimis)
  20. 20. 3: Communication Promotionteam (fleet owners) Consumers campaign
  21. 21. s 4: Sustainable fleet of cars in provincial organisation Set an example to others/ lauching customer All cars on sustainable fuels by 2015: • cars of the delegates (!!!) • workcars of roadmenders etc
  22. 22. 5. Sustainable public transport Integration of sustainability in new contracts with transport companies
  23. 23. 6. Reviews frame for sustainability Score card Criteria for sustainability
  24. 24. Sustainability criteria • Essential for certification • Requested by politicians • Needed to prevent criticism • Based on Dutch ‘Cramer criteria’ – Greenhouse gas balance – Competition with food, local energy supply, medicines and construction materials – Biodiversity – Environment – Economic prosperity – Well-being
  25. 25. 10. Organisation and exchange activities On going proces during projectperiod Feasibility studies
  26. 26. Notes for further reading • Biomass, hot issue (‘Energytransition’) www.senternovem.nl/mmfiles/Biomass_Hot_Issue_Smart_choice • Testing framework biomass (‘Cramer’) www.senternovem.nl/mmfiles/Testing%20framework%20for%20s • Website on biofuels (‘GAVE’) http://gave.novem.nl/gave/ And much, much more….

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