About the project

Electrofuels are synthetic hydrocarbons produced from carbon dioxide and water with electricity as the main source. They are interesting for several reasons, namely as they may play an important role as transport fuels in the future, could be used to store intermittent electricity production, and because they provides an opportunity for biofuel producers to increase the yield of hydrocarbons/biofuels from the same amount of biomass.

The purpose of the project is to deepen the knowledge of electrofuels by

  • mapping and analyzing the technical potential for recycling of carbon dioxide from Swedish biofuel and combustion plants
  • mapping the economic potential
  • analyzing the conditions under which electrofuels are cost-effective compared to other alternative fuels in order to reach climate targets.


Maria Grahn, Chalmers


Selma Brynolf, Chalmers // Julia Hansson, IVL

Time plan
September 2014 - May 2016

Total project cost
1 062 200 SEK

Swedish Energy Agency, the f3 partners, IVL and Scania

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