About the project

Biofuels are important for reducing climate impacts of the transport sector in the short term through blend in of biofuels and in the long run in sectors such as aviation and shipping. Several studies have highlighted the need to combine the policies that currently drive demand for biofuels with instruments that support production as Sweden imports most of the biofuels used. However, Sweden’s conditions for producing and consuming biofuels are also affected by the conditions that exist in other countries.

The purpose of this project is to map, on an overall level, policies, resources, production and consumption of biofuels in European countries, in order to better understand the relationship between these, and how they affect Sweden. The project will be implemented through data collection and quantitative data and policy analysis. The goal is that the results should be used as support when designing biofuel policies in Sweden as well as when interacting with EU on biofuel policy.

Facts

Manager
Liv Lundberg, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

Contact
liv.lundberg@ri.se

Participants
Olivia Cintas and Sujeetha Selvakkumaran, RISED

Time plan
3 August 2020 - 31 December 2021

Total project cost
820 748 SEK

Funding
The Swedish Energy Agency, the f3 partner organisations, Chalmers, Lantmännen, Preem, RISE, Scania and St1 Sweden.

Swedish Energy Agency's project number within the collaborative research program
50479-1

The project's working group also includes representatives from industry - both producers and users - and researchers involved in biofuels in Sweden. The group, consisting of Lantmännen, E.on, Scania, Preem, St1 and Chalmers, will provide the project with business specific insights, ideas and other relevant input on a regular basis.