ART Fuels Forum and IEA Bioenergy publish success stories of advanced transport biofuels

Nov 2020
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The EU transport sector is almost entirely dependent on fossil fuel, and the expectation is that this will still be 90% in 2030. The recast of the European Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) sets the new EU framework for renewable energy in the European Union beyond 2020, with specific targets for advanced biofuels.

In the field of Alternative and Renewable Transport (ART) fuels, industrial technology developers achieved significant progress over the last few years on several value chains, most being today ready for commercialization or, if not there yet, close to it.

In order to provide evidence of the status of the ART fuels technologies in relation to market uptake and readiness, ‘success stories’ have been collected for each of the sectors/areas of the ART Fuels Forum*, providing an overview of advanced industrial-scale technical solutions, lessons learnt and eventually showing the potential and possibilities in ART fuels technologies. The work is done in cooperation with IEA Bioenergy, based on their methodology developed to collect success stories.

A success story is here defined as a project/initiative which provides a step forward towards industrial-scale technological development, commercialisation and longer-term sustainable bioenergy use. The project can be at demonstration, pre-commercial or commercial stage, but always in an operational environment. An important component is the replicability and scale-up potential of the project, and its contribution to sustainable development goals (SDGs). Where possible, success factors and constraints are also highlighted.

Overall, 20 success stories have been collected, with several cases from outside Europe (particularly India). The new success stories are added to the related IEA Bioenergy webpage: https://www.ieabioenergy.com/iea-publications/success-stories/

The full ART Fuels Forum report with all success stories can be found here: http://artfuelsforum.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Success-Stories.pdf

* The ART Fuels Forum brings together >100 experts and leaders representing the alternative transportation fuels Industry to facilitate discussions, elaborate common positions on policy issues and identify market penetration opportunities and barriers for these fuels. The Forum is established and financed by the European Commission.