Optimal localisation of next generation biofuel production in Sweden – Part II (BeWhere II)

Optimal localisation of next generation biofuel production in Sweden – Part II (BeWhere II)

Ambitious targets for renewable motor fuels boost interest in next generation biofuels, in particular in forest rich regions such as Sweden. Large production capacities and feedstock competition makes the geographic plant localisation important.

Through the f3-project Optimal Localisation of next generation biofuel production in Sweden, a techno-economic, geographically explicit biofuel production plant localisation model was developed. The model, named BeWhere Sweden, is a potentially valuable tool for simulation and analysis of the Swedish energy system, including the industry and transport sectors.

Today, concerned ministries and agencies base their analyses primary on results from the models TIMES and EMEC, but none of these consider the spatial distribution of feedstock, facilities and energy demands. Sweden is a widespread country with long transport distances and where logistics and localisation of production plants are crucial for the overall efficiency. BeWhere Sweden considers this and may thus contribute with valuable input for different biofuel production stakeholders as well as for government and policy makers. The model can be used to analyse different biofuel scenarios and estimate cost effective biofuel production plant locations, required investments and costs to meet a certain biofuel demand etc.

Participating partners in the project:

  • Bio4Energy (cooperation between Umeå University, Luleå University of Technology and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)
  • Linköping University
  • Chalmers University of Technology
  • SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden
  • Innventia

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