ADVANCEFUEL at the e-EUBCE 2020
For the last three years, ADVANCEFUEL has been exploring the social, economic, legislative and environmental barriers to the rollout and uptake of advanced biofuels – those made from non-food crops and residues, thus avoiding the food-feed dilemma. However, these fuels have their own concerns, including economic and technical viability, overall sustainability (from feedstock harvesting to end use), and compatibility with existing vehicle engines.
The revised Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) has set targets for advanced biofuel as an overall percentage of final energy use in transport, of 0.2% by 2022, 1% by 2025 and 3.5% by 2030, with a view to further growth by 2050 and beyond. Reaching these targets will require further development of the current market, and ADVANCEFUEL has been working with stakeholders to devise recommendations for European, national and regional policy-makers, as well as agriculture and transport industries.
Project partners of the ADVANCEFUEL consortium presented key project results during the 28th European Biomass Conference & Exhibition, held virtually (e-EUBCE 2020) from 6-9 July 2020. The annual conference supports biomass communities in exchanging the latest research results and professional insights.
With the project shortly coming to an end, the EUBCE gave an opportunity for presentation of key project results, with the following presentations given by consortium partners:
- Filip Johnson (Chalmers University of Technology) – Key Challenges and Opportunities of Liquid Transport Fuel Technologies
- Michal Wojcieszyk (Aalto University) – Impact of Alternative Transport Fuel Properties on Engine Performance
- Martin Junginger (Utrecht University) – Sustainability Criteria of the Revised Renewable Energy Directive
- Ayla Uslu (TNO Energy Transition) – Systemic Analysis of Renewable Fuels for 2030 and beyond.
- Yuri Kroyan (Aalto University) – End-use Performance of Alternative Fuels in Aviation, On-Road and Marine Transportation
As well as the presentation of results, ADVANCEFUEL also held a booth where project publications, videos and factsheets were made available, and a presentation of the ADVANCEFUEL ‘Visual Journey – Removing Barriers to Advanced Renewable Fuels’ was also given on the live stage.
A video of the live stage presentation, and access to the booth, are available for free until 6 September 2020, though registration is required.