Decarbonising transport with Sustainable Alternative Fuels

High-Level Roundtable in Brussels

A discussion with:

MEP Inese Vaidere, Vice-President of the EEF
MEP Massimiliano Salini, Director of the EEF

Moderated by Pascale Verheust, Director General of the EEF

The First EEF High-Level Roundtable was dedicated to the decarbonisation of the transport sector.

EEF Director MEP Massimiliano Salini, ITRE Shadow Rapporteur on the proposed Regulation on Alternative Fuels Infrastructure, first offered our members from the energy industry a comprehensive overview of the ITRE vote on the proposal.

He expressed satisfaction with the vote results, particularly as the reached compromise increases the overall ambition of the original EC proposal still acknowledging the role play by both zero emission and alternative low-carbon solutions, in line with the technology neutrality principle.

From infrastructure to fuel solutions for aviation, EEF Vice-President MEP Inese Vaidere, ENVI Shadow Rapporteur on the ReFuelEU Aviation initiative, seized the occasion to listen to the energy stakeholders’ views on the topic in view of the upcoming ENVI vote on the file.

She mainly asked them about the SAFs already available today, the industry major needs to rapidly ramp up SAFs production, and the feasibility of reaching the 100% SAF blending mandate by 2050 as proposed by the ENVI Rapporteur.

Thanks to them and to our associate members for their fruitful contributions!