Green World

The Leaders

We, the Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels, believe that 2nd Generation and Advanced Biofuels (2GAB) made from no-food competing feedstocks represent one of the major industrial opportunities today for our planet in the sustainable energy technology field. The world is taking action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and 2GAB are a key part of the solution, because they do not compete with food and have considerably lower environmental impact than fuels made from petroleum oil or natural gas. Significant 2GAB production could be deployed today provided that a policy and regulatory framework enabling long-term investment is implemented. The Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels are determined in stimulating the EU policy towards Newsletter subscriptionaccelerated industrial research and innovation into emerging biofuel technologies, including algae and new conversion pathways, supported by public and private policies promoting deployment. The Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels will be constructive towards existing biofuel associations and other biofuel organisations and will aim to cooperate with them in areas of common interest. The Leaders of the Sustainable Biofuels is set up by the CEOs of the participating organisations.
Members of the Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels must be:
• Technology developers of 2nd generation and advanced biofuels who have already been investing in large scale demonstration scale facilities
• Investors in plants (demo or flagship) of 2nd generation and advanced biofuels.

Here you can give a look to the LSB MANIFESTO

Latest News & Events

25 January 2016

LSB companies featured in the Global Outlook 2016 of Biofuels International Magazine
Market leaders from around the world reflect on 2015 and make their predictions for the year ahead...

For further informations read here the complete News

21 January 2016

Clariant receives the 2015 German Innovation Prize for Climate and Environment
Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, was honored for its innovative sunliquid technology for the production of cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues as...

For further informations read here the complete Press release

5 January 2016

Second generation biofuels ready for roll-out
Today, the vast majority of biofuels used in vehicles with petrol engines are made with first generation bioethanol produced using resources such as wheat, maize, sugar beet...

For further informations read here the complete News

LSB position


3 June 2014

Creating post 2020 policy framework for investments in advanced biofuels – critical step to achieve EU 2030 climate and energy goals

  • Create a stable and consistent 2030 framework for investments in the advanced biofuels sector. Establishing 0.5% binding sub-target for advanced biofuels in 2020 is the first important step to give the right signal to the market.
  • Continue the FQD with specific GHG emissions reduction targets beyond 2020.
  • Set a binding, ambitious and realistic target for advanced biofuels up to 2030 with a clear trajectory.

Why do we need a binding advanced biofuels target?

  • To decarbonise the transport sector in a cost-effective and sustainable manner, technology developments of advanced renewable fuels going beyond R&D are necessary, in line with the Commission's proposal for limiting emissions from indirect land-use change.
  • Without an adequate sub-target for advanced biofuels for 2030, there will be no strong outlook for the demand. That will not only halt investments in new domestic production capacity, but it will also prevent vital research and development investments. Moreover, investments in R&D already made by industry and the EC will be wasted and new investments in advanced biofuels will go to other regions....

For further informations download here the complete position paper