The use of renewable fuels has grown rapidly since the early 2000s as markets have matured, driven in part by political targets and incentives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. However, demand has stagnated as consumers have questioned the sustainability of conventional biofuels.
Experts have questioned the overall sustainability of first generation biofuels, including their impact on land use patterns and food prices, and their carbon emissions across the production value chain. In response, a new generation of renewable transport fuels is emerging, but numerous barriers remain in place to their uptake.
The ADVANCEFUEL project brings together eight partners from seven different countries, including prominent research centres and universities. It aims to facilitate the commercialisation of advanced renewable transport fuels to contribute to the achievement of the EU’s renewable energy targets, and reduce carbon emissions in the transport sector to 2030 and beyond.
ADVANCEFUEL will look into renewable fuels produced from lignocellulosic feedstocks, renewable hydrogen and CO2 streams, and provide market stakeholders with new knowledge, tools, standards and recommendations to help remove barriers to their uptake.