Eurofuel-NORA Conference on Future of Liquid Heating Fuels: May 20 & 27

Published in April 2021 by NEFI.

The National Oilheat Research Alliance and the European Heating Oil Association (Eurofuel) will host their second annual conference, Low-Carbon Liquid Heating Fuels: Putting the Pieces Together, on May 20 and 27. Presented online, the event will feature experts addressing the transition to low-carbon fuels.

“The magnitude of the challenges posed by the energy transition requires a variety of solutions,” Moritz Bellingen, chairman of Eurofuel, said. “We cannot afford to exclude any solutions that have the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Low-carbon heating liquid fuels are part of the solution. Innovation is fostering the creation of new low-carbon liquid solutions that strike the right balance between emission reduction and consumer requirements.”

John Huber, NORA’s president, said, “The liquid fuel heating industries in North America and Europe both face severe pressures to adapt to low-carbon fuels. By working together to advance appliance technology and fuels, we can create and implement successful strategies that will guarantee our role in the energy sector for generations.”

The 2021 conference will be held on consecutive Thursdays, with sessions approximately two hours in length. Each day will begin at 9 a.m. U.S. Eastern Daylight Savings Time and 3 p.m. in Europe (UTC+1).

The first day of the Conference, May 20, Public Policy & Greenhouse Gas Reductions, will consist of a review of 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 UK. Various mechanisms for encouraging low-carbon fuel use will be addressed including carbon taxes, low-carbon fuel standards and mandates as well as the push towards electrification (heat pumps). Additionally, the program will address how other renewable fuel users (aviation, trucking, off-road) intersect with the heating industry and will explore whether there are technical or legal obstacles to low-carbon liquid fuel use.

The second day, May 27, Technology Advancements—Are They Positioning Us for a Future? will focus on 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 efficiency requirements needed.

The upcoming conference builds on last year’s event, Low-Carbon Liquid Heating Fuels in a Carbon Constrained World.

The European Heating Oil Association represents organizations that promote the use of heating oil and liquid fuels for domestic heating in Europe. 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 and efficiency of heating with oil and liquid fuels, while also reducing its environmental footprint. Find out more at and via Twitter(@EUROFUELenergy). Contact Eurofuel at

NORA was authorized by Congress in 2000 to generate funding, from within the industry, allowing the oil-heating industry to provide more efficient and more reliable heat and hot water to consumers. 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 or contact NORA at