About the project

Use of electrical energy in biofuel production can give large benefits through improved production potential, resource efficiency and sustainability. This is achieved by reducing biogenic losses or the use of natural gas. Different technical solutions are relevant for different production pathways. Heating and electrolysis of carbon dioxide or water are important alternatives. The “electricity boosted” fuels, “bio-electro-fuels”, are different from pure electrofuels because the basis is biofuel production with biomass as raw material and carbon source.

This project gives an overview of technical possibilities, with the concept’s advantages and disadvantages. It is done through studies of a number of value chains and quantification of effects on sustainability, costs and yields. These are synthesized and aggregated to study the technology’s production potential and interaction with the electricity system.

Facts

Manager
Erik Furusjö, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

Contact
erik.furusjo@ri.se

Participants
Sennai Mesfun, RISE // Mahrokh Samavati, KTH Royal Institute of Technology // Christer Gustavsson, BioShare AB

Time plan
1 October 2020 - 31 December 2021

Total project cost
2 210 000 SEK

Funding
The Swedish Energy Agency, the f3 partner organisations, BioShare AB, KTH, Neste, St1, Södra and Vattenfall.

Swedish Energy Agency's project number within the collaborative research program
50452-1

The project consortium contains commercial representatives from the full value chain.