About the project

Hydrogenated vegetable oil, HVO, is today the most important biofuel in Sweden. Despite Sweden’s rich assets on biomass, HVO is today produced from imported biomass mainly. This project helps to identify raw materials and estimate the potential of domestic and Nordic raw materials. The project aims to increase the knowledge about alternative sustainable raw materials and technologies for HVO production, with estimates of potentials. The project will also, together with the industry, identify the most promising raw materials and technologies and perform environmental systems analysis and techno-economic assessments of these.

Climate performance is calculated using the method in the EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED) and a broader method to show the significance of changes in the method of climate calculations in the regulatory framework.

The focus will be on raw materials that are present or can be produced in Nordic conditions.


Hanna Karlsson, SLU


Torun Hammar and Kajsa Henryson, SLU // Sofia Poulikidou, IVL // , Neste // , Preem AB

Time plan
January 2019 - December 2021 (extension)

Total project cost
1 303 628 SEK

Swedish Energy Agency, the f3 partners, SLU, IVL, Neste and Preem AB

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