The Methanol Institute is hosting a webinar titled Fit for 55: Key Implications for Liquid Fuels.  The webinar will feature speakers from FuelsEurope and the Low-carbon and renewable liquid fuel platform, OCI/BioMCN, and the European Commission, who will present about the role of liquid fuels under the Fit for 55 package.

Last July, the European Commission announced the Fit for 55 package, a collection of 13 policy initiatives aimed at fulfilling the bloc’s climate ambition and with it, reverse the course of climate change. The policy instruments amended and established under these proposals significantly affect the market for liquid fuels moving forward. In the webinar, speakers will provide their thoughts on the regulatory landscape imposed by these policies and share their views on potential improvements necessary to attain the overall objective of reducing carbon emissions in the EU. 

While the continued integration of liquid fuels holds the potential to attain climate benefits across mobility segments, their role in the EU’s path towards decarbonization is contested. At the same time as their contribution is given a prominent role under the Renewable Energy Directive, it is simultaneously phased out of the fuel mix under the CO2 emission standards. Will liquid fuels solely exist in maritime and aviation moving forward? Does the Fit for 55 package truly unlock the potential of low-carbon liquid fuels to address climate change? This and more in the Fit for 55: Key Implications for Liquid Fuels webinar hosted by the Methanol Institute.

Join the webinar on October 7th to find out more about how methanol is increasingly becoming a diesel substitute.

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Zlatko Kregar was born in 1981, in Zagreb, Croatia. After graduating from Experimental Physics at the University of Zagreb, he performed research in the field of Plasma Spectroscopy at the Institute of Physics, Zagreb. In 2013, he obtained a Ph.D. in experimental atomic physics at the University of Zagreb. Since 2014, he is working for the European Commission as a policy officer. From 2014 to 2021 in Directorate-General for Environment, in the Clean Air unit, focusing on pollutant emission standards from vehicles (development of the RDE procedure for light-duty vehicles, update of heavy-duty regulation, and the conception and the development of Euro 7 standards). Since May 2021, he is a policy officer in DG Mobility and Transport, Sustainable and Intelligent Transport Unit, where he focuses on renewable fuels for aviation, maritime, and supporting the development of the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Regulation.

Emanuela joined FuelsEurope in 2019, from the Commission, as Policy Expert on Sustainable Energy and Climate Change (DG INTPA) working with International Financial Institutions and stakeholders and for the inter-institutional relations with the European Parliament and the Council. She is based at the FuelsEurope, Brussels office. After graduating in Political Science, she got the specialization on Management of Environmental Resources and Environmental Sustainability in 2008 when she joined the Ministry of Ecological Transition of Italy as a Policy Advisor, being Delegate to the Montreal Protocol, to the Kyoto Protocol, and the UNFCCC. In 2014, she joined the Permanent Representation of Italy to the EU, in Brussels, as Policy Advisor on Environment, Climate Change. Within the EU Council, she represented and defended the government interests in matters falling within energy, climate and environment topics. She holds two additional Master degrees, one in Diplomatic and International Relations and one in Peacekeeping and Security Studies. Emanuela is Italian and is married with two daughters.

Emanuela Sardellitti, Speaker

Advocacy Strategy Manager  

Zlatko Kregar, Speaker 

European Commission 

Matthías Ólafsson, Moderator

Manager of Government and Public Affairs in Europe

Matthías Ólafsson joined Methanol Institute as the Manager of Government and Public Affairs in Europe. Matthías manages a range of policy and business development activities, manages stakeholder relations across Europe and engages policymakers to influence legislation on behalf of the methanol industry. His background includes working at Icelandic renewable methanol producer and MI member Carbon Recycling International (CRI) where he managed sales and marketing. The role provided him with hands-on experience of international methanol trade and knowledge of key methanol applications as well as experience in navigating Europe‘s regulatory landscape pertaining to the added value of reduced carbon intensity in the fuel and chemical sectors. 

Mr. Struve has held numerous positions during his 30-year career with OCI NV and has served as the Chairman of the Methanol Institute since 2018. OCI NV is a leading global producer and distributor of nitrogen and methanol products providing lower carbon fertilizers, fuels, and feedstocks to agricultural, transportation, and industrial customers around the world. Mr. Struve initiated the production of bio-methanol using renewable natural gas at the OCI plants in the Netherlands and the United States and has advocated the use of bio-methanol as an advanced wasted-based biofuel for road and marine transportation.

Kevin Struve, Speaker

Chairman, Methanol Institute

Executive Advisor, OCI NV