Videos of presentations at the second annual conference of the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) and the European Heating Oil Association (Eurofuel) are available online. The groups hosted the conference, Low-Carbon Liquid Heating Fuels: Putting the Pieces Together on May 20 and May 27, 2021. The presentations can be viewed here.
The 2021 event was presented online and featured speakers and topics with the goal of putting the pieces in place to answer the questions raised during the 2020 event, Low-Carbon Liquid Heating Fuels in a Carbon Constrained World.
This year’s conference drew 245 attendees from 15 countries during the two days of presentations.
The first day focused on public policy and greenhouse gas reductions. Speakers reviewed carbon reduction public policy actions in some of the states in the U.S. and several countries of Europe, as well as what effect Brexit will have on policy in the U.K. Various mechanisms for encouraging low-carbon fuel use were addressed including carbon taxes, low-carbon fuel standards and mandates as well the push towards electrification (heat pumps). Additionally, the program also looked at how other renewable fuel users (aviation, trucking, off-road) intersect with the heating industry and whether there are any technical or legal obstacles to low-carbon liquid fuel use.
The second day focused on technology advancements and asked whether they are positioning the industry for a future. This included discussion of the technologies of the fuels themselves and which markets they are best able to serve, the state of the heating equipment available and their ability to accommodate low-carbon fuels and meet the needed efficiency requirements.
The European Heating Oil Association (Eurofuel) represents organizations that promote the use of heating oil and liquid fuels for domestic heating in Europe. Our membership covers 10 European countries, including over 10,000 companies. Eurofuel is engaged in the promotion of existing and innovative techniques for liquid fuels for heating and equipment in the domestic market. Its members are committed to ensuring the competitiveness & efficiency of heating with oil and liquid fuels, while also reducing its environmental footprint. Find out more at eurofuel.eu and follow us on Twitter(@EUROFUELenergy). Contact Eurofuel at firstname.lastname@example.org
NORA, headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, was authorized by Congress in 2000 to generate funding, from within the industry, allowing the oil heat industry to provide more efficient and more reliable heat and hot water. NORA’s efforts focus on energy efficiency, environmental responsibility, safety, research and Development, and professional education, with particular emphasis on transitioning heating oil and its appliances to a low-carbon source of heat and hot water. For more information on NORA’s activities go to NORAweb.orgor contact NORA at email@example.com.