About Us

Representing the interests of the EU waste biodiesel industry at large.

Founded in 2013, the European Waste-based & Advanced Biofuels Association (EWABA) is representing the interests of the European waste-based and advanced biofuels industry.

EWABA is a members-driven non-profit association that supports the promotion of waste-derived biofuels given their major contribution to the EU’s transport renewable fuel mix.

Our work aims to secure public policies that enable large-scale deployment of sustainable biofuels across the EU, in the most efficient way possible. We always incorporate climate mitigation effects at the core of our advocacy in order to address increasing inter-sectoral competition across the wider transport industry.

We are a Brussels-based association representing our members’ interests before EU institutions, national governments, industry stakeholders and the media. Our main objective is to ensure a fair regulatory framework for the promotion of waste-based biofuels across the road and maritime transport sectors.

In this continuous effort, EWABA promotes waste-based and advanced biofuels given their essential role in decarbonizing the transport sector and owing to their high greenhouse gas (GHG) savings and energy efficient production.

Our main objective is to ensure a fair regulatory framework for the promotion of waste-based biofuels across the road and maritime transport sectors.

Executive Board

The Executive Board consists of industry experts and waste-based biodiesel market leaders steering the direction for the association to achieve its policy objectives.


The Secretariat supports EWABA members by sharing knowledge and expertise on regulatory and market developments. The Secretariat represents the waste-based and advanced biodiesel industry in discussions with key policymakers, and international events. We engage in a range of market and communication activities, representing the association at key institutional and civil society fora and support our members to steer regulatory and industry developments.

Angel Alvarez Alberdi

Secretary General

Our Secretary General is in charge of the policy, administrative and budgetary management of the association. Angel represents the waste-based biodiesel industry vis-à-vis the European Commission, European Parliament, Member State authorities and other EU and international stakeholders such as UN bodies, NGOs and research institutes. He also prepares policy notes, position papers, legal advice and internal newsletters, and organizes and chairs internal meetings and represents the association in international conferences and events.

Leonidas Kanonis

Director for Communications & Analysis

Our Communication Director is in charge of different internal and external communication issues, media relations, market developments and member initiatives.

Leonidas promotes the scope and benefits of the waste-based biodiesel industry through market analysis, stakeholder engagement, industry events, and the association’s social media channels. He analyses and reports on media and market developments of relevance for the industry.

Dáša Mamrillová

Government Affairs Director

Our Government Affairs Director is involved with policy-related issues and supports the Secretary General in representing the association before EU institutions, and other policy-oriented stakeholders.

Dasa hosts internal and external policy meetings and constantly updates EWABA members on renewable fuels’ policy and regulatory matters.

Become a member

Join EWABA and keep up to date with ongoing policy, regulatory and market developments of the European waste-based and advanced biodiesel industry. We provide deep knowledge to our members and represent their interests vis-à-vis EU and national authorities. Together, we showcase the positive climate and economic effects of the waste-based biodiesel supply chain.

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