• 03 April 2017
    Conference Conclusions "Towards a Cleaner Society - A Boilerplate for the Transition?"
  • 12 January 2017
    UPEI welcomes new member: VIRSI-A (Latvia)

    We are pleased to welcome and confirm the membership of  the company VIRSI-A (Latvia) from 1 January 2017.

  • 20 July 2016
    UPEI Press Release: A European strategy for low-emission mobility
  • 13 July 2016
    UPEI Press Release: MEPs' move to empower consumers welcomed by Europe's independent fuel suppliers
  • 12 July 2016
    UPEI Position Paper: Renewable Energy Directive II - post 2020

    UPEI, the voice of Europe’s independent fuel suppliers, calls for the RED II to provide a clear framework for the further promotion of renewable energy. It should adopt an inclusive approach, allowing all market players to contribute, including independent fuel suppliers, predominantly SMEs. This requires policies which facilitate solutions that are sustainable, technology neutral, empower the consumer, build on existing infrastructure and are not heavily dependent on subsidies. 

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  • 04 June 2015
    UPEI appointed member of Sustainable Transport Forum

    UPEI, the voice of Europe’s independent fuel suppliers, has been successful in its application for membership of the European Commission’s Sustainable Transport Forum (STF).  This forum was created by  European Commission Decision of 23 April 2015 as an expert group on alternative fuels.  The task of the STF is to assist the Commission in implementing the EU’s activities and programmes aimed at fostering the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure.  UPEI is committed to playing an active and constructive role in the STF.

    UPEI represents  independent fuel suppliers who have a proven track record in the deployment of alternative fuels.  Independent fuel suppliers were the first to bring biofuels onto the European market. 

    UPEI welcomes the possibility to contribute its technical expertise to the STF  and to coordinate with member states and public and private stakeholders on the deployment of alternative fuels.

    UPEI is represented on the STF by Johan Deleu, UPEI Expert on Sustainable Transport.

  • 10 March 2016
    UPEI Conference: Post Paris: The Future of Automotive Fuels

    On 10 March 2016 UPEI held an international conference „Post Paris: Future of Automotive Fuels“ in Prague, in cooperation with its Czech members (W.A.G. Payments Solutions and SČS – Union of Czech Petroleum Independents) and ČAPPO (Czech Association of Petroleum Industry and Trade). 

  • 07 December 2015
    UPEI member BPU-UPB (Belgium) joins forces with BRAFCO

    The Belgian Petroleum Union (BPU-UPB) has joined forces with BRAFCO, constituting a single professional federation to represent independent operators in the Belgian fuels sector.  As member of UPEI, the new BRAFCO will represent independent Belgian importers, wholesalers, retailers and distributors of fuels and their alternatives.  Members of BRAFCO are independent companies, family business SMEs as well as large enterprises.

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