How can Europe develop a market for advanced renewable fuels?
The ADVANCEFUEL project has been exploring the barriers to development and uptake of second generation biofuels, and will hold its final event on 24 June to discuss its final policy recommendations.
24 June 2020 - 24 June 2020
Since 2017, the ADVANCEFUEL project has been exploring the social, economic, legislative and environmental barriers to the roll-out and uptake of advanced biofuels – those made from non-food crops, 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.