Presentation on theme: "BioFuel Region - Mobilizing a whole Region for Biofuels Why and how to develop a sustainable transport system?"— Presentation transcript:
BioFuel Region - Mobilizing a whole Region for Biofuels Why and how to develop a sustainable transport system?
BioFuel Region – where? km 2 (Holland km2)
km 2 forest area 1600 km 2 agricultural area people 22 municipalities 3 universities 700 km to Stockholm
What determines your choice of transport? Routine, old habits Saving time Access Image, status Economy (fuel prices, prices of cars) ___________________________ Do we need more technical sollutions to change habits…?
Vision and goals BioFuel Region – a world-leading region in sustainable transport based on biofuels and bioproducts from renewable rawmaterials. Therefore we focus upon being in the forefront of societal change industrial and regional development increasing availability of renewable rawmaterials.
Year 1900Year 2100Year 2000
Year 1000Year 3000Year 2000
BioFuel Region – Strategy? To mobilize, engage and activate a whole region for deployment of clean vehicles and biofuels… …by involving as many stakeholders as possible!
Driving forces & opportunities Climate Change Energy supply & energy security Industrial & regional development Potential for increased biomass production
What can we do about climate change and energy supply? Curb uncontrolled growth of transport Increase energy efficiency dramatically Rapid system shift towards BioFuels
How to change a system - Chain of development Feedstock Production Vehicles Distribution Laws Market forces
Societal change Pursuing the issue Arena for meetings and collaboration Contracts with members Offers to companies What do people long for here on earth? Oil and gas?
How to change attitudes? Lectures & discussions Study groups and training Educational material Scholarships and projects Collaboration with high school teachers Green procurement of vehicles Guided tours Projects, networks and partnership Engaging, activating as many as possible…
Industrial and regional development - Biorefinery
How to stimulate industrial and regional growth? Support to and cooperation with strategic partners Communication platform Forum for networking Learning tourism
Availability of renewable rawmaterials Forest politics & policies Silvicultural systems Techniques for harvesting Fertilization
How to increase the availability of renewable rawmaterials ? Influencing public opinion Information and lobbying Cooperation Both Forestry & agriculture
BioFuel Region – summing up End of oil age – future of new opportunities The situation is more critical then most people understand! Everyone can contribute to sustainable solutions! The need for action NOW is urgent!