About the project

There are potentially significant climate benefits with fuels derived from Swedish forest biomass. The assessment of these benefits strongly depends on methodological choices and assumptions regarding substituted products and alternative uses of the biomass. This project aims at studying how biofuels’ potential climate benefits depend on these choices and assumptions. Different methods for climate impact assessment are evaluated in life cycle assessments of biofuels, and comparisons are made with alternative uses of Swedish forest biomass: building materials, textile fibres and chemicals.

The project is needed both to improve methods for the  assessment of climate impact and to strengthen decision making influencing Swedish biofuel production.


Gustav Sandin Albertsson, SP


Diego Peñaloza and Frida Røyne, SP // Magdalena Svanström, Chalmers // Louise Staffas, IVL

Time plan
December 2014 - November 2015

Total project cost
1 077 000 SEK

Swedish Energy Agency, the f3 partners, SP and Chalmers

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